Place of death is presumed, based on longtime residence in Fountain Green Township.
Son of Ivo Hardy and Mary Ann Riley. Ivo's surname was generally spelled Hardy. In later years some descendants used Hardey, but that spelling for William appears only in the 1900 Federal Census and on his tombstone. When Ivo purchased land, the patents bore the spelling Hardy. Those records are highly reliable sources - they had to be correct for obvious legal reasons.