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.
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