Capt. Foster Hardin was a sailor and sea captain in early life, and married Ann Robertson Aug. 24, 1826, “both” being recorded at that time as of Sedgwick. Mr. Hardin died March 11, 1874, and Ann, his widow, February 1887, aged above eighty. Their children were:
- Edsley Austin Hardin, born May 28, 1828.
- David F. Hardin, born Dec. 26, 1829.
- George F. Hardin, born Oct. 22, 1831; died Dec. 1831.
- Mary A. Hardin, born Nov. 24, 1832; died Jan. 24, 1854.
- Hiram B. Hardin, born Sept. 8, 1835.
- Eveline Darling Hardin, born July 24, 1837.
- John Robertson Hardin, born Sept. 6, 1839.
- Francis Alphonso Hardin, born Dec. 5, 1841; lost at sea in 1861 upon his second voyage round Cape Horn in the ship “Electric Spark”, under command of the writer, when he was lost overboard off the River de la Plata. He was a fine lad, gave promise of being a smart man; the writer loved him and mourned his loss as he would if he had been his son.
- Robert Gilbert Hardin, born May 3, 1845; died Dec. 16, 1864.
- Marcy Hardin, born, May 3, 1845; died July 1845.
- Charles Albert Hardin, born Feb. 16, 1848.
Since the death of Foster Hardin and wife, the place has been sold at least twice, and is now owned by Kneizel, the musical artist, except the old house and a small lot owned by David F. Harding, who lives in the house.