(Of the Delaware Area)
By: Russell S. Pickett
The following notes were taken from "Scharf’s History of Delaware". A copy of this history can be found in most of the local libraries in Delaware or at the "Delaware State Archives" in Dover, Delaware.
On Page 104 we find a references to "Captain Hardy" and a relationship to the family in this history has not been found. The references include the following:
Captain Hardy was deputized by Governor Keith to inventory a ship once in the possession of pirates. He reported the sloop well equipped with powder, shot, guns, pistols, muskets, blunderbusses, cutlasses and other materials and implements necessary for ocean encounters. He also reported a numerous collection of articles promiscuously gathered from victims plundered.
On page 685 we find a references to a "H. Hardy" whose relationship to this family has also not been found:
H. Hardy opened a school in Wilmington in 1833. It was in the Second Presbyterian Church session-room.
On page 845 we find a references to a "John Hardy" whose relationship to this family has also not been found:
John Hardy died February 27, 1853 age 58. Interred in the Asbury Church Cemetery in Wilmington, De. (This John Hardy could have possibly been the father of Robert Hardy (1) of this history - in May of 1853 Robert (1) had a son and named him John also)
On page 1287 we find a references to a "William Hardy" whose relationship to this family has also not been found:
William Hardy was taxed as a land owner in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex Cty in 1785. Included Gumboro Hundred.
On page 1318 we find a references to a "Joseph Hardy" whose relationship to this family has also not been found:
Joseph Hardy was taxed as a land owner in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Cty in 1785.
On page 1328 we find a references to a "James Hardy" whose relationship to this family has also not been found:
James Hardy was appointed, in 1711, with a committee to determine the value of the land given to the Nanticoke Indians for a reservation in Sussex Cty, which included 3000 acres of land of which is now part of Laurel, running north.
The following Hardy’s are currently not related, to my knowledge, but are still to be researched based on the following notes for possible inclusion at a later date. This information was found at the "Delaware State Archieves" in Dover:
Patrick was born in March, 1842 in Ireland. He could have been a child of Robert (1), however that relationship has not been verified. Patrick married "Anna C. Solamon" who was born in Pa. in ca. 1848. They resided, like Robert (1), in Wilmington on Herald Street in the 1880’s and then in the 1900’s at 320 Chapell Street also in Wilmington. They are believed to have had 6 children, names currently unknown.
Mary, was born in ca. 1854. She could also possibly be a child of Robert (1). No records have turned up showing that relationship however. She also could have possibly married a Hardy since her child’s last name was also listed as Hardy. However, she was residing with a man named "A. Jackson Snow" in the 1880’s along with her daughter in Duck Creek Hundred, Kent County, De. (Near Smyrna).
Child of Mary Hardy: