Wednesday
December 9, 2020

( Originally created in April ~ 1998 )

Keys to the below document include :

  • Numeric value is assigned with the lowest number being the oldest family members and the highest numbers being the youngest family members.

  • All women's maiden names, if known, are in " ITALICS ".

  • Family members names shown in " MAROON " are the direct ancestors or decendants of my children Kayla Grace Pickett and Kara Virginia Pickett.

  • Children's names shown in " DARK BLUE " and in " Italics " have their own paragragh.   The others, due to a lack of information, do not and are shown in " BLACK " without " ITALICS ".

  • Names shown below in " PURPLE " have married a Hardy Family Member.

  • All words and names shown in " BRIGHT BLUE " are clickable links.

  • A " " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there is a photo of their headstone on the link.

  • A " " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there is a photo of the person or family members on the link.

  • A " (N) " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means there is no headstone photo shown.

  • Within this document I use the "Find A Grave" website which links to where each family member who has passed away is interred and shows their individual online memorial.   If you'd like to access the "Find A Grave" site to learn more about this project and build memorials for your loved ones please click below:

Anyone that has information on " ANY " family member
or questions on this family line please email me at:

" russpickde@comcast.net "

  Other Family surnames included in this document :

Barrow .. Baum .. Beck .. Beene .. Brittingham .. Brown .. Busch .. Callahan .. Case .. Chilcote .. Cochran .. Cook .. Czarnecki

Dantinne .. David .. Davis .. Dean .. Dressel .. Edwards .. Egan .. Elliott .. Emery .. Everson .. Flowers .. Gary .. Grioli

Hamby .. Heston .. Hinebaugh .. Hurd .. Johnson .. Kernen .. Kersey .. Kope .. Larrimore

Marker .. McDowell .. McElroy .. McReynolds .. Meekins .. Mitchell .. Moore .. Morgan .. Pettyjohn .. Pickett

Rocci .. Rossi .. Rudolph .. Rutter .. Rydlewski .. Savage .. Storey .. Sutton .. Szabries .. Thompson .. Tomczak .. Washington .. Yost


      Robert Hardy ( 1 ) is currently the senior family member known.   He resided in the Wilmington, Delaware area in the mid-1800's.   He was born in ca. 1830 in Ireland.   He married " Mary ????? " who was born in ca. 1826 also in Ireland.   Mary's parents' names are currently unknown.

      They first show up in the 1860 Federal Census ( recorded: July 20, 1860 ) residing in a home in Wilmington, Delaware and they have an personal estate value of $100.00.   Robert ( 1 ) is noted as a 30 year old " Laborer " and " Mary " is noted as a 35 year old homemaker raising their " 5 " children:  Margaret ( age 9 ) ~ John ( age 7 ) ~ William ( age 5 ) ~ Mary ( age 3 ) and Elizabeth ( age 2 ) .

      Robert ( 1 ), due to the Civil War, on May 16, 1861 enlisted in the 1st Delaware Infantry for a 3 month term.   Once his 3 month term with the 1st Delaware Infantry expired he enlisted in the " 2nd Delaware Infantry Regiment, Company H " on August 12, 1861.   He signed up for a 3 year term which would have ended in August of 1864 however he re-enlisted for the duration of the war.

      With the " 2nd Delaware Infantry Regiment " he was involved in the following well known battles:  Battle of Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor.

      The New Testament that Robert ( 1 ) carried with him during the Civil War can be seen, by request, at the Delaware State Archives.   It was donated by his granddaughter Mary ( 19 ).

      An 1870 Federal Census has not been found for the family possibly due to " Mary " passing away in 1868.   The children were possibly given to other family member to raise.

      " Mary " preceded her husband in passing away October 11, 1868 and was interred in the Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.   The date of Robert's ( 1 ) passing and the place of his interment is currently unknown.   They had " 6 " known children together who were all born in Wilmington, Delaware:

2.   Margaret A. Hardy  ~  b. February 10, 1852  ~  d. March 31, 1871  ~  " Age 19 years, 1 month, 21 days "

3.  John Hardy  ~  b. May, 1853  ~  d. February 19, 1901  ~  " Age abt. 47 years "

4.  William Hardy  ~  b. March 17, 1856  ~  d. July 4, 1922  ~  " Age 65 years, 3 months, 18 days "

5.  Mary Hardy  ~  b. ca. 1857  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

6.  Elizabeth Hardy  ~  b. ca. 1858  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

7.  Robert H. Hardy  ~  b. July 24, 1861  ~  d. April 22, 1922  ~  " Age 60 years, 8 months, 29 days "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 2 ) ~ Margaret is believed to have married a " Robert Lockart " on September 1, 1870 in Wilmington, Delaware.   It's currently unknown how she passed away.

( 5 ) ~ Mary ~ Nothing further is known.

( 6 ) ~ Elizabeth ~ Nothing further is known.

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(N)  Mary ???? Hardy  ~  Wife of Robert ( 1 )


      John Hardy ( 3 ) was born the 2nd child and 1st son of Robert Hardy ( 1 ) and " Mary ????? Hardy " in May, 1853 in Wilmington, De.  He married " Mary Carter McDowell " in 1876 and she was born the daughter of James McDowell and Elizabeth Everson McDowell in about 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware.

      They first show up as a family in the 1880 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1880 ) residing in a home at 1007 West 8th Street, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.   John ( 3 ) was noted as being a 26 year old " Brick Mason " and " Mary " was noted as a 27 year old homemaker raising their first child John ~ ( age 1 ) .   Also residing with them was " Mary's " 60 year old widowed mother Elizabeth Everson McDowell.

      Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland or Delaware survived the fire.

      In the 1900 Federal Census ( recorded: June 4, 1900 ) they are residing in a rented home at 1017 Kirkwood Street also in Wilmington, Delaware.   John ( 3 ) was noted as being a 47 year old " Brick Mason " and " Mary " was noted as a 49 year old homemaker.   All " 3 " of their children are residing with them:  John ( age 21 ~ noted as a Laborer ) ~ Ada ( age 18 ~ noted as a Dress Maker ) and Joseph ( age 16 ~ noted as a Laborer ) ~ .

      John ( 3 ) preceded his wife in passed on February 19, 1901 at about the age of 47 years and it's currently unknown where he was interred.   " Mary " was remarried after his passing to a Mr. Wilson.  It is also unknown where she was interred.  They had 3 known children:

10.   John R. Hardy  ~  b. March, 1879  ~  d. bef. 1948  ~  " Age unknown "

11.  Ada Mary Goodnow Hardy  ~  b. August 18, 1881  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

12.  Joseph Blocksom Tyndall Hardy  ~  b. November 19, 1883  ~  d. December 27, 1947

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 10 ) ~ John is believed to have never been married.


