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Marriages and Children of
Edward Hart 1687 - 1752

   

 
Marriage 1 Birth Death Notes
Martha Furman 1691   Married on May 17, 1712
 
Children Birth Death Notes
John Hart, The Signer Baptized Feb 21, 1713
Maidenhead, Mercer Co., NJ
May 11, 1779
Hunterdon Co., NJ
Married Deborah Scudder (b. 1721) of Ewing
Sarah Hart     m1. Timothy Temple; m2. Stephen Barrows
Daniel Hart   Killed by a slave, Oct 12, 1767  
Edward Hart ca. 1729, Mercer Co., NJ d. 1802 in Kentucky  
 
"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 14, 2007