Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Photo Collection and Records of Family Lines Descended from Hart House of Lynnfield Massachusetts

Carolyn Hart Wood, daughter of Elizabeth Hart Marlowe Wood and Henry Wood Jr. contacted me regarding her ancestor Elizabeth Hutchinson Hart (1622-1700), who was targeted in the the Salem 1692 witch hysteria. Elizabeth Hutchinson Hart was the daughter of Thomas Hutchinson and Anne Browne Hawkes and the wife of Issac Hart (1614-1699), son of Thomas Hart and Alice Waters. After a little research Carolyn discovered a wealth of information on her New England heritage.  

What is validated in Emerson Baker's book "A Storm of Witchcraft is the connections to the If you would like any of the research not posted on this blog, such as census, birth/death, probate, or military documents please feel free to contact me.
Special Thanks to Steve Hart of Keystone Heights, FL for help with research. 

In this photo, Ed Jackson (left) previous owner of the Hart house, Carolyn Hart Wood and and Mark Ingaciola, current owner in 2006. Below Hart House Lynnfield, Massachusetts Historic Property current owner Mark Ingaciola, who is preserving the home and forwarded photos.

"Hart's Corner" named after Issac is the area where Lowell Street crosses Main. In early town records the meeting house erected in Lynnfield, Massachusetts resident of "Lynn End" ISAAC HART paid 10 pounds, one shilling toward the building of a new meetinghouse at Reading. That was the largest amount of the 26 persons named. "History of Lynnfield" Thomas Wellman, 1895] Also see The Great Migration papers below.       

     Isaac Hart came over on the ship The Rose (Captain Anderson, Master of the ship) which arrived in 1637, at the age of 22. He was a tutor for children of Richard Carver***. He married Elizabeth Hutchinson about 1650.
    July 30, 1640, Isaac Hart gave bond in £20, with Mr. Robert Saltonstall security in £10, for the good behavior of Hart, until he should depart from the Plantation, or bring a vote from {elders?} that he be free from fear [Massachusetts Colonial Records] A Meadow grant to Isaac Hart for 15 acres in Watertown was recorded. Ancient Redding, Massachusetts in Massachusetts Bay Colony. (H.L. Parker)
     In 1640 Isaac was in Lynn, Massachusetts and in 1647. he is listed in Redding. In 1688, Isaac sold his land to the town and the meeting house. He lived west of the Wakefield Common Isaac’s land purchased is now where the Sagamore Golf Coarse is located. (Source: The Essex Genealogist. Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) March 3, 1656, Isaac Hart, of Reading, and wife Elizabeth, sold to Samuel Stratton, of Watertown, land. “with an old house,” and other parcels of land. Oct. 4, 1656, he bought a farm of 270 acres of meadow land of Thomas Hutchinson in Reading, for which he paid 120 pounds. Recorded at Salem, Mass., book 14, page 263. This land was in what is now North Lynnfield. April 29, 1672, Goodman Stratton, aged 80, testified that Isaac Hart’s house was in Watertown Field, near Cambridge.

James M Clark published the genealogy and history of the Hart family. 

