Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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George W. Hardman

GEORGE W. HARDMAN, a well-known farmer, residing in section 4, North township, Labette County, Kansas, is one of the active and progressive citizens of the county, and is widely known in the community in which he lives. Mr. Hartman was born in Gilmer county, West Virginia, in 1833, and is a son of Thomas and Rebecca (Goff) Hardman.

Thomas Hardman was a native of West Virginia, his birth occurring in Randolph county. His wife was also a native of that state. They reared the following children, namely: Nancy; Julia; William; Darlis; John; Christiana; George W.; S. S.; and J. E.

George W. Hardman was eight years old when his parents moved to Jackson county, West Virginia. There he followed farming for a number of years, and in 1865 moved to Whiteside county, Illinois, where he remained two years. In the fall of 1867 he went to Clay county, Missouri, where he was occupied in farming until the spring of 1870. His next and final move was to Kansas, where he bought the northwest quarter of section 4, North township, Labette county. This place has been his home ever since, and he has made many warm friends in the county. He has been a faithful and conscientious worker, and his neat and attractive home shows the result of his labor. Mr. Hardman married Elizabeth Eye, in 1851. She was born in 1828, and was a daughter of Reuben and Sarah (Rexford) Eye. She died April 24, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Hardman reared the following children: Rebecca; Sallie; J. M.; Lennox; N. W.; J. H., deceased; Harriet; and Mollie. Mr. Hardman is a Democrat in politics. He belongs to the Anti-Horsethief Association.