Following are the digital images and transcription of the Joshua L. Hardy Family Bible Record. The bible was originally in possession of Ruby Hardy Vaughan, the granddaughter of William Lewis Hardy mentioned in the records and copied by myself on May 8, 1991 (as noted in my handwriting on the first scan below.) After Ruby's death, her granddaughter Rita Vaughan inherited it.
Mrs. Martha S. Hardy. Bible Bought of Glass. July 16th in the year 1884.
Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. New York: American Bible Society, instituted in the year MDCCCXVI. 1883.
[Contemporary note: In possession of Ruby Vaughn, granddaughter, copied 8 May 1991. R(esearch)#58]
William Lewis Hardy died Feb 28, 1957
Family Record. Marriages.
Joshua L. Hardy and Martha S. Sizemore was married the 28 of September 1854
John James Hardy and etter Anderson was married the 9 1892 November
Elizabeth V Hardy and W.C. Gross was married Dec 25 1892
Mary A. Hardy and J. L. Saddler was married Nov 7, 1894
John J Hardy and Nora Goode was married Jan the 19 1896
William L. Hardy and Alice Lovelace was married Nov 14, 1897
Family Record. Births.
Joshua L. Hardy was born the 25 of November 1827
Martha S. Hardy was born the 29 of September 1835
Sarah J. Hardy was born the 13 of September 1855
Elizabeth V. Hardy was born the 19 of June 1858
Mary A. Hardy was born the 27 of September 1861
Infant Daughter not named was born the 25 of March 1864
Infant Daughter not named was born the 19 of June 1865
John J. Hardy was born the 13 of October 1867
Eliza E. Hardy was born the 24 of April 1871
William L. Hardy was born the 6 of June 1874
Thomas H. Hardy was born the 8 of November 1878
Mary A. Sadler died the [-] of June 1941
Family Record. Deaths.
Infant Daughter not named departed this life the 25 of March 1864
Infant Daughter not named departed this life the 20 of June 1865
Sarah J. Hardy departed this life the 19 of December 1876
Thomas H. Hardy departed this life the 25 of March 1879
Eliza E. Hardy departed this life Feb the 25 1891
Joshua L. Hardy departed this life May 26, 1892
Martha S. Hardy departed this life May the 23 1915
Elizabeth V. Gross died the 1 day of March 1934
John J. Hardy departed this life Jan 15, 1938
I have read through this Book I began the 1 day of January 1891. Ended the 28 of January 1892. Mary Annie Hardy. Passed away June 3, 1941.