      • Elizabeth Hart Marlowe and Henry Wood, JR (1931-2007) See Henry Wood and the Girouard Family of Leominster Massachusetts
      • Grace Marlowe Hart (1897-1969) and William J Marlowe (1896-1965), son of Thomas Marlowe (1864-1928) and Louise C Moore (1867-1938). Thomas son of Abraham Marlowe (1827-1916) and Katherine Flynn (1838-1883). Louise Moore daughter of William Moore (1825-1877) and Mary Green (1831-1898) both born in Ireland.  Mary Green daughter of Michael Green and Ellen McDonald. 
      • George A Hart 1864-1938 and Bessie M Wilson
      • Henry Jackson Hart 1833-1891 and Lois Augusta Shute
      • Joseph Hart JR.1799-1882 and Harriet Davis Clark (See Clark Genealogy) (1809-1873) daughter of Phillip Clark and Sophia Fells/Fellowes, (daughter of Gustavus Fellows and Sarah Pierpont). Gustavus Fellows (1737-1816) born in Ipswich, removed with his father's family to Gloucester. He married 1st, Hannah Peirpoint of Boston, daughter of Robert Peirpont on Feb. 17, 1761. Listed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774, owner of a distillery on Harvard St. He married 2nd, Sarah Pierpont, daughter of James Pierpont and Sarah Dow, cousin to first wife Hannah. His obit states: "son of a sea Captain," who was Captain Jonathan Fellowes and his wife, Elizabeth Saunders. More from Family Genealogy: At age twenty-one, Gustavus was already master and part owner of the ship he sailed on from Boston to London. In a letter of recommendation from William Heath while he was camped at Cambridge Dec 19, 1775, General Heath provides reference for a Captain Fellows late of Boston, who had been driven from his business there by the "maniacal buthchers" and requesting General Thomas to permit Captain Fellows to open a West India shop near Mr Eaton's in Roxbury. Heath Papers
        He built at the port of Scituate, several frigates for the French navy, which achievement brought him much renown. The ships were received with great joy by the French government and also secured for him a warm friendship of General Lafayette, who was several times his guest during his second visit to the America. Gustavus was a Captain in the militia in 1776 and paid for a substitute for himself in the Continental Army. Appointed selectman for Ward 12 in Boston. He lived in a large gabled mansion on the corner of Washington and Harvard Street. The family also had a mansion in Roxbury, property of his wifes' family. Known as "Pierpont Castle" and later, "Dearborn House", it was remarkable for the magnificence of it's structure. He was a selectman during the war and was chosen a member of the Committee of Correspondence, Insurance and Safety Aug 29, 1776. He was among those signing certification forJames Otis in 1777. Otis was among the leaders pressing for independence prior to the war. In May 1777, Gustavus was on a committee to discuss with the General assembly, the sinking of hulks in Boston Harbor.A receipt dated May 2, 1778 to Paul Revere of Boston, for payment for sixth the cost for outfitting the ship Speedwell.
        At Faneuil Hall, June 16, 1779 a meeting of merchants adopted a resolution that those among them who refused to accept continental currency would be banished and transferred to the enemy. Interestingly, Captain Gustavus Fellows was one of those charged with carrying out the resolution.A wealthy man for the times, he had loaned the city of Boston 12,000 pounds sterling for uniforms and supplies, but was never fully repaid. Reputedly, he later burned the continental script he received, at the foot of a tree on one of the malls of Boston Common.
        Several descendants claim that Gustavus was among those who participated in the Boston Tea party, but no proof exists to substantiate the claim. He did refuse to carry British tea on his ship during this time, sailing back to Boston with only ballast in his ship.
        A remarkable story exists concerning Gustavus' rescue of the Frenchman Monsieur St John de Crevecoeur's children during the war and his subsequent care of them in his home for years until the diplomat could return to America. It is described in detail by Gustavus' granddaughter in her book, "Fanny St John".
        Gustavus' business affairs were hard hit during the depression which followed the war. He sold his Boston estate and in 1790, moved near Machias, Maine where he bought land and built a home next to the Columbia River. He continued his commercial shipping business, sending ships to the fisheries in Labrador and cargoes to the East Indies. His brother Nathaniel finally induced him to return to Boston where he wanted to make one home with him. Gustavus and family returned to live at the old mansion in Roxbury, MA. After Captain Fellows returned to Boston he addressed letters very frequently to his son Gustavus Fellows Jr. at "Chandler's Villa" now Jonesboro, Washington County, Maine. In one dated April 30, 1810 he said:
        "Business in Boston is extremely dull. The commerce of the United States is extremely shackled, but a gleam of hope illuminates our political horizon. By late accounts from England we are led to believe that a Treaty between that country and the U.S. is nearly concluded, but our prospects of a settlement with France are not so bright. Bonaparte still continues his operations against Spain and that country is nearly conquered; there is but one port, Cadiz, which is not in the hands of the French and this will be taken before long. Lisbon still continues to act on the defensive but is not in a situation to make vigorous defense. Bonaparte is to be married to the Emperor of Austria's daughter, a beautiful young lady of 19 years."
        The Fellow's house, a large two story building, was burned while occupied by Adin Ayers Jr. after the Senior Fellows had removed with his family to Boston. Subsequently the Fellows store was made into a tenement and occupied by Gustavus Fellows Jr. while he lived.
        Nathaniel persuaded Gustavus to invest much of his money in Nathaniel's plantation in Cuba. This turned out to be a mistake for when Nathaniel died, his will left all to a nephew. The loss caused the family to give up the mansion in Roxbury and move to a modest location on Hollis Street, in Boston. It was here that Gustavus died in 1816. He is buried in the Center Burying Grounds on Boston Common near Boylston Street
        . His second wife,
        Sarah Pierpont was describe as, "Remarkably beautiful, and had many admirers. One of those was Captain Montague, a British officer, somewhat noted for his "frolicking and gallantry." It was reported that he had too many rum toddies one night and spotted the ravishing Sarah in the street. Lets just say he was a Little more wolf than getleman. His forward advances wore so aggressive, Sarah's brother, Joseph Pierpont, although a small fellow, confronted Montague, who resented the public chastising, came to respect him.The Pierponts of Roxbury Massachusetts Helen S Ullman 2007
      • Note: (Joseph Hart JR married 1st Mary Richardson had one son Joseph L. Hart, b. 29 Jan. 1827; d. in Civil War)
      • Joseph Hart 1774-1830 and Elizabeth Tapley
      • John Hart 1733-1811 and Lydia Curtis
      • John Hart 1703-1777 and Mehitable Endicott
      • Samuel Hart (1656-1730) and Sarah Endicott
      • Isaac Hart (1614-1699) and Elizabeth Hutchinson (1622-1700) daughter of Thomas Hutchinson and Anne Browne Hawkes (daughter of Edward Browne and Jane Leids, widow of Adam Hawkes*)
      • Thomas Hart 1592-1662 and Alice Waters
      • Peter Hart and Alice Hope 
      • * Adam Hawkes m. Anne Browne on November 21, 1634 in Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts See also her Towne, Esty connection
      • Children of Isaac Hart and Elizabeth Hutchinson

      • 1) Elizabeth Hart b. 1651; married in Malden, Massachusetts on April 11, 1667, John Rossiter Winborn son of William Winborn and Elizabeth ? of Malden. He was a preacher. 
      • 2) Deborah Hart b. 1673 married Benjamin Proctor of Ipswich, Mass., b. 1651, son of John Proctor and Martha Harper, who came from London, England, to Ipswich, Mass., in 1632. John, son of Captain John Proctor married Anna Story (1691-1780) daughter of Samuel Story  Choate Story of Chebacco Parish from Heather Wilkinson Rojo. (Descendant of William Story was born in about 1614 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He emigrated in 1637 and settled in Massachusetts. He married Sarah Foster (1620-1703), daughter of Renold Foster and Judith Wignol). Daughter Dorothy Proctor (1724-1808) married Captain Timothy Choate (1718-1798), son of Thomas Choate and Elizabeth Burnham. Choate of Chebacco Parish.  

        Colonel Benjamin Choate (1766-1859) son of Thomas Choate and Dorothy Proctor. He married Mehitable Plummer (1772-1859) daughter of Nathan Plummer and Elizabeth Dustin.

      • 3) Thomas Hart b. d. March 8, 1730/31; Notes from Stephen HartThomas was undoubtedly a bachelor. He made his will Feb. 11, 1729-’30, and this is a partial sketch of it: “I give to my Brother, Samuel Hart, all of my Personal Estate. Item, I give to my Nephue Samuel Hart ye son of my Brother Samuel 6 acres of medow-ground in Lynn, Mass. Item, I give to my Brother Samuel Hart and his wife Sarah all of my Real Estate in Lynn, Mass., to be held in Trust by them, until their son Jonathan Hart who is my Nephue and heir shall come to full age of twenty-one years, and if ye said Jonathan Hart die without Issue, Then my will is that said farm & Real Estate shall Divert to my Nephue John Hart ye son of my Brother Samuel, and so descending in his line from generation to generation. But if John Hart die without Issue, I then will that my name sake Thomas Hart ye son of my Nephue Samuel Hart, Jr., shall come into possession of my farm & Real Estate; the same after him and his heirs at Law forever descending in his line and I appoint my said Brother Samuel Hart Executor of this last will and testament.
      • 4) John Hart 
      • 5) Samuel b. February 9, 1656. 
      • 6) Adam Hart b. April 4,1666 married Elizabeth Collston, daughter of Adam and Mary ______ and 2nd Mary Dustin. Adam Hart was made guardian to Mary Collson.” (Genealogical History of the town of Reading, Massachusetts Honarble Lilley Eaton, page 85.). Before Governor William Phips returned from a ten-month excursion to Maine, where he was fighting the natives, eight Reading, Massachusetts, women were arrested. Accused were Sarah Rice, Jane Lilley, Mary Taylor, and Elizabeth Hart. Also arrested were four other women, all of whom belonged to the same family, lived together, and were either spinsters or widowed: Lydia Dustin (grandmother), Sarah Dustin (spinster daughter), Mary Colson (widowed daughter) and Elizabeth Colson (16-year-old granddaughter). Robinson's, The Devil Discovered, (1991), pp. 344-345, does a good job of clarifying the family profile: Sarah Dustin was the daughter of the widow Lydia Dustin, who is the one who died in prison in Cambridge on March 10, 1693. Lydia Dustin's daughter, Mary (Dustin) Collson, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Collson, were also among the accused. Note that Robinson claims that Lydia was only in her sixties in 1692, b. 1626 in England, while others claim she was in her 80's.Read Hart of Watertown from Heather Wilkinson Rojo

