|Rev. John Hartt was born to Rev. Samuel Jr. and wife
Mary (Estey) Hartt on March 20, 1830 in Wakefield,
Carleton Co., New Brunswick. He was one of eleven
children, having had four sisters and six brothers. Elder
John Hartt was a Primitive Baptist in New Brunswick,
Maine and Nova Scotia. Two of his brothers were also
in the Ministry; Aaron, a Free Christian Baptist and
Reformed Baptist; and Henry, a Free Christian Baptist
and Primitive Baptist.
Rev. John married Clarissa (Calarisfa) E. Hammond on
December 24, 1857 in New Brunswick. Calarisfa was
born in December of 1823 in Victoria Co., New
Brunswick. To this union they had one child, a
daughter, Irene Hammond Hartt. Little Irene was born
October 3, 1858 and died as a young infant on October
31. 1858. Calarisfa Hartt died only a few years after
her daughter on Aug 5, 1862 at the age of 39.
Rev. John Hartt married a second time to Amanda
Caroline Kelly on August 8, 1868 in Alva, Arrostook,
Maine. Amanda was born in Blissville, Sunbury Co.,
New Brunswick. Amanda gave birth to a son, Judah
Frank Hartt, on June 29, 1869 and died about five
weeks later, on August 2, 1869, at Castle Hill,
Rev. John married a third time on February 8, 1870 in
Maple Grove Ft. Fairfield, Arrostock, Maine. His third
wife, Rebecca L. Kelly, was a sister to Amanda, his
second wife. One can only imagine that he needed help
raising young Judah and that Rebecca would be a
natural for this role. Rebecca and Rev. John had
another son, John Kelly Hartt, on May 13, 1871 in
Maine or Ft. Fairfield Arrostook, Maine.
John Hartt had a remarkable memory. He could recite
portions of the New Testament by heart. Those who
knew Hartt said he was a forceful speaker.
John died February 6, 1904. He is buried beside his
wife Rebecca in Larlee Creek Cemetery Perth, Victoria
County. New Brunswick.