John Hardin and His Wives - Margaret Smith Isaac. John Hardin (1826-1911), a descendent of devout French Huguenots, was born in Kentucky. This well documented narrative history of John Hardin and his wives mentions his immigrant ancestors, Mark Hardin (Marc Hardouin) who settled in Virginia in the early 1700s, and Mary "Polly" (Vance) Hardin's ancestors who came to America from Germany during the 1700s. Individual chapters are devoted to John Hardin, Sarah Jane Hand Hardin-his first wife, and Mahalah Hand Hardin-his second wife. This interesting tale of rugged frontier life includes several trips across the plains by covered wagon. Appendices include: records for John Hardin and his father Eli Paine Hardin; census records; records for John Hardin's ancestors and collateral lines; John Hardin's ancestral charts; wills; and research correspondence. Numerous vintage photographs of people and places, footnotes, and a full name index augment the text. 2003, 5½x8½, paper, index, xiv+206 pp.