        On October 14, 1858, Henry Jackson Hart (1833-1891) married Lois Augusta Shute (1836-1917) a 22-year-old from Lynnfield, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Benjamin Shute (1811-1849) and Lois Smith (1812-1868). Henry lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in his last days. He was a tanner by trade, and died of consumption on December 25, 1891. Lois, his widow, was living in Ipswich in 1900. 

        Henry Jackson Hart (1833-1891), son of Joseph Hart and Harriet Clark Davis, husband of Lois Augusta Shute

        Henry Jackson Hart (1813-1891), son of Joseph Hart and Harriet Clark Davis, husband of Lois Augusta Shute

        Lois Augusta Shute (1836-1917) daughter of Benjamin Shute and Lois Smith, wife of Henry Jackson Hart 

        Lois Augusta Shute (1836-1917) daughter of Benjamin Shute and Lois Smith, wife of Henry Jackson Hart 

        Not labeled in album, but likely--Lois Augusta Shute (1836-1917) daughter of Benjamin Shute and Lois Smith, wife of Henry Jackson Hart

        Harriet Augusta Clark (1816-1917) daughter of Henry Hart and Lois Augusta Shute 

        Murray Endicott Hart, infant---probably Charles Nathaniel Hart died firsy year, and Parker Estes Hark, the children of  George Pierpont and Margaret Hoagg.
        Below are two children in the Hart album not labeled, however likeness to Children of Henry Jackson Hart and Lois Augusta Shute  1) Mary Josephine Hart (1872-1917) and 2) George Albert Hart (1864-1938)

        Murray Endicott Hart (George, Charles, Joseph, Joseph, John, John, Samuel, Isaac), son of George Pierpont Estes Hart and Margaret Crowell Hogg Hart, was born November 8, 1899 and died January 11, 1961. He was a Marine who served in Germany during WWI. He was a bugler and a point man that went ahead of the troops to scout for the enemy. He fought in the Battle of Chateau Thierry in May 1918. He was awarded the Purple Heart because he was wounded twice during the war. 

        Once when he was wounded, he was thought to be dead and was placed with others who had died. He lay there all day before he was able to get someone's attention to let them know he was alive. He continued to live in Germany for about a year after the war was over. 

        He moved back to Danville, Virginia, where his parents lived, and met Jessie Inez Sweatt/Swett, whom he married on December 27, l921. They moved in with Inez's mother, Eva Sweatt in Schoolfield,Va. Schoolfield is now a part of Danville, Va., but back then it was a mill town built by the Schoolfield family where their employees lived in houses built for them by the Schoolfields. Inez's mother worked in the cotton mill. 

        The house was on Park Avenue where their oldest daughter Murray Elizabeth Hart and their second daughter, Helen Virginia Lee Hart, were born. Around 1926 or 1927, the family moved in with Murray's mother, Margaret, on Cole Street in Danville, VA. Margaret's husband, George P. E. Hart had died in 1924 and Margaret had become very ill. Inez took care of Margaret and her infant daughter, Helen, who was also very ill and not expected to live; but she did. 

        During this time, Murray and Inez had a third daughter, Sarah Kimball Hart. The family continued to live with Margaret until her death in 1929. Soon after his mother's death, Murray purchased about an acre of land in nearby Providence, North Carolina. He and a teenager named Julius Daves cut the trees from the land and skinned the bark off with a drawing knife and used the wood to build a large three-room log cabin. It consisted of a large living room with a rock fireplace, a kitchen and one bedroom. It had a large front porch and a closed in back porch with a storage room. They also built a well and an outhouse. Murray Hart worked for The Singer Sewing Machine Company. 

        During the depression, people with small sewing machines that needed repair would contact him. He would go to their homes to repair the machines and the people would pay him with eggs, chickens, guineas or whatever they raised on their farms. In 1935 Murray and Inez divorced. 

        Murray moved to Florida where he remarried. Children of Murray and Jessie (Sweatt) Hart: 
        Murray Elizabeth , Helen Virginia Lee, Sarah Kimball Murray died January 11, 1961 in Daytona, Florida. 
        Contributed by Joan Hayes MYHARTT.COM 

        Mary Josephine Hart (1872-1917) daughter of Henry Jackson Hart and Lois Augusta Shute

         Mary Lois Hart (1908-1978) daughter of George Albert Hart and Bessie Mathews Wilson 

        Mary Lois Hart (1908-1978) daughter of George Albert Hart and Bessie Mathews Wilson 

        Bessie Wilson Hart with daughter Grace Hart in foreground with kids William and Elizabeth, other boy a possible cousin

        Bessie Mathews Wilson (1868-1951) daughter of Mathew Wilson and Mary E Lennon, wife of George Albert Hart. There is a Kidnapping Case see Unsolved Case

        William J Marrlowe JR, Richard Cook, Grace Hart Marlowe and Dorothy Hart Cook

        George Albert Hart with grandson, William Marlowe JR. son of William Marlowe SR and Grace Manning Hart. 

        William J Marlowe (1896-1965) son of Thomas Marlowe and Louise C Moore. Married Grace Manning Hart 

         Mary Josephine Hart (1872-1917) daughter of Henry Jackson Hart and Lois Augusta Shute. 

