Martha Hardwick


Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Hardwick was born in 1755, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Hardwick, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 20. She married Richard Melear in 1775, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Melear
Martha Hardwick
Marriage: 1775
Barsheba Melear
about 1773–
William Melear
Richard Melear
Robert H Melear
Martha Melear
Fenton Melear
Nancy F Melear
Lemuel Meliere
Hannah Melear

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  • Will of Robert Hardwick Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1775Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 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.


    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

    English (Yorkshire and Derbyshire): habitational name from Hardwick Hall in Ault Hucknall (Derbyshire) or any of numerous other places called with Old English heorde-wīc ‘herd farm’ (from heord ‘herd’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’), such as Hardwick in Yorkshire, Warwickshire, and Cambridgeshire, and Hardwicke in Gloucestershire and Shropshire.

    Americanized form of German Hartwig .

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

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