Warren W. Hardy



(carpenter, miller)


Warren Wilford "Wil" Hardy was born on September 3, 1840 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Warren's parents were early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and moved to Missouri
around 1850 in preparation for their journey to the Utah Territory. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on
August 11, 1852. Josiah and the Hardy family were called to settle southern Utah in 1862. They settled in
Mountain Dell.

Warren met Caroline Lucy Blake in Mountain Dell and they were married on April 10, 1866 in the Salt Lake
Endowment House.

On April 26, 1975, Warren entered into polygamy by marrying Sarah Hannah Smith in the Salt Lake
Endowment House.

Then on December 2, 1879, Warren married a third wife, Martha Aurelia Johnson, in the new St. George Temple.

Around 1882, Caroline left the marriage. She fell in love with and left, leaving her young children behind.

In 1888, Warren (and many other polygamists) were arrested, tried, and sentanced to prison. Warren served
6 months and was released on December 2, 1888.

Warren died on November 22, 1893 in St. George and was buried in Plot A_A_10_1 of the
St. George City Cemetery.


Parents and Siblings:
    Josiah Guile Hardy
    Sarah Clark Parker Hardy
        Henry Harding Hardy
        Lucy Hardy
        Warren Wilford Hardy
        Charles William Hardy
        Milton Henry Hardy
        Sarah Adaline Hardy
        Hyrum Haven Hardy
        Sylvanus Hardy
        Josiah Heber Hardy
        Rufus Herbert Hardy
        Sylvester Hardy

(3/17/1813-1/12/1894)   (married 3/17/1835)
(xx/xx/1838-xx/xx/1910)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(9/3/1840-11/22/1893)   (married as shown below)
(xx/xx/1843-xx/xx/1914)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1844-xx/xx/1905)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1847-xx/xx/1920)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1853-xx/xx/1933)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(4/8/1855-4/20/1923)   (married Catherine Harriett Squires and Annie Kay)

First Wife and Children:
    Caroline Lucy Blake Hardy
        Harriet Elizabeth Hardy
        Warren Wilford Hardy Jr.
        Heber Herbert Hardy
        Charles Milton Hardy
        George Alvin William Hardy

        Caroline Lucy Hardy
        Emma Jannett Hardy
        Brigham Franklin Hardy

(7/3/1845-4/4/1893)   (married 4/10/1866)
(3/6/1869-7/24/1928)   (married Betsy Leavitt)
(3/3/1871-4/13/1947)   (married Emma Lorena Leavitt)
(6/21/1873-5/15/1957)   (married Sarah Ellen Hunt,
    Eunice Eliza Sanders, and Margaret Irene Haslem)
(11/20/1875-12/18/1914)   (married John Oscar Hancock)
(9/8/1881-9/23/1945)   (married Mary Carmelia Hughes)

Second Wife and Children:
    Sarah Hannah Smith Hardy
        Warren Josiah Hardy
        Sarah Elizabeth Hardy

        Joella Amelia "Ella" Hardy
        Joseph Hyrum Hardy
        Mary Rosina Hardy
        Eliza Sophorina Hardy
        Samuel Hardy
        Nettie Hardy

(11/18/1852-3/18/1938)   (married 4/26/1875)
(12/12/1877-5/17/1960)   (married John Bleak
    and Charles William Spendlove)
(10/11/1882-12/23/1952)   (married Thirza Olive Leavitt)
(8/15/1887-3/12/1947)   (married Richard Malone)
(11/20/1892-1/19/1969)   (married William Bailey Adair)

Third Wife and Children:
    Martha Aurelia Johnson Hardy  
        Elmer Hardy
        Warren Ellis Hardy
        Leonard Willard Hardy
        Wilford Johnson Hardy
        Harriet Ellen Hardy

(6/28/1859-10/29/1900)   (married 12/2/1879)
(1/26/1884-11/10/1956)   (married Laura Phoebe Haws)
(8/21/1886-9/9/1967)   (married Josepine Kelly)
(xx/xx/1888-5/11/1973)   (married Clara Bingham)


WCHS photos:
WCHS-04329   Photo of polygamists including Warren W. Hardy in the Utah State Penitentiary in 1888


A brief biography of Warren Hardy
Written by his granddaughter, Lucille Maloney Bevan, December 19, 1941

FamilySearch entry for Warren Wilford Hardy

Find-A-Grave entry for Warren Wilford Hardy

Geni entry for Warren Hardy