Joel was born on June 28, 1803, in Dublin, New Hampshire. He was the fourth oldest son of David Hart and Lucy Page Hart. On September 24, 1825, Joel married Anna Hardy, daughter of Thomas Hardy of Dublin, New Hampshire. Joel Hart lived in Dublin, New Hampshire until 1837. At that time, he moved to Barry, Illinois and became a farmer there. He married first wife Ann Hardy Sept 24, 1825. His second wife was Tryphena Gorton. Joel Hart died in 1877 and is buried in Barry Cemetery, Barry, Pike Co. Illinois. Children of Joel and Anna: Lucy 1826-1871,Joel Willard 1830-1910, Anna Eliza ? Children of Joel and his 2nd wife, Tryphena Gorton: Roger William Hart, born June 1842
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