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  • ID: I1017
  • Name: Mary Polly Gillespie
  • Given Name: Mary Polly
  • Surname: Gillespie
  • Name: Polly Gillespie
  • Given Name: Polly
  • Surname: Gillespie
  • Name: Mary Polly Gillespie Persinger
  • Given Name: Mary Polly Gillespie
  • Surname: Persinger
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: Abt 1806 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA 1
  • Death: Abt 1882 in Newton County, Texas, USA
  • Burial: Hardy Cemetery, Newton County, Texas, USA 2 3
  • Reference Number: # 3ggm 4 5 6 7
  • Census: Farmer 1850 Newton County, Texas, USA 8 9
  • Census: Farmer 1860 Newton County, Texas, USA 10
  • Census: 1870
  • Census: 1880 Chireno, Nacogdoches County, Texas, USA 11
  • Change Date: 22 Feb 2016 at 17:30



    Father: Theophilus Gillespie b: 1776 in Bath, Augusta County, Virginia
    Mother: Polly McCarroll b: 1770 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 James Persinger Hardy b: Abt 1795 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
    • Married: 14 Feb 1822 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA 12 13
    • Change Date: 22 Feb 2016
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mary Ursula Persinger Hardy b: Abt 1822
    2. Has Children Gotch Jackson Persinger Hardy b: Bet 23 Apr 1823 and 26 Apr 1823 in Virginia, USA
    3. Has Children Kenneth A. Persinger Hardy b: 1829 in Virginia, USA
    4. Has Children Catherine Noga Persinger Hardy b: 1832 in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, USA
    5. Has Children James Samuel Persinger Hardy b: Mar 1835 in Indiana, USA
    6. Has No Children Johnson W. Persinger Hardy b: 1839 in Bevil District, Newton County, Republic of Texas
    7. Has No Children Theophilus G. Persinger Hardy b: 1843 in Republic of Texas
    8. Has Children Joseph Lane Persinger Hardy b: 29 Jan 1844 in Newton County, Republic of Texas

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Descendants of John Persinger
      Title: Descendants of John Persinger
      Author: Elaine RHODES Barton
      Quality: 3
      Text: Hardy, Mary (Gillespie) 43 F Va Thought to be the daughter of Theophi lus Gillispie.
    2. Abbrev: Descendants of John Persinger
      Title: Descendants of John Persinger
      Author: Elaine RHODES Barton
    3. Abbrev: Find A Grave
      Title: Find A Grave
      Publication: www.findagrave.com
      Quality: 3
      Text: Name: Mary Polly Gillespie Hardy;
      Birth: 1806 in Virginia, USA;
      Death: 1882 in Newton County, Texas, USA;
      Bio: Mary Polly GILLESPIE Persinger Hardy;
      Children: General Jackson Persinger Hardy (1823 - 1905);
      Joseph Lane Persinger Hardy (1844 - 1909);
      Spouse: James Persinger Hardy (1795 - 1864);
      Burial: Hardy Cemetery, Newton County, Texas, USA;
      Created by: Rajordan;
      Record added: Dec 19, 2008;
      Find A Grave Memorial# 32282853
      Find A Grave Memorial