      William Hardy ( 4 ) was born the 3rd child and 2nd son of Robert Hardy ( 1 ) and " Mary ????? Hardy " on March 17, 1856 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.   He was baptisted in the Old Swedes Church in Wilmington in July, 1855.   The witnesses were William and Anne Beatty.   William ( 4 ) married " Eliza Rebecca Yost " in 1883.   She was born the daughter of Zebulon and Mary Mitchell Yost in July 28, 1858 in Pennsylvania.

      " Eliza Rebecca Yost " had been been previously married and was a widow with " 3 " children when she married William ( 4 ).   In the 1900 Federal Census ( recorded: June 4, 1900 ) she is noted as having had " 10 " children with only " 7 " surviving.

      At the time of the 1900 census " Eliza " had " 4 " known children with William ( 4 ) that were surviving and also her widowed daughter " Lillie M. Collins " ( age 20 ~ b. ca. 1880 ) was residing with them in 1900.   Which would mean she had " 2 " other children that would be Lillie's siblings that are currently unknown.   So the " 3 " children that didn't survive that " Eliza " had were more than likely " Hardy " children based on time and the noted births of the " 4 " oldest " Hardy " children shown below.

      Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire, " which might have helped clear the above up ", and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware survived the fire.

      They first show up as a family in the 1900 Federal Census ( recorded: June 4, 1900 ) residing in a home they were renting on Green Street, Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.   William ( 4 ) was noted as being a 44 year old " Brick Sorter " and " Eliza " was noted as a 41 year old homemaker raising their " 4 " oldest children:  Robert ( age 15 ) ~ Homer ( age 11 ) ~ Bertram ( age 6 ) and William ( age 2 ) .   Also residing with them was " Lillie M. Collins " ( age 20 ) " Eliza's " widowed daughter.

      In the 1910 Federal Census ( recorded: April 29, 1910 ) they are residing in the same home that they were renting in 1900 on Green Street, Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.   William ( 4 ) was noted as being a 54 year old " Brick Sorter " working in a " Brick Yard " and " Eliza " was noted as a 51 year old homemaker.   All " 6 " of their children are residing with them:  Robert ( age 25 ~ Oil Refinery Laborer ) ~ Homer ( age 20 ~ Oil Refinery Laborer & widowed ) ~ Bertram ( age 16 ~ Oil Refinery Laborer ) ~ William ( age 11 ~ attending school ) ~ Martha ( age 9 ~ attending school ) and Jacqueline ( age 6 ~ attending school ) .

      In the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: January 8, 1920 ) they are residing in a home that they were renting at 108 West Delaware Avenue, Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.   William ( 4 ) was noted as being a 63 year old " Laborer " working in a " Dye Mill " and " Eliza " was noted as a 61 year old homemaker.   Residing with them is their son Bertram ( age 26 ~ Oil Refinery Boiler Maker ) ~ William ( age 21 ~ Chemist at an Air Works ) ~ Martha P. Hardy Mays ( age 19 ~ and married ) along with her daughter Frances R. Mays ( age ~ " new born " ) and Jacqueline ( age 16 ~ Laborer in a Silk Mill ) .

      William ( 4 ) preceded his wife in passing away on July 4, 1922 at the age of 65 years, 3 months and 18 days and was interred in the Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Pennsylvania on July 7, 1922.   " Eliza " passed away on March 6, 1928 and was interred next to her husband on March 9, 1928.   They had " 6 " known children together:

15.  Robert Yost Hardy  ~  b. July 5, 1884  ~  d. December 4, 1920  ~  " Age 36 years, 4 months, 30 days "

16.  Homer W. Hardy  ~  b. May 13, 1889  ~  d. January 30, 1957  ~  " Age 67 years, 8 months, 17 days "

17.  Bertram R. Hardy  ~  b. August 18, 1893  ~  d. December 1, 1978  ~  " Age 85 years, 3 months, 14 days "

18.  William T. Hardy  ~  b. ca. 1898  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

19.  Martha P. Hardy  ~  b. September 8, 1900  ~  d. January 12, 1977  ~  " Age 76 years, 4 months, 4 days "

20.  Jacqueline F. Hardy  ~  b. ca. 1904  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 15 ) ~ Robert died while working at the Texaco Refinery in Marcus Hook, PA due to falling in a vat and being burned.

( 19 ) ~ Martha married " Harry Taylor Lamey " and they had " 2 " children together:

    Frances Lamey Quinn
    Robert Lamey

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( 4 ) ~   William Hardy  ~      Eliza Rebecca Yost Hardy  ~  ( Wife of Joseph )

  Child of William ( 4 ) and Eliza Hardy  ~  ( click on names below )

( 15 ) ~   Robert Y. Hardy

( 16 ) ~   Homer W. Hardy

( 17 ) ~   Bertram R. Hardy  ~  (N)  Amy B. Rice Hardy  ~  ( 1st Wife of Bertram )
            (N)  Mildred Grace Deaner Hardy  ~  ( 2nd Wife of Bertram )

( 19 ) ~ (N)  Martha P. Hardy Lamey  ~  (N)  Harry Taylor Lamey  ~  ( Husband of Martha )


      Robert H. Hardy ( 7 ) was born the 6th and last known child and 3rd son of Robert Hardy ( 1 ) and " Mary ????? Hardy " on July 24, 1861 in Wilmington.   As a teenager he moved to Kent County and worked on the farm of John and Francis Denney near Leipsic, Delaware.

      While working on the farm in Kent County he met and married " Ella David " on July 11, 1890 in Kent County, Delaware.   Ella was born the daughter of William Thomas and Arminta Hurd David in June, 1872.   The wedding was performed by S. R. Maxwell.

      After their marriage they at first continued to reside on the John and Francis Denney farm near Leipsic where their " 2 " oldest children were born.   Prior to 1900 they moved to what was known as the Logan farm near Kitts Hummock, Kent County, Delaware where Robert ( 7 ) became a tenant farmer.   This farm was owned by John Reed Nicholson, Delaware Chancellor ( see number 29 below ) at that time.

      They first show up as a family in the 1900 Federal Census ( recorded: June 1, 1900 ) residing on the Logan Farm which they were renting.   Robert ( 7 ) was noted as being a 38 year old " Tenant Farmer " and " Ella " was noted as a 27 year old homemaker raising " 2 " of their Children:  Elizabeth ( age 4 ) and John ( age 4 months ) .   Also residing with them was " John E. White " ( age 15 ~ noted as black ) who also worked on the farm with Robert ( 7 ).

      In the 1910 Federal Census ( recorded: April 27, 1910 ) they were still residing on the Logan Farm and Robert ( 7 ) was noted as being a 48 year old " Tenant Farmer " and " Ella " was noted as a 38 year old homemaker raising " 2 " of their Children:  John ( age 10 ) and Mary ( age 5 ) .   Also residing with them was " Henry Stanley " ( age 17 ) who also worked on the farm with Robert ( 7 ).

