John Hardin

Hardin, John, 1753–92, Native American fighter, b. Fauquier co., Va. He served in Lord Dunmore's War (1774) and was a noted member of Daniel Morgan's riflemen during the Revolution. His services at Saratoga were particularly noteworthy. He moved to Washington co., Ky., in 1786 and afterward took part in many expeditions against the Native Americans N of the Ohio, winning general recognition for his courage and his ability as a woodsman and a leader of men. He was sent in 1792 to negotiate a treaty with the Miami and was killed by Native Americans at what is now Hardin, Ohio.

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