    4. Abbrev: Ancestral Chart for Joseph Lane P. Hardy
      Title: Ancestral Chart for Joseph Lane P. Hardy
      Author: Elaine RHODES Barton
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Page: #3
      Quality: 3
    5. Abbrev: Persinger Family Research
      Title: Persinger Family Research
      Author: Linda CROCKETT York
      Publication: www.rootsweb.com
      Quality: 3
      Text: Name: Mary Gillespie; Sex: Female; Alias: Polly; Birth: ABT 1806 in Kanaw ha County, West Virginia; Death: ABT 1882 in Newton County, Texas; Burial : Hardy Cemetery, Newton County, Texas
    6. Abbrev: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, 1995
      Title: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album
      Author: Dorothy Burns Peterson, editor
      Publication: Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 15 Jun 1995.
      Note:
      Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=NzUGjKhemhgC
      Page: Volume 1: Page 123.
      Quality: 3
      Text: CATHERINE NOGA HARDY was born in Indiana. She was named Catherine Noga Persinger. Her parents were James and Mary Gillespie Persinger. In 1830, Catherine's family was living in Perry County, IN. She was born two years later in 1832, so probably, she was born there.
      In 1836, after a board maker had insulted Catherine's mother, he was killed by Catherine's father. That night the family fled Indiana and went to San Augustine County, in the Republic of Texas. They left all of their possessions in Indiana even their surname. Now their surname was Hardy.
      Later, they moved on a land grant in Jasper County which became a part of Newton County. The Hardy Cemetery is located on this land. Probably both Catherine's father and mother are buried there, although no gravestone marks their graves. Perhaps, that is where Catherine and her husband, James Weeks, were buried since their gravestones also have not been found. Catherine and James were married in Newton County on Oct. 20, 1847. They had five children - Mary Ursula, James Robert, Lewis Cooper, Martha Ann, and Sarah Jane.
      Catherine's husband was killed after 1861 and then she married William Camron Cooper on March 12, 1863 in Newton County. They had one child, a daughter named Joanner.
      Billie Weeks Caddell, (GGGD), 17573;
      Cynthia Caddell Miller, (GGGGD), 18844;
      Denise Caddell Martin, (GGGGD), 18845;
      Patsy Weeks Canter Patton, (GGGD), 17574;
      Terri Canter Gross, (GGGGD), 18758
    7. Abbrev: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, 2001
      Title: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album
      Author: Herbert C. Banks II, editor
      Publication: Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 2001.
      Note:
      Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=Eb05M6dr2pQC
      Page: Volume 2: Pages 97-98.
      Quality: 3
      Text: JAMES PERSINGER, born ca. 1795, in Kanawa County, WV, to John Persinger and Elizabeth Kimberline Persinger. He married (Polly) Gillespie, born ca. 1806 in Kanawa County, WV, on Feb. 14, 1822. He was a farmer, and in 1832, he moved to Perry County, IN with his wife and four children: Ursula, General Jackson, Kenneth A. and James S.
      In 1836, while building the Persinger's new house, a worker insulted his wife, and to defend her honor, James and the man fought, and the worker was killed(.) That night, the family fled Indiana with only what they could carry, seeking a sanctuary beyond the jurisdiction of the United States. With the help of friends, who were of the Masonic order, the family was secretly guided from community to community by Masonic members in each area. They were finally met by the Gillespie family, who lived in Mexico, later to become the east Texas county of San Augustine. Having left all their possessions behind in Indiana, and to start a new life, they changed their surname from Persinger to Hardy.
      They arrived at their new home in the winter of 1836, and James served with Captain Price's Kentucky Volunteers in the Texas Army from May 20 to Sept. 1, 1836. After Texas was declared independent from Mexico, he received land grants from the Republic of Texas, and moved his family to the new land in Jasper District, in what is now Newton County. The Hardy Cemetery is located on that land, and he and his wife are probably buried there, though no stones mark their graves.
      A son, Joseph Lane Hardy, born Jan. 29, 1844, in Newton County, married Martha Ann Langham Oct. 23, 1866, in Newton County. He died Oct. 17, 1909, and they are buried in the Maple Grove cemetery, Minden, Rusk County, TX. They were my great-grandparents. My grandfather, Charlie Johnson Hardy, born Aug. 20, 1868, died April 30, 1966, married Emma Gertrude Pleasant, born Dec. 22, 1876, died March 3, 1961, on Nov. 20, 1897, in Nacogdoches County. Their children were twins, Blanche L. and Bernice L.; Beulah Beatrice; Luther Charles and Paul Buford. They are all buried in the Black Jack Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, TX.
      Elaine Rhodes Barton, (GGGD), 21607
    8. Abbrev: United States Federal Census
      Title: United States Federal Census
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry
        http://www.ancestry.com

