Rev. Samuel Jr. and Mary Hartt
Reverend Samuel Hartt, Jr. was the son of Samuel Hartt and his second wife, Clarissa Hammond. He was born on April 23, 1799.
He married Mary Elizabeth Estey on October 17, 1822. Mary was born on September 6, 1793, in Sheffield, Maugerville, New Brunswick.
According to local legend, while crossing the frozen St. John River to tend his father Samuel's cattle on Hartt's Island, Samuel Jr. fell through and nearly drowned. He apparently cried to the Lord to save his life, vowing to devote his life to God if he survived. He seems to have found a piece of rope frozen to the edge of the ice with which he was able to pull himself to safety. He kept his vow and became a well known clergyman and evangelist. He reputedly had a great gift for singing gospel songs and by this influence converted large numbers of people. He was one of the leaders of the Free Baptist movement in its early years and had great influence on parishioners in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Mary Elizabeth Estey Hartt, died on March 11, 1865. Reverend Samuel Hartt died on January 16, 1867, in Upper Brighton, Carleton County, New Brunswick.
Children born to Reverend Samuel Hartt and Mary Elizabeth Estey Hartt:
|Thomas E. Hartt||Born||August 22, 1823||Kingston, York Co., NB||Married Mary Jane True. See notes below.|
|Died||March 2, 1885|
|William Dell Hartt||Born||October 28, 1826||Wakefield, New Brunswick||Married Lucinda Loomer on September 5, 1848; she died June 9, 1863, of consumption, at age 36. She is buried in Waterville, NB. Married (2) Frances Hammond on November 9, 1863.|
|Died||May 25, 1902||Woodstock, New Brunswick|
|Samuel Hartt||Born||May 9, 1828||Kingsclear, NB||Married Mary Ann Hayes on June 14, 1897, at Jacksontown|
|Died||(March) May 18, 1897||Campbell Settlement, NB|
|John Hartt||Born||March 20, 1830||Wakefield, New Brunswick||Married (1) Clarissa E. Hammond, (2) Amanda Caroline Kelly (died Aug. 2, 1869), and (3) Rebecca L. Kelly (Amanda's sister).|
|Died||February 4, 1904|
|Mary E. Hartt||Born||April 6, 1832||Wakefield, New Brunswick|
|Catherine A. Hartt||Born||March 3, 1834||Wakefield, New Brunswick||Married Jacob Day on March 29, 1856; she died one year later. Their child died at just over one year of age at Rev. Samuel Hartt's.|
|Died||April 3, 1857|
|Judah Hartt||Born||March 17, 1836||Married Jennie Siperal on November 3, 1858, in Wakefield, Carleton Co., New Brunswick.|
|Died||July 29, 1907|
|Clarissa Hartt||Born||March 21, 1838||Simmons, New Brunswick||Married Charles Libby (born December 20, 1843) on June 30, 1869.|
|Died||May 3, 1901|
|Caroline Hartt||Born||March 21, 1838||Simmons, New Brunswick||Married Charley Good in 1865.|
|Died||September 30, 1873|
|Aaron Hartt||Born||February 15, 1841||Simmons, New Brunswick||Married Helen M. Libby on July 15, 1867; she is daughter of Stephen Libby.|
|Died||November 10, 1924||South Weymouth, Mass.|
|Henry Hartt||Born||March 31, 1844||Upper Brighton, NB||Married Phoebe Smith on February 9, 1871 at Blissville, NB.; buried at Waterville, NB.|
|Died||March 30, 1920|
Thomas E. Hartt, of Wakefield, NB, married Maria Jane True of Lincoln, Sept. 25, 1845. She was the eldest daughter of Samuel True. Witnesses: George C. Nevers and Aaron Hartt.
William Dell Hartt and Lucinda Loomer had three daughters and a son, Isaac Newton Hartt, who died, in Upper Woodstock, NB, on October 15, 1857, at an age of 2 years, 3 months.
Clarissa Hartt and Charles Libby had eight children including Caroline, born November 25, 1870 in Leeds; Nettie B., born April 20, 1872; Alice M., born May 1, 1874, died August 21, 1875; Addison Samuel, born August 3, 1875, in Framingham, Massachusetts; Frederick Ernest, born July 23, 1877; Alton, born December 23, 1878, in Milford, died December 25, 1878; Mary Ethel, born October 12, 1879; and Clara Louise, born February 1, 1882.
Caroline Hartt's husband, Jacob Day, had two daughters from a previous marriage. Caroline (the wife) died within weeks of giving birth; their only daughter died just over a year later at the residence of her grandfather, Reverend Samuel Hartt, Jr.
Aaron Hartt and Helen M. Libby had five children: Julius of Hartford, Connecticut; Mrs. Minnie Norris of Brockton, Massachusetts; Mrs. Helen Glreason of Woodstock, Ontario; Guy of South Weymouth, Massachusetts; and Reverend Bertrand of Groton, South Dakota.
contributors, and researchers