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Harden Washington "Hard" "Hardy" ELLER

Harden Washington "Hard" "Hardy" ELLER

Male 1843 - 1908  (64 years)

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  • Name Harden Washington "Hard" "Hardy" ELLER 
    Nickname Hard 
    Born 16 Jul 1843  Rabun County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1863-1864  [1
    Company E, 52nd Georgia Infantry, CSA, "Hiawassee Rangers." He was severely wounded in the thigh in the battle of Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, TN. Pension records show he was at home on wounded furlough close of war. 
    • The 52nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Atlanta, Georgia, in April, 1862. Many of its members were drawn from the counties of Habersham, White, Towns, and Fannin. It took part in the Cumberland Gap operations, then moved to Kentucky and later Mississippi. Here the unit was assigned to General Barton’s Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was active in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion’s Hill. On July 4, 1863, when Vicksburg fell, it was part of the garrison that was captured. Exchanged and assigned to General Stovall’s Brigade, the 52nd fought with the Army of Tennessee from Missionary Ridge to Nashville. Then on February 23, 1865, it was detailed to guard wagon trains from Columbus, Mississippi. During December, 1863, this unit totaled 279 men and 197 arms, had 123 fit for duty in November, 1864, and the few that remained surrendered on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Wier Boyd and Charles D. Phillips, Lieutenant Colonel Solomon H. Van Diviere, and Majors J.J. Findley and John J. Moore.
    Buried Apr 1908  Smyrna Cemetery, Upper Hightower, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Apr 1908  Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5756  Jacob Eller
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2021 

    Father Jacob "Jake" ELLER,   b. 1811, Near Weaverville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1864, Battle of Atlanta Civil War Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Nancy M. ALLEN,   b. 1816, ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Oct 1835  Rabun County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Jane GARRETT,   b. 17 Jul 1853, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1922  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1865  Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Esther ELLER,   b. 1865, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Teresa ELLER,   b. 1867
     3. Martha Shook ELLER,   b. 12 Jun 1868, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1910, Rabun County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. William Riley "Willie" ELLER,   b. 1 Jun 1870, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1924  (Age 54 years)
     5. Lillie L. ELLER,   b. 1872
     6. Robert Asbury ELLER,   b. 28 Jan 1874, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1952, Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +7. Rhoda Emaline ELLER,   b. 30 Apr 1876, Towns County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1959, Towns County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. John Samuel Lorenzo “Ranzy” ELLER,   b. 26 Nov 1879, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1950, Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Benjamin Jepthia "Jep" ELLER,   b. 3 Aug 1881, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1968, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +10. Jessie Elsberry ELLER,   b. 17 Sep 1881, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1954, Stephens County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     11. Washington "Wash" ELLER,   b. Sep 1883
     12. Maggie Jane ELLER,   b. 28 Nov 1884, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1962  (Age 77 years)
     13. Joseph Sylvester "Vester" ELLER,   b. 10 Jun 1891, Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1977, Stephens County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 
    Family ID F1998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Eller, Hardy 'Hard' (1843-1908)
    Eller, Hardy Washington
    Eller, Hardy Washington (color)
    Eller, Hardy Washington (1843-1908)

    Headstones
    Eller, Hardy Washington (1843-1908)
    Eller, Hardy Washington (1843-1908)

    Books
    'The Moss Clan of Lloyd Ridge Upper Bell Creek'
    "The Moss Clan of Lloyd Ridge Upper Bell Creek"
    The author is a descendant of Hardy Washington Eller.

    EFA Research - Other
    Old Smyrna Church Cemetery (aka Bradshaw Cemetery)
    Old Smyrna Church Cemetery (aka Bradshaw Cemetery)
    An article by Dawn Watson about visiting this cemetery. The cemetery includes at least two members of the Jacob Eller family.

    EFA Research - People
    Hardy Washington Eller Biography
    Hardy Washington Eller Biography
    Hardy Washington Eller was the son of Jacob "Jake" Eller [ed. husband of Nancy M Allen and son of Susannah “Sukey” Eller of the John Jacob Eller line]. Hard (as family called him) was born (1843) in what was then - Rabun County. Hardy and Martha Jane Garrett Eller had 12, maybe 13 children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S99] "The Moss Clan of Lloyd Ridge, Upper Bell Creek", Moss, Zeano, http://www.ellerfamilyassociation.com/books/moss_clan_book.pdf#page=28.