Corp. Joshua Hardesty

Male 1844 - 1922  (78 years)


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  • Name Joshua Hardesty  [1, 2
    Prefix Corp. 
    Born 6 Apr 1844  Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Apr 1922  Ohio City, Van Wert Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Woodlawn Cem., Ohio City, Van Wert Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I6506  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 

    Father Robert JAMES Hardesty,   b. 13 Oct 1800, Adams Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1879, Wayne Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Catherine Todd,   b. 1812, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1858, Wayne Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Family ID F4643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne E. Hodson,   b. 1851, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1867 
    Children 
     1. Adda Hardesty,   b. ? 1871
     2. Alta Hardesty,   b. ? 1872
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F4648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From FindAGrave Memorial:
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80851817

      Husband of Anna E. (Hodson) Hardesty (1855-1928). Father of Addie and Altah Hardesty. Joshua was the son of Robert James Hardesty and Catherine (Todd) Hardesty. He was a veteran of the Union Army in the Civil War. He enlisted as a private at the age of 20 on February 29, 1864 in Co. H, 13th Ohio Cavalry and was promoted to Full Corporal on September 2, 1864. He was mustered out on June 12, 1865 at the hospital in Washington, D.C. Joshua's regiment fought in the Battles of Petersburg, Virginia and the Appomttox Campaign. He was present at Appomattox Court House for the surrender of Lee and his army. One of the privates in Joshua's company, Nathaniel Gwynne, was one of the youngest soldiers to ever be awarded the Medal of Honor when, at the age of 15, he rode across the battlefield at Petersburg, Virginia to rescue the Colors from the Confederate captors.

  • Sources 
    1. [S426] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    2. [S401] FindAGrave.