Biography of Robert Lardin
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

ROBERT LARDIN, who was for over fifty years a prominent member and active worker of North Buffalo Methodist Episcopal church, and a leading prohibitionist. of his township, is a son of Thomas and Christina (Harsh) Lardin, and was born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, July 5, 1810. The Lardin family is of Irish descent, and Thomas Lardin was born in Ireland, from whence he emigrated to Pennsylvania and settled in Lancaster county. He afterwards, about the year 1795, removed to Butler county, where he engaged in farming and stock-dealing. He served as a soldier in the United States army during the war of 1812, was a whig in politics and married Christina Harsh. To their union were born eleven children, seven sons and four daughters: Catherine, Mary, Thomas, John, Jane, Daniel, James, William, Robert, Joseph and Margaret.

Robert Lardin grew to manhood on his father's farm, received a practical English education and has been engaged in farming ever since attaining his majority.

On January 8, 1833, he married Hannah Pugh, daughter of John Pugh. To their union have been born eight children, two sons and six daughters: John, born November 6, 1833, married a Miss Wbitcraft and is dead; Elizabeth, born August 28, 1835, married to a Mr. Sassy, and after his death to William Deany; Mary, born July 29, 1837, and died September 5, 1842; Nancy, born November 18, 1839, and died September 1, 1842; Margaret, born March 18, 1842, and married to T. Frazier; Sarah, born July 22, 1844, married to Charles Sipher, and is dead; Phoebe, born March 19, 1847, and Robert F., born June 23, 1851, and married Mary Green. Mrs. Lardin died February 28, 1853, and for his second wife Mr. Lardin married Mary A. Drane, on April 24, 1855. To this second union have been born seven children, of whom four are: Daniel H., born January 28, 1856, and married a Miss Doty; Mary I., born September 28, 1860, and wife of Robert Boney; Lois M., born August 24, 1867, and married to David Bissett, and William B., born February 18, 1870.

In politics, Robert Lardin is an enthusiastic probibitionist. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at North Buffalo, and at the time of its erection, in 1876, held the office of steward and class leader in that church.

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891

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