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    James F. Hardin Family Bible 


    James F. Hardin and wife, Rebecca Rogers Hardin, lived in Limestone County, Alabama on their farmland near Ardmore in the 1800s.  James and Rebecca’s children also resided in the Ardmore area as adults.  This Bible contains recordings for three generations, and is in the possession of Mary Virginia Johnson Barnes of Nashville, Tennessee, a great-great granddaughter of James F. Hardin.  The 1874 publication date and the name in the flyleaf would indicate that the Bible originally belonged to James and Rebecca’s son, William Henry Hardin.   


    The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments:  Translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.   

    New York:

    American Bible Society,

    Instituted in the Year MDCCCXVI (1816) 

    1874 (Publication Date)  


    James F. Hardin and Rebeccher Rogers was married March 11th, 1852   


    James F. Hardin was born Sept. 24th, 1822.   

    Rebeccher his wife was born April 26th, 1831.  Died June 12, 1910.   

    Sarah Jane the first, born June 11th, 1854   

    Mary Francis the second, born Sept. 10th, 1857   

    Viola the third, born Oct. 15th, 1859   

    William Henry 4th, born May 1st, 1861   

    George Edward 5th, born June 7th, 1867   

    William Henry Hardin was born May 1st, 1861   

    Amanda V. Wales, his wife, was born Jan 11, 1868   

    Eva Olar Hardin was born Nov 22nd, 1888   

    William Henry Hardin, Jr. was born Apr 11, 1890   

    Mary Ella Hardin was born July 8th, 1891   

    Ossey Florence Hardin was born March 15th, 1893 (her name was later spelled Ossie) 

    Berty V. Hardin was born September 29, 1894  (her name was later spelled Bertie)   


    James F. Hardin departed this life March 23rd, 1863   

    Viola Hardin departed this life March 26th, 1863



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