|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1843|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1915|
Son of Aaron Harding & Margaret Campbell
CAPTAIN JACK HARDING DIES AT PLEASUREVILLE
Attorney for the L & N. for 32 Years Passes Away at Age of 72
EMINENCE, Ky., July 24. - Captain Jack Harding died at his home at Pleasureville this morning at 6:30 o'clock of uraemic poison. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Julia Downs, a daughter of Major and Mrs. George F. Downs, of Louisville; two daughters, Mrs W L Threlkeld and Miss Dell Harding, of Pleasureville; a brother, Judge Robert Harding, of Danville. His only son, Jack Harding, Jr., died about two years ago. The funeral will be held at the residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the burial will take place in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Captain Harding was born in Greensburg, April 1, 1843. His father, Hon. Aaron Harding, was a member of Congress. Captain Harding was attorney for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company for thirty-two years, retiring on account of illness about two years ago.
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887,
J. HARDING, a noted attorney of Henry County, Ky., was born in Greensburg,
Green Co., Ky., April 1, 1843, a son of Hon. Aaron and Margaret (Campbell)
Harding. His father, Hon. Aaron Harding, was recognized as one of the
ablest lawyers in the Green River country. He was a member of the State
Senate and Legislature, three times elected to the United States Congress,
and once nominated for governor of Kentucky, but declined the nomination.
His (J. Harding's) grandfather, Thomas Harding, of Virginia, was a soldier
in the Revolutionary war; he was a Indian fighter, had many thrilling
adventures with the red men of the forest, and was with Gen. Crawford in
the disastrous "Crawford's Defeat." He immigrated to Kentucky in 1783,
and settled in Green County. His maternal grandfather, Adam Campbell,
emigrated from Virginia about 1802, and he and two brothers settled in
Taylor County, and Campbellsville takes its name from them. J. Harding was
educated at Franklin College, Ind., and Georgetown College, Ky., read law
with his father, located in Louisville, Ky., in 1868, practiced law in
partnership first with Hon. Boyd Winchester, and afterward with Judge Andy
Barnett and Chancellor I. W. Edwards. His health failing in 1876, he
retired from the practice to Henry County, Ky., where he has a fine blue
grass farm of 350 acres, and is extensively engaged in breeding trotting
horses. July 11, 1872, he married Miss Susie Downs, daughter of George F.
Downs, a retired merchant of Louisville. Her mother was a daughter of Dr.
William Murray, in his day one of the first physicians of Louisville.
J. Harding and Susie Harding have three children, viz.: Mary Margaret
Harding, Jack Harding, Jr., and Susie Adel Harding.
Aaron Harding (1805 - 1875)
Margaret Campbell Harding (1818 - 1858)
Susie Downs Harding (1851 - 1939)
Mary Harding Threlkeld (1875 - 1941)*
Jack Harding (1881 - 1912)*
John Harding (1843 - 1915)
Samuel Harding (1845 - 1903)*
Sarah Harding Gentry (1849 - 1926)*
Robert Harding (1852 - 1923)*
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