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Edward & Lydia White Bray Hardy


Rev. Edward Hardy (1770-1837) was a son of Rev. William (1729-1783) and Sarah Sowell (?-1809) Hardy of Bertie Co., NC. At 21, Edward was ordained in the Methodist Church. In 1795, he was assigned to Mt. Zion Church in Currituck Co. He married four times. His first wife was Lydia Jarvis (1780-1807), daughter of Col. Thomas Jarvis, Sr. (?-1795). Edward and Lydia Jarvis Hardy's children were Charles Wesley Hardy, Edward Washington Hardy, William Jarvis Hardy and Thomas Asbury Hardy.

Edward Hardy's second wife was Elizabeth Murden (1782-1815). Their children were Benjamin B. Hardy and Sarah F. Hardy.

Edward Hardy's third wife was Dorcas Woodhouse (1775-1816), daughter of Hadley and Mary Woodhouse. There were no children born of this marriage.

The fourth wife of Edward Hardy, pictured above, was Lydia White Bray (1784-1853), daughter of Caleb and Amy White and the widow of Capt. Thomas Bray, Esq. of Knott's Island. The children of Edward and Lydia White Bray Hardy were Lemuel Coke Hardy, John Butt Hardy and Henry Clarke Hardy.

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