Aaron Harden

1685–1726 (Age 41)

The Life Summary of Aaron

When Aaron Harden was born in 1685, in England, his father, Anthony Harden, was 35 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Clements, was 35. He married Mary Armitage on 23 October 1708. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1726, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 41.

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Aaron Harden
Mary Armitage
Marriage: 23 October 1708
Hannah Harden
Deborah Harden
Mary Harding
John Hardin
Aaron Harding

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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution
Age 3
The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble
Age 35
The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southeastern England): habitational name from Harden in West Yorkshire, which gets its name from Old English hara ‘hare’ or hær ‘rock’ + denu ‘valley’. Harden in Staffordshire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Haworthyn, Harwerthyn (from Old English hēah ‘high’ + worðign ‘enclosure’), was probably not reduced to its modern form early enough to lie behind any examples of the surname.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ( see Hardy ).3 North German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (16)

  • Aaron Harden in entry for Deborah Harden, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Aaron Hardan in entry for Hannah Hardan, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"
  • Aaron Harding in entry for Aaron Harding, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"

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