George Madison Harder

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John Nicholas Harder, NC

GRAY TWP 1860 Census White Co., AR
Harder, G. M., 40, m, machinist, $1000, $300, born in TN

M. J., 36, f, TN
J. M., 14, m, TN
S. E., 13, f, TN
T. L., 12, m, TN
J., 9, m, AR
R. C., 4, m, AR

White County, AR Heritage

1963, Vol. V, p23

George Madison Harder,  third son of Jacob and Eliza Harder was born about 1820 near Nashville, TN. 
At the age of 20 he moved to Gibson Co. TN. where he married Mildred Haskins, born about 1824 in TN.
In 1850 he moved to White County, settling  near Searcy.
In May 1862 he and his son James Harder enlisted in the army under Captain John Hicks, the Battle
of Pea Ridge being their first engagement.
He being the sole owner of the only flour mill in the northern part of the state there was a petition
by the people for his and his son's release from the army so there could be bread for their families.
The petition was granted and they returned to Searcy, where on Jan. 24, 1865 George Harder died.
James Harder again joined the army this time under Capt. B. C. Black.
This company was attached to Sterling Price's Division and was ordered to Southwest Missouri.
He took part in the Battle of Rolling Prairie in 1864 but was never heard of again.

Oak Grove Cemetery, Moore Street in Searcy
Harder, Emma J.                                                 1866                               1950   Wife of John C. Harder
Harder, Ida Petty                               August 26, 1858        November 04, 1940   Wife of Thomas L. Harder
Harder, Jesse                                   October 15, 1890          February 24, 1933   Son of Thomas L. & Ida Petty Harder
Harder, John C.                                                   1852                               1929   Husband of Emma J. Harder
Harder, Thomas Lafayette               February 28, 1849         December 26, 1931  Husband of Ida Petty Harder

Searcy Arkansas: A frontier Town Grows Up With America
by Raymond Lee Muncy

George Madison Harder erected a steam-driven sawmill on Little Red River. p. 25

Thomas L. (Lafayette?)  Harder White County Sheriff 1892-1896 built house on corner of park & Oak in 1887. p. 93

Tom Harder. p. 95

T.L. Harder a manager in the Searcy Male Academy, 1873. p. 109

T.L. Harder White Co., AR 1890 Tax List

Tom Harder, conductor on Hicks Lightle & Company railroad between Searcy & West Point, 1887. p. 125

Thomas L. Harder appointed health officer for Searcy 1878. p. 131

John Harder Grocery Store. p. 213

J.C. Harder    White Co., AR 1890 Tax Lis

Tom Harder helped organize transportation to large picnic at Bee Rock, Aug 1877. p. 156