         Mary Josephine Hart (1872-1917) daughter of Henry Jackson Hart and Lois Augusta Shute and her brother George Albert Hart (1864-1938)

        Lois Augusta Shute (1836-1917) daughter of Benjamin Shute and Lois Smith, wife of Henry Jackson Hart

        Sarah Estes Hart (1845-1939) daughter of Joseph Tapley Hart and Nancy Holt, married Joseph Small. Lived in NY 

        Sarah Kimball Estes (1829-1916) daughter of James Estes (son of William Estes and Ruth Hobbs) and Experience Wilson (daughter of John Wilson and Mary ______) wife of Charles Nelson Hart, married in the town of Salem, Massachusetts on November 17, 1827

        Parker Hart (1897-1949) son of George Pierpont Hart and Margaret C Hoagg 

        Margaret Crowell Hoagg born in Argyle, Nova Scotia to Nathaniel W. Hogg and and Agnes Brown. Margaret’s parents lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts. She married George Pierpont Estes Hart in St. Myers, Florida, on Jan. 31, 1897. George is son of Charles Nelson Hart and Sarah K Estes Hart

        Henry Jackson Hart, son of Joseph Hart and Harriet Clark Davis, husband of Lois Augusta Shute.

        Harriet Clark Davis (1809-1873) daughter of Phillip Clark and Sophia Fellowes. Wife of Joseph Hart.

        Harriet Clark Davis (1809-1873) daughter of Phillip Clark and Sophia Fellowes. Wife of Joseph Hart. Mother of Henry Jackson Hart, Charles Nelson Hart, Harriet Ann Hart, Emoline Augusta Hart, George Albert Hart, Frederick Hart, and Franklin Hart.

        Emeline Augusta Hart (1840-1913) daughter of Joseph Hart and Harriet Davis Clark

        George Albert Hart (1843-1864) son of Joseph Hart and Harriet Davis Clark

        Frederick Hart (1847-1917) son of Joseph Hart and Harriet Clark Davis, twin brother of Franklin Hart

        Franklin Hart (1847-1917) twin brother of Frederick Hart, married Julia Adelaide Cowdrey/Cowdry daughter of Jonas Cowdrey and Emily Gould on November 29, 1876.  No children.

        Franklin Hart (1847-1917) son of Joseph Hart and Harriet Clark Davis, twin brother of Frederick Hart, married Julia Adelaide Cowdrey/Cowdry (1841-1917) daughter of Jonas Cowdrey and Emily Gould. on November 29, 1876.They are buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

        The Jonas Cowdrey House See Historic Wakefield Blog

        Charles Nelson Hart (1835-1905) son of Joseph Hart and Harriet Clark Davis, husband of Sara Kimball Estes. Charles Nelson Hart born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts was the fourth son of Joseph Hart Jr. and Harriet Davis Clark Hart. On November 3, 1859, Charles Nelson Hart married Sarah K Estes of Ipswich, Massachusetts, daughter of James Estes and Experience J. Wilson.

        Sara Kimball Estes (1829-1916), daughter of James Estes (son of William Estes and Ruth Hobbs) and Experience Wilson. Wife of Charles Nelson Hart

        Sara Kimball Estes, daughter of James Estes and Experience Wilson. Children born to Charles Nelson Hart and Sarah K Estes Hart: Ruth Estes Hart, died in infancy July 1862. George Pierpont Estes Hart. He married Margaret Crowell Hogg at St. Myers, Florida, on Jan. 31, 1897. Margaret, born in Argyle, Nova Scotia to Nathaniel W. Hogg and and Agnes Brown. Margaret’s parents lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts. (NOTE Surname spelling variations EASTY/ ESTES/ESTY)
        • Isaac Eastey 1627-1712 son of Jeffrey Easty and Margaret Plott married Mary Towne 1634-1692 daughter of William Towne and Joanna Blessing.
        • John Eastey  1662-1720 and  Hannah–
        • Jonathon Eastey-1707-1796 and Susanna Monroe 1721-
        • Nathanial Estey 1746-1807 and Mehitable Preston 1738-
        • William Estes 1776 and Ruth Hobbs
        • James Estes and Experience Wilson
        • Sara Kimball Estes and Charles Nelson Hart 

        George Pierpont Estes Hart (1864-) son of Charles Nelson Hart and Sarah K Estes. On January 31, 1897, in Fort Myers, Florida, George married Margaret Crowell Hogg.
        George inherited the Hart farm but sold his share to his cousin, George Albert Hart. At one time, George Hart lived in the Miami, Florida, area where he was the editor of The Blade, among the earliest newspapers in Belleview. The paper is no longer published. Later, George worked for the Danville (Virginia) Register Bee. He is buried in the Green Hill Cemetery in Danville, Virginia.Margaret died on January 18, 1929. She is buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Danville, Virginia. In 1925, George and Margaret's son, Murray, purchased five plots in the Mountain View Cemetery. In addition to Margaret, Jessie Inez Sweatt Hart, and Helen V. L. Hart's husband, William Allie Poteat Jr., are buried there. 

        Photo Id as Eastey/Estes Family Member in the Album 

        Minister in the Hart Clarke Album unknown

        In the following excerpt from a letter dated January 10, 1974 and written by Mary Louise Hart Pletsch and sent to Elizabeth Hart Marlowe, we gain additional insight into the Charles Nelson Hart family.

        “Charles Hart, If I remember correctly was one of your great grandfathers brothers. I think it was his picture that hung in your mother’s living room to the right just as you entered the room. He married a Sarah Estes- who was a spiritualist- they did a bit of roaming around as I remember and she was always communing with the spirit of some relative or other. That’s our tie with the Estes family. It will tell about their children in the Hart Genealogy book- but they must all be dead by now and with no clues it would be hard to find them. The family or families we really could find are a generation later. There was a George Pierpont Hart who was a cousin of my father’s-good grief- I guess he was a son of Charles we were talking about. He said my father inherited the Lynnfield farm. George Pierpont sold his share to my father-your grandpa-because he lived in Danbury, Virginia-he ran a printing business there and had 2 sons which were your mother’s cousins, one was named Parker-the other named Murray Hart. Either one or both of them could still be alive or have children.” 

        — Mary Louise Hart Pletsch, January 10, 1974

        Joseph Hart Jr., son of Joseph Hart and Elizabeth Tapley born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts on December 3, 1799. He married Mary Richardson, daughter of Charles Richardson of South Reading, Massachusetts, on April 15, 1824. They had two children: Joseph Lafayette Hart, born in 1825, and Mary Augusta Hart, born on December 3, 1827. Both the 22-year-old mother and her young daughter died in 1828. Mary Richardson Hart died on July 29, 1828 and Mary Augusta Hart, the daughter, at the age of one year and seven days, died on December 10, 1828. 

        Private Joseph Lafayette Hart was listed as a shoemaker. When he was 36 years old he enlisted in the Massachusetts 4th Light Artillery Battery on 17 Nov 1861. Mustered out on 01 Dec 1862 at Fort Pike, LA. Records show hospitalization in Louisiana Typhoid Fever. He died on November 29 1862 at Post Hospital Ft Pike, Louisiana.

