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    62. Benjamin Franklin3Hardeman (John2, John1), was born 18 October 1802, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, died 25 March 1872, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. He married 31 May 1842, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, to Arabella Rebecca Harris,758 born 2 October 1816, died 9 June 1845, daughter of Honorable Stephen W. Harris and Sarah Watkins.759 Arabella is buried in Jackson Street Cemetery on the campus of the University of Georgia, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia.760
    In 1830 in Oglethorpe County, Hopson M. Hubbard sold to Benjamin F. Hardeman, both of Oglethorpe County. Notes of B. F. Hopson and M. Hubbard to Benjamin F. Hardeman, power of attorney, 13 August 1830.761 In 1834, William H. Smith sold land to Benjamin F. Hardeman. In 1837, Benjamin F. Hardeman sold land to Edward Cox.762 1 August 1837, Joseph Moore sold land to Benjamin F. Hardeman.763 In 1840, Benjamin F. Hardeman bought land with Robert Toombs.
    Benjamin F. Hardeman was a lawyer. In 1837, the Aids de Camp to the governor of Georgia included Benjamin F. Hardeman of Oglethorpe County, who was named a colonel.764
    Benjamin F. Hardimon is included in the 1830 census in Oglethorpe County.765 B. F. Hardeman served in the Georgia State Senate in 1851.
    Benjamin F. Hardeman’s children, Sampson and Arabella, lived with their grandmother, Sarah H. Harris, in Clarke County, Georgia, in

    758 Clarke County, Georgia, Marriage Book C, p. 58. Benjamin F. Hardeman to Arabella R. Harris, 31 May 1842.
    759 Elbert County, Georgia, Marriage Records: Stephen W. Harris to Sarah Watkins, 19 January 1808.
    760 Tombstone of Mrs. Arabella Rebecca Hardeman, born 2 October 1816, died 9 June 1845, consort of B. F. Hardeman, daughter of the late Hon. Stephen W. Harris. Jackson Street Cemetery (old Athens Cemetery), on Jackson Street on the campus of the University of Georgia, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia.
    761 Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Deed Book N, p. 152, 189-190.
    762 Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Deed Book N, p. 446-447.
    763 Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Deed Book P, p. 126.
    764 Columbus Enquirer, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, 11 January 1838 issue.
    765 1830 U.S. Census, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, p. 97.