Hardee Family Collection, 1949-1966

Manuscript Collection #557

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Hardee Family Collection
    Creator: Hardee family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Correspondence, notes, a family history, and other genealogical materials of Col. David L. Hardee pertaining to the Hardee-Hardy families.
    Extent: 0.2475 Cubic feet, 150 items ,
  • Description
     

    This collection contains a detailed record of the Hardee/Hardy family, compiled by David L Hardee, who primarily resided in the south and southwest regions of the United States. The Hardee family originated in Wales and England then migrated to American during the Colonial Period. The family in North Carolina extended from Chowan to New Bern by 1685. The Hardee/Hardy family became very prominent during, before, and throughout The Revolutionary War. The family was noted for its energy, industry, patience, resourcefulness, initiative, courage and leadership.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    David L Hardee enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 29, 1918, joining Company H, 61st Infantry, and 5th Infantry Division. Hardee is best remembered as a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines in World War II. During his military career, Hardee received numerous decorations for service and valor. These include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with three oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation with two oak leaf cluster and many others.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    June 28, 1988, ca. 150 items; Correspondence, notes, a family history and other genealogical materials of Col. David L. Hardee pertaining to the Hardee-Hardy families. Donor: Mrs. Mary Hardee Stutz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Mary Hardee Stutz

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Hardee Family Collection (#557), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services. Processing by Faith Harris 2019.

Container List

  • Box 2
     
    Contains the Hardy family genealogy (1965), correspondence about "The Eastern North Carolina Hardy and Hardee Family in the South and Southwest", (1960-1965), handwritten letters to Colonel Hardee (1961-1964), and Hardee family history records with notes (1963).
    Contains general correspondence (1963-1965), photograph of Lt. Gen William Joseph Hardee, handwritten notes, family records (1964), letters and handwritten notes, Deed of Gift to Allen Hardee (undated), chapter 10 from "The Easten North Carolina Hardy and Hardee Family in the South and Southwest"
    Contains general correspondence (1963-1965), handwritten notes (1963-1940), history of Johnson County (undated), family tree (undated), Christmas card from Serena Parrish to Colonel Hardee (undated)
    Contains notes about the Hardee family by Colonel Hardee

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Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection, without the consent of those individuals, may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which East Carolina University assumes no responsibility.

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Container List

  • Box 2
     
    Contains the Hardy family genealogy (1965), correspondence about "The Eastern North Carolina Hardy and Hardee Family in the South and Southwest", (1960-1965), handwritten letters to Colonel Hardee (1961-1964), and Hardee family history records with notes (1963).
    Contains general correspondence (1963-1965), photograph of Lt. Gen William Joseph Hardee, handwritten notes, family records (1964), letters and handwritten notes, Deed of Gift to Allen Hardee (undated), chapter 10 from "The Easten North Carolina Hardy and Hardee Family in the South and Southwest"
    Contains general correspondence (1963-1965), handwritten notes (1963-1940), history of Johnson County (undated), family tree (undated), Christmas card from Serena Parrish to Colonel Hardee (undated)
    Contains notes about the Hardee family by Colonel Hardee


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