The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I08844
  • Name: Phineas (Phinehas) HARDY 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 JUL 1726 in Bradford, Essex, MA
  • Death: 7 MAR 1813 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
  • Burial: Hollis Churchyard
  • Note:
    The following copied from Janet Triggs, World Connect db=:1481057,

    Phineas, Abigail and baby Elizabeth moved to Hollis, NH in 1751 or 1752 and made a log cabin there. The cabin would be their home for 13 years. In 1764 Phineas built an attractive gambrel roofed house, the oldest in Hollis, NH. At the outbreak of the revolutionary war, Phineas then almost 50 enlisted and served in the garrison at Portsmouth for 3 months. Four of his sons Phineas, Thomas, Noah and Jesse were also soldiers for the revolution.


    HARDY, PHINEAS (from Hollis, NH genealogy website)
    came to Hollis from Bradford, Mass. His name is first on the Hollis tax lists in 1752. He was a soldier in the garrison at Portsmouth, NH, in 1776, and his sons, Phineas, Thomas, Noah and Jesse, were all soldiers in the army. Died March 7, 1813, age. 86. ---from the Hollis, NH genealogy website.


    The following was copied from Ginny Berry, World Connect db=I5539:

    Phineas or Phinehas Hardy, born at Bradford, Mass., 11 Jul 1726; died at Hollis, N.H., 7 Mar 1813. He married at Haverhill, Mass., 19 May 1749, Abigail Gage. They moved to Hollis, N.H., in 1751 or 1752. His wife Abigail died also at Hollis, N.H., 12 April 1808, "aged 82 years."

    According to a son Moses, Phineas Hardy, soon after his marriage, removed from Bradford to a "clearing", west of the present city of Nashau, more recently known as the Riverside Farm, "but he was so lonely that he moved up to Hollis (N.H.) Long Pond (now Silver Lake), in order to be near civilization."

    In the spring of 1751 he purchased the homestead of John Atwell at the head of Long Pond. In 1735 Atwell, the eighth settler in the town, engaged in hunting and fishing, purchased from the original proprietors eight acres of forest land on the lake shore, clearing a portion and building thereon a log cabin. In 1751 Mr. Hardy, his wife Abigail and a baby daughter, Elizabeth born in Bradford, took possession and made this log cabin their home for thirteen years; there a daughter and five sons were born.

    In 1764 Mr. Hardy built a commodious, attractive gambrel-roofed house in Hollis. There is, however, very little of the antique about the house except its age. The old log cabin was located on the hillside a short distance from the shore of the lake. The house is beautifully located close to the water's edge, and architectually is a rather remarkable building, the dormer windows being a later addition. The house is a monument of frugality, good taste and substantial workmanship. It seems impossible that a growing pioneer family could erect such a house in those pioneer days.
    Phineas Hardy's decendants owned and occupied this homestead for more than a century.

    Martha, mother of Phineas Hardy, soon after the house was built came from Bradford to Hollis, and made her home with her son, dying there 27 Mary 1783, at the age of 83, and was buried in the Hollis Churchyard.
    Mr. Hardy's name first appears as a taxpayer in 1752. He was listed as a member of the Hollis Congregational Church in 1755. His wife Abigail had joined the Bradford Church at the age of nineteen years. Probably both joined the Hollis church soon after their arrival in town.

    At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War Mr. Hardy, although nearly fifty years of age, enlisted and served in the garrison at Portsmouth three months. Four of his sons, Phineas, Jr., Thomas, Noah and Jesse, were also Revolutionary soldiers at the same time.

    Mr. Hardy was an honest, industrious, frugal, Christian man, gifted with genial humor and an abundance of common sense. He was an excellent and patriotic citizen, respected and honored by all who knew him.

    Abigail died at the homestead 12 Aug. 1808 at the age of 83; Phineas died there 7 May 1813; both were buried in the Hollis Churchyard after a wedded life of 58 years. Well may the numerous descendants take pride in such noble parentage!
    Source: Hardy and Hardie Past and Present, page 402 to 404.

    Father: Thomas HARDY b: 14 DEC 1695 in Bradford, Essex, MA
    Mother: Martha HARDY b: 17 FEB 1699/00 in Bradford, Essex, MA

    Marriage 1 Abigail GAGE b: 13 MAR 1724/25 in Bradford, Essex, MA
    • Married: 19 MAY 1749 in Haverhill, Essex, MA
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth HARDY b: 22 JUL 1750 in Bradford, Essex, MA
    2. Has No Children Martha HARDY b: 24 JUN 1752 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
    3. Has No Children Phineas HARDY b: 25 JUN 1754 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
    4. Has Children Thomas HARDY , Lt b: 11 JUN 1756 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
    5. Has No Children Noah HARDY , Deacon b: 17 SEP 1758 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
    6. Has No Children Jesse HARDY b: 19 DEC 1760 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
    7. Has No Children Isaac HARDY b: 9 JUL 1763 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
    8. Has No Children Moses HARDY b: 17 MAY 1765 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH
    9. Has No Children Solomon HARDY b: 1 AUG 1767 in Hollis, Hillsborough, NH

    1. Title: History of the Town of Marlborough, Cheshire County, NH, by Charles A. Bemis, published in Boston, 1881
      Page: related by cousin Beverly Marston
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