Sarah E Hardesty

15 April 1831–7 December 1920 (Age 89)
Monroe, Adams, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah E

When Sarah E Hardesty was born on 15 April 1831, in Monroe, Adams, Indiana, United States, her father, George Hardesty, was 41 and her mother, Martha Ann Blair, was 25. She married Addison C Smith in 1827. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 7 December 1920, in Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Addison C Smith
1827–1901
Sarah E Hardesty
1831–1920
Charles B Smith
1855–
Lincoln Smith
1860–
Donald H. Smith
1862–1899
Alice Flynn Smith
1864–1920
Egbert Smith
1866–1895
Thurston Smith
1866–1912
Rodney Durkee Smith
1869–1919

Spouse and Children

    Addison C Smith

    Male1827–1901Male

    Female1831–1920Female

children

(7)

    Charles B Smith

    Male1855–Male

    Lincoln Smith

    Male1860–Male

    Donald H. Smith

    Male1862–1899Male

    Alice Flynn Smith

    Female1864–1920Female

    Egbert Smith

    Male1866–1895Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 25

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Hardisty Hill in the parish of Fewston, North Yorkshire, recorded in 1379 as Hardolfsty, from the Old English personal name Heardwulf (composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + wulf ‘wolf’) + Old English stīg ‘path’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah E Smith in household of Addison Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Adison Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Addison Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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