Thursday, June 2, 2016


CLARENCE HARDWICK, circuit clerk, was born in Hartford, Ky., 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.

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.  

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