I believe Achilles and Edith Hardy had at least three children:John (b @1805), Edith (Edy) Ann (b @1814) and Achilles Jr (b #1816). John is problematic and I have not done any research to try and pin him down and none of the posted family trees have supporting documentation.However, there is a male of the right age residing with Achilles Sr in 1840 along with a young female (age 5-9).This may be John and his daughter, Frances (from the 1850 census).This is pure conjecture that the male is a son of Achilles and that the young girl is a child of this male, very unlikely that she is the child of Achilles Sr and Edith who would have been about 60 years of age when she was born. Edith Ann's genealogy is pretty well documented,or at least several people have posted family trees for her on Ancestry.com. Achilles Jr is based on fairly substantial circumstantial evidence.(1) I find no evidence that any of his brothers named a child Achilles which was a common practice of the day (2) Achilles Wilborn (various spellings) in later census records is too young to be the first Achilles.I also believe the family trees posted listing Nancy Scates as Achilles Sr's wife second wife are incorrect and she was actually married to Achilles, Jr.Nancy was born between 1816-1820 and supposedly married Achilles in 1827.Her birth years are consistent so believe the marriage actually took place in 1837.Most family trees have Achilles Sr's wife, Edith, living until the mid 1840s and the 1830 and 1840 census records for Achilles supports a wife of the same age as him.
Cannot find Achilles in the 1820 census but his father's will spells his name as Achilles Wilburn. 1830 Census:Achilles Wilburn, Halifax, Virginia 1840 Census:Akillis Wilbourne, Halifax, Virginia 1850 Census:Akillis Wellorne, Halifax, Virginia
My tie to this family is that I believe Achilles' brother, Thomas, is my fourth great grandfather.