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    84. D.4Hardeman (Nicholas Perkins3, Thomas2, John1), was born 4 May 1806,812 Williamson County, Tennessee, died 1864, Matagorda County, Texas. He married 10 September 1827, to Sarah Ann Nicholson, born 17 December 1808, Halifax County, North Carolina, died April 1901, Goliad County, Texas,813 aged 92.
    Sarah Ann Nicholson was the daughter of Guilford Nicholson of Halifax County, North Carolina. Guilford Nicholson made his will, 26 February 1834, in Halifax County. The will named his children, Thomas W. Nicholson, Eveline E. Nicholson, Sarah Ann Hardeman, and Martha M. Yelloly. He left to Sarah Ann Hardeman some of his slaves in Mississippi.814
    Sarah Ann’s sister, Eliza Emeline Nicholson, made her will, 25 August 1841, in Halifax County, North Carolina. She named her brother, Thomas W. Nicholson, and nieces, Sarah Ann Hardiman and Bethenia Hardiman. She left her portion of the slaves in Mississippi to be equally divided between the children of my sister, Sarah A. Hardiman.815
    D. Hardeman lived in Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1830.816 He moved to Mississippi, circa 1839; to Louisiana, circa 1841; and to Brazoria County, Texas, circa 1844. D. Hardeman was a poll in Brazoria County, Texas, in 1846. He lived in Matagorda County, Texas, in 1850817 and 1860.818

    812 Michael O’Brien, An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67 (Southern Text Society/University Press of Virginia, 1993). Diary of Ann Lewis Hardeman, sister of D. Hardeman. 4 May 1854 entry: brother D. Hardeman is 48 today.
    813 Tombstone, Hardeman Cemetery, Goliad County, Texas, Whooping Crane Road: Sarah Nicholson Hardeman, born 17 Dec. 1808, died April 1901.
    814 Halifax County, North Carolina, Will Book 4, p. 143. Will of Guilford Nicholson, proved November 1836.
    815 Halifax County, North Carolina, Will Book 4, p. 211. Will of Eliza Emeline Nicholson, proved August 1842.
    816 1830 U.S. Census, Middle Tennessee, Williamson County, p. 163. D. Hardeman.
    817 1850 U.S. Census, Matagorda County, Texas, p. 388, #135. Hardeman, D., age 34, male, born Tenn.; S. A., age 32, female, born N.C.; Bethenia, age 13, female, born Tenn.; Udora, age 12, female, born Tenn.; Dickerson, age 9, male, born Miss.; Evelyn, age 6, female, born La.; N., age 4, male, born Texas; P., age 1, male, born Texas; H. H., age 5, female, born Ark. (The ages in this census are incorrect).
    818 1860 U.S. Census, Matagorda County, Texas, p. 496, #99/89, P.O. Matagorda. Hardeman, D., age 54, male, planter, $35,000/$65,000, born Tenn.; Sarah A., age 51, female, born N.C.; Seth D.(?), age 21, male, born Tenn.; David D., age 20, male, born Miss.; Martha E., age 18, female, born La.; G. W., age 14, male, born Texas; W. P., age 12, male, born -.