CLARENCE HARDWICK, circuit clerk, was born in
January 3, 1851, the eldest of eleven children born to William and Sarah F.
(Nail) Hardwick. The father was a merchant for thirty years in Hartford, and
was well reputed for his sterling business qualities and strict integrity. His
death occurred February 26, 1883. The mother was a refined, exemplary lady of
high Christian character, and was for many years a member of the Baptist
Church. Our subject early in life became self-supporting, accepting the
position of deputy circuit clerk under A. L. Morton. Here his attention to the
duties of the office, efficient work, genial bearing, and care in the
accommodation of the public, made his services indispensable, and won him great
popularity throughout the county. He retained this position ten years, and in
1880 he was elected to the office for which his familiarity with the public
records expressly adapts him, and gives to him, in general estimation, the
honor of being one of the best officials ever in the county's employ. His wife
was Miss Sallie McDaniel, the talented and accomplished daughter of the Rev.
James S. and Mary J. McDaniel. They were married January 18, 1882, and are
blessed with two children: James F. and Mary M. Hartford, Ky.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Mr. Hardwick died 9 April 1892 in Hartford and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Hartford.