Updated June 4, 2022.
Between 2017 and 2020, a team of 5 people went through every cemetery in Hardwick and recorded each stone’s position and the essential elements of its inscription. The project leader then used the information to create a database for each cemetery.
This link connects to a .pdf file containing an index of all surnames and cemetery locations in all the cemeteries. Note: The files are organized by row; you can search .pdf files for names using Control F (Intel), Command F (Mac), or the Magnifying Glass icon (mobile devices).
These links connect to .pdf files of the surnames in individual cemeteries, organized by cemetery rows. These files contain birth dates, death dates, and ages recorded on the stones. At the end of these files the project leader included lengthy inscriptions from the stones: Fairview Cemetery, Hardwick Center Cemetery (10 pages), Bayley-Hazen Cemetery (8 pages), Main Street Cemetery (21 pages), more Main Street Cemetery (25 pages), Maple Street Cemetery (12 pages), Norris Family Cemetery (1 page), Old Sanborn Cemetery (22 pages), New Sanborn Cemetery (16 pages), West Hill Cemetery (6 pages).
These links connect to .pdf files of the surnames in individual cemeteries, organized by surname. Fairview Cemetery, Hardwick Center Cemetery, Bayley-Hazen Cemetery, Main Street Cemetery, Maple Street Cemetery, Sanborn Cemetery, West Hill Cemetery.
These links connect to findagrave.com. The HHS has no control over the content: Fairview Cemetery, Hardwick Center Cemetery, Bayley-Hazen Road Cemetery, Main Street Cemetery, Maple Street Cemetery, Norris Family Cemetery, Sanborn Cemetery, West Hill Cemetery.
Here we will add transcriptions of early marriage records.
James B. Hardwick Norris (1792-1861), the first Yankee child born in Hardwick, kept an account book all his adult life. After becoming a minister, he used his book to record marriages he performed. Click here to see a transcription of his marriage records as a circuit minister on the Sandwich Circuit and the Pembroke Circuit in New Hampshire between 1825 and 1831. Click here for a transcription of his marriages records in northeastern Vermont between 1843 and 1859.
* All human endeavors involve errors. If you find any, tell us at info@ hardwickvthistory.org.
The manuscript of the 1890 census burned in the 1930s, before the government could microfilm it. About 2012, Certified Genealogist Pat Haslam sought to re-create the Hardwick census data using contemporary sources. She produced these results.