From the state death certificate, John H. HARDESTER was born in Pulaski Co. 1856 and died in Pulaski Co., on 9 May 1911. His father is listed as Henry HARDESTER, but his mother is unknown. The informant was Margaret E. HARDESTER. From my family history, I belive that my g-grandfather, William Henry HARDESTER was the brother of John H. HARDESTER. Does anyone have additional information on either of these men or their father Henry? Who was their mother(s)?
I believe that Henry's father was Samuel (James?) HARDESTER and his mother may have been Elizabeth (Helms) HARDESTER. Samuel is shown in the 1840 Pulaski Co. census, but is absent in the 1860 census - however, Elizabet(h) and a John HARDISTER are shown in the 1860 census in the same residence. Can anyone help?