Biography of Joseph Hard
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hard, Joseph, was the grandson of James Hard, who was born in Whitehall, N. Y. His wife was Ruth, born in Connecticut. May 26, 1774, and they had these children, Levi, Samuel, Amos, Joseph, William, and Dennis. Joseph, father of Cassius, was born in Whitehall, December 30, 1804, and died February 1, 1881. Sarah Spear, mother of Cassius, was born in Webster, Monroe county, August 11, 1815, and died in March, 1884, aged sixty eight The children of Joseph and Sarah Hard were: Cassius M., born February 2, 1845; Sarah T., born November 19, 1846, and died in infancy; Newton S., born August 17, 1848. Francis P., born March 20, 1851, and died June 14, 1877; Bradford W., born May 5, 1855; Elmer C., born August 26, 1858. All of these children were born in Murray. Cassius M. Hard was educated in the common schools of Murray and attended the Murray Academy for two years. He has been engaged in farming since a boy. In 1883 he purchased the farm of fifty seven acres at Kuckville, where he now resides. Mr. Hard has served as assessor of Carleton two terms. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. Lodge at Waterport. In 1870 Mr. C. M. Hard married Ella Smith, who was born in Carlton. February 28, 1852, and the children of this marriage were: Wallace C., born August 12, 1873; Irene S., born June 8, 1875, and married Henry V. Wilson; Manley Jr., born April 8, 1883.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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