The coming of William Hardee Sr. to Horry Co. South Carolinahasbeen difficult to trace, but a few things are clear, one that hecameabout 1805,and after the census of 1800. He is not listedin the 1800Horry Co. census, but he is listed in the 1810 HorryCo. census. In 1821he applied for a Revolutionary War pension,the following is fromAbstracts Of Revolutionary War Files, page1514 . (" William, Nancy,W9054, NC Line applied 4, April 1821Horry District SC aged 65, soldiermentions Joseph Hardee, in1821 had a wife aged 64, widow applied 6, Jan.1844 HorryDistrict SC aged 88 on 2 May 1843 soldier, & widow had married2April 1776 in Pitt Co. NC, and in 1805 moved to Horry DistrictSC,soldier died 18 August 1827, soldier brother Andrew was aged67 in 1844 aresident of Horry District SC, and stated hisbrother, and wife's oldestchild was his age.") As of thiswriting I have not tied William Sr. to anancestor in Pitt Co.NC. In the census of 1810 in the household of WilliamSr. thereis listed 2 males 10 to 16 yrs. (believe these to be Seth S.andWilliam Jr.), 2 males 16 to 26 yrs. (believe these to be Calvin,andJohn Jr.) one male over 45 yrs. this would be William Sr.There is onefemale under 10 yrs. 2 females 16 to 26 yrs. onefemale over 45 yrs. thiswould be wife Nancy. (some of theyounger Children my be children of oneof Williams s sons andhis wife, as Nancy would be past child bearingage). There musthave been more children born to William and Nancy beforetheycame to Horry Co. Some may have died, others may have marriedandstayed in Pitt Co. NC. William Sr. in the 1810 census isliving in theBayboro section of Horry Co. On 11/28/1808,William Sr. received a landgrant for 400 acre on Simpson Creekon NW side of Waccamaw River. Surveyed11/28/1808 date entered12/20/1808. This land bd. by John Parker, AndrewHardee, andThomas Ready. Surveyed by Thomas Fearwell. Note: sent by Gen.R.Conway. See publication No. 3 Waccamaw Records. Plat book A, B,C, 1802- 1831. There are several good books on theHardy/Hardee s. One (TheHardee s Of Horry Co. SC. ) by B. OttisPrince. another (The Eastern NorthCarolina Hardy - HardeeFamily In The South and Southwest. ) by David L.Hardee. Theauthors, and myself in our research in some cases do notreachthe same conclusion. I will leave it to the reader to makethere ownconclusions. More information from Revolutionary WarPension NationalArchives, abstracted by Roger Kammerer.(Published in the Pitt Co.Genealogical Quarterly, Volume II, No1) Affidavits below: Application ofWILLIAM HARDEE age 65, ofHorry Co., South Carolina, April 4, 1821. Hesays he enlistedfor one year on May 3, 1776 in Capt. REDIN BLUNT Scompany andCol. BUNCOMBE. He served until May 3, 1777 and was dischargedatHalifax N.C. He was in no engagement during service. Wife is 64,andinfirm and he is infirm laboring under a rupture. Affidavitsincluded ofJoseph Hardee, Averill Hardee, Thomas Wallace.Affidavit: January 6, 1844of Nancy Hardee age 88 on 2nd. Maylast, the widow of WILLIAM HARDEE. Shesays she married inPitt Co. on April 2, 1776 to WILLIAM HARDEE he diedAugust18, 1827. He served in the army 3 months after marriage . Theymovedto Horry District, South Carolina in 1805. Affidavit:January 1, 1844 ofANDREW HARDEE, age 67, brother of WILLIAMHARDEE. He says that William andNancy and William s oldestchildren were all born in North Carolina. Onechild was born onthe day of GATES defeat. One child is wife of aclergyman andlives in their neighborhood. Affidavit: January 14, 1822ofPHILIP CAUSEY of Horry District, South Carolina. He saysWILLIAM HARDEEserved in Revolution. Affidavit: October 30,1821 of THOMAS WALLACE ofHorry District, South Carolina. Hesays WILLIAM HARDEE served inRevolution. Affidavit: March 13,1819 of AVERILLA HARDEE, mother ofWILLIAM HARDEE, the soldier.She says he enlisted in the 5th. NC Regiment.Affidavit: June15, 1844 of Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLS, of Pike Co. Alabama. Shesaysshe saw WILLIAM HARDEE and NANCY STOCKS married on April 2,1776.Affidavit: August 6, 1844 of Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLS, ofPike