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    149. Blackstone4Hardeman, Jr. (Blackstone3, Thomas2, John1), was born 16 February 1822, Maury County, Tennessee,1398 died 18 April 1882, Melrose, Nacogdoches County, Texas. He married 3 December 1842, Nacogdoches County, to Rebecca Jane Bruce Hunter, born 18 November 1824, North Carolina, died 7 March 1898, Chireno, Nacogdoches County. She was the daughter of Samuel Hunter and Rebecca Jane Bruce. Blackstone and Rebecca Hardeman are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.
    Blackstone owned a general merchandise store in Melrose, Texas. He served in the Texas legislature in 1861. During the Civil War he was a major in the Quartermaster’s Corp. in Colonel Randall’s Brigade.
    They lived in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in 1850,1399 1860,1400 1870,1401 and 1880.1402

    1398 Blackstone’s father, Blackstone Hardeman, lived in Maury County, when the 1820 census was taken. He lived in Maury County, until 1826, when he moved to Hardeman County.
    1399 1850 U.S. Census, Nacogdoches County, Texas, p. 61, #112/112. Hardeman, Blackstan, age 28, $1,500, merchant, born Tenn.; Rebecca, age 25, born N.C.; Bunch, age 5, born Texas; Emma, age 4, born Texas; Angelina, age 3, born Texas; Samuel, age 10/12, born Texas; and William N. Hardeman, age 32, born Tenn.
    1400 1860 U.S. Census, Nacogdoches County, Texas, p. 147, P.O. Melrose, Beat 3, #437/429. Hardeman, B., Jr., age 38, male, farmer, $9000/$51,000, born Tenn.; Rebecca, age 35, born N.C.; Banch, age 15, student, born Texas; Laura E., age 13; Martha A., age 12; Samuel H., age 11; Catharine, age 9; Leonora, age 7; Blackstone F., age 6; John, age 5; Rebecca A., age 3; Tol B., age 2; Hal A. Hardeman, age 8/12, born Texas; Elvira Engledow, age 48, born Tenn., $3224/200.
    1401 1870 U.S. Census, Nacogdoches County, Texas, p. 486, P.O. Melrose, #8/8. Hardeman, Black, age 48, retail merchant, $2000/$1150, born Tenn.; Rebecca J. B., age 45, born Tenn.; Black F., age 16, born Texas; John S., age 14, born Texas; Anna R., age 12, born Texas; Tol B., age 11, born Texas; Hal A., age 10, born Texas; Peter, age 7, born Texas; Lee, age 5, born Texas; Cora, age 4, born Texas; Willie S., age 2, born Texas; Bunch, age 25, retail merchant, /$250, born Texas.
    1402 1880 U.S. Census, Nacogdoches County, Texas, S.D. 1, E.D. 49, Sheet 20. Hardeman, B., white, male, age 58, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Rebecca, age 55, wife, born N.C. N.C. N.C.; Tol, age 22, son, born Texas Tenn. N.C.; Lee, male, age 16, son; Cora, age 14, -; Willie, age 12 -.