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Richard & Johanna Hardesty's
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The HARDESTY family and the connected families of
Bliss, Carpenter, Fuller, Fullerton, Gifford, Goodwin, Jenney, Morton, Stebbins, Stradling.
The SWEET family and the connected families of
Briggs, Carpenter, Cary, Matteson, & Wells

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Richard's branch of the Hardesty family is descended from James Hardesty of Ohio who was born ca.1817 and died 1859. He married Mary Ann Tuttle. James and Mary Ann had a total of 13 children, of whom ten have been identified. Four of his sons removed to Kansas, and became part of the history of that state. The rest stayed in Iowa. Two of his sons married descendants of Robert Fuller of salem & Rehoboth, Massachusetts. That ancestry is included here as well. Since this web ite was established and because of it, we have had the great god fortune of making contact with descendants of all of James & Mary Ann's daughters as well as a descendant of a half-brother, Daniel W. Tucker who was Mary Ann's son by her second husband. We have not yet updated the data on this site to reflect the newly gained information, but hope to have that done in the near future, as God and time allow.

Johanna is a descendant of John Sweet of Salem, Massachusetts, & Providence Plantation, who married Mary ______.  Johanna's line is to be traced through Elnathan Sweet, the fifth generation from John & Mary through their son John.  Elnathan removed  to Dutchess county, New York, and it  is from  there  that  her  line came West to Michigan.

     Elnathan's grandson Hermes Sweet removed to Michigan in 1836 and settled on the shores of Goguac Lake near the small town of Milton, which was later to become Battle Creek.  This original Sweet homestead occupied the area which includes Willard Park and the adjacent residential areas.   Several of his brothers also moved to the Battle Creek  area, and descendants of Hermes Sweet and his brothers still reside in and about the city.

     The Sweet pages are still awaiting construction. We hope to have them on-line sometime before the end of the decade. Well, maybe sooner! In truth, we shall have them up as soon as we can manage, but it will still be a spell. If you are a Sweet researcher, you might wish to check back here every couple of months to see if the miracle has happened!

Created with SymantecVisual Page 2.0. This page last updated 21 June 2001. This website created and maintained entirely as a labor of love by Richard L. Hardesty. Please let me know if you have any problems or find any broken links. This site Copyright ©2001 by Richard L. Hardesty for the descendants of James & Mary Ann Hardesty.