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James  Hard

James Hard

Male 1651 - 1758  (107 years)

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  • Name James Hard 
    Born 1651  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1758  Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      James Hard, the progenitor of the Hard race in the United States, came from England, probably about 1680. He had fought for King Charles I, and as a reward for his services, King Charles II gave him a grant of land in Fairfield County, Connecticut. About 1693 he married Elizabeth Tomlinson of Derby, Connecticut. Their children:
      JAMES, born January 7, 1695; moved to Northern Vermont from New Milford, Connecticut; children: Abner, born 1719; John, died young (drowned); James III, born about 1725; Amos, born September, 1730; Abraham, born about 1733; Zaddock (see page 94).
      RUTH, born February 10, 1705.
      JOSEPH, born September 1, 1707; had two sons who died without issue.
      (From "Ancestors of Anson Wales Hard"), found in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

      Information recieved from Emma hard in a letter dated May 27, 1957. Emma Hard is a member of the Anne Helm Chapter D.A.R. tracing to David Ford Emma's number is 164554.
      " We could be Colonial Dames on the Hard side, but not D. A. R. The Hards had a Coat-of-arms. Cap and Hound. Ann Hard, wife of William Hard, roving Editor of Reader's Digest, wrote me about it. Also, told me that Hard means Shingle on the beach."
      "James Hard I came to America with a grant of land from the King of England. You will find this history in Connecticut Archives. the grant was for'Loyal service rendered'".
      Relating to the Colonial Wars 1675-1775 following names are listed: Jabez Hard died 1760
      James Hard, Lieutenant 1756
      James Hard, Jr., Lieutenant 1758
      James Hard, Captain 1762 (Newtown)
      James Hard, Jr., Lieutenant (Newtown 1755)
      James Hard, Jr., CAptain (Newtown 1761)
      They were loyal to the King at the time of the Revolutionary War, 1776. The Torres were wealthy, aristocratic people.
      You will find Captain James Hard listed as an "opulant farmer"

      Someone else says this:
      Most of James' family died in the Black Plague of London in 1660's. Only the mother and infant son (James?) survived the Plague, then came to America, landing, instead, in Canada.
    Person ID I7026  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2005 

    Family Elizabeth TOMLINSON,   b. 1677, Derby, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1694  Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Hard,   b. 7 Jan 1695, Derby, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1766, Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Ruth Hard,   b. 10 Feb 1705, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Hard,   b. 1 Sep 1707, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1768  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F3457  Group Sheet

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    History of James Hard Sr.
    History of James Hard Sr.
    Also mentioned: William Tomlinson, Elizabeth Tomlinson, James Hard Jr.