Samuel Hardy, of Hardy County, VA
Facts and Events
About Samuel Hardy
From "History of Hardy County, 1786-1986", by MacMaster, Richard K.:
Hardy County was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly on December 10, 1785 and organized in February 1786 from parts of Hampshire County. It was named in honor of Samuel Hardy (1758-1785). He was born in Isle, Wight County Virginia in 1758 and graduated from William and Mary College in 1781. An attorney, he served in the Virginia General Assembly in 1777 and in 1781, represented Virginia in the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1785, served briefly as Virginia's lieutenant governor and was a signer of the Deed of Cession on March 17, 1784, that transferred the Northwest territory to the American government. He died in New York in October 1785.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - 1781-2, Pt. 1. - Certificate of Sampson Mathews that he had administered to Samuel Hardy, Esq., the oath of a privy counsellor, 19th July, 1781.