I am seeking help with William HARDESTY (b 1776 MD, d 1836 OH) and Louisa KNAUFF/KNOUF (b 1782, prhaps MD, d 1859 OH) and their ancestors.
I am following child John HARDESTY (b 1805 Columbiana OH, d 1878 Porter IN).
Following HARDESTY/KNAUFF child Isaac HARDESTY, co-locating with John in Porter, IN, I have the following, tantalizing clue:
Isaac HARDESTY was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, May 22, 1822, and is a son of William and Louisa (KNOUF) HARDESTY. His father was one of the pioneers of Eastern Ohio, a farmer, miller and merchant, and started the first mill in Carroll County, Ohio. He was of Huguenot extraction, his grandfather having been expelled from France for his religious opinions.
Mr. Hardesty is a man of original and independent thought, was well as extensive reading. He is a Republican, and has frequently addressed his community on important questions of government. He has been Township Trustee about fifteen years. He is also a Christian, though not connected with any church, and an earnest Sunday school worker.
Source: “Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, Historical and Biographical,” Goodspeed and Blanchard, 1882 page 342 Union Township
Would appreciate anything on William and Louisa, son John or anything regarding Huguenot connection.