        William Albert Estes (1842-1864) son of James Estes and Experience Wilson died at Andersonville---taken prisoner 22 June 1864 from the 1st Marine H A Co 19 years old.

        Joseph Hart and the family lived on the old Hart farm in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Harriet died on December 23, 1873. On December 17, 1829, Joseph Hart Jr. married 2nd Harriet Davis Clark. Harriet was born in Machias, Maine, and she was the daughter of Phillips Clark and Sophia Fellowes. Phillips was the son of Parker Clark and Judith Lunt (From Lunt : a history of the Lunt family in America Thomas Simpson Lunt) and marriage records below

        Both of Harriet’s parents were born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Clark line was from the Newbury, Massachusetts line. Below From Genealogy of the Descendants of Nathaniel Clarke of Newbury, Mass: Ten Generations, 1642-1885 Press of T.R. Marvin & Son, 1885

        Captain Charles Hart (1794-1794) son John Hart and Dorcas Brown. He married Francis Wellington, daughter of Thaddeus Wellington and Ruhamah Brown. He is grandson of John Hart and Lydia Curtis Read his story at The Mystery of Salem's Captain Charles Hart and the Brig New Priscilla 

        George D. Hart (December 7, 1846 – February 24, 1932) was a Massachusetts politician who served as a Massachusetts State Senator and as a member of the Common Council, and as the 21st Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts.

        Thomas Norton Hart (1829-1927) mayor of Boston, 
        born in North Reading. Mass., near Lynnfield line, Jan. 20, 1829, youngest son of Daniel Jr. Hart and Margaret Norton; married at Boston, Mass., by Rev. O. A. Skinner, Apr. 30, 1850, Elizabeth Snow, born in Bowdoin, Maine, daughter of John Snow and Betsy Ridley.

        E. W. Emst (a journalist and writer) furnished a clipping: " Mr. Thomas N. Hart comes of sturdy New England stock, his ancestors residing in Lynnfield, Mass., including the first ancestor, Isaac Hart, who settled there in 1656. His mother's father, Maj. John Norton of Royalston, fought in the Revolution of 1776.
        Mr. Hart attended the Bowdoin, Maine college, came to Boston in 1842 and was employed by Wheelock Pratt and Co. dry goods dealers, and two years later by Philip A. Lock Co., hat dealers; about 1860 he founded the hat store of Hart, Taylor and Co., and in 1880 became president of the Mount Vernon National Bank, of which he is still the head.
        Mr. Hart was chosen to the common council in Boston the years 1879-81, to the board of alderman in 1882-86 and as mayor of Boston 1889-90 and 1900-01, receiving the largest vote accorded any Republican mayor up to that time.
        In 1891, his qualities won the appreciation of the National government and he was appointed by President Harrison postmaster of Boston, which position he held until the Democratic administration. He was well-liked by all parties during his term; was courteous, genial and efficient in all the relations of life, with clear and quick perceptions, and is capable of any office in the United States."

        George Albert Hart (1864-1938) and Bessie Wilson (1869-1951) and their three children Grace Hart (1897-1969), Dorothy Hart (1900-1993) and Mary Lois Hart (1908-1978) lived in this small town of Essex, Massachusetts. It was a peaceful place, a little town on the Essex River, not far from the famous old port of Gloucester.

        Elizabeth Hart Marlowe was born to Grace Hart and William J. Marlowe Mary 30, 1937. She married Henry Wood July 26, 1958. Henry is the son of Henry Wood and Annie Wood of Leominster, Mass.

        Elizabeth and Henry divorced in 1968. Elizabeth married 2nd Norman J. LaLonde October 24, 1969 and moved to Ocklawaha, Florida. Norman died August 21 1981. She then married 3rd Chester Barrett September 4, 1982 and was divorced November of 1995. Elizabeth (Betty) works as a receptionist at the Villages of Lady Lake at Ocklawaha, Florida. She has two grandsons. 

        Hart House Essex, Massachusetts Grace, Dorothy, & Pony Jago Around 1912-15. George and Bessie’s three daughters: Grace, Dorothy and Mary Lois are in the buggy with their pony “JAGO” pulling them. George A. Hart looks on. Below is a photo of the home from 2010

        George Albert Hart (1864-1938) in his Essex Home below his Masonic Membership card to John T Heard Lodge.

        Jago the pony, Carriage and A Hart family Member

        Mary Lois Hart Pletsch Notes on her family:
        George Albert Hart, was the  only son of Henry Jackson Hart.  After his death my father had to leave school to earn money to help support the family.  He had a job with a kindly old gentleman by the name of Balles.  (Ipswich) I don’t know how many years my father worked for Mr. Balles – but certainly long enough to know the provision business. When my father married he started his own provision business in Essex, Mass. A town just south of Ipswich.  His route even took him into the city of Gloucester I believe. My father prospered in his business, partly because he never sold anything that was not of A1 quality – but also because of his sweet and gentlemanly personality.  No bad word ever crossed his lips – no angry word either.  I am sure that everything he said or did could be repeated anywhere at any time in perfect confidence without fear of embarrassment or chagrin.  He worked hard and long with almost no recreation or diversion.  He was a sweet loving father and a wonderful husband.

        Boston Traveler newspaper June 20, 1925 about George A. Hart; UNIQUE DISPLAY BY GENERAL VEHICLE CO. The first Butcher in New England to adopt the motor vehicle George A. Hart of Essex,Mass. Mr. Hart‘s principle business is supplying choice cuts to residents of Essex, Hamilton, and Magnolia. He has been doing business with horses, but now has a custom built butcher cart of the familiar country type. It occurred to Mr.Hart that his customers could be better served and his business more easily done and increased by the use of electric motor vehicles. He is equipping the Standard General Vehicle chassis using his familiar butcher wagon bodies. This equipment is a novelty and at the same time shows enterprise. These modern old style butcher carts will be kept and charged with electricity in one corner of Mr. Hart‘s stable, and the care will be far less than that which the horses have required in the past.  Electricity carried over from the Gloucester Electric Light Company plant will cost less than the former bills for hay and oats. One of these peculiar electric butcher wagons is being shown in the General Vehicle Company space at the Motor Truck Show, where Mr. Dearborne Bailey, who attended to the engineering details, will take considerable pleasure in showing this unique, but extremely practical vehicle.

