Josiah Guile Hardy

17 March 1813–12 January 1894 (Age 80)
Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Josiah Guile

When Josiah Guile Hardy was born on 17 March 1813, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Sylvanus Hardy, was 40 and his mother, Mary Boynton, was 39. He married Sarah Clark Parker on 17 March 1835, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 January 1894, at the age of 80.

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Josiah Guile Hardy
Sarah Clark Parker
Marriage: 17 March 1835
Henry Harding Hardy
Lucy Hardy
Warren Wilford Hardy
Charles William Hardy
Milton Henry Hardy
Sarah Adaline Hardy
Hiram Haven Hardy
Sylvanus Hardy
Josiah Heber Hardy
Rufus Herbert Hardy
Sylvester Hardy

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  • Marriage
    17 March 1835Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    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. 
    Age 8
    Missouri is the 24th state
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    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

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Pioneer History of Josiah Guile Hardy

    Collected/Written by Ruth Bertha Hardy Gallacher daughter of William Henry Hardy son of Charles William Hardy son of Josiah Guile Hardy. Josiah Guile Hardy was born 17 March 1813 in Bradford, Massach …

    Sources (101)

    • Josiah G. Hardy in entry for Warren Hardy, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Josiah Hardy, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Josiah G. Hardy, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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