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David Wellington Hartt
1843 - 1901
David W., Thomas E., Thomas, Thomas A, Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac
David Wellington Hartt was a son of Thomas and Adeline Hartt. He married Charlotte Amanda Adams (1860-1940) of Lincoln, May 5, 1881. He was the principal of Mount Bleak Academy. Hartt General Store was registered in his name. David W. was among the first counselors of the Parish of Gladstone. Before the Parish was formed David Hartt was a county councilor for the years of 1857 and 1858. When the Parish of Gladstone was established Nov. 4, 1874, David was a parish clerk along with Thomas Alexander. They were Free Christian Baptists. The three daughters were schoolteachers. David W. & Charlotte are both buried in the Gladstone Cemetery, NB. Children of David W. and Charlotte (Adams) Hartt: Thomas Byron 1882-1950, George Martin 1886, Zelda Beth 1894, Adeline 1884-1975, Olive 1890-1942, Charlotte Beatrice 1896-1970.

D. W. Hartt General Store The store was started in the late 1800s and was considered to be one of the big stores in the area in the early 1900’s and was discontinued around 1930. The upstairs was home for Tom & Helen Hartt and their three children Vincent, Florence and Caroline. The store had a wonder line of goods, besides groceries. As the saying went, “You name it, and he had it.” Everything in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes. It also carried beautiful china dishes, crystal, and silver, as well as jack knives, horse harness and all kinds of tin wear. The store had toys of all kinds and also bicycles. If he didn’t have it, he would order it in. The Post Office was set up at intervals in the store. The Hartt’s Mills cancellation stamp, first used by the post office, has survived to this day and is now in the possession of Lola (Tracy) Harrison. It is said that the older boys and younger men from the region gathered on Sunday afternoons to hold wrestling matches at the store/post office. (Taken from Days of Old by permission.)
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