David Hardman

25 May 1817–17 April 1882 (Age 64)
Montgomery, Ohio, United States

The Life of David

When David Hardman was born on 25 May 1817, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States, his father, John Wesley Hardman, was 35 and his mother, Susanne Louise Wagner, was 30. He married Melinda Roe on 29 March 1838. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1850. He died on 17 April 1882, in Rock Grove Township, Floyd, Iowa, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Greeley, Delaware, Iowa, United States.

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David Hardman
Melinda Roe
Marriage: 29 March 1838
Mary Elizabeth Hardman
Israel Albert Hardman
Noah Webster Hardman
James Francis Hardman
Lavina Angeline Hardman
Henry Franklin Hardman
David Alfred Hardman
John Will Hardman
Martha Jennie Hardman
Melissa Florence Ida Hardman
George Roe Hardman
Margaret Ann Hardman
Sarah Alice Hardman

Spouse and Children

29 March 1838


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Philip Hardman


    Elizabeth Hardman


    William Hardman




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a herdsman, a variant of Herdman ( see Heard ). (The change of -er- to -ar- was a regular phonetic pattern in Old French and Middle English.)2 English: from an unattested Old English personal name Heardmann, composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + mann ‘man’. According to Reaney and Wilson, compound names with this second element became common in late Old English in eastern England.3 Irish: of English origin (see above), but sometimes confused with Harman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Herdman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Hardman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • D Hardman, "United States Census, 1880"

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