        Grace Hart’s husband, William J Marlowe Seated center- in France WWI 1918. William Marlowe, son of  Thomas Marlowe (s. of Abraham Marlowe and Katherine Flynn) and Louise Moore was a World War I Veteran who served in France and received a battlefield commission. He enlisted in the Army Oct 17, 1917 at Gardner, Massachusetts and served with the First Infantry Training Regiment, 80th Division. On Feb. 27, 1918  he went overseas and served in the Battle of Marne, Center Sector, Haute Alsace and Commecy Sector.   He was advanced  three times having been commissioned a Corporal April 3 1918. And a Second Lieutenant Sept 25,1918. he was honorably discharged June 1919.  Mr Marlowe was also a member of the commission which organized Massachusetts first State Police Force. Back of Photo with officers listed

        William J Marlowe, a proud and still looking good on Veterans Day 1960

        Mary Louis Hart daughter of George A Hart and Bessie Wilson at Bradford Academy Haverhill, Massachusetts

        Mary Louis Hart (1908-1978) daughter of George A Hart and Bessie Wilson wife of Erich Pletsch

        Mary Louis Hart (1908-1978) and husband Erich Pletsch

        Elizabeth Hart Marlowe Wood, daughter of William J Marlowe and Grace Manning Hart

        Painting of William & Grace Hart Marlowe’s home in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

        William J Marlowe, JR, son of William J Marlowe and Grace Manning Hart.

        William J Marlowe’s home the first house in Holden to have a flush toilet! It is Holden’s best example of Victorian Gothic architecture. The owners of the house have been as follows: 1881-1916 Stillman F. Morse 1916-1917 George & Irma Morse 1917-1919 Emma L. Morse 1919-1935 Thomas F. & Louise C. Marlowe 1935-1944 William J. & Grace Nawn 1944-1952 Edwin N. & Rita C. Nygard 1952-1977 Elmer G. & Mary F. Nygard 1977-2005 Elmer G. Nygard & Barbara Ann Nygard 2005-present Barbara Ann Nygard, Carol Koski, & Karen Nahrwold and below a Christmas Card Greeting 377 Mt Elam Rd home of William J Marlowe and Grace Manning Hart. 

        Wedding Photo of George Albert Hart and Bessie M Wilson of Essex MA And Wedding Announcement Below photos of them growing old and with grandchild.

         George Albert Hart with grandson, William J Marlowe JR

        Grace and Dorothy Hart at The Hart Farm Lynnfield

        Grace Manning Hart (1897-1969) and Dorothy Endicott Hart  (1900-1993) The sisters were painted by Lee Lufkin Kuala see The Hart sisters of Essex Massachusetts painted by Lee Lufkin Kaula

        Grace Manning Hart (1897-1969) and Dorothy Endicott Hart  (1900-1993)

        Mary Hart (1908-1978) in Essex, Massachusetts

        Grace Manning Hart ready for tennis and looking fabulous Essex, MA

        Grace Manning Hart in Essex, MA College photo. Grace attended Smith College and graduated University of Maine.

        The Hart girls facing in the camera and friends Dottie, Margaret, Dot, and Mary Lois (standing) at the Essex, Massachusetts home. 1918 shortly before war ended.

         Elizabeth Hart 1938 in Essex, Massachusetts

        Colonel William Henry Hart (1816-1897) son of William Hart and Elizabeth Bruce of Marblehead, Massachusetts He married at Springfield, Mass., by Rev. George B. Ide, Feb.1,1866, Susan J. Harris, born in North Yarmouth, Maine, daughter of Samuel Harris and Susan Waterman. Of this union are two children: Lucy Humphrey Hart and Marian Louis Hart. 
        From One of a Thousand: A Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men Resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1888-'89
        He attended Boston University law school, and was graduated in the class of 1874. Previous to this he had become acquainted with business life in the shoe trade, in which he had been brought up, and in which he continued up to the breaking out of the war of the rebellion.

        Colonel Hart enlisted as a private soldier in the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, March 20 1862. He was promoted to Sargent, 1st Sargent, and Lieutenant. In 1864 he was made Captain of the 36th Regiment, United States Black Troops. He was promoted to Colonel and served in the 36th for two years. He was for a time assistant adjutant-general of a brigade in the 251h army corps, and was also assistant inspector-general of the same corps. He served continuously for four years and ten months, and during the whole time was on active duty. After his retirement from service he was a customs officer in Boston for several years. He is now in practice as attorney and counselor-at-law, with offices in Chelsea and Boston. He has always been an active politician in the Republican ranks, and has participated extensively as a campaign speaker in all the campaigns, both state and national, for many years. He has, however, held no political office and has never sought political preferment. He was commander of Post 35, G. A. R., Chelsea. 1878; since then has been aide-de-camp, judge advocate and senior vice-commander of the department of Massachusetts, G. A. R. 
        At the present time he is trustee and corporation counsel of the Chelsea Day Nursery and Children's Home ; corporation counsel of the Old Ladies' Home, Chelsea, and secretary of the Chelsea Mutual Benefit Association. He is also senior special justice of the Chelsea police court, justice of the peace, and vice-chairman of the Chelsea school board. Besides the campaign speaking cited, he has delivered many addresses and lectures upon various topics. He always speaks for some G. A. R. post on Memorial Day, and occasionally has spoken for three organizations on the same day, and has been compelled to decline as many more invitations to perform the same service. He has been in active practice since his admission to the bar in 1874.
        Colonel Hart is a man of strong individuality and possessed of the necessary courage to defend his convictions.

        History of Lynn a mention of Hart lines that came to Massachusetts early refereed to Isaac as the "old rogue" who was given his free papers. I believe this has to do with a case cited in "1656 Isaac Hart was convicted of stealing hay."

        As a resident of "Lynn End" ISAAC HART paid 10 pounds, one shilling toward the building of a new meetinghouse at Reading. That was the largest amount of the 26 persons named. "History of Lynnfield"Thomas Wellman, 1895]
        Elizabeth Hutchinson Hart Witchcraft Case

        When Elizabeth Hart was fingered she tried to confront her accuser. Marilynne Roach in her book, Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials notes that Elizabeth Hart would visit Ann Putnam at the Putnam home on May 13. The attempt to settle the matter and set things right were unsuccessful and shortly after Hart left the home Ann complained that Hart was hurting her and pressuring her to sign the devils book. 

        On May 14 Thomas Putnam, along with Nathaniel Ingersoll filed a formal complaint and Hart was arrested along with others on the list. Hart was arraigned and sent to Boston Jail, May 18, where she was imprisoned until December 7. (History of Lynn)

        The testimony against Elizabeth Hart was as follows: “The deposition of Mary Wolcott, who testified and saith that on the 13th of May, 1692, I saw the apparition of Goody Hart, who hurt me much by pinching and choking of me and urged me grievously to set my hand to her book, and several other times she has tormented me, ready to tear body in pieces.”

