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MARC HARDOUIN (MARK HARDIN [I])
AND HIS DESCENDENTS
Copyright 2003, Library of Congress Call Number: CS71.H263 2003
SYNOPSIS: This family history covers the Hardouin/Ardouin families of 17th Century France; Marc Hardouin (Mark Hardin [I]), Huguenot Immigrant to the Colony of Virginia; and his descendents until circa 1900. Marc Hardouin settled in Stafford County, Virginia, where he purchased land in 1716. The area in Stafford County--Elk Run--where the Hardins resided later fell into Prince William and then Fauquier Counties. In the period 1740-1765, three sons of Mark Hardin [I]--John [I], Mark [II], and Martin [I]--left Fauquier County and moved up the Northern Neck of Virginia to Frederick and Hampshire Counties, and later two of them settled in the West Augusta District (now the Southwestern Corner of Pennsylvania). A fourth son--Henry [II]--moved South to Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Later, Henry [II]'s descendents moved into North Carolina and Tennessee and in subsequent years moved to other states. In 1779-1780, members of the Hardin and genuine Harding families in Southwestern Pennsylvania floated down the Ohio River on flatboats to Kentucky, settling initially in Breckinridge and Washington Counties but later spreading into Hardin, Meade, Nelson, Henry, Shelby, and Other Counties. In the 1790s, descendents of Henry Hardin(g) [I], also a Huguenot Immigrant to Stafford County, Virginia, and a brother to Mark Hardin [I], moved to Kentucky from Virginia, settling primarily in Washington, Jefferson, and Oldham Counties. Today, many descendents of Mark Hardin [I] and Henry Hardin(g) [I] still reside in Kentucky, but many others live in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and many other states.
Part I consists of four narrative chapters. Chapter 1 is a brief history about the origins of the French people and how French names evolved. Chapter 2 discusses the Hardouin/Ardouin Families of 17th Century France and the three areas where they lived. Chapter 3 discusses the origins of the Hardins and Hardin(g)s of Colonial Virginia and where they lived. And, Chapter 4 discusses early prominent members of the Hardin Family, who settled in Central Kentucky in the late 1700s. Part II consists of a copy of the book written by Jack Hardin, Jr., the grandson of Jack Hardin, Sr., which is entitled, History of the Hardin Family in the Early Settling of Kentucky. Lastly, Part III contains documentary Appendixes A through J which support the narrative Chapters 2 through 4 of Part I as well as Appendix K which provides a set of family lineage charts, showing the early lines of descent of the Kentucky Hardin, Hardin(g), and Harding families from their Immigrant ancestors.
This book has a hard-bound cover and consists of 1,066 pages (First Edition).
MARC HARDOUIN (MARK HARDIN [I]) AND HIS
LIST OF MAPS
HISTORY OF THE HARDIN FAMILY IN THE EARLY SETTLING OF KENTUCKY
DOCUMENTATION IN SUPPORT OF MARC HARDOUIN
(MARK HARDIN [I]) AND DESCENDENTS
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