Maryland, Ohio, Indiana

One of my 3rd great grandmothers was Rachel Harden, daughter of Isaac and Lydia (Bolliner) Harden. According to her death certificate, Rachel was born in Worthington, Franklin Co., OH on 29 Sep 1847, died 17 May 1935 in Scipio Twp., Allen Co., IN. On 14 Dec 1865, she married Thomas Eager in Delaware Co., OH.

The following biographical sketch is from History of Delaware County & Ohio (Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, 1880), pp. 711-712:

"ISAAC HARDEN; farmer; P.O. Lewis Center; is one of the old time residents of Liberty Township; was born in this State, and came to this county with his parents, who located in Liberty Township, on the place where Beiber's mill now stands; he was born May 25, 1806, and was but 3 years of age when his parents came to the county; he remembers very distinctly events which took place during the war of 1812, of two soldiers who were sick, and were quartered at his father's house, until they recovered; he, with his father's family, were among the number who, after hearing of the threatened invasion of Indians, at the time of the "Drake scare," fled to Worthington and sought protection in the Kilbourn house there. His father's name was James, and that of his mother was Mary; supposed to be natives of Maryland, and came down the Ohio River on a raft, in company with eleven families, all relatives. Isaac remained with his father until he was 26 years of age. Was then married to Lydia Bolliner, native of Virginia; they were married in Seneca Co., where they remained about ten years; returned to Liberty, and stayed seven years on the old place; then he moved to Franklin Co., where he lived 18 years, and before the close of the late war, moved to Orange Station. During all his life, he has been engaged in farming pursuits. They have had twelve children, ten of them living: Sarah, Mary J., John, Eliza A., William, Shadrach, Rachel, Martha E., Margaret, and James. Mr. Harden's wife died Dec. 31, 1876. He has been a member of the M.E. Church over fifty-five years, and was among the first members, in Liberty Township, of that body."

In Isaac Hardin's probate file (State of Ohio, Delaware County) is an "Application for Letters of Administration," dated 9 January, 1885, which lists Isaac's heirs as: