Richard Hardin was born in 1761 and died in 1828, according to his headstone. I’ve spoken with some who believe he was actually born in 1758. I don’t have his birthdate, and am struggling to find either his birth certificate or marriage certificate.
According to one source, Richard Hardin (Harden) came to the colonies either during or right before the Revolutionary War as a British recruiter, but he then switched loyalties and fought for the colonies. He served as a Private in the Continental Line.
He married Rachel Crepell (some sources indicate Crable, Crebell, Crabbe or Crabbs) in Frederick, MD on May 28, 1790.
Children of Richard and Rachel are:
Ezra Hardin (my great-great-great-great-great grandfather)
Harriet M. (Hardin) married to Franklin Shaw
Elizabeth (Hardin) married to Abraham P. Killpatrick
Ann (Hardin) married to John Carnahan
Caroline (Hardin) married to Thomas Coulter
Richard is buried at Grandview (Patriot Square) Cemetery in Ross County, OH.