Saturday, August 8, 2020

Ziba Hardee daughter Missouri Hardee

Ziba and Tabitha Hardee daughter,
Missouri Hardee



Missouri Hardee was born March 14, 1854 in Alabama. Some people have Missouri Hardee listed as William and Juda's first child. I believe she is Ziba and Tabitha's last child. (William Hardee is a son of Ziba and Tabitha.)
No census record has been found for Ziba and Tabitha for 1860. However, I do have the 1860 census for William and Juda and Missouri is not listed in their household. If she was their first child she would be in their household.
Also, Missouri was born in March of 1854 and William and Juda were married in November of 1854. No way during that time would a couple have a child out of wedlock. 
Ziba and family moved to Texas around 1861 and Ziba died in 1862. Missouri would have only been eight. In the 1870 census Tabitha listed as Sybatha is listed as head of household and has her son Pinkney Hardy age 18 and a female listed as Mosaria Hardy. I believe this is Missouri and she is the last child of Ziba. 
William and Juda lived next door to his mother and siblings in 1870, I believe they would have been a big part of Missouri's life. 
When Missouri died her daughter in law listed the father as William Hardee and the mother as Don't know. I think this is were the confusion of who her parents are came from. 
Missouri Hardee married John Miles Tomlinson on February 5, 1872 in Van Zandt County, Texas. 
In 1880 they are living in McMullen County, Texas.
I don't find them again till 1920 and they are living with their son James "Jim" Tomlinson and family in Eddy County, New Mexico.
John Tomlinson died July 3, 1920 and is buried in Artesia, Eddy Co., NM.
In 1940 Missouri is living with her son James Tomlinson and family in Coconina County, Arizona. 
Missouri died Septemeber 8, 1947 in Flagstaff, Coconino Co., AZ. She is buried in Artisia, NM with her husband.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Ziba Hardee and Pinkney Taylor Hardee

Ziba and Tabitha Hardee son,
Pinkney Taylor Hardee


Ziba and Tabitha's tenth child was Pinkney Taylor Hardee. I've also seen it spelled Pinckney,  believe he was called Pink for short. Pink was born August 23, 1851 in Talladega Springs, Coosa County, Alabama.
He traveled with his family and siblings about 1861 to Van Zandt County, Texas.
On July 28, 1872 he married Mary E. Bryant in Van Zandt County, Texas. Mary had previously been married and brought two children into the marriage.
In 1880 he is still living in Van Zandt Count, Texas with his wife and children and his widowed mother, listed as Sabitha is also living with the family.
Pink and Mary Hardee had ten children: Sarah Jane Hardee born Jun 4, 1873 died Jun 8, 1873; P. S. Hardee born Jan 31, 1875; William Taylor Hardee born May 1877 died 1916; Mary Jane "Mollie" Hardee (Coker) born Mar 12, 1880 died Dec 16, 1950: Infant Hardee born Feb 18, 1882 died Feb 19, 1882; John Pinkney Hardee born Mar 18, 1883 died Nov 29 1946; Rosa Lee Hardee (Cade) born May 31, 1885 died Jan 3, 1980; Infant Hardee born Oct 8, 1887 died Oct 29 1887; Julia Florence Hardee (Williams) born Oct 20, 1888 died Oct 20 1977; and Edward Brooks Hardee born Feb 7 1892 died Sep 5, 1977.
Pink Hardee died Jan. 7, 1927 and is buried in Chandler, Henderson Co., Texas. Chandler is where his son Edward Brooks Hardee was living.
Photo below: Pink and wife Mary with daughter Julia and son Edward Hardee.




Saturday, July 25, 2020

Ziba Hardee and daughter Julia Ann Hardee

Ziba and Tabitha Hardee daughter,
Julia Ann Hardee


Ziba and Tabitha's ninth child was Julia Ann Hardee. She was born 1848 in Coosa County, Alabama.
She traveled with her family about 1861 to Van Zandt County, Texas.
There she married Andrew Jackson Cain on April 8, 1866 in Van Zandt County, Texas.
In 1870 they lived in Van Zandt County, Texas, but in 1880 they lived in Hopkins County, Texas and in 1900 they lived in Wood County, Texas.
They had nine children but only four were living in 1900 according to the census. Known children are: William Thomas Cain born about 1866; Sybatha Ellin Cain (Choat) born August 1870, died 1956; M. J. Cain born about 1877; Rosa Cain born about 1879; Willie Bell Cain (Strange) born 1882, died February 11, 1970; Claude Cullers Cain born June 6, 1887, died June 2, 1946; Gertrude Cain; and Dollie Cain.
Julie Ann Hardee Cain died March 29, 1906 in Wood County, Texas.






Saturday, July 18, 2020

Ziba Hardee and Sabitha C. Hardee

Ziba and Tabitha Hardee daughter,

Sabitha Caroline/Carolina Hardee

Ziba and Tabitha's eighth child was Sabitha Caroline/Carolina Hardee. She was born August 3, 1845 in Talladega Springs, Coosa County, Alabama.

