Aaron and Levina Hartt
Farming in New Brunswick
Aaron Hartt was born, in 1811, to Thomas and Phoebe Phillips Hartt. Aaron was married twice; first, to Levina Tracy and, second, to Margaret (Mary) Jane Alexander.
Tracy was the last principal at Mount Bleak Academy. She was born on
October 4, 1817. Aaron and Levina had a daughter, Levina Emilina, in
1840. She, later, married David Duplisea. Levina and David
raised a girl by the name of Mamie DeWitt. Mamie married a Bunker
that had property at Tracy Station, N.B.
Aaron was a farmer and lumberman. He built the first homestead erected on the present-day Don Byers property. The original house was built on high ground near the bank of the North Branch of the Oromocto. The farm, much of which was flooded annually during the spring freshets, extended to "the Forks" of the river. The house was often surrounded by water and accessible 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. -- Courtesy of Dewitt, Katherine and Norma Alexander, Days of Old: History of Fredericton Junction.
Aaron died in 1868. Aaron , Mary Jane Hartt , Thomas and Jane Alexander are buried in Gladstone Cemetery.
Note: According to the 1861 census, the family had an eleven-year-old servant boy named Samuel Tucker.
Child born to Aaron Hartt and Levina Tracy Hartt:
|Levina Emmeline||Born||1840||Fredericton Junction, NB||Married David Deupleasea (Duplisea) on September 23, 1858.|
Children born to Aaron Hartt and Margaret (Mary) Jane Alexander Hartt:
|Annie Jane||Born||February 2, 1849||Fredericton Junction, NB|
|Phoebe Levina||Born||1851||Fredericton Junction, NB||Single; moved to Creelman, Sask., with William Dell; moved to St. Andrews when he died; buried in the Blissville Cemetery.|
|Died||February 12, 1935||St. Andrews, N.B.|
|Angeline||Born||Fredericton Junction, NB||Died as an infant|
|William Dell||Born||1856||Fredericton Junction, NB||Single; inherited the family farm, company commander with 71st Infantry Regiment; moved to Creelman, Sask. with Phoebe.|
|Thomas Aaron||Born||October 31, 1858||Fredericton Junction, NB||Married Alice Maud Greenlaw (1861-1927) on September 19, 1882|
|Died||July 13, 1930||St. Andrews, NB|
|John Alexander||Born||May 29, 1861||Fredericton Junction, NB||Died at 21 years of age.|
|Died||May 16, 1882|
|Samuel Whitfield||Born||April 28, 1863||Fredericton Junction, NB||MD, Seattle area; trained at College of Phys. and Surg. in Baltimore; grad. Mar. 13, 1889|
|Died||July 13, 1930|
|Mary Etta||Born||April 20, 1866||Fredericton Junction, NB||Married Gilman King Greenlaw on September 4, 1889; she was a school teacher in Fredericton|
|Died||December 5, 1913|
Notes: Levina Hartt and David Duplisea raised a girl, Mamie DeWitt, who married a Bunker; he had property in Tracy Station, New Brunswick.
Samuel Whitfield Hartt won the Nicholson Prize (in anatomy) awarded by Professor Richard Gundry.
A William Dell Hartt married Robina G. Kelly on April 22,
1903, in York County, New Brunswick; it isn't know if that is the same William
Dell Hartt listed above.
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