Elijah Pedigo Hardy

16 January 1831–1 March 1903 (Age 72)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elijah Pedigo

When Elijah Pedigo Hardy was born on 16 January 1831, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, John Hardy, Jr., was 29 and his mother, Martha Sarah Peddigo, was 22. He married Clarissa Smiles Stultz on 5 November 1850, in Henry, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Blue Pond, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 1 March 1903, in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, United States.

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Elijah Pedigo Hardy
Sarah Eveline Smallwood
Marriage: 22 December 1868
Sarah Carrie Hardy
Joseph Blakely Hardy
Dora D. Hardy
Cleopatria Bealus Hardy
Rosa Fernetta Hardy
Malinda Hardy
William Thomas Hardy
Mary Susan Hardy
Robert G. Hardy
Lorena Hardy

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Eveline Smallwood


22 December 1868
White, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 1

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 19

Historical Boundaries - 1850: Cherokee, Alabama, United States

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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Elijah Pedigo Hardy

Elijah Pedigo HARDY was born on 16 Jan 1831 in Henry Co., Virginia.9 Age 19 on the 1850 census, and living in the household of Adam Stultz. He served in the military between 1862 and 1865 in Civil Wa …

Sources (3)

  • Elijah P Hardy in household of Andrew J Nichols, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Hardy in household of Adam Stutts, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah R Hardy, "United States Census, 1880"

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