Hardgraves Family Research Materials

MC 1771

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Hardgraves Family
Hardgraves Family Research Materials
Inclusive Dates
MC 1771
2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Hardgrave Family Research Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on May of 2008 by Mona Hardgrave, the widow of Cecil Hardgrave, of Clovis, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Rogers; completed in October 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Hardgrave Family Research Materials (MC 1771), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Cecil Hardgrave, the principal genealogist of the Hardgrave family, has been successful in tracing the family's lineage back to 1500. Spending the majority of his retirement years researching the Hardgraves' genealogy, Cecil was able to create a nearly complete family history. During his years of research, he authored multiple editions of A History of the Hardgrave Family. In addition, he authored another family history, A History of the Hardgrave Family, Descendants of Major Francis Hardgrave, Revolutionary War Soldier. Cecil also served as the editor of the Hardgrave Family Newsletter and participated in the Hardgrave Family Association.

The Hardgrave family is rooted in Johnson County, Arkansas near Clarksville. However, the family is now spread across the United States from Florida to California, and nearly every state in between. The Hardgraves continue to be organized through the Hardgrave Family Association and they hold a reunion annually.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical research, family association materials, family newsletters, and photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Family Correspondence, June 1970-December 1994

Box 1 Folder 2

Family Correspondence, January 1995-October 1997

Box 1 Folder 3

Family Correspondence, February 1998-July 2002

Box 1 Folder 4

Family Correspondence, January 2003-September 2007

Box 1 Folder 5

Family Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Bill Coxen Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 7

Camilla Lankford Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 8

Norman Devine/Jackson Conway Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 9

David Hardgrave Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 10

Donald Hardgrave Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 11

Dr. Earl F. Skelton Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 12

Edna Hardgrave Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 13

General Book Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 14

History of the Hardgrave Family Second Edition Appendices

Box 1 Folder 15

History of the Hardgrave Family Third Edition Appendices

Box 1 Folder 16

History of the Hardgrave Family Second and Third Edition Indices

Box 1 Folder 17

A Genealogy Record: Hardgrave Descendants

Box 1 Folder 18

Family Research I, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 19

Family Research II, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20

Family Research III, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 21

Family Charts I

Box 1 Folder 22

Family Charts II

Box 1 Folder 23

Hardin Family Research and Reunion Materials

Box 1 Folder 24

Vance Family Association

Box 1 Folder 25

Johnson County Historical Society Materials

Box 1 Folder 26

Newspaper Clippings

Box 1 Folder 27

Hardgrave Family Newsletter Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 28

Hardgrave Family Association Directory

Box 1 Folder 29

Hardgrave Family Newsletter, January 1982-January 1985

Box 1 Folder 30

Hardgrave Family Newsletter, April 1985-September 1987

Box 1 Folder 31

Hardgrave Family Newsletter, January 1994-December 2002

Box 1 Folder 32

Hardgrave Family Newsletter, March 2003-March 2007

Box 1 Folder 33

Miscellaneous Newsletters

Box 1 Folder 34

Camilla Lankford Photographs (Images 1-13)

Box 1 Folder 35

2006 Hardgrave Family Reunion Photograph CD

Box 1 Folder 36

General Photographs (Images 14-20)

Box 1 Folder 37


Box 1 Folder 38

General Materials

Box 2 Folder 1


Box 2 Folder 2


Box 2 Folder 3


Box 2 Folder 4


Box 2 Folder 5


Box 2 Folder 6


Box 2 Folder 7

Coat of Arms

Box 2 Folder 8

Family Association

Box 2 Folder 9

Gilliam, Celia Hardgrave

Box 2 Folder 10


Box 2 Folder 11

Hardgrave, Albert F. (Jennie Hardin Family)

Box 2 Folder 12

Hardgrave, Allen Johnson (Martha Mckee)

Box 2 Folder 13

Hardgrave, Barbara

Box 2 Folder 14

Hardgrave, Ferrell (Correspondence)

Box 2 Folder 15

Hardgrave, Francis (Sara and the Skelton Family)

Box 2 Folder 16

Hardgrave, George L.

Box 2 Folder 17

Hardgrave, James

Box 2 Folder 18

North Carolina

Box 2 Folder 19

Hardgrave, Lewis B. (Matilda Emma Wiley)

Box 2 Folder 20

Hardgrave, Micajah Lewis (Elizabeth Loftin)

Box 2 Folder 21

Hardgrave, Skelton (Susannah Loftin)

Box 2 Folder 22

Hardgrave, Susanna (Anna or Ann)

Box 2 Folder 23


Box 2 Folder 24

Hardgrave, James (Almira Dyer and Nancy Coen)

Box 2 Folder 25

Hardgrave, James Dyer (Descendants of Robert Hardgrave)

Box 2 Folder 26

Hardgrave, Jasper Newt.

Box 2 Folder 27

Hardgrave, John Davis Sr.

Box 2 Folder 28

Hardgrave, Johnson (Sally and the Baxter Family)

Box 2 Folder 29

Hardgrave, John (Mary Polly and the Robertson Family)

Box 2 Folder 30


Box 2 Folder 31

Loftin Family Records

Box 2 Folder 32

McKee-Family Records

Box 2 Folder 33

Tennessee-Miscellaneous Records

Box 2 Folder 34

Tennessee-Bellevue Area and Maps

Box 2 Folder 35

Research Forms and Pamphlets

Box 2 Folder 36

Records-Miscellaneous and Multiple Records

Box 2 Folder 37


Box 2 Folder 38

Turner, Wilma Hardgrave

Box 2 Folder 39


Box 2 Folder 40

Skelton-Family Records

Box 2 Folder 41

Printed Stories and Accounts (The Harps, etc.)

Box 2 Folder 42

Taxes and Land Acquisitions

Box 2 Folder 43

Wills-Inventories and Estate Sales

Box 2 Folder 44

Edythe Rucker Whitey

Box 2 Folder 45

Yorkshire Pedigrees (All English Materials)

Box 2 Folder 46

Hardgrave Family Census Database

Box 2 Folder 47

Book-Original Photographs (Image 21)

Box 2 Folder 48

Arkansas Cemetery Photographs (Image 22)

Box 2 Folder 49

Jasper Newt. Hardgrave Photographs (Images 23-38)

Box 2 Folder 50

Wilma Hardgrave Turner Photographs (Images 39-42)

Box 2 Folder 51

General Materials

Box 3 Folder 1

Family Records (Oversize)

Box 3 Folder 2

Family Photograph (Image 43) (Oversize)


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