Isaac Pierson HARDEE

Submitted by Descendants:  Halley Bronson Jr., Halley Bronson III,  and Halley Bronson IV LEWIS

Isaac Pierson Hardee was born in Horry County, South Carolina, the grandson of Joseph Hardee who served in the South Carolina Militia at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.  Isaac was raised and educated in Horry District until he was about 20 years old when he enlisted in Durant’s Company of Harllee’s Battalion in the South Carolina Militia to fight the Indians in Florida.  He served from 20 January 1837 and was released from service in St. Augustine, Territory of Florida on 20 April 1837.

Isaac resettled for a brief time near Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida where he met and married his first wife before moving to settle along the Suwannee River in Levy County, Florida.  The settlement where he lived the remainder of his life became n as Hardeetown which is just west of the city of Chiefland, Florida.

Isaac lived here, raised a family by his first wife and remarried and had more children by a second wife.  His second homeplace is still standing just outside the bounds of the cemetery where he was buried in 1879.

Isaac Pierson Hardee was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002