|Bird Hardy family record page 1|
I speculate that this information was taken from a family bible, probably Bird Hardy’s. Perhaps since there were several branches of the family interested in the original bible, this information was copied down by my branch (Joshua Hardy & his wife Martha, my second great-grandparents) for safe-keeping. It may have been copied just after Bird’s death before the bible may have been handed off to another family member. Bird’s death was recorded second in the death listing and out of sequence of the others; his was the second to the last date of occurrence on this side of the paper. It also appears that the very last entry on this page was written in a different ink. I think that this last entry and the others on the opposite side were written more contemporary to when these events occurred. Judging from other examples of Martha’s handwriting, my guess is that she was the one who wrote these down and kept track of it until her death which, although it states 1914 in this record, took place in 1915. Probably one of her daughters, Mary or Elizabeth, recorded Martha’s death there.
|Bird Hardy family record page 2|