Martha Hardwick

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Hardwick was born in 1755, 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 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Melear
1754–1817
Martha Hardwick
1755–
Marriage: 1775
Nancy F Melear
1780–1840
Martha Melear
1795–1850
Hannah Melear
1794–1856

Sources (2)

  • Will Book 1, 1763-1787, Bedford County, Virginia: Bedford. Will Books 1763–1787 | Bedford. Will Books 1763–1787 (image 293)
  • Will of Robert Hardwick Sr.

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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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