1796 – born Hollis, NH, son of Solomon & Mary (Bailey) Hardy
1824 – Middlebury College (Boyce, 1890)
1827 – Andover Theological Seminary (A.T.S., 1880)
1827 – Sept 27. ordained at Park Street Church, Boston (A.T.S., 1880)
1827 – Nov. ordained missionary to the west by the Congregational Church at Boston or Andover (Am. Ed. Soc., 1827; Carter, 1906)
1828 – Affiliated with Missouri Presbytery (Blair, 1952).
1828 – Organized church at Vandalia with 8 members. (Smith, 1912)
1828 – Mar – Sept. Baptized infants in the Shoal creek church in Bond Co.. IL (McCaslin, 1915)
1828 – Nov. 11. Preached at Canton, Illinois (Swan, 1871)
1829 – Member of newly formed Center Presbytery in Illinois: Congregational background, working as Presbyterian (Blair, 1952).
1829 – Sept 24. Married Mary B. Barton in Morgan County, Illinois (Ill. statewide marriage index)
1830 – Mar 29. Participated in search for Rev. Stiles Hawley near Kaskaskia, Illinois (A.H.M.S., 1842)
1830 – pastor at Greenville, Illinois (G.A., 1830); Carter, 1906 says he served Shoal Creek & Greenville 1827 – 1830
1831 – 1832 – missionary to Quincy, Illinois area (G.A., 1831; G.A. 1832; Carter, 1906)
1831 – 1832 – agent for American Bible Society (A.B.S., 1831-1832)
1833 – listed as missionary at Macomb, Illinois where pastorate was vacant and 19 members accepted on certificate (G. A., 1833)
1833 – organized Congregational church at Mendon, Illinois, and served as pastor for a year (A.H.M.S., 1843; Ill. Assoc., 1863); Carter, 1906 says he served 1833-1836
1838 – Jan – pastor at Wellfleet, Massachusetts about 3 years (Am. Ed. Soc., 1843; Smith, 2004); left bounds of Synod of Illinois prior to O.S./N.S. split of 1838. (Blair, 1952).
1840 – pastor (supply) at Eastham, Massachusetts
1842 – Sept. died in Massachusetts (Smith, 2004)
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