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Name:William Jarvis Hardy Jr.
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:William Jarvis Hardy, Jr. Class of 1865: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 18, 1844 in Norfolk, Va. Father- William Jarvis Hardy; Mother- Anna Trueblood. Pat. Grandfather- Rev. Edward Hardy; Pat. Grandmother- Lydia Jarvis. Mat. Grandfather- Jesse Trueblood; Mat. Grandmother- Millicent Maddox. Married- Sallie Ewing Marshall, daughter of Buswell Marshall of Louisville, KY on June 20, 1888. Children- 1- William Jarvis Hardy; 2-Marshall Buswell Hardy; 3-Ewing Lloyd Hardy. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 9, 1862; Dismissed June 4, 1862 for culpable neglect of duties and studies. Attended University of Va. 1866-67 Civil War Record: Enlisted as Private for Capt. R. M. Anderson's Co., Va. Light Artillery (1st Co. Richmond Howitzers); On extra duty Feb. 1864 as a wagonmaster; In hospital in Richmond Aug. 1864 for debility; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers: Lawyer. Died- April 28, 1903 in New York.
About the Hardy family at VMI-
Four sons of Thomas Asbury Hardy and Elizabeth M. Pierce attended VMI. They were: Thomas A. Hardy, Jr., (Class of 1860); Edward M. Hardy (Class of 1860); William C. Hardy (Class of 1864); and Robert L. Hardy (Class of 1879). A sister, Mary Pinckney Hardy, married Arthur MacArthur and was the mother of General Douglas MacArthur. In addition, two cousins of the Hardy siblings attended VMI: Charles W. Hardy (class of 1857) and William J. Hardy, Jr. (Class of 1865). They were the sons of William Jarvis Hardy and Anna Trueblood. The paternal grandparents of all the children mentioned above were the Rev. Edward Hardy and Lydia Jarvis.
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