William Garland Hardwick Sr. (1727-1803)

William was born in June 27, 1727 to James and Henrietta Garland Hardwick.  His childhood was in Westmoreland county, and Fauquier county, Virginia.  He fought in the Revolutionary War later marrying Cynthia Parker.  Ten children were born to James and Cynthia:  James B. (1750), Martha (1752), Hannah (1755), Nancy B. (1758), William (1760), Molly (1763), George (1766), Garland (1768), Margaret Peggy (1773) and Hulda (about 1779).

In the early 1760's William and Cynthia moved their family to Union County, South Carolina, and later Barnwell County, South Carolina.

After the death of William's first wife, Cynthia, he married Nancy in 1788 in Green County, Georgia.  William died February 24, 1803 in Green County, Georgia.