My grandmother was Velma Leona Hardy born Feb. 2, 1906 in Abbeville, LA, she died May 4, 1993 in Port Arthur, TX.Her father (my great-grandfather) was Richard Shedrick Hardy, born Dec. 6, 1863 and mother, Victoria Huntsberry(also spelled Hansbury) Hardy, born Oct. 14, 1865 (or 66) and died while giving birth Nov. 30th(?), 1910. There were aprox. eleven children born to this union and two died as infants.My grandmother was the youngest child.The other children in order of birth:Arthur D., Archie W., Grover N., Ullysses Grant, Evola M., Sourella(sp?) A., Israel J., Golden J., Velma L.
My grandmother told me that Richard Hardy was named after his father but that his father left his mother Mary Ann Campbell (maiden name?) while she was pregnant with Richard.Richard Hardy never knew his father.After Victoria died in 1910, Richard married Mildred A. who was born Oct. 2, 1872.The only child to this union that I know of was my grandmother's half sister Louisa Hardy Comeaux b. Jan. 3, 1913.My great aunt died a few years ago in Port Arthur, TX.
My given name is Velma, but, it is no longer my legal name.My father was named after Richard Hardy his grandfather and as far as I know where we live now on the west coast, there are more Huntsberrys.I hope you receive this e-mail.You are welcome to contact me at my e-mail address.