Rebecca Hardy

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Hardy was born on 22 September 1788, in Deering, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Paul Philip Hardy, was 35 and her mother, Lois Flanders, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Paul Philip Hardy
1753–1794
Lois Flanders
1758–
Sarah Schofield
1780–1830
Charles Hardy
1782–1869
Lois Hardy
1785–1863
Philip A Hardy
1786–1874
Rebecca Hardy
1788–
Paul Hardy
1790–1875
Sylvia Zilpah Hardy
1792–1879

Sources (2)

  • Rebecca Hardy, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Rebecca Hardy, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

World Events (3)

1789

George Washington elected first president of United States.

1789 · The United States Constitution

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.

1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

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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