James Marsh & Betty Spence Hardy Family

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    If you have any further information on the SPENCE family please contact Sloan Spence Mason


    Civil War Photo of James Marsh Hardy

    James Marsh Hardy

    Betty Spence Hardy

    Photos found at the Wayne County Public Library
    James Marshall HARDY (young and old), b. 19 July 1845 - d. 11 March 1920; married Elizabeth Susan SPENCE, the daughter of James Madison SPENCE and Nancy GOODMAN of Liddell District, Strabane Township, Lenoir Co., N.C. They are both buried in the J. M. SPENCE Cemetery in Liddell. (no dates are listed on tombstone of Bettie S. Hardy). Thanks to Sloan Spence Mason for the information on this family. Parents were William Hedrick Hardy and his wife Tempie Virginia Nethercutt. Thanks to Martha Marble for this information. Hardy Family Bible Record WILLIAM HARDY BIBLE Copy of original Bible found at Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community College, Kinston, North Carolina - Vertical File #08268-3 We thank the staff at LCC for their permission to copy selected documents from their files to place on the internet. It is requested that researchers give appropriate credit when using these documents. Permission to combine said documents together in printed form is not given. It is well known that this Bible was read under Ultra Violet Light at the NC Archives in November 1964. One of the pages is fairly readable, some of the rest are not, and the entries are from the reading by the Archives when available. The Bible is in possession of the family of Leonard Parks Hardy and was lent for copying by Irene Hardy Croom, daughter of Mr. Hardy. The Bible is small, more like a Prayer Book. Testament Of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Edingburgh, Printed by Alexander Kincaid His Majesty's Printer, MDCCLXIV (1764) William Hardy & Sarah Sowell wass Married Novr. 26th 1751 & their Issue are Martha born Octr. 17th. 1752 Lamb. Born Jany. 20th 1754 Elizabeth born March 25th. 1757 Sarah born April 12th 1759 Wm. Parrott born Septr. 15th 1761 Charles born June 25th 1765 Edward born March 18th 1770 John Born June 13th. 1773 Benjamin born July 21st 1777 2nd page Jesse Hardy and Sarah Sutton was married the 17th 1796 & there Issue are Fleetwod born March 8th 1798 Barbara born May 25th 1800 Blana born Jany 23st 1803 William born Octr 25 1805 Pirsey born May 10 1808 Benjamin born Feb 5 18011 (sic) John born July 23rd 1814 Jesse F. Hardy born March 11 1818 There appears to be another entry at the bottom of this page which is not on the Archives version and the only name readable is Jesse 3rd Page Andrew Jackson Hardy born Febr 13th 1821 Blaney Died Sepetem 26, 1824 (ultra light version for the below entries not with the Bible) John L or S. Goreddy? Born July the 23 Day 1782 or 8 Jendy a bout - no further entry Jernalen a Boat Five yars old Besty a Bout Tow yars old 1838 September the 10 Casey was born 1839

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