John Vardamon Hardin

23 October 1835–1 October 1909 (Age 73)
Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Vardamon

When John Vardamon Hardin was born on 23 October 1835, in Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, George William Hardin, was 49 and his mother, Margaret Peggy Keeling, was 47. He married A. N. Emily Bullet on 9 November 1854. He lived in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 1 October 1909, at the age of 73.

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John Vardamon Hardin
Abigail Hatton
Marriage: 6 September 1874
Edgar Harden
Elmer Hardin

Spouse and Children

6 September 1874
Morgan County, Indiana



    Elmer Hardin


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 21

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Harding .2 French: from a pet form of any of several Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John V Hardin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vardamon Hardin in household of Elias Hardin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Vardamon Hardin in household of Moses Hardin, "United States Census, 1850"

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