      Robert ( 7 ), along with working on his farm, also did all his own blacksmith work needed for the farm.  His daughter Mary ( 30 ) told me that she remembers helping her father with the bellows.

      In the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: January 9, 1920 ) they were still residing on the Logan Farm and Robert ( 7 ) was noted as being a 56 year old " Grain Farmer " and " Ella " was noted as a 46 year old homemaker.   Their " 2 " children were still residing with them:  John ( age 20 ~ Chemical Truck Driver ) and Mary ( age 16 ~ Clerk in a Candy Store ) .

      Robert ( 7 ) preceded his wife in passing away on April 22, 1922 at the age of 60 years, 8 months and 29 days after getting his arm caught in a corn sheller about 10 days earlier.   The cause of death was Lockjaw.  He was interred in Lakeside Cem., Dover, Delaware.   His wife " Ella " passed away on September 13, 1935 at about the age of 63 years of a heart attack and was interred next to her husband.

      " A silver hunting man's pocket watch " used by Robert ( 7 ) can be seen at the Delaware State Archives.  It was donated to them by his daughter Mary ( 30 ).  Together they had 6 children:

25.   Robert Hardy  ~  b. November 10, 1890  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

26.   William Thomas Hardy  ~  b. February 16, 1893  ~  d. February 21, 1893  ~  " Age 5 days "

27.   Elizabeth " Lizzie " Hardy  ~  b. December 18, 1895  ~  d. 1910  ~  " Age abt. 15 years "

28.   Ruth ( Molly ? ) Hardy  ~  b. November, 1897  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

29.  John Reed Nicholson Hardy  ~  b. January 4, 1900  ~  d. September 28, 1974  ~  " Age 74 years, 8 months, 24 days "

30.  Mary Carter Hardy  ~  b. October 16, 1904  ~  d. May 4, 2005  ~  " Age 100 years, 6 months, 19 days "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 25 ) ~ Robert was born and was believed to have died an infant.

( 26 ) ~ William was born in Leipsic and died at 5 days old.

( 27 ) ~ Elizabeth was also born in Leipsic and was nicknamed "Lizzie".  She died at 15 years of age and was interred at Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware.

( 28 ) ~ Ruth was born and was believed to have died an infant.

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( 7 ) ~   Robert H. Hardy   ~     Ella David Hardy

  Child of Robert ( 7 ) and Ella Hardy

( 27 ) ~   Elizabeth Hardy


      Ada Mary Goodnow Hardy ( 11 ) was born the 2nd child and only daughter of John ( 3 ) and Mary Carter McDowell Hardy on August 8, 1881 in Wilmington, De.  She married " William E. Callahan " who was born in ca. 1873 in Pennsylvania.   His parents names are currently unknown.

      They first show up as a family in the 1910 Federal Census ( recorded: April 21, 1910 ) residing in a home they were renting at 115 East 7th Street, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.   " William " was noted as being a 37 year old " House Painter " and Ada ( 11 ) was noted as a 27 year old homemaker raising their " 3 " children:  William, Jr. ( age 6 ) ~ Mary ( age 3 ) ~ and Beatrice ( age 1 ) .   Also residing with them were Ada's ( 11 ) widowed mother Mary C. Wilson ( age 55 ) and her brother Joseph ( 12 ) ( age 26 ~ noted as a Street Car Conductor ) .

      In the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: January 14, 1920 ) they are now residing in a home they were renting located at 215 East 12th Street, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.   " William " was noted as being a 47 year old " Painter " at a " Powder Manufacture " and Ada ( 11 ) was noted as a 37 year old homemaker raising their " 3 " children:  William, Jr. ( age 15 ~ working as a driver for a laundry co. ) ~ Mary ( age 13 ) ~ and Beatrice ( age 11 ) .

      Sometime between the 1920 and 1930 Federal Census " William E. Callahan, Sr. " preceded his wife in passing away.   The dates and where he was interred is currently unknown.

      In the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 11, 1930 ) Ada ( 11 ) was noted as 48 year old, widowed, and residing with her daughter Beatrice Callahan Washington ( 37 ) and her family on Scott Street, Wilmington, Delaware.   Beatrice ( 37 ) married " Hamlet A. Washington " in 1927 and they had " 1 " child at this time:  Doris A. Washington ( age 1 ) .   " Hamlet A. Washington " was noted as being born in 1904 in Italy and emigrated with his family in 1906 to the United States.   He was also noted as being a " Shoemaker ".

      Ada ( 11 ) was married a second time on April 10, 1937 to " William J. Savage " who was noted as being 60 years old and was born in Scotland to Frank and Mary Savage.

      Ada ( 11 ) passed away on September 20, 1966 in Wilmington at the age of 85 years, 1 month, 12 days and was interred in the Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.   Ada ( 11 ) and " William E. Callahan, Sr. " had " 3 " children together:

35.  William E. Callahan  ~  b. January 31, 1904  ~  d. March 19, 1967  ~  " Age 63 years, 1 month, 19 days "
       Family paragraph " Coming Soon " for William's family ....

36.  Mary C. Callahan  ~  b. December 30, 1906  ~  d. August 14, 1973  ~  " Age 66 years, 7 months, 15 days "

37.  Beatrice Callahan  ~  b. ca. 1909  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age unknown "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 35 ) ~ William, Sr. married " Marie E. Barrow " and they had " 9 " children:

          Family paragraph " Coming Soon " for William, Jr.'s family ....
    1 )  William E. Callahan, Jr.  ~  b. September 4, 1924  ~  d. March 11, 1992

 Marjorie A. Rutter Callahan  ~  ( Wife of William )

Their Children :
Shirley Ann Callahan Rudolph  ~  b. November 15, 1947  ~  d. November 6, 2018
Timothy T. Callahan  ~  b. January 15, 1949  ~  d. July 17, 1975
Terry Lee Callahan  ~  b. August 14, 1951  ~  d. January 9, 2014
William Edward Callahan  ~  b. September 7, 1954  ~  d. July 31, 2015
Sharon Lee Callahan Flowers

    2 )  John B. Callahan
    3 )  Robert L. Callahan

          Family paragraph " Coming Soon " for Hugh's family ....
    4 )  Hugh E. Callahan  ~  b. June 16, 1929  ~  d. June 25, 2000

 Gertrude M. Rydlewski Callahan  ~  ( Wife of Hugh )

Their Children :
Hugh E. Callahan, Jr.
Ruthann Callahan Dressel


    5 )  Roy N. Callahan
    6 )  Ernest W. Callahan
    7 )  Marie E. Callahan Egan

          Family paragraph " Coming Soon " for Ada's family ....
    8 )  Ada M. Callahan Tomczak  ~  b. August 20, 1937  ~  d. November 14, 2004

 Sigmund A. Tomczak  ~  ( Husband of Ada )

Their Children :
Sigmund A. Tomczak, Jr.
Constance Tomczak Meekins
Kimberly Tomczak Beck
Brenda Tomczak Czarnecki

    9 )  Dorothy A. Callahan Henry

( 36 ) ~ Mary married " William H. Sutton, Jr. " and nothing further is known.

