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Thomas Vincent HARDY (1705-1790) m. Elizabeth AUSTIN (1730-1772)
s/o Thomas HARDY (1670-1710) and Mary PETER (1677-1721)
d/o William AUSTIN (1709-1775) and Ruth (Rachel LUX??)____ (1700-1770)
p/o Joseph Austin HARDY (1750-1831)


5 Mar 1693 Father Thomas HARDY listed in probate records with land in Surry/Isle of Wight [George Hardy. Leg.-son Richard land in Isle of Wight and Surry; youngest son Thomas land in Surry; grandchildren Richard and George Jarrett; daughters, Mary and Sarah. Book 2-374; proven 9 Jun 1696]

4 May 1705 Thomas Vincent
HARDY born at Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, VA

13 Jan 1730 Elizabeth AUSTIN born at Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia

4 Mar 1749 Thomas HARDY and Elizabeth AUSTIN married at Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia [a landed proprietor in Lunenburg and Bedford Counties, VA; Thomas Hardy inherited the famous Hardy Mill. He had large estates in Isle of Wight and Surry Counties. He took a prominent and active interest in religious and public affairs. He was a strong adherent of the Established Church, and took an active interest in affairs of State.] (one source says marriage was 4 Mar 1750)

22 Feb 1750 son Joseph Austin HARDY born at Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia; died 22 May 1831 at Bedford, VA; married Margaret McKENZIE 1778 in VA

1750 Thomas HARDY inherited the Hardy Mill

1750 Elizabeth AUSTIN’s father the Honorable Wm. AUSTIN was a judge

18 Jan 1753 son Thomas Vincent HARDY born at Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia; died May 1812 at Horse Cave, Hart, KY; married Phebe JETER in 1775

6 Jun 1756 son Charles HARDY born at Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia; died at Hart, KY (Source: Biographies of the Hardy's by Joan Bennett Bodis, Titled Historical Southern Families, Vol. 4, Pub. By Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968, Chapt. # 11, Page # 241 He moved to Kentucky where he married and raised a large family who is untraced.),b. June-06-1756, Lunenburg County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1821, Kentucky, untraced. 1780, Moved to Kentucky, Untraced. (Source:
Biographies of the Hardy's by Joan Bennett Bodis, Titled Historical Southern Families, Vol. 4, Pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968, Chapt. # 11, Page #236]

1760 Thomas HARDY moved his family to Bedford, VA

22 Feb 1760 son Robin HARDY born at Bedford, VA; married Margaret SCOTT in 1781 [Biographies of the Hardy's by Joan Bennett Bodis, Titled Historical Southern Families, Vol. 4, Pub. By Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968., Chapt.#11, Page # 241 raised a large family untraced., (2) Book Titled, Colonial Families Of the Southern States of America, by Stella Pickett Hardy of Batesville Ark., 263, Family untraced.), b. February-22-1760, Bedford County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1832, Bedford County, Virginia; m. MARGARET SCOTT, 1781, Bedford County, Virginia, Untraced; b. 1762, Bedford County, Virginia; d. 1836, Bedford County, Virginia. He reared a large family, Untraced (Source: Book, by John Bennett Boddie Historical Southern Families, Vol. # 4, Pub. in 196. By Genealogical Pub. Co., Chapt. # 11, Page # 241.)

13 Jan 1763 son John HARDY born at Bedford, VA; died 1839 at Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia

9 Apr 1765 dau Elizabeth HARDY born at Bedford, VA; died 8 Dec 1834 at Jackson, Alabama

25 Dec 1770 dau Mary Ann HARDY born at Bedford, VA; died 1846 at Warren, Jefferson, GA; married James SCOTT on Jan 1785 at Bedford, VA

15 Oct 1772 son Richard HARDY born at Bedford, VA; deid at Bedford, VA

15 Oct 1772 Elizabeth AUSTIN died at Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia (one source says she died 1802 in Bedford, VA) Hardy and Hardie, past and present, p.241 (doc)]

1777-81 Thomas HARDY listed as serving in Rev War [
Pennsylvania in the War of the Revolution : battalions and line, 1775-1783 as a private p.464 (doc)] [SAR 50467, SAR 98298, SAR 27173 (doc)]

1777 Thomas HARDY listed on Pittsylvania VA Oaths of Allegiance, Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, p.7]

3 Feb 1790 Thomas HARDY died of sudden illness at Hart, Harrison, KY (while visiting son Charles) (Barren, KY??); Buried, Bedford Co., Virginia (Source:
Biographies of the Hardy's by Joan Bennett Bodis, Titled Historical Southern Families, Vol. 4, Pub. by Genealogical Publishing Co. 1968, Page # 240 and 241, Item # 20) [Hardy and Hardie, past and present, p.240 (doc)] [The old Free State : a contribution to the history of Lunenburg County and southside Virginia, p.219 (doc)]