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Hardin Argle Blevins

Hardin Argle Blevins

Male 1777 - 1860  (82 years)

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  • Name Hardin Argle Blevins 
    Born 8 Dec 1777  Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1860  Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8102  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2010 

    Father James Blevins,   b. Abt 1750 
    Family ID F3794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Vance,   b. 17 Oct 1784, White, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Blevins,   b. 22 Jan 1802, Sullivan, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849  (Age 46 years)
     2. Samuel Elbert Blevins,   b. 10 Jan 1812, Sullivan, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Sarah Blevins,   b. Abt 1817, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F3796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1810 United States Federal Census Name: Hardin Blevins County: Washington State: Virginia Free White Males Under 10: 2 Free White Males 26 to 44: 1 Free White Females Under 10: 1 Free White Females 26 to 44: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 3 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 5

      Tennessee Census, 1810-91 Name: Hardin Blevins State: TN County: Sullivan County Township: No Township Listed Year: 1812 Record Type: Tax list Database: TN Early Census Index

      1830 United States Federal Census Name: Hardin Blevins[Harlin Blevins] [User-Submitted-Comment] Home in 1830: , Rhea, Tennessee Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 8 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 11 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11

      1840 United States Federal Census Name: Harlen Blevens[Hardin Blevins] County: Meigs State: Tennessee Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 8 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 3 Free White Persons - Under 20: 4 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 8 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8

      1850 United States Federal Census Name: Hardin Blevins Age: 70 Estimated birth year: abt 1780 Birth Place: Tennessee Color: White Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 22, Meigs, Tennessee Family Number: 424 Hardin Blevins 70 Elizabeth Blevins 66 Margaret Blevins 43 Catharine Blevins 25 Eliza Blevins 22 Sarah Blevins 14 Rutha Blevins 7 James Blevins 5 Samuel Blevins 4 Hardin Bound 10

      U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index Surname: Hardin Blevins Year: 1860 County: Meigs CO. State: TN Age: 82 Gender: M (Male) Month of Death: May State of Birth: TN ID#: MRT197_27662 Occupation: FARMER Cause Of Death: BOWELAFFEC

      U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 Name: Hardin Blevins Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Place of Birth: Tennessee Estimated birth year: abt 1778 Age: 82 Month of Death: May Cause Of Death: Affection of the bowels Census Year: 1860 Census Location: (City, County, State)Meigs, Tennessee Page: 422 Line: 4 Roll: T655_27

      David Blevins was my 4th great-grandfather; I am a descendant of David and Sarah's oldest son Hugh T. Blevins. Along with my DNA results, we have results for a descendant of David's youngest son, John T. Blevins. Both of us share two specific and unusual mutations, one of which is unique only to us and the other of which is found in a few other Blevins lines of northeastern TN. David was almost certainly a brother to Hardin Blevins and the main reason I have offered to pay for a Hardin descendant DNA test is to prove or disprove this relationship. Moses and Allen Blevins may have been David's brothers as well - they certainly moved in the same circles - but I am trying to get DNA evidence on these men as well. I believe it is more likely that Allen was a nephew or cousin instead of a brother.

      We have one (and only one) piece of documentary evidence relative to David's father. One of Hardin's grandsons wrote in his 1918 journal that Hardin's father was named James Blevins. If David and Hardin really were brothers, then David's father was also James Blevins. There is a deeply rooted tradition that David's mother was named Margaret Hardin. I have located the original source of this tradition and I can tell you there is absolutely no evidence to support it. David's mother's name remains an unknown.

      We have a wealth of circumstantial evidence that places both David and Hardin (and several of the oldest children) in Sullivan County, TN prior to their move to the Hiwassee District (Rhea and Meigs Counties, TN) in the 1820s. I have spend literally thousands of hours over the past several years examining the Blevins groups of northeast TN, trying to uncover and prove David's pedigree. I'd be happy to share my research with you if you are interested. Please contact me off list at yairi@lhtot.com Rob Blevins