She was about 16 when she traveled with her family by ox cart train to Van Zandt County, Texas. 
On February 15, 1866 she married Littleton Davidson in Van Zandt County, Texas.

They had seven children but three died young. I do not know the names of two of the deceased children: Lou Emma Davidson born November 28, 1866 and died November 13, 1946. Verner Littleton Davidson born December 15, 1871 and died May 3, 1930. William Asbury Davidson born April 27, 1879 died March 13, 1957. Lenora Eugene Davidson born November 18, 1880 and died September 15, 1959. Ophelia I. Davidson born July 4, 1885 and died November 2, 1886.
All their children were born and died in Van Zandt County, Texas. 

Littleton Davidson was a farmer and he built and ran one of the first cotton gins in the area. He moved a few miles and built a second cotton gin, grist mill and a general store. Littleton was appointed postmaster of Primrose, Texas in 1902 and ran the post office from his general store until 1910.



Saturday, July 11, 2020

Ziba Hardee and son Thomas Hardee




Ziba and Tabitha Hardee son,
Thomas Hardee


Ziba and Tabitha's seventh child was Thomas Hardee. He was born about 1844 in Alabama.
Thomas is listed in the 1850 census with his family and is 6 years old. I have not been able to find the family in the 1860 census and I have no other records on Thomas Hardee.
I have seen some people say he was killed in the Civil War, but I have not found any record that I think may be this Thomas.
I did search the Texas unit that Samuel and Bryant enlisted in but his name is not listed.
Below is Thomas as listed in the only record of him, the 1850 U.S. Federal Census of Alabama.






Saturday, July 4, 2020

Ziba Hardee and son Bryant S. Hardee

Ziba and Tabitha Hardee son,
Bryant S. Hardee

Bryant S. Hardee is the sixth child of Ziba and Tabitha Hardee. Bryant was born about September 1842 in Coosa County, Alabama. 
I believe Bryant traveled with his family to Texas around 1861. In the 1861 tax records for Van Zandt Count, Texas Bryant is listed next to his father Ziba owning 40 acres worth $120. He paid .15 tax. In 1862 Bryant owns 120 acres.
Bryant Hardee enlisted in the civil war on September 16, 1861 at Quitman Texas. He served in Company H of the 10th Regiment of Confederate States Calvary. (This is the same unit Samuel Hardee served in, which makes a good argument that this Samuel Hardee is his brother.)
Bryant received a Certificate of Disability on April 30, 1863 that reads:
...he was born in Coosa County in the State of Alabama is Twenty Two years of age, five feet eight inches high, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 day.
Station: Shelbyville, Tenn
Date: April 30, 1863
I certify that I have carefully examined the said B. S. Hardee of Captain T. W. Summers Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of gunshot wound received through the thigh at the battle of Richmond, KY. Aug. 30, 1862, fracturing the femur completely. I further declare my belief that said soldier will not be able to resume his duties in a less period than twelve months.
A.B. Hint Surgeon
Place where the soldier desires to be address may be here added. Town Edom County Van Zandt State Texas.
He was discharged July 30, 1863 by order of Gen. Bragg.
Sometime after the civil war Bryant to Monroe County, Alabama where his two older half brothers lived. 
In 1866 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended the Lone Star, Alabama Branch.
On June 2, 1964 he married Mary Jane Patrick who was 12 years older then him. 
In the 1870 census Bryant lived next door to his half brother John Hardee. (Who some say also joined the LDS church.) Bryant and Jane had a five year old daughter and they also had another female named Mary who was 13 years old and listed as black and a laborer.
In 1880 Bryant and wife Jane have two girls, Mary P. and Elvira M. Hardee. Brother John still lives close.
M. Jane Hardee died in 1894 and Bryant married Virginia Mason on March 22, 1894.
In the 1900 census Bryant and wife Virginia have two daughters listed as Emma T. and Sugar.
In the 1910 census Bryant and wife Virginia have three daughters, Emma F., Willie Mae (Sugar) and Maggie I.
In the 1920 census only Willie Mae and Maggie are living in the household with their parents. 
Bryant Hardee died October 1, 1922 in Monroe County, Alabama. He was 80 years old.



Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ziba Hardee and son Samuel Hardee

Ziba and Tabitha Hardee son,
Samuel Hardee

Samuel Hardee was born about 1840 in Alabama. I do not haven any further information on Samuel, but some people list that he was a private in Company H, 10th Texas Cavalry Regiment. He was wounded in the chest at the Battle of Murfreesboro on December 31, 1862 and died on February 13, 1983 in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., Tennessee. Samuel's brother Bryant S. Hardee served in the same unit, which makes for a good argument they were brothers. 
Below is the Compiled Service Card for S. B. Hardee.