Sarah E Hardesty

Female15 April 1831–7 December 1920

Brief Life History of Sarah E

When Sarah E Hardesty was born on 15 April 1831, in Monroe, Washington Township, Adams, Indiana, United States, her father, George Hardesty, was 42 and her mother, Martha Ann Blair, was 26. 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, Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Addison C Smith
Sarah E Hardesty
Charles B Smith
about 1855–
Lincoln Smith
Donald H. Smith
Alice Flynn Smith
Egbert Smith
Thurston Smith
Rodney Durkee Smith

Sources (8)

  • Sarah E Smith in household of Addison Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah E. Hardesty Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Burial info on Addison Smith showed his wife Sarah: dau of George Hardesty & Martha Blair

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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.


Age 16

Historical Boundaries: 1847: Adams, Indiana, United States

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 Fewston (Yorkshire), from the Old English personal name Heardwulf (composed of the elements heard ‘hardy, brave, strong’ + wulf ‘wolf’) + Old English stīg ‘path, narrow road’. Compare Hardester and Hardisty .

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

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