( 37 ) ~ Beatrice ~ noted above.

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( 11 ) ~ (N)  Ada Hardy Callahan Savage

  Children of Ada ( 11 ) and William Callahan

( 35 ) ~ (N)  William E. Callahan   ~   (N)  Marie E. Barrow Callahan  ~  ( Wife of William )

( 36 ) ~   Mary Callahan Sutton   ~     William Henry Sutton, Jr.  ~  ( Husband of Marie )


      Joseph Blocksom Tyndall Hardy ( 12 ) was born the 3rd and last child and 2nd son of John Hardy ( 3 ) and Mary Carter McDowell Hardy on November 19, 1883 in Wilmington, Delaware.   Based on his birth certificate he was born with the middle name of " Blocksom " and it's unknown where the middle name of " Tyndall " originated.

      He married " Catherine A. Kope " on July 26, 1915 in Wilmington, Delaware.   She was born in 1894 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Kope.

      They first show up as a family in the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: January 22, 1920 ) residing in a home they owned but had a mortgage on in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.   Joseph ( 12 ) was noted as being a 36 year old " Pipe Fitter " working in a " Machine Company " and " Catherine " was noted as a 25 year old homemaker raising their only child:  Elizabeth ( age 2 ) .

      In the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 11, 1930 ) residing in a home they owned mortgage free at 206 West Avenue, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware.   Joseph ( 12 ) was noted as being a 47 year old " Pipe Fitter " working in a " Shipyard " and " Catherine " was noted as a 35 year old homemaker raising their " 3 " children:  Elizabeth ( age 2 ) ~ John ( age 10 ) and Ivy ( age 2 ) .

      In the 1940 Federal Census ( recorded: April 16, 1940 ) they are still residing in their home at 206 West Avenue, New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware.   Joseph ( 12 ) was noted as being a 54 year old " Plumber " working in his own " Plumbing Repair Business " and " Catherine " was noted as a 45 year old homemaker.   " 2 " of their children are still residing with them:  John ( age 20 ~ Apprentice Plumber working with his dad ) and Ivy ( age 12 ) .   Elizabeth was married to " Arvid O. Johnson " on October 7, 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware and had moved out on her own.

      Joseph ( 12 ), besides the running of his own plumbing repair business, was also very active in the community.   He served as a Volunteer Fireman with the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company and was also their " First President ".   He was one of the first member of the Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Association (DVFA), a member of the Master Plumbers Association of Delaware, a member of multiple Lodge's, and a board member of his church.

      Joseph ( 12 ) preceded his wife in passing away on December 27, 1947 at the age of 64 years, 1 month, and 8 days and was interred in the Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Delaware.   " Catherine " passed away on July 3, 1960 at about the age of 65 years and was interred next to her husband. Together they had " 3 " known children together:

40.  Elizabeth C. Hardy  ~  b. 1917  ~  d. 1978  ~  " Age abt. 60 years "

41.  John Robert Hardy  ~  b. September 12, 1920  ~  d. April 17, 1994  ~  " Age 73 years, 7 months, 5 days "

42.  Ivy Beatrice Hardy  ~  b. September 14, 1927  ~  d. March 19, 1967  ~  " Age 63 years, 1 month, 19 days "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 40 ) ~ Elizabeth married " Arvid O. Johnson " who was born the son of O. Frederick Johnson and Anna S. Johnson.   Its currently unknown if they had any children.

( 41 ) ~ John married " Glennelle Elliott " on October 29, 1949 in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware.   She was born on April 22, 1918 the daughter of Carroll N. Elliott and Anna O. Elliott.   Its currently unknown if they had any children.

( 42 ) ~ Ivy married " Thomas Albert Cochran " on June 7, 1947 in Holloway Terrace, New Castle County, Delaware.   He was born on September 2, 1925 the son of Francis A. Cochran and Beatrice G. Cochran.   Its currently unknown if they had any children.

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( 12 ) ~ (N)  Joseph B. Tyndall Hardy  ~  (N)  Catherine A. Kope Hardy  ~  ( Wife of Joseph )

  Child of Joseph ( 12 ) and Catherine Hardy  ~  ( click on names below )

( 40 ) ~ (N)  Elizabeth C. Hardy Johnson  ~  (N)  Arvid Olaf Johnson  ~  ( Husband of Elizabeth )

( 41 ) ~ (N)  John Robert Hardy


Joseph T. Hardy's
Obituary



      John Reed Nicholson Hardy ( 29 ) was born the 5th child and 3rd and last son of Robert H. Hardy ( 7 ) and Ella David Hardy on January 4, 1900 on his parent's farm, known as the Logan Farm, near Kitts Hummock, Delaware.   He was married three times.

      He first married " Pearle Emma Case " on December 4, 1920 in Wyoming, Delaware.   She was born the daughter of Edward and Emma Salisbury Case on March 11, 1905 in Murderkill Hundreds, Delaware.   They had " 7 " children together and were later divorced.

Family Note:  When I talked with Mary Hardy Emery ( 30 ), John's ( 29 ) sister, she noted to me that " Pearle " stated to her that her first name was indeed spelled with an " e " on the end of it but that few folks knew it and it bothered her.   So Mary ( 30 ) said she always made sure when sending her cards that she put the " e " on the end of her name.

      Sadness struck the young family when on December 12, 1928 their son Robert ( 51 ) was born but only lived for a few hours due to birth complications.   There are two family stories concerning where he was interred.

      One story notes he was interred on his Grandparent's farm noted as the Logan Farm near Kitt's Hummock.   This first story " possibly " seems to be not true since his granddad Robert ( 7 ) had passed away 6 years earlier and his grandmother " Ella Hardy " left the farm soon after her husband's passing.   The other story, according to his sister Mary ( 30 ), notes that Robert ( 51 ) was interred either with his granddad Robert ( 7 ) or in his grandmother " Ella's " plot that was next to her husbands at the Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware.   It's unknown which is true ....

      They first show up as a family in the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 8, 1930 ) residing in a home they were renting on Main Street, Little Creek, Kent County, Delaware.   John ( 29 ) was noted as being a 30 year old " Waterman " working on a " Oyster boat " and " Pearle " was noted as a 26 year old homemaker raising their " 6 " children:  Catherine ( age 8 ) ~ John ( age 7 ) ~ Edward ( age 6 ) ~ Kenneth ( age 5 ) ~ Jane ( age 4 ) and Mary ( age 2 ) .

      " Pearle " was pregnant with her son Wilson ( 52 ) at the time of the 1930 census and he was born 20 days later on April 28, 1930.   However sadness would once again grip the family as Wilson ( 52 ) passed away 24 days later on May 22, 1930.   Wilson ( 52 ) is known to be interred in the Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware as it's noted on his death certificate ... but in which plot is currently unclear.

