Benjamin Harding

1777–1850 (Age 73)
Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Harding was born in 1777, in Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Harding Sr, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Stark, was 19. He married Mary Polly Hawkins on 19 September 1799, in Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Eaton Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1830. He died in 1850, at the age of 73.

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Benjamin Harding
1777–1850
Mary Polly Hawkins
1778–1850
Marriage: 19 September 1799
Stanley or Stuckley Harding
1800–1835
Sarah Harding
1809–
Affa Harding
1815–
Perry Green Harding
1807–1885
Anderson Harding
1819–1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 September 1799
Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
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World Events (8)

1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 0

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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  • Benjamin Harding, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Ben Harding, "United States Census, 1850"

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