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Harriet Hardesty Akins
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Birth: May 11, 1789
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1888

Harriet Hardesty, the daughter of Edmond and Elizabeth Burris Hardesty, was born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on May 11, 1789.

Harriet married a cousin, Madison Hardesty on February 8, 1808 in Maryland.
They had five children: Samuel born in Maryland, and Richard, Elizabeth, Susannah and William, all born in Coshocton County, Ohio. The family relocated to Coshocton County, Ohio in 1811. Harriet's husband, Madison, died between 1824-1829.

Harriet married James Akins on December 31, 1829 in Coshocton County, Ohio. They had two children: James, born in Ohio, and Nancy Jane, born in Pine Rock Township, Ogle County, Illinois. Harriet was the first of Edmond Hardesty's children to relocate in Ogle County, Illinois.

Her husband, James, died on October 19, 1849, and was laid to rest at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Washington Grove. Harriet raised her family and resided for nearly fifty more years. She died at the home of her daughter on November 1,1888, and was buried alongside her husband in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

According to local and Hardesty family history, Harriet and her husband were devout Methodists. The first Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington Grove was organized in November 1835, and the first religious services were held in their home. Their names are listed among those who attended the first Methodist
classes in Lafayette Grove.
Family links: 
  Edmond Hardesty (1765 - 1864)
  Elizabeth Burris Hardesty (1767 - 1790)
  James D Akins (1776 - 1849)
  Madison Hardesty (1785 - 1826)*
  Samuel Hardesty (____ - 1862)*
  William Hardesty (____ - 1874)*
  Richard Hardesty (1815 - 1874)*
  Elizabeth Hardesty Hayes (1817 - 1887)*
  Susanna Hardesty Tilton (1821 - 1880)*
  James Akins (1832 - 1915)*
  Nancy Jane Aikins Tilton (1837 - 1902)*
  Harriet Hardesty Akins (1789 - 1888)
  Thomas Hardesty (1790 - 1893)*
  Nancy Hardesty Tilton (1797 - 1891)**
  John Hardesty (1800 - 1885)**
  Elizabeth Hardesty Slaughter (1803 - 1843)**
  Sophia Hardesty Cross (1806 - 1900)**
  Rachel Hardesty Cox (1811 - 1890)**
  Daniel Hardesty (1812 - 1895)**
  Amy Hardesty Tilton (1816 - 1904)**
*Calculated relationship
Chapel Hill Cemetery
Ogle County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jim & Lori Rowe
Record added: Aug 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21014266
Harriet <i>Hardesty</i> Akins
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Harriet <i>Hardesty</i> Akins
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