      Soon after the 1930 Federal Census John ( 29 ) and " Pearle " were divorced.   Together they had " 8 " children.   " Pearle " was remarried to " Albert William Marker ", a widower, in December, 1934 in Elkton, Maryland.   " Albert " was born on July 3, 1903 the son of Isaac Manship and Anna West Marker.   After their marriage they resided in the Dover, Delaware area.

      John ( 29 ) and " Pearle's " children were, at this time, turned over to the Children's Home in Wilmington by " Pearle ".   The oldest child, " Catherine " ( 46 ), however was taken in and raised by " Pearle's " sister Maude Case Knight and her husband Edward Knight.   Later, the other " 5 " Hardy children were soon moved to the Murphy Home in Dover, Delaware.

      After their divorce " Pearle " was remarried to " Albert W. Marker " and they resided in the Dover, Delaware area after their marriage.   Her children were, at this time, turned over to the Children's Home in Wilmington by " Pearle ".   The oldest child, " Catherine " ( 46 ), however was taken in by " Pearle's " sister Maude Case Knight and her husband Edward Knight.   Later, the other " 5 " Hardy children were moved to the Murphy Home in Dover.

      John ( 29 ), for whom a 1940 census has not been found, after their divorce moved to Wilmington, Delaware with a lady named " Ella Brown " who worked as a waitress.   " Ella " was, shortly after their relationship started, killed when she was struck by a car.

      John ( 29 ) was married second to " Eleanor Pettyjohn " on December 25, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware.   " Eleanor Pettyjohn " was born the daughter of Linford and Frances Pettyjohn on January 5, 1920 in Lewes, Delaware.   They were soon divorced and didn't have any children together.

      John ( 29 ) later met and married " Helen ' Eloise ' McElroy " who was born in Alabama on April 2, 1927.   They lived in Atlantic City, New Jersey for a few years where " 3 " of their children were born.   While residing in Atlantic City John ( 29 ) worked on ships in the Delaware Bay and in the ocean off of Atlantic City.   They later moved to Florida and eventially lived in Hialeah, Florida where John ( 29 ) once again worked as a " Waterman ".

      John ( 29 ), during World War II, served as a Merchant Marine which can be seen on his marriage license to " Eleanor Pettyjohn ".

      John ( 29 ) preceded his wife in passed away in Hialeah, Florida on September 28, 1974 at 2:30 pm in the Hialeah Hospital of Heart Failure.   He was interred in the Vista Memorial Gardens in Dade County, Florida on October 1, 1974.   His first wife " Pearle " passed away on November 4, 1943 and was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Delaware.   At last report " Eloise " was still residing in Hialeah, Florida.  John ( 29 ) had " 8 " children with " Pearle " and " 5 " with " Eloise ".

  Children of John and Pearle Hardy :

      45.  Catherine Pearle Hardy  ~  b. June 21, 1921  ~  d. May 14, 2011  ~  " Age 79 years, 10 months, 23 days "

      46.  John Robert Hardy  ~  b. September 8, 1922  ~  d. November 3, 1983  ~  " Age 61 years, 1 month, 26 days "

      47.  Edward Case Hardy  ~  b. September 25, 1923  ~  d. October 28, 1976  ~  " Age 53 years, 1 month, 3 days "

      48.  Kenneth Hardy  ~  b. September 13, 1924  ~  d. July 15, 2007  ~  " Age 82 years, 10 months, 2 days "

      49.  Jane Marcella Hardy  ~  b. January 7, 1926  ~  d. June 26, 1997  ~  " Age 71 years, 5 months, 19 days "

      50.  Mary Ellen Hardy  ~  b. April 23, 1927  ~  d. June 3, 2014  ~  " Age 87 years, 1 month, 11 days "

      51.  Robert Hardy  ~  b. December 12, 1928  ~  d. December 12, 1928  ~  " Age 1 day "

      52.  Wilson Hardy  ~  b. April 28, 1930  ~  d. May 22, 1930  ~  " Age 24 days "

  Children of John and Helen McElroy Hardy :

      53.   Robert Walter Hardy  ~  b. July 20, 1956

      54.   Elizabeth Carolyn Hardy  ~  b. July 25, 1957

      55.   Patrica Ann Hardy  ~  b. October 2, 1959

      56.   Samuel James Hardy  ~  b. December 15, 1961

      57.   Anne Marie Hardy  ~  b. January 27, 1965

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 45 ) ~ Catherine married "Wallace Elmer Thompson" on July 31, 1943 in Dover, Delaware and resided in Easton, Maryland.   They had one child Wallace E. Thompson who resided in Lewes, Delaware.

( 48 ) ~ Kenneth married " Susan Mae Kernen " and they resided in Pennsylvania and had one child named Kenneth R. Hardy.

( 50 ) ~ Mary Ellen married " Nicholas Rocci " who was born on January 19, 1924.  They didn't have any children together and resided in Kissimmee, Florida.  They were divorced on June 1, 1993 in Florida.

( 53 ) ~ Robert was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

( 54 ) ~ Elizabeth was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

( 55 ) ~ Patricia was born in Nahunta, Georgia.

( 56 ) ~ Samuel was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

( 57 ) ~ Anne was born in Hialeah, Florida.

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( 29 ) ~   John Reed Nicholson Hardy

              Pearle Case Hardy Marker  ~  ( First wife of John )

  Children of John and Pearle Hardy :

( 45 ) ~   Catherine Pearle Hardy Thompson  ~    Wallace Elmer Thompson  ~  ( Husband of Catherine )

( 48 ) ~ (N)  Kenneth Hardy  ~  (N)  Susan Mae Kernen Hardy  ~  ( Wife of Kenneth )

( 50 ) ~   Mary Ellen Hardy Rocci  ~  (N)  Nicholas Rocci  ~  ( ex-husband of Mary Ellen )

( 51 ) ~ (N)  Robert Hardy

( 52 ) ~ (N)  Wilson Hardy


      Mary Carter Hardy ( 30 ) was born the 6th and last child and 3rd and last daughter of Robert H. Hardy ( 7 ) and Ella David Hardy on October 16, 1904 on her parent's farm ( the Logan Farm ) near Kitt's Hummock, Delaware.   She was named for her aunt Mary Carter McDowell Hardy, wife of her uncle John ( 3 ).

      She married " Edgar ' Spry ' Emery " on June 30, 1926 in the Baptist Church Parsonage on State Street in Dover, Delaware.   " Spry " was born the son of Edward and Laura Honey Emery on November 19, 1895 near Sudlersville, Maryland.   After their marriage they resided in the Dover, Delaware area.

      A doll that was given to Mary ( 30 ) by her aunt Mary Carter McDowell Hardy when she was 8 years old was donated by her to the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover, Delaware where it is on display.

