Gardner S. Hardee

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Gardner Sheppard Hardee
Member of the Florida Senate from the 13th district
In office
1889 – 1893[1][2]
Preceded byH.S. Williams
Succeeded byRobert S. Morrow
Personal details
Born(1842-07-19)July 19, 1842[3][4]
Brooks County, Georgia[3][4]
DiedJuly 26, 1926(1926-07-26) (aged 84)[3][4]
Rockledge, Florida[3][4]
Resting placeCocoa Cemetery, Cocoa, Florida[3][4]
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Emma Joan Stewart[4]
ChildrenEmma Joanna Hardee Skelly[4]
Occupationcitrus grower[3]
Military service
AllegianceConfederate States of America[4]
Unit9th Georgia Volunteer Infantry[4]

Gardner Sheppard Hardee (July 19, 1842 – July 26, 1926) was the founding settler of Rockledge, Florida and a member of the Florida Senate representing the 13th district from 1889 to 1892. He was also a member of the Brevard County Board of Commissioners.

He was the son of Thomas E. Hardee and Grace Jones, and the brother of Robert A. Hardee, and Buddy Hardee.

In 1888, he was elected over Ed Cecil.[5]


  1. ^ Membership of the Florida House of Representatives by County 1845-2012
  2. ^ The People of Lawmaking in Florida 1822 - 2012
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Mar 2014), Gardner Shepard Hardee, 26 Jul 1926; citing Rockledge, Brevard, Florida, reference CN 11374; FHL microfilm 2116645.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gardner Sheppard Hardee at Find a Grave
  5. ^ Florida Star
Preceded by
H.S. Williams
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 13th district

Succeeded by
Robert S. Morrow