John Harding was born 4 August 1787 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States of America to John Harding (1758-1838) and Magdalena Neier (1763-1839) and died 9 June 1873 Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States of America of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Crumrine (1788-1866) 1811 in Mahoning County, Ohio, United States.
Mahoning Dispatch, 6 Aug 1897, Article No. 29, Scraps of History by Dr. Jackson Truesdale
Excerpt: "The remaining son of the original John Harding was named after himself. He was born in Lynn township, Pa., August 4, 1787. At the time the family arrived in Canfield he was a stout lad of 18 years. The help of the three sturdy boys in establishing a new home in the wilderness would be of great service. John Harding, the elder, is said to have been a skillful blacksmith and taught his sons the same art. I have heard it said that the second John could make an auger, a feat a modern blacksmith would hardly undertake."
"In 1811, as a good Dutchman was expected to do, he married Elisabeth Crumrine, and perhaps soon after established a home at the cross-roads north of the center. He built the house now occupied by Isaac Corll and made it his residence ever after. I do not recollect of ever seeing him work at his trade and think he abandoned it a long time before his death. As I knew him in later years, he had become somewhat corpulent and lived an easy, retired life. Having a plenty, he was content to leave to others the struggles for more. He enjoyed company and frequently visited the center, where he with his pipe, chatting with some one equally at leisure, was a familiar figure. He died June 9th, 1873, his wife having passed away May 28, 1866, aged 77. The children of John Harding, Jr., were Mary Ann, Elizabeth or Betsey, John A., Geo. E., Eli, Peter, Lucy or Lucy Ann, and Jacob."
|Offspring of John Harding and Elizabeth Crumrine (1788-1866)|
|Mary Ann Harding (1813-1893)|
|Elizabeth Harding (1816-1857)||13 June 1815 Canfield Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States of America||21 March 1857 Austintown, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States of America||John Logan Lanterman (1807-1843) John Logan Lanterman (1807-1843) Thomas Hillock|
|John A Harding (1817-1876)|
|George E Harding (1819-1886)|
|Eli Harding (1821-1885)|
|Peter Harding (1824-1893)|
|Jacob Harding (1829-1836)||1829 Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States of America||30 March 1836 Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States of America|