Elizabeth was the daughter of James Mallory and Mariah* Darby. Both parents were born in Virginia. (*mother's name given on Elizabeth's death certificate; it differs from the Find A Grave memorial)
Elizabeth married A. F. Hardie on May 29, 1866. She was 66 when she died. According to The Dallas Morning News the funeral "was the third exclusive automobile procession that has been used at a funeral in Dallas. The George W. Loudermilk automobile hearse was followed by fourteen other automobiles. The floral offerings were very numerous."
Elizabeth was survived by her husband and eight children.