Cindy, you may want to get the book from a library because the Hard family is all over it! I only checked the first names you had listed, but there are lots more people in the book. Also, I didn't copy references to the people, just the bios. The book is "History of Medina County and Ohio", published Chicago, Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, 186 Dearborn Street, 1881. Oh, if there are others you want me to look up or you want hard copies of what I post here, e-mail me.
HARD FAMILIES -- Abraham and Lysander came from Vermont in 1816 and settled in Wadsworth in 1818. Abraham was born in New Millford, Conn., July 7, 1766; he was a member of the Methodist Church; he died Auugst 12, 1844, aged seventy-eight; Mrs. Hard died March 11, 1860, aged ninety-one.
LYSANDER HARD, brother of Abraham, was born in Connecticut, date unknown.
Children of Abraham Hard - Aurelia, born January 4, 1791; married William Phelps; Sophia married Abel Johnson of Vermont; came to Wadsworth a widow in 1829, where her four children died; one of them, H. C. Johnson, was editor of the Wooster "Republican" and Sandusky "Register". Cyrus Hard, born in Salisbury, Vt., July 25, 1795; came to Wadsworth before his father, remained a brief time, and located in Middlebury, where he erected the first fulling and carding works in this part of the Western Reserve; he married Lydia Hart; his carding and fulling works in Wadsworth are mentioned elsewhere; he was a prominent citizen, several times elected Justice of the Peace; died in august 1865. Rosella, born April 24, 1798; married Chauncey Hart. Abraham Hard, born in Berkshire, Vt., November 29, 1800; married Susan E. Burroughs; died January 28, 1850. Julia, born April 1, 1806; married Caleb Battles; resides in Akron. Laura, born January 3, 1809; married L. Allen. Lucius Nelson, born in Berkshire May 30, 1812; came with his father in 1818; married Rebecca Snyder; is a house joiner and architect; lives in Wadsworth. Dr. Moses K.; born in Wadsworth August 10, 1818; educated at Delaware College, Ohio.
Children of Cyrus Hard - Dr. Hanson, born in 1821; studied with Dr. G. K. Pardee; graduated at Cleveland Medical College; practices several years in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. LaFayette, born in 1823; attorney at law; studied with A. Pardee; resides in California. Dr. E. G. studied with Dr. A. Fisher; graudated at Cleveland; practices at Medina. Pulaski C. is noticed under the head of attorneys of Wadsworth; married Sarah C. Wittner. Julia E. married Judge Don A. Pardee of New Orleans. Caroline, married George K. Pardee of Akron. Elbert J. Hard, born in 1848 married Filla Dehart.
p. 711 has a bio on Pulaski as follows:
P.C. HARD, lawyer, Wadsworth; was born May 19, 1831 in Wadsworth and is the son of Cyrus and Lydia (Hart) Hard, who moved to Midlebury, Portage Co., Ohio in 1816 and after a residence there of eight years, moved to Wadsworth Township in 1824. The father of our subject established the first carding and cloth-dressing factory in this part of the state, at Middlebury, Summit Co., in 1819, which place became noted for the manufacture of woolen goods, and which is still a manufacturing town in that class of goods. He also started a factory in this county in 1824, where it is carried on at present. The subject of this sketch attended the district school in Wadsworth until about 11 years of age and then attended the academy until about 17 years of age, when he engaged in the study of law with William Cunningham, Esq. at Canal Fulton. While engaged in the study of law with that gentleman he also learned telegraphy, which proved to be valuable knowledge to him in after life in a position which he occupied for several years after his return from the army -- that of traveling agent for the A & G W R R. He graduated from the National Law School at Ballston Spa, N.Y. in August 1832. He practiced law at Seville with James C. Johnson for some time, then went to Summit Co., Ohio where he was a member of the bar for about six years at Akron. He then enlisted in the service of his country under the first call; afterward came home and recruited for and was a member of Co. D, 29th O.V.I. known as Joseph Giddings' Regiment, until March 1862 when he was discharged on account of disability. In 1871, he resumed the practice of law in Wadsworth, where he now lives. He was married august 19, 1855 to Miss Sarah C. Wittner, daughter of Abraham and Jane J. (Metlin) Wittner, who were natives of Pennsylvania -- the former of Lancaster and the latter of Newcastle -- who came to this state and are still living in Summit Co., Ohio, Mrs. Hard being the only child. Their union has been blessed with three children -- Lydia Jane, Charles W. (who died in infancy) and Metlin W. Lydia was married to William Fedder of Pittsburgh, Penn., who is interested in the steel works at that place. Mr. Hard is a member of the Republican Central Committee and has taken a prominent part in the affairs of the community in which he lives, and in campaigning for Republicanism. He is also the inventor of the Imperial Spiral Spring Bed-bottom, which has been manufactured and sold extensively throughout the States.
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