|Alfred is a son of Thomas E. & Adeline (Perley) Hartt,
born Oct. 17, 1849, in Blissville, Sunbury County, NB.
He died Oct. 10, 1924. He was married to Jennie
Mersereau on May 20, 1885, in the bride’s home in
Blissville, NB. Jennie Mersereau was born Dec. 31,
1860 in Blissville, and died Oct. 10, 1942.
Jennie was a descendent of a Loyalist family and the great granddaughter of Judge Lawrence Mersereau, the first judge to sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick after the separation of the two provinces.
As a young girl Jennie contributed to early public
school education of the province in the Sunbury
County district, where she taught for four years under
trying problems of inadequate facilities. Jenny Mersereau Hartt
Alfred and his wife moved to Saint John and operated
a grocery store. They lived on the City Line in West
Saint John. Their daughter Jessie lived in the same
home until her death in 1971 at which time the house
was sold.. Jennie was also a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society of that
Both Alfred and Jennie are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Saint John West, NB. |