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John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Sharon Montgomery (View posts)
Posted: 12 Nov 2002 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Nov 2002 6:36AM GMT
Surnames: HART, CARTER, GOODRICH
I know my 5th gr-grandfather, John HART, was one of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence. I would like more information on his descendants, and would love to get in touch with my living cousins. Does anyone have any info on his son that was murdered?

Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Posted: 12 Nov 2002 5:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Oct 2005 12:23AM GMT
Surnames: Hart
The following was found in the DAR Patriot Index:

HART, John
Birth: NJ
Service: NJ
Rank: SDI PS
Death: NJ 11 May 1779
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Deborah Scudder

If you would like a copy of the application with the patriot's information, you may request a copy from DAR National Headquarters. Send the above information with a $5 check made out to Treasurer Gereral NSDAR, and mail to:

Record Copy Office of the Registrar General
1776 D Street NW
Washington DC 20006-5303.

It could take 6 to 8 weeks to receive your copy as the office is very busy.

The application could contain names, dates, locations, service and reference sources that may be of interest to you. This service is uable to provide any additional specific information.

If we can assist further let us know!

Regards,
CNelson

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board

Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Posted: 13 Nov 2002 4:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Dec 2003 7:06AM GMT
Surnames: HART, CARTER, GOODRICH
I have read that two of John HART's sons were guides for George Washington during some battles in either the New Jersey or Connecticutt areas. John was too elderly to actively fight. Does the DAR have records of his sons that fought, since I'm sure they know who his sons are?

Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Posted: 13 Nov 2002 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Oct 2005 12:23AM GMT
Surnames: Hart
I would be happy to look up John Hart's sons in the DAR Patriot Index for you. However, I need to know their Christian names. I just checked the DAR Patriot Index for the surname Hart with service in NJ and there were 29. I am unable to determine which, if any, are John Hart's sons.

I look forward to hearing from you.
CNelson

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Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Sharon Montgomery (View posts)
Posted: 15 Nov 2002 2:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hart, Goodrich, Carter
John Hart's sons were Jesse, b. 1742, Nathaniel 1747, John 1748, Edward 1755, Scudder 1757, and Daniel 1762. Thanks for your offer to check the Rev. War records for me.

Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Posted: 15 Nov 2002 4:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Oct 2005 12:23AM GMT
The following were found in the DAR Patriot Index:

HART, Jesse
Birth: NJ 19 Nov 1742
Service: NJ
Rank: PM RO (Paymaster and Recruiting Officer)
Death: NJ p 5-1-1780
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Martha Mathison

HART, Nathaniel
Birth: NJ Circa 1748/49
Service: NJ
Rank: PS
Death: NJ 1816
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Lydia Redman

HART, Nathaniel
Birth: NJ 16 Jul 1746
Service: NJ
Rank: Pvt
Death: NJ 19 Aug 1830
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Abigail Scudder

HART, Nathaniel
Birth: NJ 29 Oct 1747
Service: NJ
Rank: PS
Death: KY 1825
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Elizabeth Stout

HART, John R.
Birth: NJ 1753
Service: PA
Rank: Pvt
Death: PA 18 Mar 1817
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Martha Thompson

HART, John R.
Birth: NJ 25 Sep 1752
Service: NJ
Rank: Pvt
Death: NJ 23 Jan 1845
Patriot Pensioned: Yes Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Mary Dean

HART, Edward
Birth: NJ 20 Dec 1755
Service: NJ
Rank: Pvt
Death: VA 6 Oct 1812
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: Yes
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: Yes
Spouse: (1) Nancy Stout

HART, Daniel
Birth: NJ 13 Aug 1762
Service: NJ
Rank: Pvt
Death: VA 15 Sep 1848
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Margaret Bunn

I did not find a Scudder Hart b. 1757, but I did find a Titus Hart b 1757 who married a Rebecca Scudder:

HART, Titus
Birth: NJ 1 Jul 1757
Service: NJ
Rank: Pvt
Death: NJ 1797
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: Rebecca Scudder
Spouse: Phebe Guild

Again, you may obtain copies of the applications with these patriots' information following the procedure I sent you previously.
This was quite a family!

CNelson
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Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Sharon Montgomery (View posts)
Posted: 17 Nov 2002 9:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Nov 2002 6:36AM GMT
Surnames: Hart
Thanks so much, C. Nelson, for the info on John Hart's sons' service in the Revolutionary War. The Daniel Hart you showed is my 3rd great-grandfather! Jesse, Nathaniel, and Edward are three of Daniel's brothers that served. I read that John, another of Daniel's brothers, went to Cuba and traveled a LOT, leaving Grandpa John to raise his daughter, Mary. Can anyone verify that Daniel was killed (knifed) by his slave, and that slave was caught and executed?

Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Posted: 18 Nov 2002 12:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Oct 2005 12:23AM GMT
Surnames: Hart
Unfortunately, I am unable to provide any additional information on any of the patriots I have written to you about. However, you may be able to find the answer to your question in a family history or in a reported court case in NJ. Good luck in your future research!

CNelson
This is a free lookup service provided by DAR VIS volunteers.

Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 5:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sharon,
The person you are looking for that was killed by a knife was John Hart's Brother "Daniel", who John named his son after.
Daniel (his son) did have a daughter who stayed in NJ to live when Daniel moved to Va.-WV. I am from that line of Daniel and have lived in the Elkins area as a child and go to the Hart Family Reunion every year in Beverly WV, as close as we can get to July 4th every year. There is a bunch of us Harts still living in WV area. If I can help you out Please feel free to contact me at:
WVridgerunner@gmail.com
I am Steven Hart, John Hart was my 6th GGF and Daniel is my 5th GGF.
Thank you for your reply.
Steve

Re: John HART, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Posted: 8 Nov 2010 9:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
John Hart was my 6th gr. grandfather, but I do not remember which child of his is my direct ancestor. My child is doing research on ancestory and we are looking for information as to which country John Hart's ancestors came from. I would assume England, but whom in his past came over and when. Does anyone know? Also, does anyone have an extensive family tree of John Hart's decendents?
Virginia Sharpe
(my maternal grandmother was Louise Hart)
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