Below is a section from my Cardin file. I have more information but just I would put this section here to see if anything rings a bell. My mother maiden name was Cardin and she is from Monroe County, TN. We are descedants of Larkin his son Leonard Cardin.
(134) LEONARD CARDEN, exec. 6 Dec 1854. Being old; to wife Sintha and her children as they leave her; first wifeÂ’s children, namely, Â“John Carden, Paly Reuben Adaline, Larkin, Malinda Case Alfred Carden Andrew Carden, James CardenÂ” have already received their share; to Catherine Clawers; land to sons Leonard and Joseph Calloway Carden when they come of age and their mother to remain on land. Execs: wife and son Larkin. Wit: Larkin Carden, Jr., Leonidas Taylor, Jacob F. Peck. Signed by mark.
(175) LARKIN CARDEN, exec, 17 Mar 1866. Â“being old and my wife dead and having eleven childrenÂ”; children: James, Patsy Erwin, Robert, Jones, Leonard, Caroline Evans, Jourdin, Nancy Norelock, Sophia Erwin, Sarah Edaline Ellis, Hetty Heflin; to James Cardin, Abner Erwin, Robert Cardin, Jonas Cardin, Leonard Cardin, Careline Evans, Jourdin Cardin, Nancy Morelock, Washington Erwin, B.D, Ellis, and Leander Heflin, Execs: Sons James, Leonard, and Jordan, Wit: Larkin F. Cardin, F.M. Bradford, Francis M, SatterÂ— white, Codicil, 16 Nov 1866. Wit: W.J. and L,F. Cardin, Codicil, not dated. Wit: Benedict Ellis, David Baker. Probated Dec Session 1866 Ledger P. 269.
Larkin Cardin Born 1782 Virginia maried Elilzabeth "Betsy" Sentell Born March 1, 1807 daughter of Samual and Nancy Stephens Sentell. Samuel Sentell was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Larkin and Elizabeth Sentell were married in the Salisbury district of South Carolina in 1806 and thier eleven children were: James J Dec. 15, 1807in SC, Martha "Patsy" born 1810 in SC, Jonas Born Oct. 1811 in SC, Robert H. Born 1812/13, LEONARD CARDIN BORN AUG. 9, 1814 IN SC IS WILLIAM JONES CARDIN'S FATHER, FATHER OF JOHN MARTIN CARDIN, Jordan Born 1820 in TN, Caroline Born 1823 TN, Nancy Born 1825 TN, Elizabeth Siphia Born 1826 TN, Sarah Adeline Born 1827 TN, Henrietta "Hettie" Born 1830 TN
(Special Note: You can see Leonard, Caroline, William age 6 rest of family listed on the online 1850 Monroe Census page Dist 8 House Hold 1233 at http://www.tngenweb.org/monroe/1850/DIST8B.HTM
Larkin Elizabeth are listed in Dist 8 House Hold 1246 and Larkin's brother Leonard with 28 year old wife Syntha are Dist 14 House Hold 1754)
Larkin Cardin, who was among the first settlers of Monroe county. He gave each of his eleven children a quarter section of land, a cow and a team of horses when they married and began a family of their own.
He owned forty slaves and when the Yankee soldiers tried to hang him during the Civil War to take his money, it was one of his slaves that cut him down and saved his life.
He also owned and operated a blacksmith shop on his farm in the Ball Play area of Monroe county.
Page 945 History Of Monroe County
The Larkin Cardin family was among the earliest settlers of Monroe County, first buying land that had previously been the reservation of Bell Rattle, a Cherokee Indian. This Indian reservation was located on Cain Creek in what is still known as Bell Town, hence the name.
Larkin CardinsÂ’ petition to the Tennessee State Legislature is shown on page 122 of Volume I, Part 1 of this history.
Larkin Cardin had a brother, Leonard Cardin, who, according to his will found in court records, was old in 1854. He stated that his second wife was Sintha and that their children were Catherine Cardin Clowers, Leonard and Joseph Callaway Cardin.
His first wifeÂ’ children were John, Paly Reuben Adeline, Larkin, Malinda J. Cardin Case, Alfred, Andrew and James Cardin.
Leonard Cardin stated in his will that his children by his second wife were to have his land when they came of age. The children of his first wife had already received their share.
The executors of his will were his second wife and son, Larkin Cardin. The witnesses were Larkin Cardin, Jr., LeoÂ— nidas Taylor and Jacob F. Peck.
The remains of the old CardinÂ—Hunt cemetery is located on the farm of Boyd H. Burns, on the Bell Town road, about 2Â½ miles northeast of Tellico Plains, across the road from the Burns home.
There are at least sixteen tombstones, which are still readable. The first row are unmarked fieldstones.
The second row are Marie Blair born March 9, 1917, died 1920; Sarah Rider born 1859, died 1907; Austin Rider born 1847, died 1911; Etter Lou Rider born Jan. 29, 1883, died 1928.
Third row are Florence Hunt born Sept. 1, 1876, died 1878; sister, Bertha D. Hunt born August 27, 1883, died 1897, sister; M. J. Cardin, wife of W. J. Cardin, born Dec. 25, 1850, died 1898, mother; William J. Hunt born Jan. 5, 1847, died 1923, father.
Fourth row are Alfred, son of W. M. Cardin, born March 6, 1872, died 1880; Arty M. Cardin born April 5, 1825, died May 28, 1883.
There are many unmarked graves among the above mentioned. In many of the old court records of Monroe county, the name is spelled Â‘CardenÂ’, but most present day families spell the name Â‘CardinÂ’.
The following is some genealogy of the Larkin Cardin family, which was researched and given to the writer by Mrs. John Lee Swabe, (Linda Gale Cardin, and daughter of Hubert Lee Cardin