Hardin, John J., 1810-1847Alternative names
Lawyer, Jacksonville, Illinois; Whig politician; Illinois House of Representatives, 1836-1842; served in Black Hawk War; killed in action, Mexican War.
From the description of Letter: Vandalia, [Ill.], to Daniel Webster, Washington City, D.C., 1839 Jan. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195880
From the description of Letter: Jacksonville, [Ill.], to [Joseph?] Heslep, 1840 June 25. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195867
From the description of Letter : Jacksonville, [Ill.], to Sam[ue]l Whiteside, Belleville, Ill., 1831 Dec. 26. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195862
From the description of Papers, 1831-1849. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195947
From the description of Documents, 1829-1847. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195818
John J. Hardin, son of Martin Davis Hardin, was a Representative from Illinois born in Frankfort, Ky., January 6, 1810. He pursued classical studies and was graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. Hardin studied law and was admitted to the bar in Kentucky in 1831, commencing practice in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. He served in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War 1831-1832, was brigadier general in command during the Mormon trouble in Hancock County in 1844 and later attained the rank of major general. Hardin was appointed prosecuting attorney of Morgan County in 1832, was elected to the State house of representatives 1836-1842 and was later elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845). During the Mexican War, Hardin recruited the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel. He was killed at the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico, February 23, 1847 and was buried in City Cemetery (East), Jacksonville, Ill.
From the description of John J. Hardin letter, 1830 July 29. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41512389
A commander of the Illinois state militia.
From the description of Letterbook [microform] 1843-1847, (Typescript). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367555446
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Hancock County (Ill.)|
|Morgan County (Ill.)|
|Mexican War, 1846-1848|
|Indians of North America--18th century|
|Real property--19th century|
|Frontier and pioneer life|