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John Hardin High Sheriff

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John Hardin, 

High Sheriff of Frederick County,

was the 8th Sheriff,  

of Frederick County

8/2/1757-8/8/1759

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Lenny Millholland is our 54th Sheriff

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Source:

http://www.fcva.us/departments/sheriff-s-office/archives/list-of-sheriffs

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THE NEXT SHERIFF?

One of the incumbent candidates, Thomas Swearingen, had a brother, Van Swearingen who became the next High Sheriff after John Hardin.

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From Find a Grave Site:

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John Hardin moved  1740 to Frederick County, Virginia ;

built the first stone courthouse in Winchester;

served as Captain of Militia in the French and Indian War;

Sheriff of Frederick County;

bought land in Hampshire County, VA, 1762 and moved there.

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John Hardin had 14 known children:

John, Mary, Benjamin, Thomas, William, Mark, Jesse, Abigail, Catherine, Elizabeth, Susannah, Lucy, Nicholas and Eve.

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KILLED BY INDIANS?

Several versions of this story.

Some say John Hardin was 

killed in Kentucky 

by Indians

or White Renegades.

 killed by Indians or renegade whites on the Brandenburg Road near Hardinsburg

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Source:

http://mykindred.com/cloud/TX/getperson.php?personID=I52251&tree=mykindred01

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TORE DOWN THE JAIL?

The story is told that when John Hardin led a contingent in 1754 of Frederick County men to the call of the Virginia militia commander, one George Washington, some were jailed after trying to relieve their boredom.  

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Believing free men should not be confined, they tore the jail down and returned home.

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1767-69 one of the pioneer settlers on Georges Creek in Monongahela Valley (Springfield Township) Fayette Co.,PA where was Justice of the Peace, built boats and equipped militia expeditions.

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Source:

http://www.richardsongenealogy.com/Hardin.html

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Grave?
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Maj John Hardin’s exact grave is unknown: he was buried at Hardin’s Fort just outside present day Hardinsburg. A tombstone is now placed at Kentucky Historical Marker #134 on US 60, coordinates N 37° 46.736 W 086° 28.269

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Source:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46953348/john-hardin
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Also for later reference to John Hardin’s later life after Frederick Co.

https://archive.org/stream/historymonongali00maxw/historymonongali00maxw_djvu.txt

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