Joseph Napoleon Hardy

Male22 March 1840–17 March 1895

Brief Life History of Joseph Napoleon

When Joseph Napoleon Hardy was born on 22 March 1840, in Natchitoches, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, his father, Charles John Joseph Christopher Hardy, was 50 and his mother, Madeleine Joséphine Tarby, was 32. He married Marie Marguerite Lafaye on 20 November 1868, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1861. His occupation is listed as salesman, wholesale drug and grocery firm in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He died on 17 March 1895, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Joseph Napoleon Hardy
Marie Marguerite Lafaye
Marriage: 20 November 1868
Charles Joseph Hardy
Wilfred George Hardy
Arthur Peter Hardy
Samuel Joseph Tilden Hardy
Marie Lillian Hardy
Marie Florence Hardy
Matthew Wallace Hardy
Joseph Napoleon Hardy II
Beulah Marguerite Hardy
Hazel Louise Hardy

Sources (88)

  • Joseph Hardy in entry for Wilfred George Hardy, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906"
  • Charles J Hardy, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Jos N Hardy in entry for Charles Hoffman and Lelia Marie Hardy, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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  • Marriage
    20 November 1868Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 27

    End of transportation to Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold, courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare Hard 2.

    Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.

    Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave, strong’.

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

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