Person:Samuel Hardy (9)

Samuel Hardy, of Hardy County, VA
d.17 October 1785 New York, New York
m. 1746
  1. John Hardy1746 - 1798
  2. Covington William Hardy1749 - 1814
  3. Stith Hardy1751 - 1799
  4. Mary Jane Hardy1753 -
  5. Samuel Hardy, of Hardy County, VA1758 - 1785
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Hardy, of Hardy County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1758 Isle Of Wight County, Virginia
Death? 17 October 1785 New York, New York

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.