      " Spry " preceded his wife in passing away on September 4, 1979 at the Kent General Hospital in Dover of an Aneurysm.   He was interred next to his Father-in-law and Mother-in-law at Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware.   Mary ( 30 ) passed away at the age of 100 years, 6 months and 19 days on May 4, 2005 in Dover, Delaware and was interred next to her husband.   She and her husband did not have any children.

Note : Russ Pickett, the author of this family tree, spend sometime with Mary ( 30 ) at her home south of Dover discussing her parent's, grandparent's, and her brother John's ( 29 ) lives and information.   She proved to be a very pleasant lady ... always wore a flower in hair .... and had a very pleasant smile.   She was " very excited " that someone was writing down the information on her Hardy family !   It was such a pleasure to meet her and get to know her ....

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( 30 ) ~   Mary Carter Hardy Emery  ~  Edgar " Spry " Emery  ~  ( Husband of Mary )




      John Robert Hardy ( 46 ) was born the 3rd child and 1st son of John Reed Nicholson Hardy ( 29 ) and Pearle Emma Case Hardy on September 8, 1922 on the Logan Farm near Kitt's Hummock, Delaware at 9:45 am.   He was married twice.

      John ( 46 ) first met and had a relationship with " Doris Brittingham " and they had one child together:  John Edward Brittingham who was born on September 15, 1946.

      John ( 46 ) was first married to " Pearl Jeanette Dantinne ".   Pearl was born the daughter of Emile and Grace Marie Pollitt Dantinne.   Her birth date is currently unknown.  They had six children together and were later divorced.   She currently resides close to her son Robert ( 76 ) in Frankford, Delaware and has remarried ( 1993 ) to a man named Walter ______.

      John ( 46 ) then married " Ruth Elizabeth Dean Edwards " on August 5, 1972 in Denton, Maryland.   She was born the daughter of Maurice Samuel and Grace Carroll Dean on October 21, 1938 in Denton, Maryland.   ( See the "Dean Family History" )   John ( 46 ) and " Ruth " had 2 children together.   " Ruth " also had " 6 " children from a prior marriage.

      John ( 46 ) worked during his lifetime as a Laboror.   He preceded his wife in passing away on November 3, 1982 and was interred in the Camden Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Delaware.   " Ruth " remarried after John's passing to " Walter Garfield Hamby " who was born the son of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Blevins Hamby on April 1, 1936 in Warrensville, North Carolina.

  Child of John Robert Hardy and Doris Brittingham :

      75.  John Edward Brittingham  ~  b. September 15, 1946

  Children of John Hardy and Pearl J. Hardy :

      76.  Robert Richard Hardy  ~  b. July 1, 1949

      77.  Linda Susan Hardy  ~  b. January 1, 1951  ~  d. May 9, 2015  ~  " Age 64 years, 4 months, 8 days "

      78.  Jeannette Pearl Hardy  ~  b. December 7, 1953  ~  d. September, 1986  ~  " Age abt. 32 years "

      79.  Sandra Hardy  ~  b. August 22, 1954

      80.   Kenneth David Hardy  ~  b. August 26, 1956

      81.   Dean Roy Hardy  ~  b. October 7, 1959

  Children of John Hardy and Ruth E. Hardy :

      82.  John Robert Hardy, Jr.  ~  b. May 17, 1968

      83.  Ruth Elizabeth Hardy  ~  b. August 27, 1970

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 76 ) ~ Robert resides in Frankford, Delaware.

( 80 ) ~ Kenneth (51) is single and is residing in Delaware.

( 81 ) ~ Dean is single and is residing in Felton, Delaware.

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( 46 ) ~   John Robert Hardy


      Edward Case Hardy ( 47 ) was born the 4th child and 2nd son of John Reed Nicholson Hardy ( 29 ) and Pearle Emma Case Hardy on the Logan Farm near Kitt's Hummock, Delaware.   He married " Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Storey " on May 7, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware.   She was born the daughter of James and Clara Story on July 10, 1926 in Delaware.   They were later divorced after they both moved to Texas.

      Edward Case Hardy ( 47 ) passed away on October 28, 1976 at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 3 days.   He was interred in the Restland Memorial Park, Dallas Texas.   His ex-wife " Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Storey " passed away on June 9, 2009 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 30 days and was interred with her son Lance ( 91 ) also in the in the Restland Memorial Park, Dallas Texas.   Together they had 3 children:

90.  Edward Case Hardy, Jr.  ~  b. December 5, 1942  ~  d. November 3, 2007  ~  " Age 64 years, 10 months, 29 days "

91.  Lance G. Hardy  ~  b. November 30, 1944  ~  d. November 5, 1991  ~  " Age 46 years, 11 months, 6 days "

92.  Gary Dwain Hardy  ~  b. October 12, 1947  ~  d. April 18, 1967  ~  " Age 19 years, 6 months, 6 days "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 90 ) ~ Edward ~ Nothing further is known.

( 91 ) ~ Lance died of a Heart Attack while living in Texas.

( 92 ) ~ Gary died as a result of a Motorcycle Accident at the age of 19 years.  He was interred in the Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware.

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( 47 ) ~   Edward Case Hardy, Sr.

              Mary Elizabeth " Betty " Storey  ~  ( ex-wife of Edward )

  Children of Edward and Betty Hardy :

( 90 ) ~   Edward Case Hardy, Jr.

( 91 ) ~   Gary Dwain Hardy

( 92 ) ~   Lance G. Hardy


      Jane Marcella Hardy ( 49 ) was born the 6th child and 2nd daughter of John Reed Nicholson Hardy ( 29 ) and Pearle Emma Case Hardy on January 7, 1926 in Delaware.   She married " Clyde Edgar Hinebaugh " on September 30, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware.   " Clyde " was born on August 4, 1926 the son of Ira and Barbara Hinebaugh in Delaware.

      Jane ( 49 ) preceded her husband in passing away on June 26, 1997 at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 19 days.   She was interred in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery, Camden, Delaware.   " Clyde " passed away at the age of 88 years, 5 months, and 13 days on January 17, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida and was interred with his wife.   They had 4 children:

95.  Clyde Edgar Hinebaugh, Jr.

96.  Barbara Hinebaugh  ~  b. September 30, 1947

97.  Ashley Ivan Hinebaugh  ~  b. January 18, 1955

98.  Becky Hinebaugh

      Family Notes:  Clyde ( 95 ) and Becky ( 98 ) live near each other in Maryland on the road to Goldsboro.

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( 49 ) ~   Jane Marcella Hardy Hinebaugh  ~  (N)  Clyde Edgar Hinebaugh, Sr.  ~  ( Husband of Jane )


      John Edward " Jack " Brittingham ( 75 ) was born the 1st child and 1st son of John Robert Hardy ( 46 ) and Doris Brittingham.   He has been married three times.

