Reverend James Gibson Hardin (1823 - 1876)

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Birthplace: Wayne, Tennesee
Death: Died in Red River, Texas
Occupation: Reverend, Methodist minister
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Reverend James Gibson Hardin

James Gibson Hardin was the son of Benjamin II Hardin and Martha Ann "Patsy" Hardin. He was the younger brother of Benjamin P. Hardin and William Barnett Hardin, the Texas Revolutionary War soldier. James Gibson Hardin is not related to the line of Swan Hardin in any way.

His mother Martha Ann "Patsy" Hardin died in the year 1863. On 26 Dec 1861, she made out her will, which was filed 3 Apr 1863 in the Polk county, Texas courthouse. In this will she specifically refers to her then living children and specifically names her youngest son James Gibson Hardin, the father of John Wesley Hardin. This is in reference to her loaning him $300 and that his share of the estate will be deducted by $300.

Part of the will where he is mentioned by his mother Martha Ann "Patsy" Hardin:

WILL: Item 3rd It is my will that my executors, hereinafter named, immediately after the probate of my will, select three disinterested and competent Commissioners(?) whose duty it shall be, after being sworn to appraise all my estate at its cash value an distribute the same as directed in item 2nd of this will, it being my desire and direction that said commissioners shall in making said divisions give to my daughter Easter Mary Hooker, if she desires it, my Negro woman, Sylvia. The said Easter Mary paying to my other heirs, whatever amount, if any, that the said Negro Sylvia's appraised value may exceed the share to which the said Easter Mary will be entitled in the equal distribution of my estate and receiving the deficiency, if any, and I also desire that my daughter, Martha B. Clemmons shall in said division receive my Negro woman, Clara Ann in the same manner and in subject to the same provisions governing the gift of the woman Sylvia to my daughter, Easter Mary. And my son, James Gibson Hardin being indebted to me in the sum of three hundred dollars money loaned by me to him, it is my will that in said division of my estate, my said son James Gibson account to my other heirs for said sum of money and that the sum be deducted from his share subject to these special provisions. I desire my property divided as recited in Item 2nd. of this Will.

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~polkcountytxconnections/CHRecords-MarthaHardin-Will.html

More Information: http://www.bruce-white.us/bdw/library/JohnWesleyHardin_Lineage.pdf

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Reverend James Hardin's Timeline

1823
March 2, 1823
Wayne, Tennesee
1847
May 18, 1847
Age 24
Navarro, TX, USA
1850
January 5, 1850
Age 26
Bonham, TX, USA
1853
May 26, 1853
Age 30
Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States
1855
June 23, 1855
Age 32
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, USA
1857
April 1, 1857
Age 34
Moscow, Polk County, Texas, USA
1859
May 29, 1859
Age 36
Sumpter, Trinity County, Texas, USA
1860
1860
Age 36
Sumpter, Trinity County, Texas, USA
1861
September 7, 1861
Age 38
Sumpter, Trinity County, Texas, USA
1866
March 31, 1866
Age 43
Texas, USA