Martha Hardwick

1755–
Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Hardwick was born in 1755, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Hardwick, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Cross Jones, was 20. She married Richard H Melear in 1775, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard H Melear
1754–1806
Martha Hardwick
1755–
Marriage: 1775
Barsheba Melear
1773–
William Melear
1775–
Richard Melear
1779–
Robert H Melear
1779–
Fenton Melear
1777–1836
Nancy Melear
1780–1840
Lemuel Meliere
1784–1836
Hannah Melear
1794–1856

Spouse and Children

    Richard H Melear

    Male1754–1806Male

    Female1755–Female

MARRIAGE
1775
Virginia, United States
children

(8)

    Barsheba Melear

    Female1773–Female

    William Melear

    Male1775–Male

    Fenton Melear

    Female1777–1836Female

    Richard Melear

    Male1779–Male

    Robert H Melear

    Male1779–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Female1755–Female

    Nancy Hardwick

    Female1757–Female

    Robert Hardwick

    Male1762–1830Male

    Male1765–1818Male

    Frances Hardwick

    Female1765–Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 3

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of numerous places, for example in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, named Hardwick, from Old English heorde ‘herd’, ‘flock’ + wīc ‘outlying farm’.2 German and French (Lorraine): from the Germanic personal name Hardwic, composed of the elements hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + wīg ‘battle’, ‘combat’.

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

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