      " Jack " ( 75 ) was first married to " Connie Lee Larrimore " whose dates and parents names are currently unknown.   They had two children together and later divorced.   He then married 2nd to " Diana Lee Longo ".   Her dates and parents names are currently unknown.   They had no children together.   He then married 3rd to " Laura Lee ????? " who dates and parent's names are also unknown.   They reside in rural Dover, Delaware.

100.   Kathaleen Veronica Brittingham  ~  b. February 23, 1970

101.   John D. Brittingham  ~  b. December 30, 1970

      Family Notes:  Kathaleen ( 100 ) currently has three children and John ( 101 ) has two children.


      Linda " Susan " Hardy ( 77 ) was born the 3rd child and 1st daughter of John Robert Hardy ( 46 ) and the 2nd child and 1st daughter of Pearl Jeanette Dantinne Hardy on January 1, 1951.   She was married four times.

      " Susan " ( 77 ) was married first to " Edmund Cole, Jr. " on June 7, 1968 in the Wyoming Methodist Church in Wyoming, Delaware.   He was born the son of Edmund, Sr. and Evelyn Sheehan Cole    They had no children together and were later divorced.   She then was married second to " Edward Otto " in Denton, Maryland in 1971 and they had one child together.   They were later divorced.

      " Susan " ( 77 ) was married third to " Wayne Moore ".   Wayne was born the son of Frances and Pauline Rash Moore on August 15, 1950.   He passed away in a truck accident in Sheerborn, New York on August 9, 1979.

      After " Wayne's " passing she started a relationship with " James 'Jim' M. Davis " in 1980 and they were later married.   " Jim " was born the son of Durwood and Margery ????? Davis on September 2, 1943.   James has since passed away and they had one child together.   " Susan " ( 77 ) passed away on May 9, 2015 and its currently unknown where she was interred.

  Child of Edward Otto and Linda Susan Hardy :

     102.  Terri Lynn Moore  ~  b. March 5, 1972

  Child of James M. Davis and Linda Susan Hardy :

     103.   Billie Jo Davis  ~  b. April 24, 1983

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 102 ) ~ Terry currently has one son " Grant Moore ".


      Jeannette Pearl " Candy " Hardy ( 78 ) was born the 4th child and 2nd daughter of John Robert Hardy ( 46 ) and the 3rd child and 2nd daughter of Pearl Jeanette Dantinne Hardy on December 7, 1952.

      She married " Richard A. Baum " who was born on January 31, 1947 in Pennsylvania.  His parents are currently unknown.   Richard preceded his wife in passing away at the age of 35 years, 4 months and 18 days on June 18, 1982 and was interred in the Edgewood Memorial Park on Route 1, Concordville, Pennsylvania.

      " Candy " ( 78 ) passed away due to cystic fibrosis in September, 1986 in Pennsylvania.   She was interred with her husband in the Edgewood Memorial Park on Route 1, Concordville, Pennsylvania.   Together they had 1 child:

104.   Amy Marie Baum

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 104 ) ~ Amy, after her mother's passing, moved in with her aunt Sandra ( 79 ) in West Virginia.  She has since graduated from high school and reportedly currently lives on her own.

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( 78 ) ~   Jeannette Pearl Hardy Baum  ~    Richard A. Baum  ~  ( Husband of Jeannette )


      Sandra Hardy ( 79 ) was born the 5th child and 3rd daughter of John Robert Hardy ( 46 ) and the 4th child and 3rd daughter of Pearl Jeanette Dantinne Hardy on August 22, 1954.   She married " Peter Szabries " whose parent's names and dates are currently unknown.   They have one child together and reside in Parkersburg, West Virginia. 105.   Christine Szabries


      John Robert Hardy, Jr. ( 82 ) was born the 8th child and 5th son of John Robert Hardy ( 46 ) and the 7th child and 4th son of Ruth Elizabeth Dean Hardy on May 17, 1968 in Dover, Delaware.  ( See the "Dean Family History" )

      John ( 82 ) married " Melissa Dawn Beene " who was born on February 13, 1970.  " Melissa " was born the daughter of Brenda Lee (_______).   She currently resides in rural Harrington, Delaware.   They had one child together and were later divorced.

      John ( 82 ) then had a relationship with " Tina Marie Grioli Windsor " who was born the daughter of Giuseppe and Dell Bryant Lawson Grioli on July 26, 1969.   " Tina " was previously married to Jay Windsor with whom she had one child, Jonathan A. Grioli.   It is unknown where John ( 82 ) currently resides but it is believed to be in Delaware.

  Child of John and Melissa Hardy :

      106.  Dustin James Hardy  ~  b. March 10, 1989

  Child of John and Tina Marie Windsor :

      107.  Robert Lawson Hardy  ~  b. September 9, 1991

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 107 ) ~ Robert's name was changed legally in January, 1994 from Robert Odell Lawson-Grioli to Robert Lawson Hardy.\

" Jonathan Alexander Grioli ", son of Tina Marie Windsor, was born on October 11, 1987 and passed away on November 3, 2012.


      Ruth "Ruthie" Elizabeth Hardy ( 83 ) was born the 9th and last child and 4th daughter of John Robert Hardy, Sr. ( 46 ) and the 7th child and 4th daughter of Ruth Elizabeth Dean Hardy on August 27, 1970 in Dover, Delaware.   ( See the "Dean Family History" )

      " Ruthie " ( 83 ) met and had a relationship with " Bradley Alan McReynolds " with whom she had one child.   She and Bradley were later married on April 21, 1989 in Dover, Delaware.   Bradley was born the son of James and Evelyn M. Tenbarge McReynolds on December 5, 1956 in Indiana.   This marriage ended in divorce on July 16, 1992.

      " Ruthie " ( 83 ) then met and resided with " Russell Stout Pickett " from November, 1991 through October, 1998.   " Russ " was born the son of John Earnest Pickett, Jr. and Emma Virginia Stout Pickett on October 29, 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware.   ( See the "Pickett Family History" )   They had two children together and " Russ " also had two children previous to this relationship, Christopher Scott and Ryan Mark Pickett.

      " Ruthie " ( 83 ) graduated from Lake Forest High School in Felton, Delaware in 1988.   She has worked as a waitress at Attilio's Pizza in Milford, Delaware, the Blue Coat Inn Pancake House in Dover, Delaware, Wal-Marts in Dover, Bank of America in Dover and currently works preparing taxes in Dover.   She resides in rural Dover with her youngest son Brian.

