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Edward Hart 1687 - 17??

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  Born Birth Location Death Death Location
         
  1687
 
Hopewell, Mercer Co., NJ before Jul 20, 1752  
         
Father        
John Hart II 1636 Connecticut 1712/1713  
         
Mother        
Mary Hunt ? ? ?  
         
See Marriages and Children of Edward Hart 1687 - 17
 
"Edward Hart, son of John 2nd., carpenter, m. May 17, 1712 at Newtown, L.I., Martha Furman, dau. of Josiah Furman, 2nd.  (This is recorded pg. 29, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Collections 8-A list of all marriages Recorded on the Books of the Newtown Presbyterian Church of Elmhurst, L.I. from 1709 to 1881.
The record is:
Edw. Hart of Hopewell, N.J. and Martha Furman, May 17, 1712." (HOR p.10)
 
     "On June 25, 1746 ex-Governor John Hamilton of N.J. then Commander-in Chief of the Province of New Jersey gave a warrant to Edward Hart to raise one hundred men to join an expedition against Canada.  Edward Hart was to be their Captain. (Ege's "Pioneers of Old Hopewell", pgs. 176, 177.)
     It has often been stated that this group of men raised by Edward Hart was called "The Jersey Blues", first so-called.  Col. C. M. B. Gilman has written "The Story of the Jersey Blues" in which he states "The Jersey Blues were organized as a military unit at Piscataway, N. J. in 1673".
     Edward Hart d. before July 20, 1752, date inventory was taken.  (In custody of the Bureau of Archives and History, Division of State Library, in State House Annex, Trenton New Jersey).  He apparently had disposed of much of his property before his death as the inventory list was small.  A drum, Sword, two Bibles, and a Dictionary were among his possessions - total value of inventory, 73 pounds, 4 shillings, 9 pence.
     Edward's wife, Martha, was still living when John Hart, the Signer, made his will on April 16, 1779."  (HOR p.11)
References:

HOR - The Harts of Randolph: Or Mostly Descendants of Edward and Daniel Hart, sons of John Hart the Signer, with Some Allied Families by Katherine Hart Frame, McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1976.

 

 
October 15, 2007