        The Deposition of Ann Putnam who testifieth and saith that I have often seen the apperishtion of gooddy heart among the witches butt I did not know who she was: nor she did me no hurt tell the 13th of may 1692: that she came to my father house parsonally and tould me who she was and asked me if she had ever hurt me: but ever sence that day she has hurt me most greviously severall times and urgeth me greviously to writ in hir book From University of Virginia and Salem Witchcraft Papers

        Hart's son Thomas submitted a petition to the court on October 19. Like the testimony submitted to the court by Thomas Bradbury of Salisbury, Massachusetts for his wife Mary Perkins Bradbury, Thomas Hart pleaded that his mother was of good Christian character. Both documents are heart wrenching and clearly demonstrates assertive attempts on behalf of the families, who were obviously riddled with fear for their loved ones. Cited in Demonology, Religion, and Witchcraft: New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology by Brian Levack and Entries in the Salem Witchcraft Papers Cross-Referenced to Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt

        The humble petition of Thomas Hart of Linn 1692 ( Mass. Archives Vol. 135 Nov. 62 )
        Hart was eventually released and "survived through the torments of those Satanic fiends." She lived until Nov. 28, 1700 and Isaac Hart died Feb. 10, 1699. No head stones mark their graves. See also document Indictment of Elizabeth Hart, for Afflicting Mary Warren (Returned Ignoramus)


        Cited by Martha H Willoughby in Patronage in Early Salem: "The Symonds Shops and Their Customers." Cabinet attributed to the Symonds shops, Salem, Massachusetts, 1679. Red oak, white oak, black walnut, and soft maple with white pine (by microanalysis). initialed “TH,” and, like the Herrick and Pope cabinets, it is dated 1679. This piece evidently belonged to Thomas Hart (d. 1731) of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and passed to his brother Samuel’s family upon Thomas’ death.H. 16 3/4″, W. 17 5/16″, D. 5 5/8″. (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum; photo, Gavin Ashworth.) Further Note cited by Willoughby: Althought the initials “TH” were thought to have referred to a Thomas Hart residing in Ipswich, Benno Forman discovered that the twentieth-century owner of the cabinet, Eben Parsons**, was a direct descendant of Samuel Hart (d. 1731), brother of Thomas Hart of Lynnfield. Forman, “The Seventeenth-Century Case Furniture of Essex County,” pp. 111–13. Winterthur Museum object files 58.526 and 57.540, Winterthur, Delaware. Trent, “The Symonds Shops of Essex County,” pp. 34–35. Christie’s, The Joseph and Bathsheba Pope Valuables Cabinet, New York, January 21, 2000.

        Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35) Samuel Hart and Sarah Endicott Chair. This chair was owned originally by Dr. Zerubbabel Endicott of Salem, Massachusetts, a well-known surgeon and son of John Endicott, who served as deputy governor and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony at various times in the 1640s, 1650s, and 1660s. It is probably one of a set of two great chairs and six side chairs listed in Zerubbabel’s estate inventory. Although the chair has been attributed to a Boston shop for many years, recent research suggests that it was probably made in Salem. Photo from Americana Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston American Decorative Arts & Sculpture (Boston, 2006) Credit Line Seth K. Sweetser Fund. Provenance: Dr. Zerubabbel Endicott I (1635?-1683) to his daughter Sarah Endicott married Samuel Hart (1656-1730) to their son, Jonathan Hart (1710-1768), to Abigail Hart (1743-1828), married Amos Smith (1724-1798), to their daughter, Nabby Smith (1765-1849), married Ebenezer Parsons I (1762-1843), to their son, Ebenezer Parsons II, married Mary Hart (1792-1864), to their son, Ebenezer Parsons III, to Starr Parsons (1869-1948), to Eben Parsons (1896-1969). Sold to Helen W. Jacques in the 1940’s. Museum purchase, Sale, Chester Twiss Auctioneer, Estate of Helen W. Jaques, Wenham, Massachusetts, 26-28 July, 1977.

        **Eben Parsons

        Doll Essex, Massachusetts owned by Grace Hart now in the collection of Carolyn Hart Wood believed to be one in the Lee Lufkin Kuala “The Tea Party” SEE The Hart sisters of Essex Massachusetts painted by Lee Lufkin Kaula 

        Portraits Joseph Hart 1774-1830 and Elizabeth Tapley by William Matthew Prior in the collection of Hart/Wood family.  Joseph Hart was born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts on October 28, 1774.  He was the sixth son of John Hart Jr. and Lydia Curtis (Marriage record from April 1757). Children: Joseph Hart, Mehitabel Hart, John Hart, Jesse Tapley Hart, Charles Hart, David A Hart, Mary Tapley Hart, and Sophia Rand Hart. 

        On March 25, 1799, Joseph Hart married Elizabeth Tapley at Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Elizabeth Tapley was born on May 19, 1778, in Danvers, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Joseph Tapley and Mary Smith. Mary Smith was daughter of Nathaniel Smith and Mary Flint. Mary was his step-sister via Gilbert Tapley’s 2nd marriage to Mary Flint Smith, widow of Nathaniel. After his first wife’s death Joseph m. second Rowena Page. Gibert Tapley married 1st Phebe Putnam, daughter of John Putnam and Lydia Portt. 

        Joseph Tapley, was son of Gilbert Tapley and Lydia Small, daughter of Thomas Small and Ruth Cantetbury. 

        Phebe Putnam. Gilbert Tapley was born in Salem, Mass., May 6, 1722, and died in Danvers, Mass., June 17, 1806. He was a Lieutenant and marched in defense of the country on the 19th of April, 1775, in the Danvers Company, commanded by Capt. John Putnam. (Mass. Rev. Rolls, Vol. 13, p. 46.) John Tapley, born at Danvers, Mass., April 10, 1756. He was a Private in Capt. Samuel Flint’s Company, of which Timothy Pickering, Jr., was Colonel, and was at the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775. (Mass. Rev. Rolls, Vol. 12, p. 75.)

        John Hewes was born in Lynnfield, Mass., July 13, 1741, and died February 14, 1817. He was 1st Lieutenant in Capt. John Bordwell’s Company, Col. Samuel Johnson’s 4th Essex County Regiment, from April 3, 1776. Commencing October 2, 1777, he served forty days as Lieutenant in Capt. Whittier’s Company, Maj. Benj. Gates’ Regiment, and marched to join the Northern Army. (Mass. Records Rev. War, Vol. 32, p. 269; Vol. 24, p. 95.)