  Child of Bradley McReynolds and Ruth Hardy McReynolds :

     110.  Eric Adam McReynolds  ~  b. November 29, 1987

  Children of Russell S. Pickett and Ruth Elizabeth Hardy :

     111.  Kayla Grace Pickett  ~  b. June 27, 1992 ( twin )

     112.  Kara Virginia Pickett  ~  b. June 27, 1992 ( twin )

  Child of Robert ( _____ ) and Ruth Elizabeth Hardy :

     113.  Brian Peter Hardy  ~  b. January 10, 2002


      Barbara M. Hinebaugh ( 96 ) was born the 2nd child and 1st daughter of Clyde Edgar Hinebaugh and Jane Marcella Hardy Hinebaugh ( 49 ) on September 30, 1947 in Dover, Delaware.   She married " Charles E. Kersey, Jr. ".   Charles was born the son of Charles E. Kersey, Sr. on November 6, 1947.   They reside in Felton and together they have 2 children. 115.  Michael C. Kersey  ~  b. January 25, 1968

116.  Angela Marie Kersey  ~  b. October 27, 1971


      Ashley Ivan Hinebaugh ( 97 ) was born the 3rd child and 2nd son of Clyde Edgar Hinebaugh and Jane Marcella Hardy Hinebaugh ( 49 ) on January 18, 1955 in Dover, Delaware.

      Ashley ( 97 ) married " Carolyn Lee Edwards " on January 19, 1973 in Georgetown, Delaware.   Carolyn was born the daughter of Alfred James Edwards and Ruth Elizabeth Dean Edwards on November 10, 1956 in Easton, Maryland.  ( See the "Dean Family History" )  They reside in Kissimmee, Florida and together they have one child.

117.  Kristina Marie Hinebaugh  ~  b. November 18, 1973


(Kayla & Jude)
Kayla Pickett
(Kayla & Jude)
Kayla and Jude
2013 Photo


      Kayla Grace Pickett ( 111 ) was born the 3rd child and 1st daughter of Russell Stout Pickett and the 2nd child and 1st daughter of Ruth Elizabeth Hardy ( 83 ) on June 27, 1992 in the Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware.   Her middle name was given her in honor of her great-grandmother Grace Carroll Dean.  ( See " Grace Carroll Dean " )

      Kayla ( 111 ) attended Fairview Elementary, North Dover Elementary, William Henry Middle School ( 5th - 6th ), Central Middle School ( 7th - 8th ) and is a graduate of Dover High School, Dover, Delaware Class of 2010.

      Kayla ( 111 ) was employed at the Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware as a waitress.   She then worked at the Green Turtle in Dover, Delaware as a waitress and bartender.   She is currently employed full-time at Dover Downs as a bartender and also part-time at the Green Turtle.

      Kayla ( 111 ) currently resided in her own home in rural Dover, Delaware with her two children and Cora's ( 244 ) dad " Michael Heston ".

120.  Jude Michael Cook  ~  b. October 4, 2013

121.  Emma Grace Pickett  ~  b. October 22, 2014

122.  Cora Elizabeth Heston  ~  b. October 13, 2020

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes :

( 120 ) ~ Jude was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware ( 6 lbs 15 oz ) at 12:23 p.m.

( 121 ) ~ Emma was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware ( 7 lbs 4 oz ) at 8:04 a.m. ~ Pop-Pop Pickett was her mommy's coach in the delivery room ....

( 122 ) ~ Cora was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware ( 6 lbs 11 oz ~ 19.25 inches ) at 7:49 p.m.

(Jude Michael Cook)
Jude M. Cook (242)
On His Birthday !

( 2013 Photo )
(Emma Grace Pickett)
Emma G. Pickett (243)
On Her Birthday !

( 2014 Photo )
(Cora Elizabeth Heston)
Cora E. Heston (244)
On Her Birthday !

( 2020 Photo )

(Jude Michael Cook)
Jude and Emma
2019 Photo


(Kara & Trenton)

Kara V. Pickett and
Trenton Chilcote

( 2013 Photo )


      Kara Virginia Pickett ( 112 ) was born the 4th child and 2nd daughter of Russell Stout Pickett and the 3rd child and 2nd daughter of Ruth Elizabeth Hardy ( 83 ) on June 27, 1992 in the Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware.   Her middle name was given her in honor of her grandmother E. Virginia Stout Pickett.  ( See " E. Virginia Stout Pickett " )

      Kara ( 112 ) attended Fairview Elementary, North Dover Elementary, William Henry Middle School (5th - 6th), Central Middle School (7th - 8th) and Dover High School, Dover, Delaware.

      Kara ( 112 ) currently works in the restaurant business, has two children, and she resides in her own home in rural Woodside, Delaware with her two children.

123.  Trenton Nathaniel Chilcote  ~  b. July 21, 2011

124.  Ava Cheyenne Rossi  ~  b. June 5, 2014

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes :

( 123 ) ~ Trenton was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware.

( 124 ) ~ Ava was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware ( 7 lbs 14 oz ).

(Ava Cheyenne)
Ava C. Rossi
On Her Birthday!

( 2014 Photo )

(Trenton)
Trenton ~ 2019 Photo
(Emma Grace Pickett)
Ava ~ 2019 Photo


      Michael C. Kersey ( 115 ) was born the 1st child and only son of Charles E. Kersey, Jr. and Barbara M. Hinebaugh Kersey ( 96 ) on January 25, 1968.   He married " Cherie Morgan " whose dates and parent's names are currently unknown.   They reside in Milford, Delaware and together they have " 4 " children.   They were expecting the fourth child in the late summer of 1998 and the name is currently unknown. 125.  Morgan Brittany Kersey

126.  Megan Jane Kersey

127.  Madison Katlyn Kersey

128.  ????? Kersey


      Angela Marie Kersey ( 116 ) was born the 2nd and last child and only daughter of Charles E. Kersey, Jr. and Barbara M. Hinebaugh Kersey ( 96 ) on October 27, 1971.   She married " Lawrence David Gary " on January 31, 1998 at the Bethel Westlan Church in Goldsboro, Maryland.   Lawrence was born the son of David and Sherry (_____) Gary on September 2, 1969.   They reside in Felton, Delaware and they were expecting their first child in the late summer of 1998 and the name is currently unknown. 140.  ????? Gary


      Kristina Marie " Kris " Hinebaugh ( 117 ) was born the only child of Ashley Ivan Hinebaugh ( 97 ) and Carolyn Lee Edwards Hinebaugh on November 18, 1973 in Dover, Delaware.   She had a relationship and one child with " Kevin Beck ".   His dates and parent's names are currently unknown.

      " Kris " ( 117 ) married " Jeffery Busch " on July 10, 1993 in the Church of God, Winter Haven, Florida.   Jeffery was born the son of John and Linda (_____) Busch.   Together they have two children and reside in Florida with all three children.

  Child of Kevin Beck and Kristina Marie Hinebaugh :

     141.  Chelsea Renay Beck  ~  b. May 20, 1991

  Child of Jeffery Busch and Kristina M. Busch :

     142.  Destiny May Busch  ~  b. January 8, 1994

     143.  Jeffrey Busch  ~  b. 1998


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Created by Russell S. Pickett in: April, 1998
Updated: January 14, 2013