Name: Thomas "R. S." HARDEMAN
Birth: 15 OCT 1730 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA)
Death: 27 AUG 1791 in Statesboro, Effingham (nka Bulloch) County, Georgia USA
Military Service: Revolutionary War Soldier
Burial: 29 AUG 1791 Bulloch County, Georgia
Note Thomas Hardeman and wife are my maternal 5th great grandparents.
Reference Number: IND1847
THOMAS and ELIZABETH MARGETTS HARDEMAN are my 5th great-grandparents.
The family name was uniformly spelled "Hardyman" in the old Bible record
of Thomas Hardyman kept in the Sirmans family. It is also spelled that
way on the deed and estate records of Screven and Bulloch counties and on
the state land-grant records, and also in the South Carolina
Revolutionary War accounts. (2) He served as captain in Col. Powell's
Regiment, South Carolina militia, in 1775-77, in the Revolutionary War;
and his son, Joseph, served as ensign in the same company under his
father (see p.245, Gregg's "History of the old Cheraws"). About the time
of the close of the Revolution, the Hardyman family moved to Georgia and
settled in Effingham County (later cut into Screven and then Bulloch
Thomas Hardyman/Hardeman was in Darlington Co. SC in an area called Lake
Swamp, on the East side Lynches Creek. This is between the present towns
of Darlington and Lamar.
In the "SC Magazine of Ancestral Research", Spring 1979, p. 78:
"Darlington County Memorialized Records" are these entries:
#21 John Byrd to Thomas Hardyman, Lease and release. 1781, Nov 4 & 5.
130 Acres Lake Swamp
#22 Thomas Hardyman to Thomas Jones, Lease and release, Nov 4 & 5 1781,
300 Acres East side Lynches Creek.
The book "Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772" by Jean
Stephenson, published by Shenandoah Pub. House Inc, Strasburg, VA c.
1971 shows that Thomas Hardyman was in the Hayes Swamp area of Darlington
Co. in 1773.
In the "History of Old Cherawas" by Alexander Gregg, published by the
State Co., Columbia SC c. 1867 p. 245 "The following commissioins were
made out, signed and dated as here entered, for officers in Col. Powell's
Regiment of Militia, St. David's Parish" Ensign Joseph Hardyman and
Hardyman are on the list, but only Joseph is listed in index of the book.
The author states his reference for this as: "House Journal, Nov 40, pp
193,194" and this list and information on Powell's regiment follows a
letter from John Rutledge dated Sep. 30th, 1776, so I assume this is the
year these commissions were issued.
There is also a Stub Entry to Indents in Book D, p. 153 #117, Book D.
Issued the 20th Dec. 1783 to Mr. Thomas Hardyman for Three pounds, ten
Shillings and Seven Pence Sterling for Beef supplied the
Continental Army in the Year 1781. Account audited. Principal Pounds
3..10..7 Interest Pounds 0..4..11
This document does not give a location but it is another indication that
there was a Thomas Hardyman in SC in 1783.
SOURCE: Posted by Pauline Eubanks at the Hardeman Yahoo! Groups:
HARDEMAN, THOMAS 1740? - 1791 Effingham
THOMAS HARDEMAN was a Revolutionary Soldier and a native of Virginia.
This much seems to be well authenticated. Descendants living in Wiregrass
Georgia however, were denied admission into the D. A. R. in 1948 as it
appeared that the THOMAS HARDEMAN who served from North Carolina and was
at the Battle of Kings Mountain, moved to Tennessee and died there in the
1830's; descendants living in other states had already been admitted on
his service. As no other Revolutionary service of THOMAS HARDEMAN could
be adduced, there was nothing left to do but to withdraw the
application. However, it is generally known that many records of service
in the Revolution have been lost through the years, so that it is
entirely probably there were two THOMAS HARDEMAN's in the service.
THOMAS HARDEMAN was the father of five sisters who married and lived
for awhile in Effingham and Bulloch counties, then moving to Wiregrass
Georgia and settling in what was then Irwin County in 1822. This is
referred to in the "History of Clinch County, Georgia" (by Huxford)
published in 1916 (see pp. 159-160). The name of the wife of THOMAS
HARDEMAN is not known. The records of Effingham County show that the
estate of THOMAS HARDEMAN was appraised August 27, 1791, but
unfortunately, no other record of the estate can be found, many records
of that early period being lost. The appraisers were: JOHN WOOLF, JOHN
LOWE and JOHN WRIGHT.
Not all the children of THOMAS HARDEMAN can be learned at this late
date. Descendants, long since dead, said there were seven daughters but
the Compiler did not seek to learn who they all were. JOSEPH HARDEMAN of
Effingham County (annexed to Bulloch County in 1796) was an adjoining
land-owner to JOSIAH SIRMANS in 1798, and was probably a son of THOMAS.
The known daughters were the approximate dates of their births are as
1) WINNIE HARDEMAN b: 1754, m. JOHN MOORE
2) LUCRETIA HARDEMAN b: 1766, m. JOHN TOMLINSON, SR.
3) MARY HARDEMAN b: 1768, m. JOHN JONES, called Jack Jones
4) HARTY HARDEMAN b: 1774, m. JOSIAH SIRMANS
5) MARTHA HARDEMAN b: 1776, m. DAVID JOHNSON, SR.
JOHN THOMLINSON, SR. died in Bulloch County but his widow moved to
Wiregrass Georgia, as did her four sisters named above, and their
husbands. Their descendants today number many thousands in Wiregrass
Georgia and Florida.
Record is found of two land-grants to him from the State as follows:
Grant to 150 acres in Effingham County, March 12, 1786, and grant to 150
acres in Effingham County on April 3, 1786.
SOURCE: "Pioneers Of Wiregrass Georgia" by Folks Huxford, Volume I, Pages
Father: Joseph HARDEMAN b: 17 JUN 1703 in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia Colony (now USA)
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth CLAYTON b: ABT 1716 in Bradford, County Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Elizabeth MARGETTS b: 14 AUG 1736 in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA)
7 APR 1750
in English Providence Colony of Virginia (now USA)
in Thomas HARDEMAN and Elizabeth MARGETTS
in LDS IGI Individual Record, Batch No. 7250007, Film and Book, Sheet 07, Source Call No. 0543508, Printout Call No. 543896 and 543897
in Chipping Norton, County Oxford, ENGLAND
- Winnie HARDEMAN b: 21 JUL 1754 in Beaufort District, South Carolina
- Joseph "R. S." HARDEMAN b: 15 FEB 1756 in Cheraw District, South Carolina
- Elizabeth HARDEMAN b: 18 AUG 1760 in Cheraw District, South Carolina
- Sarah HARDEMAN b: 11 JUL 1762 in Beaufort District, South Carolina
- Mary HARDEMAN b: 14 JUN 1764 in Beaufort District, South Carolina
- Rebecca Lucretia HARDEMAN b: 14 JAN 1766 in Virginia Colony (now USA)
- Harty "Artie" HARDEMAN b: 16 MAY 1772 in Effingham (nka Bulloch) County, Georgia
- Martha Ann HARDEMAN b: 18 JAN 1776 in Effingham (nka Bulloch) County, Georgia