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Hardee - Curtis

Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881), p. 204

HARDEE, Curtis, farmer, New Market, was the youngest child of John and Lucy SEARS Hardee. His father volunteered when only 14 years old, and served 7p years under Washington in the Revolutionary War, and fought in all the battles in which that illustrious chieftain commanded. After the war he settled in Ky, where he marr. his first wife. Subsequently he removed to Preble Co OH and then to Rush Co IN where the subj. of this notice was b. about 1824. Having lost his property from paying security debts, he brought his family to Montgomery Co, where he died about 1835. He was bur. in the MICHAELS graveyard. For many years before his death he rec'd a pension from the government. On the death of his father our subj. became the ward of Nathan S. SMITH, from whom he learned the blacksmith trade. He subsequently worked at this for 10 years. On April 30, 1846, he was marr. to Mary Jane BUSENBARK who was b. Oct 8, 1828 in Butler Co OH. Her grandfather, John Busenbark, served through the last 3 years of the war for independence, as a teamster. Her parents came to this County about 1830, and the family became located on the place Mr. Hardee now occupies. This farm contains 160 acres, valued at $8,000. On March 31, 1875, fire destroyed the house and nearly all its contents, entailing a loss of $1,000. Mr. Hardee belongs to the democratic party. Both he and his wife have been members of the Old School Baptist Church 16 years, and the former fills the office of deacon. This couple are the parents of the following children, 9 in number: Lucy (deceased), Mary Eleanor (deceased); William B, Ann Eliza Priscilla (deceased), Sarah Jane (deceased), Elizabeth Elvira, now Mr. George HARDESTY of Boone Co; James Andrew, Samuel Morgan (deceased) and Laura Josephine. - typed by kbz
Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Nov 27, 1914

Curtis Hardee, the aged father of James Hardee died at the home of the latter, near Browns Valley on Saturday. A week before his death he fell into a sleep from which he could not be awakened.   - typed by kbz
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