Co. Ala. Shesays she was born and raised and married inPitt Co., North Carolina, anda short time after marriage movedto Horry District, South Carolina. Shelived there until about1836 when she moved to Pike Co., Ala. She attendedGood HopeBaptist Church in Horry District. Affidavit: April 12, 1844ofPETER VAUGHT. He says WILLIAM HARDEE and NANCY lived in Pitt Co.N.C.and moved to S.C. and settled in this district nearVAUGHT'S father. Hesays WILLIAM HARDEE and wife had a largefamily of children and from theirages must have been marriedduring the Revolutionary War. Affidavit: April10, 1844 ofReverend JOHN LEE. He says WILLIAM HARDEE moved there in1806.LEE kept a schoolhouse near WILLIAM HARDEE and HARDEE brought tohima book containing the ages of his children, which was oldand dim andrequested him to copy the ages into another book.When LEE mentioned oneof HARDEE S daughters names HARDEEobserved to his wife that she was bornthe day of GATES defeat.LEE says WILLIAM HARDEE died August 18, 1827.Affidavit:January 6, 1844 of AMY HARRIS daughter of WILLIAM HARDEEshesays NANCY HARDEE was age 64 in August last. Affidavit: April4, 1821of THOMAS WALLACE, of Horry District, South Carolina.He says he served insame regiment as WILLIAM HARDEE for 12months. Affidavit: March 13, 1819of Joseph Hardee, states heis brother of WILLIAM HARDEE. (Copy of RogerKammererletter in my file). WILLIAM HARDEE of Horry Co., SouthCarolina.Was a Private in Col. BUNCOMBE S NC Line for one year 1776.Onrolls of South Carolina April 4, 1821. Widow s pension of $40.00peryear started March 4, 1843. (WSH) More About WilliamHardee, Sr.: Militaryservice: Revolutionary War - Enlisted inthe 5th. NC Regt, Pvt. in REDINBLUNT S Co. & Col. BUNCOMBE'sCo. Name Suffix: Sr. In 1772 wit sale of land from Andrew to David Mills inPitt Sold land in Pitt, NC in 1798. 1803-witness to selling of land byIsaac Carrell Jr. in Pitt Arrived in Horry about 1805. Will of 1827:William Hardee, administrator; Son, Isaac; Others listed: Amy Harris,John Hardee, Calvin Hardee. Enlisted in Rev. in Pitt in 1776 pensionerno. W.9054. Received $60 per year. 28 nov 1808: Horry land grants: 400acres on Simpson Creek on NW side of Waccamaw R bd by John Parker, AndrewHardy and Thomas Ready. 30 oct 1812: listed as neighbor of John Brinson.Land on Kingston Lake Swamp and WHite Oak Swamp. Joseph Hardee is alsolisted as neighbor. 16 mar 1816: listed as neighbor of Richard Singleton,land on Kingston Lake NW side of Waccamaw R. Found in 1810, 1820 HorryCensus. Ann is found in 1830 HOrry. ??In 1821, a WIlliam Hardee, alongwith J. Melvin Cox and william Edward Gore started the Buck Creek BaptistChurch in Ruth, SC. In 1821 applied for REv. war pension "William, Nancy,age 65, april 1821, wife aged 64, wido w applied on 6 jan 1844, age 88.Married 2 apr 1776 in Pitt Wiliam died 18 aug 1827. Had br other namedAndrew age 67 in 1844, resident of Horry. Says he enlisted for one yearon May 3 , 1776 in Cap Redin Blunt's company and Co. Buncombe. Dischargedon 3 may 1777 in Halifax, N C. Affidavits included Joseph Hardee, AverillHardee, Thomas Wallace. Affidavit on 6 Jan 1844 says Nancy in now 88 on 2may last. He served in army for 3 months a fter marriage. THey moved toHorry in 1805. Affidavit on 1 jan 1844 of Andrew Hardee age 67 says he isbrother of William. He says tha t William and Nancy and William's oldestchildren were all born in NC. One child was born o n the day Gates wasdefeated. One child is a clergyman and lives in neighborhood. Also stated that William's oldest child was the same age as he was (67). Affidaviton 13 mar 1819 of Averilla Hardee, mother of William, the soldier, sayshe enlisted in the 5th NC regiment. Affidavit of 15 jun 1844 of Mrs.Elizabeth Mills of Pike Co, ALA says she saw William Hardee and NancyStocks married on 2 apr 1776. Affidavit of 6 jan 1844 of Amy Harris dauof William Hardee says that she was 64 in August la st. Affidavit of 13mar 1819 of Joseph Hardee says he is brother of William Hardee of Horry.Affidavit of 12 april 1844 of Peter Vaught says William and Nancey cameto Horry in 