RE: Mary A. Hardman # 138469248 Meredith, My great grandmother Ima (Pace) Hargis was the daughter of Susan Eliza Alberta (Hardman) Pace, sister to Mary Ada Hardman. In 1974 I was a junior in high school and had an anthropology class in which we had to do a family tree. I first went and talked to my grandmother Velma Yvonne (Hargis) Bench and she told me about my Pace and Hardman ancestors. She knew a fair amount but told me I should go see my great grandmother. I did. She, Ima Hargis, gave me a two page carbon copy of a typewritten Hardman Genealogy that had been sent to her many years before by a cousin (grandchild of William Ewell Hardman). It has a section giving the first names and exact birth dates of all of John Hardman and Mary Cochran's children, a section giving the full names of Ewell Chandler and Susan Hardman and thei children (including middle names, two in some cases) as well as exact birth dates, who they married (says unmarried in Mary Ada's case), marriage date, and the death dates of Ewell and Susan and the two oldest children. It also gives the place where Ewell and Susan were married. Lastly it gives some information on the family of Ewell and Susan's son William Ewell Hardman.
It has Ewell Chandler's wife Susan listed as Susan Ann (Poole) Hardman but Susan's memorial page gives her name as Susan (Adams) Hardman. My grandmother had a picture on her wall of Susan Hardman and told me her name was Susan Poole and my great grandmother told me the same thing and seemed proud of her Poole line. The last line on the second page of the Hardman Genealogy states that grandmother Poole was a Hays and grandmother Hays was a Stanly. Susan's mother is supposed to be Ada (Hays) Poole daughter of James Hays. James Hays was censused in the household of E. C. Hardman in 1850 Dekalb Co., Georgia. Susan's father, believed to be Silas Poole, died young. Silas Poole was censused in Gwinnett Co., GA as was James Hays. Silas was censused in Dekalb Co., GA in 1840. In 1820 both James Hays and Silas Poole were censused 10 households apart on the same page.
The other page of the Hardman genealogy gives some abstracts of early Hardman wills, deeds, and court records. Included is an abstract of the will of John Hardman who died between 1790 and 1795. Mentions son Uriah Hardman, grandfather of Ewell Chandler Hardman.
Do you have a family connection to the Hardmans? I consider my Hardman and Pace lines to be two of my strongest. Steve Bench
Thank you for writing! Meredith for writing me about the Durham edits and doing all the editing work you do. I want complete information on everyone. You were wise to email me so I could push through the edits right away. Otherwise, I may not have seen them until the end of the week. Let me know what else I can do for you. Enjoy everything possible. Chryse