Joseph Napoleon Hardy

22 March 1840–17 March 1895 (Age 54)
Natchitoches, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

20 November 1868
Orleans, Louisiana, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles John Joseph Christopher Hardy


    Madeleine Joséphine Tarby




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

1 English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1).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’.3 Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles J Hardy, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Joe Le Roi in household of Auguste Le Roi, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Hardy, "United States Census, 1880"

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