Huntsville [AL]: 1862. Small broadside, 4.25" x 7.75". Manuscript receipt on blue lined paper. Very Good.
John T. Hardin [1820-1850] was a resident of Madison County, Alabama. He was married to Susannah E. Mitchell and died intestate December 1850. He and his wife had three young daughters at the time of his death. Susannah married William T. Williamson in 1857 and died in 1861. [Determined using several family trees on Ancestry web site and cross-referencing with Federal Censuses, death records and information from Hardin Cemetery of Limestone County, Alabama.]
Ferdinand Lee Hammond [1812-1866] was born in Tennessee and later moved to Madison County, Alabama. He was a farmer, probate judge from 1853-1859, a State Legislator in 1861 and 1863, and Confederate States Agent in 1863. He was appointed the guardian of the minor heirs of John T. Hardin under Act No. 114 of the General Assembly, approved February 14, 1854, which authorized the Probate Judge of the County to act as guardian for Hardin's heirs. THE HUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL REVIEW, WINTER-SPRING 2000, VOL. 27, NO. 1. Page 22; ACTS OF THE FOURTH BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ALABAMA... NOVEMBER, 1853. Montgomery: 1854. Page 83.]
J.W. Carter is most likely John W. Carter, a farmer and slave owner in Madison County as listed in the 1860 United States Federal Census and Slave Schedules. Item #30281