Most of you will recall that my DH has ancestors who are related to the infamous John Wesley Hardin. Today we will take a look at just how that relationship is formed. Today we will look at the Hardin connection.
1. Johnnie Lee HENRY son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.
Cynthia Ann BEANE daughter of Walter Maxwell BEANE and Lois Velleda DREHER was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN.
Johnnie Lee HENRY and Cynthia Ann BEANE were married in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA.
2. Joseph Wright HENRY son of William Lee HENRY and Emma Louise PETTIE was born on 20 Sep
1927 in Fulton County, KY. He died on 16 Nov 1993 in Batesville, Panola, Mississippi.
3. Betty Louise Rotge daughter of John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks was born on 30 Aug
1930 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. She died on 05 Jul 2003 in Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas.
Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge were married on 30 Jul 1947.
6. John Cornelius ROTGE son of Peter ROTGE and Lillie Mae Surber was born on 16 Jan 1910. He
died on 09 Jun 1983 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.
7. Ora Lee Sparks daughter of William Jacob Sparks and Laura May Clements was born on 26 Oct
1914 in Bandera, Edwards, Texas. She died in Aug 1982 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks were married in 1930.
14. William Jacob Sparks son of Newton Caddell Sparks and Theodora Perrylee McCarty was born on
11 Mar 1883 in Erath County, Texas. He died on 12 Sep 1944 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.
15. Laura May Clements daughter of James Thomas CLEMENTS and Anne Caroline TENNILLE was
born on 12 May 1890 in McCullough County, Texas. She died on 06 Oct 1969 in Hilltop Convalescent
Home, 7602 Louis Pasteur Dr., San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
William Jacob Sparks and Laura May Clements were married on 15 Apr 1906 in Bandera, Texas.
30. James Thomas CLEMENTS son of Emanuel CLEMENTS and Martha Balch HARDIN was born on
30 May 1843 in Missouri. He died on 22 May 1897 in Dewitt County, Texas.
31. Anne Caroline TENNILLE daughter of George Culver TENNILLE and Amanda J. BILLINGS was
born on 11 Nov 1858 in Texas. She died on 14 Oct 1936 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
James Thomas CLEMENTS and Anne Caroline TENNILLE were married on 11 Jan 1872 in Gonzales
60. Emanuel CLEMENTS son of William CLEMENTS and Unknown POLK was born on 10 May 1813 in
Kentucky. He died on 02 Jul 1864 in Freestone County, Texas.
61. Martha Balch HARDIN daughter of Benjamin HARDIN and Martha Ann BARNETT was born on 04
Jan 1817 in Wayne County, Tennessee. She died on 26 Mar 1867.
Emanuel CLEMENTS and Martha Balch HARDIN were married on 20 Jul 1836 in Marshall Co., MS.
122. Benjamin HARDIN son of Joseph HARDIN and Jane GIBSON was born on 28 Feb 1770 in Tyron
County, North Carolina. He died on 25 Nov 1845 in Moscow, Polk, Texas.
123. Martha Ann BARNETT daughter of William BARNETT was born about 1772.
Benjamin HARDIN and Martha Ann BARNETT married. They had the following children:
i. Easter Mary HARDIN was born in 1824. She married James Hardin CLEMENTS in 1846.
+ 61. ii. Martha Balch HARDIN was born on 04 Jan 1817 in Wayne County, Tennessee. Shemarried Emanuel CLEMENTS on 20 Jul 1836 in Marshall Co., MS. She died on 26 Mar
iii. James Gibson HARDIN was born on 02 Mar 1823 in Wayne County, Tennessee. He
married Mary Elizabeth DIXON on 19 May 1847 in Navarro County, Texas. [This is the father of John Wesley Hardin.]
iv. Robert Echison HARDIN.
John Wesley Hardin
With Martha Balch Hardin as DH’s gr-gr-gr-grandmother, and she is the sister of James Gibson Hardin, John Wesley Hardin’s father, DH and John Wesley Hardin are then 1st cousins 4x removed.
We can continue the Hardin line as follows:
244. Joseph HARDIN son of Benjamin HARDIN was born on 18 Apr 1734 in Richmond, Virginia.
245. Jane GIBSON.
488. Benjamin HARDIN.
Benjamin HARDIN and unknown spouse married. They had the following children:
Joseph HARDIN was born on 18 Apr 1734 in Richmond, Virginia.