William Hardee Sr.'s
Pension Application

Application of WILLIAM HARDEE age 65, of Horry county South Carolina. April 4, 1821. He says he enlisted for one year on May 3, 1776 in Capt. REDIN BLUNT`S company and Col. BUNCOMBE. He served until May 3, 1777 and was discharged at Halifax N.C. He was in no engagement during service. Wife is 64, and infirm and he is infirm laboring under a rupture.

Affidavits included of Joseph Hardee, Averill Hardee, Thomas Wallace.

Affidavit: January 6, 1844 of Nancy Hardee age 88 on 2nd. May last, the widow of WILLIAM HARDEE. She says she married in Pitt County on April 2, 1776 to WILLIAM HARDEE he died August 18, 1827. He served in the army 3 months after marriage . They moved to Horry District, South Carolina in 1805.

Affidavit: January 1, 1844 of ANDREW HARDEE, age 67, brother of WILLIAM HARDEE. He says that William and Nancy and William's oldest children were all born in North Carolina. One child was born on the day of GATES defeat. One child is wife of a clergyman and lives in their neighborhood.

Affidavit: January 14, 1822 of PHILIP CAUSEY of Horry District, South Carolina. He says WILLIAM HARDEE served in Revolution.

Affidavit: October 30, 1821 of THOMAS WALLACE of Horry District, South Carolina. He says WILLIAM HARDEE served in Revolution.

Affidavit: March 13, 1819 of AVERILLA HARDEE, mother of WILLIAM HARDEE, the soldier. She says he enlisted in the 5th. NC Regiment.

Affidavit: June 15, 1844 of Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLS, of Pike Co. Alabama. She says she saw WILLIAM HARDEE and NANCY STOCKS married on April 2, 1776.

Affidavit: August 6, 1844 of Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLS, of Pike Co. Ala. She says she was born and raised and married in Pitt County North Carolina, and a short time after marriage moved to Horry District, South Carolina. She lived there until about 1836 when she moved to Pike Co. Ala. She attended Good Hope Baptist Church in Horry District.

Affidavit: April 12, 1844 of PETER VAUGHT. He says WILLIAM HARDEE and NANCY lived in Pitt Co. N.C. and moved to S.C. and settled in this district near VAUGHT'S father. He says WILLIAM HARDEE and wife had a large family of children and from their ages must have been married during the Revolutionary War.

Affidavit: April 10, 1844 of Reverend JOHN LEE. He says WILLIAM HARDEE moved there in 1806. LEE kept a schoolhouse near WILLIAM HARDEE and HARDEE brought to him a book containing the ages of his children, which was old and dim and requested him to copy the ages into another book. When LEE mentioned one of HARDEE'S daughters names HARDEE observed to his wife that she was born the day of GATES defeat. LEE says WILLIAM HARDEE died August 18, 1827.

Affidavit: January 6, 1844 of AMY HARRIS daughter of WILLIAM HARDEE she says NANCY HARDEE was age 64 in August last.

Affidavit: April 4, 1821 of THOMAS WALLACE, of Horry District, South Carolina. He says he served in same regiment as WILLIAM HARDEE for 12 months.

Affidavit: March 13, 1819 of Joseph Hardee, states he is brother of WILLIAM HARDEE.

WILLIAM HARDEE of Horry County, South Carolina. Was a Private in Col. BUNCOMBE'S NC Line for one year 1776. On rolls of South Carolina April 4, 1821. Widow's pension of $40.00 per year started March 4, 1843.

Contributed by William S. Hardee

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