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Thomas Hardisty
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Birth: May 26, 1764
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1859
Greene County
Indiana, USA

Thomas Hardisty was born May 26, 1764 near Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland, the second child of his parents Robert and Elizabeth Hardisty, and died April 4, 1859 in Greene Co., IN near Plummer Creek. He is buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Richland Township, Greene Co., IN.

Thomas married Nancy Ann Chaney/Cheney, daughter of Samuel Cheney and Margaret, on January 3, 1797 in Anne Arundel, Maryland. Nancy was born in 1770 in Maryland. She died on August 27, 1840 in Pike Township, Coshocton County, Ohio before Thomas moved to Indiana. Her name is engraved on the headstone of Thomas at Walnut Grove Cemetery; however, she was buried in Coshocton County, OH much earlier.

Thomas' roots were firmly planted in American soil. His paternal grandparents were Francis Hardisty, who came to Maryland from England about 1700, and Dorcas Linthicum, whose paternal grandfather, Thomas Linthicum, came to that colony from Wales before 1658 and whose maternal grandfather, Leonard Wayman, came there from England in 1625.

According to history, Thomas "spent his youth on the sea." Some record has been found that Thomas may have served in the Revoluntionary War; but if he served in the county militia the extent is rather meager. He DID NOT apply for a pension under the Act of 1838 which compensated veterans with at least six months of service.

In 1811, he and his family accompanied his brother Edmund and family to Coshocton County, Ohio, going first to Washington Township, where Edmund remained. The next year Thomas moved to Pike Township where he resided until after 1850. There his children grew to adulthood and married, and his wife Nancy died. While there, to quote from family history: "He never became skilled in the use of a gun. His favorite occupation was the making of maple syrup".

Thomas had purchased land in Greene County, Indiana in 1847 and built a home there in preparation of moving his family. He made that move in the early 1850's. He continued to live there until his death on April 4, 1859, having nearly attained his 95th year.

Thomas and Nancy were the parents of three children: Aquilla Hardisty, Margaret Hardisty Edington Ashcraft, and Elizabeth Hardisty Ashcraft. Elijah Ashcraft married Elizabeth Hardisty. After Elizabeth's death he married her sister, Margaret, widow of Robert Edington who had died in Coshocton County, Ohio. Aquilla and Elizabeth are buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery and Margaret is buried at Ashcraft Chapel. Aquilla's 1st wife Catherine "Caty" Meek died August 21, 1837 and is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Coshocton County, OH even though her name is engraved on the Thomas Hardisty family gravestone at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Greene Co., IN. Margaret's 1st husband, Robert Edington, is buried in Coshocton Co., OH as well, even though his name is engraved on the family gravestone at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Elijah Ashcraft is buried beside his 1st wife, Elizabeth at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Thomas Hardisty probably has more descendants buried at Walnut Grove than any other person buried there.

Taken (in part) from "Gone But Not Forgotten" by Mildred Uland, supplied in part by Clarice Lynch, Wilma Rollins, Charles Edington and Elizabeth McCoy)

Family links: 
  Robert Hardesty/Hardisty (1730 - 1790)
  Elizabeth Hardesty/Hardisty (1731 - ____)
  Nancy Ann Chaney Hardisty (1770 - 1840)*
  Aquilla Hardisty (1798 - 1879)*
  Margaret Alice Hardisty Edington Ashcraft (1800 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Hardisty Ashcraft (1802 - 1859)*
  Thomas Hardisty (1764 - 1859)
  Edmond Hardesty (1765 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: s/o Robert & Elizabeth
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Greene County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Margaret
Originally Created by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Record added: Feb 05, 2006
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Thomas is my 5th Great Grandfather. May he rest in Peace.
- Larry Dean Sturgeon
 Added: Apr. 13, 2013
Thomas & Nancy Ann Hardisty are my 4th great grandparents
- Marsha
 Added: May. 17, 2012
Thomas Hardisty and his wife Nancy Ann Cheney were my 4th Great-Grandparents. God Bless, Rest In Peace
- Margaret
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
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