Leonard Wilford Hardy

31 Dec 1805 - 31 Jul 1884
Leonard Wilford Hardy (1805-1884) was born 31 Dec. 1805 in Bradford, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Simon Hardy and Rhoda. He married Elizabeth Nichols on 22 Oct. 1826, and they were the parents of Clarissa Harriman Hardy, who was sealed to Wilford Woodruff. He was baptized 2 Dec. 1832. He served a mission in England with Wilford Woodruff from Dec. 1844 to Oct. 1845. He died 31 Jul. 1884 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

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