|Matthew was born March 5, 1831, a son of Jonathan and
Jemina Philips Hartt in Canada.. He married four times:
Marriage number one - Harriet Malotte, April 10, 1852. Harriet died in
1867. They had five children.
Marriage number two - Elizabeth Smith, July 4, 1868. They had one
Marriage number three - Minerva E. Spencer, Aug. 23, 1873. Minerva
died May 24, 1893. They had three children. Marriage number four - Jane Sanford, Sep. 6, 1899. Jane died in 1923.
Matthew was in a lumber mill business at Sand Lake,
Kent County, Michigan, with his brothers Samuel and
William. The mill burned down in the 1860s (that year doesn't appear to be correct).