Keeper Bio: William and Julia A. Harding


Date of Service: 1864-1869

1828:  William Harding is born in approximately 1828, in Maryland.

1834: Julia A. is born in approximately 1834 in Maryland.

1864-1869:  William Harding is named Principal Keeper at Cape Henry Lighthouse, VA. His beginning salary is $550/year. His ending salary is $760/year.

1865-1869:  Julia A. Harding is named the First Assistant Keeper at Cape Henry Lighthouse, VA. Her beginning salary is $350/year. Her ending salary is $400/year.

1870: In the 1870 U.S. Census, William Harding’s occupation is listed as Farmer, living in Princess Anne County, VA.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;; 



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