Martha Elizabeth Hardy

12 June 1855–26 November 1925 (Age 70)
Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Hardy was born on 12 June 1855, in Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States, her father, Elijah Pedigo Hardy, was 24 and her mother, Clarissa Smiles Stultz, was 24. She married John Barton Parcell on 6 December 1877. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Henry, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Horse Pasture, Henry, Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 26 November 1925, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Fieldale, Henry, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Barton Parcell
Martha Elizabeth Hardy
Marriage: 6 December 1877
Lily Susan Parcell
Mary Magdaline Parcell
Isaac Pedigo Parcell
Jordon Columbus Parcell
Eva Clarissa Parcell
Benjamin Franklin Parcell
Jesse Taylor Parcell
George Thomas Parcell
John Roy "Roy" Parcell

Spouse and Children

6 December 1877
Franklin, Virginia


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Clarissa Smiles Stultz




    Lucy Hardy


    Sarah Jane Hardy




    Rosena Stanford Hardy


World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 6

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Martha E Parcell in household of John B Parcell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha E Porcell in household of John B Porcell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha E Percell in household of John B Percell, "United States Census, 1880"

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