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    106. John Marr4Hardeman (Constantine3, Thomas2, John1), was born 2 February 1804, Rutherford County, Tennessee,881 died 15 October 1891, Italy, Ellis County, Texas.882 His will was made 19 July 1889, codicil, 19 December 1890, will proved January Term 1891.883 He married 13 May 1828, Hardeman County, Tennessee, to Mary Hardeman,884 his first cousin, daughter of Blackstone Hardeman885 and Anna Bunch. [See #20, Blackstone Hardeman].
    Mary Hardeman was born 12 February 1812, Maury County, Tennessee, died 19 September 1857, Italy, Ellis County, Texas. [Also see, #146, Mary Hardeman].
    In addition to the tombstones of John Marr Hardeman and Mary Hardeman in the Hardeman Cemetery near Italy, Texas, there is a Texas Historical Marker at the entrance to the city of Italy Cemetery in Ellis County. It reads: John Marr Hardeman, A Soldier in the Army of Texas in 1836, born in Tennessee, February 2, 1804, died October 15, 1891, his wife, Mary Hardeman, born in Tennessee, February 12, 1812, died February 19, 1857.886
    Obituary of Mrs. Mary Hardiman, Texas Christian Advocate, 15 October 1857: Died after a few hours illness, September 19, 1857, Mrs. Mary Hardiman, of Ellis County, Texas. She was a native of Tennessee; born February 12, 1814; married John M. Hardiman, May 15th, 1828; came to Texas in fall of 1837 [1835]; has lived most of her life since in

    881 John M. Hardeman’s father, Constant Hardeman, lived in Rutherford County, in 1804. See Rutherford County, Tennessee, Deed Book A, p. 12 and 26.
    882 Tombstone: Hardeman Cemetery, 1.5 miles north of Italy, Ellis County, Texas, on Highway 77. Turn left off of U.S. Highway 77, go .3 miles, turn left and go .2 miles. On the right out in pasture in a clump of hackberry trees. In 1988 this 142 acres was for sale. John M. Hardeman, born 2 Feb. 1804, died 15 Oct. 1891. Mary Hardeman, born 12 Feb. 1812, died 19 Sept. 1857.
    883 Ellis County, Texas, Will Book A, p. 410-414. Will and Codicil of John M. Hardeman.
    884 Hardeman County, Tennessee, original marriage license: John M. Hardeman to Mary Hardeman, 13 May 1828.
    885 Family Findings, Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, Volume I, No. 2, April 1969, p. 9-12, No. 3, p. 39-57. National Banner-Nashville Whig, 31 May 1828 issue: Mary, daughter of Blackstone Hardeman, married John Hardeman, May 15.
    886 Photograph of the monument in possession of the author. And – Harold Schoen, Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate the Centenary of Texas Independence– the Report of the Texas Commission of Control for the Texas Centennial Celebrations (Austin, Texas, 1938), p. 165.