Reuben Hardy

11 November 1766–26 June 1799 (Age 32)
Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Hardy was born on 11 November 1766, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reuben Hardy, was 42 and his mother, Elisabeth Adams, was 49. He married Hannah M. "Polly" Marden on 16 August 1787, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 26 June 1799, in his hometown, at the age of 32, and was buried in Bradford, Huerfano, Colorado, United States.

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Reuben Hardy
1766–1799
Hannah M. "Polly" Marden
1770–1813
Marriage: 16 August 1787
Hannah Cove Hardy
1788–1852
Sarah E. Hardy
1790–
Parson Hardy
1791–1830
Betty Hardy
1793–1810
Sally Hardy
1796–1841
Reuben Hardy
1799–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 August 1787
Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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World Events (5)

1776

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 10

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Ruben Hardy in entry for Sally Hardy, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Reuben Hardy, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Reuben Hardy, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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