|Aaron was a son of Thomas & Phebe Hartt. He married
Levina Tracy born Oct. 4, 1817. Levina was the last
principal at Mount Bleak Academy.
Aaron married the 2nd time to Mary Jane Alexander
who was born 1827 and died in 1868. They were
married May 12, 1848 by Elder Abner Mersereau.
They were Baptist people.
Aaron, Mary Jane Hartt, are buried in Gladstone Cemetery, NB.
Aaron was a farmer and lumberman and he built the
first homestead erected on the present Don Byers
property. Aaron’s farm was flat alluvial land situated in
the valley, the greater part being inundated annually in
the early spring by freshets from melting snow and
backwater from the swollen Saint John River. After the
floods receded native grasses grew rapidly in the fertile
soil of the low meadows, providing hay of poorer
quality than cultivated hay of highland farms.
The house, built on the highest ground, near the
riverbank of the North Branch, was sometimes
surrounded by water during these floods and could be
reached only by boat. Later the old house was moved
from the river to be used as a shed when a new house
was built. They found the walls insulated with sheets
of birch bark, a common practice years ago.
The children were born on the homestead farm.
—Taken from the Days of Old.
Child of Aaron & Levina (Tracy) Hartt:
Levina Emilina 1840.
Children of Aaron & Mary Jane (Alexander) Hartt:
Annie Jane 1849-1997, Phoebe 1851-1935, Angline
infant, William Dell 1856-1923, Thomas Aaron 1858-
1930, Samuel 1863-1930, Mary Etta 1866-1913.