Benjamin Stukely Harding

MaleDecember 1777–1850

Brief Life History of Benjamin Stukely

When Benjamin Stukely Harding was born in December 1777, in Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas H. 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, in Eaton Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73.

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Benjamin Stukely Harding
Mary Polly Hawkins
Marriage: 19 September 1799
Stuckley Harding
Sarah Harding
Effie Affa Harding
Perry Green Harding
Anderson S. Harding

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

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  • Marriage
    19 September 1799Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    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.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1786: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

    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

    English: from the Middle English personal name Harding (Old English Hearding, literally ‘the hard one’ a derivative of Old English heard ‘hard, harsh, strong, firm, brave’). 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.

    North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, or a habitational name from a farm named Harding, of the same etymology.

    History: Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865–1923), the 29th president of the US, was born on a farm in OH, of English and Scottish stock on his father's side. Early American bearers of this very common name include Joseph Harding who died at Plymouth in 1633. His great-great grandson Seth was a naval officer during the American Revolution.

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

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