Capt. John F. Hardin

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 18, 1887, page 3
Transcribed by:  

Capt. John F. Hardin, of Kingston, died in Atlanta yesterday afternoon, and his remains passed up the road this morning.  Capt. Hardin was a good citizen, and was liked by everybody who claimed his acquaintance.



Since my last report three of our citizens have passed away.  On the 3d inst. Capt. J. F. Hardin died in Atlanta, where he had gone for treatment.  He had the best medical attention.  His remains were interred on Kingston cemetery on the 4th.  Capt. Hardin was a good citizen and one of our best farmers.

[Other citizens referred to are H. R. Towers and Niola Goodwin.]


September 1, 1887
Page 2.

Letters of Administration.
Georgia, Bartow County.

To all whom it may concern:
Mrs. Mary F. Hardin has in due form applied to the undersigned for permanent letters of administration on the estate of John F. Hardin, late of said county, deceased, and I will pass upon said application on the First Monday in October, 1887.  This 31st August, 1887.

J. A. Howard, Ordinary.


September 8, 1887
Page 2.

Memorial of John F. Hardin.
Read at the Last reunion of the 18th Georgia Regiment at Acworth.

Captain John F. Hardin was born in Floyd county, Ga., October 9th, 1842.  His parents were Colonel William and Miss Nancy Hardin.  He was educated at Cassville, Ga., and at the University of Mississippi at Jackson, and when but nineteen years of age he was elected Second Lieutenant of a Volunteer Company known as the “Davis Guards” which at Camp McDonald near Big Shanty was company “H” of the First Regiment Infantry in Gen. Phillips’ Fourth Georgia Brigade.  Here he was mustered into C. S. service on the 11th of June 1861.  The Regiment on arriving at Richmond was changed to the 18th Georgia, and his company was made company “F.”  He was a very positive and inflexible young man and had hosts of friends.  He was a good officer and soldier and was always present or accounted for when wanted.  At the second battle of Manassas he was wounded in the foot and unable to walk, and when Col. Wofford saw him lying on the field he said “Lieutenant are you wounded?” He replied “Yes they have shot me, but I’ve got their flag,” at the same time exhibiting the colors of the famous Zouave regiment, which he brought home and were afterwards presented to the State through Governor Brown, the Legislature being in session passed a flattering resolution of thanks to the 18th Georgia Regiment, but the name of the captors of the flag were erroneously reported or misspelled, and his name does not appear in the resolution.  John was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1862 and to captain of his company in 1863.  He went with his command to the close of the war, when he returned to his home in Bartow county, and engaged in farming.  On September 3d he was united in matrimony with Miss Mary Roper.  He was a successful farmer to the time of his death.  He never had any public office, as a matter of choice, preferring the peace and quiet of his beloved family to the wrangling of the hustings.  He was well beloved by his neighbors and all who knew him.  He died peacefully at the residence of his brother, Hon. Mark A. Hardin, in Atlanta on Wednesday, August 3d, 1887, and was laid to rest in the old family burial ground near Kingston.  He was present at only one of our reunions, but he was so enthused that on his return home he ordered from New York a handsome confederate gray suit that he intended wearing when occasion required he should appear in full dress, and then to be buried in it.  His wish was carried out and he sleeps with the gray enclosing his manly form.

He left a devoted wife and five affectionate children, Lucile, William, John, Gussie and Mark, who were all the world to him.


The Courant American
November 3, 1887, page 2

Administratrix’s Sale.
November 15, 1887
Georgia – Bartow County.

Will be sold at the late residence of Jno. F. Hardin, deceased, near Hardin’s Bridge, the following property, to wit:  Four mules, one mare and colt, one pair match horses, two horses three years old, one Jersey Bull, four Cows and calves, oxen, twenty-five head of hogs, three sows and pigs, 1,000 bushels corn, 6,000 bundles fodder, 500 dozen oats, ten tons clover hay, two wagons, one buggy, double, one set single and one set double harness, one buggy tongue, one six horse engine, one self binder and reaper, four two horse plows and various farming implements.  A first class set of blacksmith tools, one ferry cable, household and kitchen furniture.  Terms cash.

Mary R. Hardin, Administratrix of Jno. F. Hardin, dec’d.


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