Hardy Township

Holmes County, Hardy TownshipIt was on June 4, 1812 that Hardy Township, the first township in Holmes County, was established. Peter Casey, one of the earliest known settlers of this area, was responsible for its name. Considered the “Godfather” of Hardy Township, Casey named it after Samuel Hardy, a Virginia congressman from his home state. Millersburg, located in Hardy Township, was made the county seat on April 12, 1824.

More information about Hardy Township can be found on pages 183-185  in the book “Holmes County Ohio to 1985” (c) 1985 by the Holmes County History Book Committee. The book is located in the Local History and Genealogy Room at the Central Library in Millersburg.  (This text is not a primary source.)

Hardy Township Cemeteries

10 Responses to Hardy Township

  1. John Gindlesberger says:

    I’m interested in the Gindlesberger cemetery. I think it’s the little one on TR 327, but I’m not sure. Are there any Gindlesbergers buried there?

    • mskolmutch says:

      Thank you for commenting, Mr. Gindlesberger! Interestingly enough there are no Gindlesbergers buried in Gindlesberger Cemetery! The site is located on TR 327 off of SR 241, north of Millersburg. There seems to be some Gindlesbergers buried in 2 or 3 cemeteries located in Salt Creek Township – Arnold and Fryburg. You can access those records through our main website at http://www.holmeslibrary.org/genealogy.

  2. Christine Holmes says:

    I love the Library Ladies! These videos and historical information are wonderful resources. I have been searching Hardy Township for clues for four decades for my family and their graves, and no luck yet. They were there when it was part of Coshocton County and I have their marriage record and the 1820 census record and then fast forward to the 1860 census in Morrow County. I have all the cemetery books for Morrow County and they are not buried there, so I am searching back in Holmes County for any Jameson/Jemeson/Jimmerson/Jamison family (they never spelled it the same way twice I think) or for the wife’s Ferguson family. I am planning a trip to your library soon to look for James Jameson and Hannah Ferguson Jameson. Thank you so much for all you are doing to help genealogy researchers!

  3. Laura Kerth says:

    My 5gg grandfather Stothard(Stoddard) M Anderson is buried in Elloitt Cemetery along with his daughter Nancy Anderson. In which townshiop is Elloitt Cemetery located? Is this Cemetery indexed, I would like to see if I have any other relatives buried there? Thanks

    • mskolmutch says:

      Hi Laura,

      There is a George Elliot Cemetery located “in a field” in Mechanic Township. Only a small number of people (Less than a dozen) are buried there. No Andersons were listed for this cemetery.

      If you are in the Holmes County area, we encourage you to stop by and explore our Local History and Genealogy Room at the Central Library.

      Good luck in your continued search!

      • Laura Kerth says:

        That is strange as a picture of the gravestone is posted on findagrave and the contributor indicates that he was buried in Elliott Cemetery “It was an incredibly interesting old Amish Cemetery….. out in the middle of nowhere! which seems to fit your description. I am really interested in trying to find his daughter Nancy’s grave and maybe his other child Francis. Do you know of any other cemetery it might be. Laura

        • mskolmutch says:

          Hi Laura,

          I was able to find a reference to an Elliott Cemetery in another file on cemetery directions. Unfortunately, this cemetery doesn’t seem to be included in the Tombstone Inscription book we frequently reference. Below is the information on the cemetery’s location.

          Elliott Methodist (old) Cemetery
          Section 25 3rd quarter. On County Road 58 about 2 miles north
          off County Road 19, or 2/10 mile south of Rd. # 73. An old unused
          church still stands, est. 1817.

          I hope this helps to shed a little more light on your search.


  4. Christine Martin says:

    An early part of Coshocton County called Hardy Twp is (I think) now in Holmes County in the Welcome area. Can anyone confirm this? I have had no luck in getting deeds for early settlers John and Robert Martin (present in 1820 census Hardy Twp, Coshocton Co.) Anyone have history of the county formation? Thanks. I am at rootsweb as “Early Families of Holmes County”. Updates coming soon.

    • scorl says:

      Hello, Christine

      Hardy Township is in Holmes County. There is no mention of a Hardy Township in Coshocton history. Also, Welcome is in Monroe township. There was no reference to the Martins you mentioned in our deeds. Maybe someone else has more information for you.

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