      Quality: 3
      Text: 1850 CENSUS of NEWTON COUNTY, TEXAS - Household #39;
      HARDY, /(PERSINGER) James P.; 55; Male; VA; Farmer; $1300; (father John P ERSINGER); (mother Elizabeth KIMBERLINE);
      Mary (P.) (GILLESPIE); 43; Female; VA; (father Theophilus GILLISPIE?);
      James S. (Samuel P.?); 14; Male; IN; (married 2 Nov 1855 San Augustine Co .,TX to Cynthia L. A. DICKERSON);
      Johnson W. (P.); 11; Male; TX; died in the Civil War; (NEVER MARRIED-NO I SSUE);
      Theophelus G.; 7; Male; TX; died in the Civil War; (NEVER MARRIED-NO ISSU E);
      Joseph L. (P.); 6; Male; TX; (married 23 Oct 1866 Newton County, Texas t o Martha Ann LANGHAM)
    9. Abbrev: United States Federal Census for 1850
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1850
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry
        http://www.ancestry.com

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1850; Census Place: Newton County, Texas; Roll: M432_913; Page: 121 B; Image: 246; 19 Oct 1850;
      James P. Hardy; 55 (~1795); Male; Farmer; Virginia;
      Mary Hardy; 43 (~1807); Female; Virginia;
      James S. Hardy; 14 (~1836); Male; Indiana;
      Johnson W. Hardy; 11 (~1839); Male; Texas;
      Theophilus G. Hardy; 7 (~1843); Male; Texas;
      Joseph L. Hardy; 6 (~1844); Male; Texas;
      Minda Thornsbury; 15 (~1835); Female; Texas
    10. Abbrev: United States Federal Census for 1860
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1860
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry
        http://www.ancestry.com

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1860; Census Place: Newton County, Texas; Roll: M653_1302; Page: 25 5; Image: 18; 28 Jun 1860;
      Mary P. Hardy; 53 (~1807); Female; Farmer; Virginia;
      Johnson W P Hardy; 20 (~1840); Male; Domestic; Texas;
      Theophilus Hardy; 18 (~1842); Male; Domestic; Texas;
      Joseph L. Hardy; 15 (~1845); Male; Domestic; Texas
    11. Abbrev: United States Federal Census for 1880
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1880
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry
        http://www.ancestry.com

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1880; Census Place: Cherino, Nacogdoches County, Texas; Roll: T9_13 21; Family History Film: 1255321; Page: 246.2000; Enumeration District: 5 0; 23&24 Jun 1880;
      Joseph L. Hardy; White; Male; 35 (~1845); Head; Married; Farmer; Texas; V irginia; Virginia;
      Martha A. Hardy; White; Female; 35 (~1845); Wife; Married; Keeping House; Alabama; Georgia; Alabama;
      Josephene Hardy; White; Female; 13 (~1867); Daughter; Single; Texas; Texa s; Alabama;
      Charley J. Hardy; White; Male; 11 (~1869); Son; Single; Texas; Texas; Ala bama;
      Joseph R. Hardy; White; Son; 10 (~1870); Son; Single; Texas; Texas; Alaba ma;
      James F. Hardy; White; Son; 9 (~1871); Son; Single; Texas; Texas; Alabama;
      Sally D. Hardy; White; Female; 7 (~1873); Daughter; Single; Texas; Texas; Alabama;
      Minnie V. Hardy; White; Female; 5 (~1875); Daughter; Single; Texas; Texas; Alabama;
      Mary L. Hardy; White; Female; 3 (~1877); Daughter; Single; Texas; Texas; Alabama;
      Allice H. Hardy; White; Female; 8/12 (~1880); Daughter; Single; Texas; Te xas; Alabama;
      Mary Hardy; White; Female; 76 (~1804; Mother; Widowed; Alabama; unknown; unknown;
      Elizabeth Burks; White; Female; 60 (~1820); Mother-in-Law; Widowed; Virgi nia; unknown; unknown
    12. Abbrev: Marriage Index
      Title: Marriage Index
      Text: Ancestry.com. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers;
      Groom Name: James Persinger; Bride Name: Polly Gillaspie; Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1822; County: Kanawha; State: Virginia
    13. Abbrev: Persinger Family Research
      Title: Persinger Family Research
      Author: Linda CROCKETT York
      Publication: www.rootsweb.com
      Text: Name: Mary Gillespie Birth: ABT 1806 in Kanawha County, West Virginia Ma rriage James Persinger Hardy b: 1795 in Kanawha County, West Virgini a
      Married: 14 FEB 1822 in Kanawha County, West Virginia

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