1804 or 1 805 from Pitt, North Carolina and lived nearWilliam's Father William Hardee Sr.'s Pension Application Application of WILLIAM HARDEE age 65, of Horry county South Carolina.April 4, 1821. He says he enlisted for one year on May 3, 1776 in Capt.REDIN BLUNT S company and Col. BUNCOMBE. He served until May 3, 1777 andwas discharged at Halifax N.C. He was in no engagement during service.Wife is 64, and infirm and he is infirm laboring under a rupture. Affidavits included of Joseph Hardee, Averill Hardee, Thomas Wallace. Affidavit: January 6, 1844 of Nancy Hardee age 88 on 2nd. May last, thewidow of WILLIAM HARDEE. She says she married in Pitt County on April 2,1776 to WILLIAM HARDEE he died August 18, 1827. He served in the army 3months after marriage . They moved to Horry District, South Carolina in1805. Affidavit: January 1, 1844 of ANDREW HARDEE, age 67, brother of WILLIAMHARDEE. He says that William and Nancy and William's oldest children wereall born in North Carolina. One child was born on the day of GATESdefeat. One child is wife of a clergyman and lives in their neighborhood. Affidavit: January 14, 1822 of PHILIP CAUSEY of Horry District, SouthCarolina. He says WILLIAM HARDEE served in Revolution. Affidavit: October 30, 1821 of THOMAS WALLACE of Horry District, SouthCarolina. He says WILLIAM HARDEE served in Revolution. Affidavit: March 13, 1819 of AVERILLA HARDEE, mother of WILLIAM HARDEE,the soldier. She says he enlisted in the 5th. NC Regiment. Affidavit: June 15, 1844 of Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLS, of Pike Co. Alabama.She says she saw WILLIAM HARDEE and NANCY STOCKS married on April 2,1776. Affidavit: August 6, 1844 of Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLS, of Pike Co. Ala. Shesays she was born and raised and married in Pitt County North Carolina,and a short time after marriage moved to Horry District, South Carolina.She lived there until about 1836 when she moved to Pike Co. Ala. Sheattended Good Hope Baptist Church in Horry District. Affidavit: April 12, 1844 of PETER VAUGHT. He says WILLIAM HARDEE andNANCY lived in Pitt Co. N.C. and moved to S.C. and settled in thisdistrict near VAUGHT'S father. He says WILLIAM HARDEE and wife had alarge family of children and from their ages must have been marriedduring the Revolutionary War. Affidavit: April 10, 1844 of Reverend JOHN LEE. He says WILLIAM HARDEEmoved there in 1806. LEE kept a schoolhouse near WILLIAM HARDEE andHARDEE brought to him a book containing the ages of his children, whichwas old and dim and requested him to copy the ages into another book.When LEE mentioned one of HARDEE'S daughters names HARDEE observed to hiswife that she was born the day of GATES defeat. LEE says WILLIAM HARDEEdied August 18, 1827. Affidavit: January 6, 1844 of AMY HARRIS daughter of WILLIAM HARDEE shesays NANCY HARDEE was age 64 in August last. Affidavit: April 4, 1821 of THOMAS WALLACE, of Horry District, SouthCarolina. He says he served in same regiment as WILLIAM HARDEE for 12months. Affidavit: March 13, 1819 of Joseph Hardee, states he is brother ofWILLIAM HARDEE. WILLIAM HARDEE of Horry County, South Carolina. Was a Private in Col.BUNCOMBE'S NC Line for one year 1776. On rolls of South Carolina April 4,1821. Widow's pension of $40.00 per year started March 4, 1843. William Hardee Senior, came to South Carolina, in the early part of 1800,after serving in the Revolution, as a private in North Carolina. Heapplied for a pension in this new state and was awarded about $60.00 peryear. He is a descendant the Pitt County Hardee Family, leaving that areawith his wife Ann (Nancy) and his children. The first Horry Countyrecords appear around 1805, showing his age to be beyond 45. I am surethat he had four sons and at least three daughters. His sons were WilliamHardee Junior, born about 1795, Calvin Hardee, born about 1790, JohnHardee Junior called John Junior because there was another John Hardeehis elder, and Seth J. Hardee, no record is known of the three daughters. The above by B. Ottis Prince, from his book The Hardee s Of Horry.