              From Register of the California Society of Sons of the American Revolution for Member David Hewes born in Lynnfield, Essex Co., Mass., May 16, 1822–Son of Joel Hewes and Ruthe Tapley. Grandson of Joseph Tapley and Mary Smith. Great-grandson of Gibert Tapley and Phebe Putnam. Grandson of John Hews and Anne Wellman. Great-grandson of Benjamin Hewes and Prudence. Great grandson of Samuel Hewes and Hannah Johnson. Great grandson of Joshua Hewes and Hannah Norden. See Hewes Family in Newbury, MA

             John Putnam, son of John Putnam and Hannah Cutler. John Putnam SR, son of Nathaniel Putnam and Elizabeth Hutchinson daughter of Richard Hutchinson and Alice Bosworth. Hannah Cutler daughter of Samuel Cutler and Elizabeth ________.

        Nathaniel Putnam was known as “Landlord Putnam,” a term given for many years to the oldest living member of the family. On December 10, 1688 Putnam was sent as one of the four elders sent to hire the Rev. Samuel Parris as their new pastor. After Parris was established at the Salem Church, Landlord Nathaniel Putnam became one of his strongest supporters. 

        Joseph Hart and Elizabeth Tapley resided at Lynnfield until about 1808.  There was a quarrel regarding the the division of old homestead farm and Joseph decided to move the family to Salem, Massachusetts. On December 3, 1830. He drowned while cutting ice in a Salem pond.  Elizabeth died on July 10, 1853 at 75 years of age.

        Grave site: Monumental Cemetery Wallis Street in Peabody, Massachusetts  

        The Tapley house at 650 Lowell St. in Lynnfield c.1900 Sold to the Macgregors.  “Images in America Series-Lynnfield” and contributed to Genealogy Trails by Carole Dick

        The Tapley House at 650 Lowell st c.1866 The people seen here are from left to right James Macgregor, Caroline Norwood Copp, Eliza Macgregor and George Norwood.

        Captain Ebenezer Hart born in Lynnfield, Nov. 15, 1762, third son of John Jr. Hart and Lydia Curtis. He married Polly Smith, daughter of Amos Smith and Abigail Hart of Danvers, his second cousin. Mr. Hart resided in Lynnfield and enlisted in the War of Revolution, Feb. 15, 1777, Captain Winship's company, Fifth Massachusetts regiment, for three years. He was promoted to sergeant and later captain of militia; was a member of the state legislature from 1806 to 1807 from what was then the north precinct of Lynn. He died Mar. 26, 1840, age 77 years. Polly died Oct 3, 1843 at age 77 and both are buried in West Burying Ground Lynnfield, Essex County, Mass. The Diary of Ebenezer Hart (1762-1840) covering the entire year of 1787


        Land grant application submitted to the Maine Land Office for Ebenezer Hart for service in the Revolutionary War.


        In Memory of Capt Ebenezer Hart, who Fought for the Liberty and Independence of his Country during the War of the Revolution & died March 26 1840 

        Forest Hill Cemetery Lynnfield, Massachusetts Photo by John Glassford 

        A newspaper clip from 1813 Lynnfield Ma after death of John Hart (1733–1811), the farm was to be sold to pay his debts, they found sources to keep the farm in the family, possibly one of his sons paying off the debtors. There were two instances that the Hart family nearly lost the home, but somehow they recovered the losses and were able to maintain ownership. Joseph Harts sons decided to go into the coal business, the father, Joseph Hart, wanted to help him, so then took a mortgage on the farm to give him the money to start this business. Unfortunately, along came the depression of 1890 and he did not do well and lost his business. As a result, the family nearly lost the farm to the mortgagor see below records Hart House Archives:

        Above is an article featured in the Boston Traveler Newspaper article June 20,1925. Some of the furniture featured is still in the Hart family, but Carolyn and her mother returned the andirons back to the home in 2013. Photos below show the home today and fireplace that features the andirons.

        Records from The Great Migration Papers and American Ancestors July 30, 1640, Isaac Hart gave bond in £20, with Mr. Robert Saltonstall security in £10, for the good behavior of Hart, until he should depart from the Plantation, or bring a vote from {elders?} that he be free from fear [Massachusetts Colonial Records] A Meadow grant to Isaac Hart for 15 acres in Watertown was recorded. (Ancient Redding in Massachusetts Bay Colony H.L. Parker)
        On March 3, 1656, Isaac Hart, of Reading, and wife Elizabeth, sold to Samuel Stratton, of Watertown, land. “with an old house,” and other parcels of land. Oct. 4, 1656, he bought a farm of 270 acres of meadow land of Thomas Hutchinson in Reading, for which he paid 120 pounds. Recorded at Salem, Mass., book 14, page 263. This land was in what is now North Lynnfield.
        April 29, 1672, Goodman Stratton, aged 80, testified that Isaac Hart’s house was in Watertown Field, near Cambridge.

        Watertown Records: Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings, with the Lands, Grants and Possessions, Also the Proprietors’ Book, and the First Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Volume 1 Press of F.G. Barker, 1894. In 1640 Isaac was in Lynn, Massachusetts and in 1647 listed in Redding. In 1688 he sold his land to the town and the meeting house. He lived west of the Wakefield Common Isaac’s land purchased is now where the Sagamore Golf Coarse is located. The Essex Genealogist. (Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) Including the first few pages on the most current updated research on the HART LINE published by New England Historical and Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts

        The case of the Colt Court 1658 started in 1656 This is important as it states the relationship between the family members HART, HUTCHINSON, & HAWKES

        Richard Shute House in Everett, Massachusetts Lois Augustus Shute (Benjamin, Jonathan, Benjamin, Michael, Richard, Richard) is a direct descendant married Henry Jackson Hart. 

        Richard Carver History from MyHARTT.COM

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        1. Great work! Thank you for doing this. You've found some great gems of information. FYI you have written the name Mary Louise Hart Pletsch and it's Mary Lois Hart Pletsch, daughter of George Albert Hart.
          Thank you.

        2. fantastic work very informative. My 9th great grandmother was Elizabeth G Hutchinson who married Issac Hart. Another line of my ancestory is that I am married to a Jonathan Hart but have yet to find a connection in his family tree.

        3. Awesome info. My cousin found this. We descend from Isaac and Elizabeth Hutchinson Hart. Their daughter, Elizabeth, married John Rossiter Winborne. I'd really like to know our line from the Mayflower, down to them. Thank you!