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Beverly Dotson Hardy Family

Husband: Beverly Dotson Hardy

Born: 13 Mar 1835at: TN
Married: 13 Jan 1856at: Columbia Co., AR
Died: 21 Mar 1900at: San Augustine Co., TX
Buried: at: Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
Father: John Hardy
Mother: Charlotte Bridges
 

Wife: Melissa Elviny Balderee

Born: Aug 1842at: Lowndes Co., AL
Died: 13 Jul 1924at: Shelby Co., TX
Buried: at: Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
Father: Hosea Balderee
Mother: Charlotte Unknown
 

Children: 

Name: James Hardy
Born: Abt 1857at: AR
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
 

Name: Mary Hardy
Born: Abt 1858at: AR
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
 

Name: William Brown Hardy
Born: 28 Jan 1864at: Columbia Co., AR
Died: 22 Jun 1945at: Bland Lake, San Augustine Co., TX
Buried: at: Fairview Cemetery, Center, TX
Spouses: Isabell Thompson  Pearl Olivia Snellings  
 

Name: George W. Hardy
Born: 07 Dec 1868at: 
Died: 08 Sep 1895at: 
Buried: at: Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
Spouses: Mary Baggett  
 

Name: Joseph Samuel (Sam) Hardy
Born: Jul 1870at: TX
Died: 21 Dec 1911at: 
Buried: at: Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
Spouses: Pearl Olivia Snellings  
 

Name: Floyd H. Hardy
Born: 17 Mar 1871at: 
Died: 10 Dec 1899at: 
Buried: at: Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
 

Name: Joseph Josiah (Bud) Hardy
Born: 07 Dec 1875at: San Augustine Co., TX
Died: 19 Apr 1960at: San Augustine Co., TX
Buried: at: Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
Spouses: Genie Tinsley  
 

Name: Jessie Doss Hardy
Born: 01 Sep 1878at: TX
Died: 1963at: 
Buried: at: Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, TX
Spouses: Alma R. Bailey  
 

Name: Benjamin F. Hardy
Born: 23 May 1879at: San Augustine Co., TX
Died: 16 Jun 1957at: Deweyville, Newton Co., TX
Buried: at: Fairview Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
Spouses: Emma Elizabeth Hardy  
 

Name: Sydney A. Hardy
Born: 11 Feb 1885at: San Augustine Co., TX
Died: 14 Jun 1963at: 
Buried: at: Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine Co., TX
Spouses: Nellie Leona Wood  
 

More Information:

About Beverly Dotson Hardy:

The following from Nancy Metteauer:
"Beverly Hardy came to Arkansas as a child with his parents, John R. and Charlotte Hardy. He married Melissa E. Baldree, daughter of Hosea Baldree and Charlotte Madison Baldree, on January 18, 1853 in Columbia County, Arkansas. Beverly Hardy purchased land in Columbia County in 1856 and 1859. In May 1862, he enlisted as a Private in Company B, 24 Arkansas Infantry and served until the end of the Civil War. In 1872, B.D. and Melissa Hardy and seven children moved to Texas with the Baldree family. B.D. and Melissa Hardy first came to Sabine County, but then settled in San Augustine County. They purchased 100 acres of land in the White Rock Community - what the family calls “The Old Place” - and built a home in 1887. B.D. Hardy died at this home in San Augustine County. Melissa Hardy died at the home of their son, Sid Hardy in Shelby County, Texas. Both B.D. and Melissa Hardy are buried in an iron-fenced area in the old Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County, Texas. Sons George W. Hardy and Floyd H. Hardy are also buried in this fenced-in area."
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COLUMBIA CO., ARK., FEDERAL LAND RECORDS

L Name F Name MI Sec No T R Acres Date Remarks

HARDY BEVERLY D 24 18S 22W 40 1859/07/01
HARDY BEVERLY D 24 18S 22W 40 1859/07/01
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Found in 1860 Census - Ark., Columbia Co., page 118.
His age given as 26, birthplace, Tenn.; wife (can't read name), 20, Ala.; son James, 3, Ark.; dau. Mary, 2, Ark. I have found no further record of James or Mary, so I assume both must have died at an early age. The transcribed names are:
Beverly Hardy 26 TN
Araclio Hardy 20 AL
James Hardy 3 AR
Mary Hardy 2 AR
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Civil War Record

Beverly's Civil War Service Record shows that he enlisted with Company B, 24th Arkansas Infantry Regiment on 12 May, 1862 at Palestine, Arkansas. He is last shown as present with this unit for the period ending on June 30, 1863, at Palestine, Arkansas. He is also recorded with Hardy's Arkansas Regiment, which was formed from remnants of the 24th and other units, after part of the 24th Regiment was captured. He was listed as present on the August, 1863 Muster Roll, at Palestine, Arkansas. The last record of him, for the Muster Roll of Jan. and Feb., 1864, shows the remark: "Deserted Sept. 15, 1863". Soldiers were often reported as deserted if they were absent for valid reasons, such as being in the hospital or on leave. On his widow's Confederate Pension Application, filed in 1905, two fellow soldiers stated in a sworn statement that he did not desert. They state that he served in the unit until the end of the war.
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Beverly and his family moved from Columbia County, AR to Sabine County, TX around 1872, settling in the Rosevine area. Around 1879, they moved to San Augustine Co., TX, and he lived there until his death in 1900.
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Found in book, San Augustine County Cemeteries:

Hardy, B. D. 15 May 1835 - 2 Mar 1900 Liberty Hill Cemetery

Neither birth or death date agrees exactly with previously found dates, but both are close.
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According to the 1900 Census information for Beverly's wife Melissa, there were 13 children born to the couple, 10 living at that time. I only have the names of 10 of the 13 accounted for.
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About Melissa Elviny Balderee:

The name of Beverly Hardy's wife is unreadable (first letter A) on the 1860 Census, Ark., Columbia Co., page 118. The age is given as 20, birthplace, Ala. Assumed to refer to Melissa.
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Found in the 1900 Census, Texas, San Augustine Co., Dist. 74, sh. 4, img. 8:

Hardy, Malissy E. Aug 1842 57 AL VA GA
Hardy, Joe J. Dec 1875 24 TX TN AL
Hardy, Sidney A. Feb 1885 15 TX TN AL

Beverly Hardy had died just prior to this Census. The Census shows that Melissa is a farmer, a widow, and had 13 children born with 10 living. It also indicates that she could not read or write. Her son Jessie D. Hardy, wife Alma R., and their son Earnest H. were found living next door.
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Found in 1910 Census, TX, San Augustine Co., Dist. 137, sh. 13, img. 26, living with son Joe. J. and his family.
Joe J Hardy 34
Genie Hardy 25
Vernice Hardy 7
Floyd Hardy 4
Gladys Hardy 2
Malissie Hardy 65
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About James Hardy:

Name and age from 1860 Census, Ark., Columbia Co. No other record found. I assume he died at an early age.


About Mary Hardy:

Name and age from 1860 Census, Ark., Columbia Co. No other record found. I assume she died at an early age.


Revised: 01-May-16  02:56 PM