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1. Jesse HARDY. Born in 1810 in Virginia. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

Jesse Hardy lived in the vicinity of Pleasant Exchange, in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1840 according to the 1840 U.S. Federal Census.

Jesse married Hannah GIST, daughter of Christopher GIST Senior (1779-) & Elizabeth Darby WOOD (1783-1843). Born about 1812 in Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
i. Milton W.. Born on 28 Mar 1838 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 24, Milton W. died in Henry County, Tennessee on 24 Mar 1863. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

Milton W. Hardy, son of Jesse and Hannah Gist Hardy, was born March 28, 1838, in Henderson County, Tennessee. He grew up in the 13th Civil District, Carroll County, Tennessee. In November 1862, Milton Hardy was mustered into Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, USA, and was elected as first lieutenant. Their first battle was at Lexington, Tennessee, against forces of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Having lost the battle, the Union soldiers fled and were captured at Trenton on December 20, 1862. Hardy and the others were paroled and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, to await an exchange. He was released on July 31, 1863, and sent to Memphis to reenlist his men. Months later, Hardy was commissioned to recruit for a new regiment which became known as Hardy's Battalion. May of his men in the 7th Cavalry re-enlisted into this regiment. He was killed in action on 24 March 1864, at Como, west of Paris, Tennessee, while attempting the kidnap of former Tennessee Governor, Isham Harris. Before Milton's death, he was promoted to Major. Family tradition says that his father, Jesse, brought Milton's body back home in his own wagon. His remains were buried at Wilson Cemetery, by Parkers Crossroads, in Henderson County, Tennessee. Major Hardy's men placed a monument on his grave to demonstrate their great esteem for him.


Military: Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, USA

2 ii. Newton C. (1839- 1926)
iii. Martha Emeline. Born in 1841. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

On 19 Mar 1861 when Martha Emeline was 20, she first married W. H. ROSE, in Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 16 Oct 1873 when Martha Emeline was 32, she second married Perritt JOHNSON, in Carroll County, Tennessee.

3 iv. Mary F. (1843-)
v. Huldah. Born in 1845. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

vi. Joseph H.. Born in 1847. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

Joseph was living in the 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee, in 1880.

vii. Louisa. Born in 1849. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

4 viii. Corilla Jane (1851-1900)
5 ix. Verona Ann (1853-1931)
x. Drucilla. Born in Oct 1855 in Tennessee. Resided in Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

Was living with her brother, Newton Hardy, 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900.

xi. Laura. Born in 1858.

xii. Nancy C.. Born in 1862.


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