|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1822|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1904|
Rev. W B J Hardman was born November 22d, 1822, in Oglethorpe county, Georgia. His parents were Elbert and Lottie Hardman, the latter having been Miss Barrett. He resided in Oglethorpe county until 1850, when he moved to Jackson county, residing all the while on a farm, and receiving such an
education as the ordinary schools of the country afforded. He professed religion in 1846, but was not baptized until 1848, when he joined Cloud's Creek church. He was ordained to the sacred work of the ministry in November, 1874, since which time he has served the Harmony Grove and Beaver Dam churches in Jackson county, and Grove Level church in Banks county. Since 1875, he has also preached for Cabin Creek church.
Previous to his ordination he was a deacon and acted as clerk for his church, besides filling the position of Sunday school superintendent for fifteen years.
Mr. Hardman is a regular medical practitioner. After studying medicine under Dr. Willingham, in Oglethorpe county, during 1847 and 1848, he attended lectures at Augusta, in 1848 and 1849, and took a course at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Since his graduation in the spring of 1850, he has
been following the profession in Jackson county, and has secured an extensive practice. He is considered a thoroughly informed and skilful physician; but has always sought to minister to the souls as well as the bodies of his patients. He has accumulated a handsome estate, and lives in very comfortable circumstances, devoting a portion of each day to the study of the Scriptures; is a director of the Northeastern Railroad, and a large shareholder in its stock; and has presided with dignity and acceptability over the Sarepta Association as Moderator, for several years in succession. In 1851, Mr.
Hardman married Miss E. E. Colquitt, who has made him a devoted wife. He has ten children living, to all of whom he has given a liberal education, and five of whom are professed Christians. In height, he is five feet ten inches, weighs 150 pounds, has gray eyes and a dark eomplexion. His black hair and
beard are fast becoming gray, a result of the busy, thoughtful llife he leads, full of care and responsibility. Highly respected in his community, he has been a laborious and useful man. Though for the most part eschewing politics, he was nominated for the Legislature by his friends in 1866. He, however, declined the nomination, illustrating by his career the truth, often overlooked but worth of perpetual remembrance, that "a private station" may be "the post of honor." (Ref: History of Baptist Denominations In Georgia, 1881, p 251)
CSA 4th Ga. Cavalry, Deadwyler's Co.
Elbert Hardman (1793 - 1882)
Lottie Barnett Hardman (1801 - 1886)
Elizabeth Susan Colquitt Hardman (1831 - 1903)*
Anelia E. Hardman (1852 - 1864)*
Henry Emerson Hardman (1854 - 1915)*
F. Ethleen Hardman Williamson (1858 - 1942)*
Robert Lamar Hardman (1860 - 1927)*
Laura Lenora Hardman Hood (1863 - 1887)*
William Benjamin Hardman (1865 - 1918)*
Sallie E. Hardman (1867 - 1881)*
Thomas Colquitt Hardman (1870 - 1958)*
John Barnett Hardman (1873 - 1938)*
Mildred Hardman Jones (1876 - 1963)*
Grey Hill Cemetery
Created by: Elizabeth
Record added: Oct 16, 2009
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