Rev. Samuel Hartt was born to Samuel and Clarissa (Hammond) Hartt April 21, 1799. He married Mary Elizabeth Estey, October 17, 1822. Mary was the grand daughter of John and Molly (Hartt) Estey. He became converted at 24 yrs of age. He was ordained in March of 1831. Samuel had a great gift as a singer of the Gospel. He wrote hymns and sacred songs. He would sing at Baptismal services and people from far and wide would not only come for the service but to hear him sing. He was an earnest laborer for the ministry, visiting every section of New Brunswick as well as portions of the US and Nova Scotia. Samuel became a well known Free Christian Baptist minister along the St. John River from March of 1831 until his death on January 16, 1867 at 68 yrs. of age,while laboring in a revival at Upper Brighton, Carleton Co. NB. He had inflammatory rheumatism. A very large white Marble obelisk-shaped stone, was erected for Samuel by the Free Christian Baptist denomination of NB . The following inscription on it reads: "The purpose of his life was to glorify God through Jesus Christ in the salvation of mankind. He was eminently--- to his calling and his works follow him." His wife Mary passed away in 1865. They both are buried in the Lower Waterville Baptist Cemetery, Carleton Co. NB Children of Samuel & Mary (Estey) Hartt: Thomas 1823-1885, William Dell 1826-1902, Samuel E. 1828-1897, Rev. John 1830-1904, Mary E. 1832-1879, Catherine 1834-1857, Judah 1836-1907, Clarissa 1838-1901, Caroline 1838-1873, Rev. Aaron 1841-1923, Rev. Henry 1844-1918.
Courtesy: Carole Dick
Waterville, Carleton County
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