John L. Harding
|John Lackland Harding|
|Died||October 15, 1837|
|Spouse(s)||Eleanora Marshall (1804-1816)
Eleanor Mantz (1820-1837)
John Lackland Harding was born in 1780. He was married to Eleanora Marshall on May 31, 1804. She died March 31, 1816. After the death of his first wife, he was re-married to Eleanor Mantz on March 20, 1820. John L. Harding died on October 15, 1837.
War of 1812
John L. Harding volunteered to serve, and was as a private under Captain Henry Steiner during the War of 1812. His company was made up of volunteers that served as an artillery division, receiving high praise for their conduct and efforts on Louderslagers Hill at the Battle of North Point.
In the February 15, 1823 issue of the Frederick Town Herald, John Lackland Harding announced his decision to run for Mayor. His appeal states:
From the solicitation of my friends, I am induced to offer myself to your consideration as a candidate for the MAYORALTY at the ensuing election; and if elected, will enforce the ordinances of the corporation of justice, moderation and strict impartiality; and will recommend useful and economical expenditures only, so that taxes may be reduced to suit the present pressure of the times. - John L. Harding"
- The Family of John Harding, Planter of Prince Georges, Montgomerey, and Frederick Counties of Maryland. By Janice Harding, 1996. Expanded upon from the works of the late Kenneth Jenkins, 1985.