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Samuel Hardisty
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1817
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1891
Adams County
Iowa, USA

Birth 4 JUN 1817 in Richland Township, Belmont Co, Ohio Death 12 NOV 1891 in Carbon, Adams Co, Iowa
10 Sep 1843 Age: 26 Marriage to Maria 6 (Elisha 5 & Nancy Ann True) HEADLEY
Keokuk, Lee County,Iowa,USA

Ohio-Lee Co.,Ia - Carbon, Ia by Covered Wagon

On November 12 at his home one mile southwest of Carbon occurred the death of Samuel Hardesty, aged 74 years, 5 months and 3 days of kidney and spinal trouble. The deceased was born in Belmont County, Ohio, June 9, 1817 and located in Lee County, Iowa,in 1838, where he was married to Miss Polly Dunn who ony lived seventeen days. In 1843 he was married to Miss Maria Headley who survived him and in 1852 they moved to this county. He was the father of seven children, five boys and two girls, all living except the oldest son, Jasper, who was a member of Capt. Davis' Company, 29th Iowa, who died in the service. His father Obed Hardesty, served seven years in the War of the Revolution. When he came to this county there were only half a dozen white settlers and the Indians were on every hand and the wild game was abundant. He was one of the highly respected citizens of the county and it was said did not have an enemy.
The Adams County Union-Republican/Adams County Free Press Dated December 9, 1916. Originally printed November 19, 1891.

J.P. Granger Recorder of the General Land Office
Birth 4 JUN 1817 in Richland Township, Belmont Co, Ohio Death 12 NOV 1891 in Carbon, Adams Co, Iowa
10 Sep 1843 Age: 26 Marriage to Maria 6 (Elisha 5 & Nancy Ann True) HEADLEY
Keokuk, Lee County,Iowa,USA
Samuel and Maria Hardisty were very early pioneers in Adams County, Iowa. They came in September of 1852 from Keokuk, Iowa, with four children ranging in age from seven to two months. Samuel left behind in Keokuk, Iowa, his mother, Catherine, and brothers and sisters. They had migrated West by the Ohio River from Belmont County, Ohio, where Samuel was born in 1817. His father, Solomon died in Belmont County before the move to Iowa. Both grandfathers, Obedjah Hardisty, a Revolutionary War Soldier, and Haddock Warren, were pioneer settlers there.
Maria was born in 1819 in Green County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Elisha and Nancy Ann True Headley. Samuel and Maria were married in Keokuk, Iowa on September 10, 1843. Their eldest child, Jasper was born in 1845. He served in the Union Army with C. D. of the 29th Regiment from Adams County, Iowa and died in an Army hospital in Arkansas in 1863. Louisa Isabella was born January 9, 1947 and married Jacob Minter Cozad. Please refer to the Cozad history. George Washington Hardisty was born December 21, 1849 and married Ella Evelin Boham. Solomon Leander was born August 3, 1852 and was just two months when the family came from Keokuk. He married Lettie Jane Walson.
Born in Adams County, Iowa were Thomas Jefferson, December 8, 1854, married Rodah Alice Cozad, sister of Jacob who married Louisa. Nancy Catherine born June 4, 1859 who married Jacob Arment and the youngest, Benjamine Franklin born on March 29, 1861, who married Clara Davis Shobe.
From the obituary on George Washington printed in the Corning newspaper, we learn about the trip the Hardesty family made from Belmont County on a steamboat which burned at the mouth of the Ohio River. Samuel and his mother and seven brothers and sisters reached Keokuk without a thing except the clothes they wore. Also about the trip across from Iowa for Samuel and Maria "with an ox team, a horse, a cow, and 29 head of sheep settling on a homestead one mile Southwest of Carbon, Iowa. There were many Indians living in the area at that time.
From the obituary of Solomon, we learn that "they followed the Mormon trail to the point where it intersects the road going South of Carl Township, Adams County, Iowa. Here some of the party went on to Pottawattamie County, Iowa, but the Hardesty family chose to cast their lot with the six or eight families which made up the population of the county at that time." Possibly because another early pioneer, Morgan Warren was a cousin of Samuel.
For many years the family has gathered on Memorial weekend Sunday at the Quincy Community Hall for a pot luck. Also on the second Sunday in August they picnic at Grove Park in Corning, Iowa.
Information found in The Adams County Book, submitted by Jan Keeline Cozad. 
Family links: 
  Solomon Hardesty (1795 - 1841)
  Catherine Warren Hardesty (1792 - 1863)
  Maria Headly Hardisty (1819 - 1891)
  Mary Polly Dunn Hardisty (1814 - 1841)*
  Jasper Hardisty (1845 - 1863)*
  Eliza Isabella Hardisty Cozad (1847 - 1921)*
  George Washington Hardisty (1849 - 1931)*
  Solomon Leander Hardisty (1852 - 1929)*
  Thomas Jefferson Hardisty (1854 - 1936)*
  Nancy Catherine Hardisty Arment (1859 - 1948)*
  Benjamin Franklin Hardesty (1862 - 1936)*
  Samuel Hardisty (1817 - 1891)
  Nancy Hardesty Goddard (1819 - 1901)*
  Mary Ann Hardesty Patterson (1820 - 1857)*
  Sarah Hardesty (1823 - 1857)*
  George Washington Hardesty (1825 - 1903)*
  Catherine J. Hardesty Springer (1829 - 1908)*
  Thomas J. Hardesty (1831 - 1894)*
  Henry Hardesty (1836 - 1845)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Adams County
Iowa, USA
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