Jonathan Hart and Mercy
Jonathan Hart, the rebel of the family.
Jonathan, the fourth son of Captain Samuel and Sarah Endicott Hart, was born on November 2, 1710, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Jonathan married Mercy Hawkes on March 2, 1735. The couple raised at least eight children. Jonathan died in 1790 and Mercy died in September of 1799.
In a will proved on
February 11, 1731, Thomas Hart, Jonathan's uncle,
left all of his lands in Lynn (later Lynnfield), Massachusetts to him in trust until he
became twenty-one years of age. After their marriage, Jonathan and Mercy lived
property and raised their family there. About 1763, they and four of
their sons joined a group of Essex County, Massachusetts residents heading for
Nova Scotia. Most of this party, including the Hartts, settled along the
St. John River, in or near Maugerville, Sunbury County, Nova Scotia, later New
Brunswick. (Click here to view a
large hand-drawn map of the Maugerville area.)
Note: It appears that Jonathan and his cousin, Thomas (Adam's son), added a "T" to their last name at about the same time. Jonathan's branch of the family adopted that name and it is still in use several generations later. Not everyone in Thomas's branch of the family adopted the new spelling of the last name.
Children born to Jonathan Hartt and Mercy Hawkes Hartt:
|Thomas A. Hartt||Born||January 17, 1736||Farmington, Connecticut||Married Sarah Hawkes, 1769, in Lynnfield, Mass.|
|Died||June 1813||"Oromocto," St. Andrews, NB|
|Abigail Hartt||Born||1743||Danvers, Massachusetts||Married Amos Smith on August 20, 1764; at least four children. See notes below.|
|Died||April 28, 1828||Lynnfield, Massachusetts|
|Samuel Henry Alline Hartt||Born||1745||Sheffield, Burton, Kingsclear, NB||Married (1) Mary Estabrooks (1753-1792)
(2) Clarissa Hammond on Oct 28, 1793
|John Hartt||Born||1748||Married Anne Lovell in 1782|
|Molly "Mary" Mercy Hartt||Born||November 1750||Rowley, Massachusetts||Married John Estey on November 16, 1769, in Sheffield, Sunbury County, New Brunswick.|
|Died||January 29, 1825||Kingsclear County, New Brunswick|
|Jonathan Hartt Jr.||Born||Died of a fever; probably as a colonial soldier|
|Died||June 10, 1756||Lake George, New York|
|Aaron Hartt||Born||Married Elizabeth "Betsy" Alexander. See notes below.|
|Died||January 1795||Cornish, Maine|
|Sarah Hartt||Born||Married at Danvers, Mass., Mar. 28, 1771, Walter Smith of Danvers. One child. See notes below.|
Sarah Hartt married Walter Smith. They had one child: Esther Smith, m. her cousin, Jonathan Smith, Mar. 6, 1799, third child of Abigail Hartt and Amos Smith (see below).
Abigail Hartt and Amos Smith had
four children: (1) Abigail "Nabby" Smith, b. Apr. 9, 1766 in Danvers. Mass.; m. Nov.
18, 1787, Ebenezer Parsons of Lynnfield (d. April 17, 1843, a soldier of the
revolution), where they resided; Abigail "Nabby" died May
16, 1849. They had a son, Ebenezer Parsons Jr., b. Aug. 17, 1794, d. 1853, who m.
May Hart, b. Dec. 18, 1792, d. 1864, daughter of Ebenezer and Polly (Smith) Hart.
She was his cousin. The family is buried in the West Burying Ground, Lynnfield,
Mass. Two young children, David Parsons at 2 years and 5 months, and Charlotte
10 months died in 1836. (2) Polly Parsons, b. in 1766; in Danvers, Mass.; m. Oct.
25, 1792, Ebenezer Hart; b. in Lynnfield, Nov. 15, 1762, third son of John Jr.
and Lydia (Curtis) Hart. They were second cousins. She died Oct. 3,
1843. They had ten children. (3) Jonathan Parsons, b. Sept.1, 1768, in
Lynnfield, m. Mar. 6, 1799, his cousin, Esther Smith, daughter of Walter and
Sarah (Hart) Smith of Danvers. She d. June 3, 1856, age 82 years. He
d. June 17, 1852
probably returned to Newmarket, N.H., and was a soldier in the War of
Revolution; he is on pay-roll, Aug. 31, 1779, Col. Moor's regiment. He
received 40 pounds payment for going to the defense of Rhode Island, as shown by
New Hampshire State Papers, book 16, page 765. He next appears in the town
of Cornish, York County, Maine. "At a court held at Waterborough,
York County, Maine, Aug.24, 1795, administration of estate of Aaron Hart, late
of Cornish, Me., mariner and cooper, who died Jan. 1795, was granted to Betsy,
or Elizabeth Hartt, of Cornish Me., widow of Aaron Hartt, and before 1796 she
married Isaac Gray of Cornish, Me." Probate court record at Alfred, Maine,
book 17, page 88
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