Birth Name: Melora Diane Hardin
Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 29, 1967
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Cajun French, distant Dutch
Melora Hardin is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of Diane Elizabeth (Hill) and actor Jerry Hardin (Jerry Wayne Hardin). Melora is married to British actor Gildart Jackson, with whom she has two children.
Melora’s paternal grandfather was Jerry Lee Hardin (the son of Lee P. Hardin and Clementine “Clemmie” Mitchell). Clementine was the daughter of Martha Melinda Mitchell and possibly of George Flowers Palmer.
Melora’s paternal grandmother was Eultina/Ultima Stagg (the daughter of Robert Fulton Stagg and Ola Melissa Burleigh). Robert was the son of Adolph/Adolphe Stagg and Ultima Carentin/Carrentin/Caratine. Ola was the daughter of Gilbert Burleigh and Melissa Buchannon.
Melora’s maternal grandparents were likely Raymond G. Hill (the son of James Abraham Hill and Jessie A. Hysell) and Elizabeth Mae Raether (the daughter of Fred H. Raether and Minnie M. Klinger).
Sources: Genealogy of Melora’s paternal grandfather, Jerry Lee Hardin – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Melora’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Adolph/Adolphe Stagg (through Adolph’s sister, Elizabeth Stagg) – https://www.wikitree.com
Melora’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ultima Carentin/Carrentin/Caratine, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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