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John Hart 3rd and Dorcas



John Hart III, was born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts on Oct. 13, 1760.  He was the second son of John Hart Jr. and Lydia Curtis Hart.  He was known as John the third.


John Hart married Dorcas Brown of Danvers, Massachusetts on March 20, 1780.  John Hart and Dorcas Brown lived in Wenham, Massachusetts and had three children.


John Hart died about 1793, as shown by a probate settlement.  John's widow, Dorcas, married a second time, to John Day, at Salem, Massachusetts on August 31, 1794.  John Day was from Salem.  He and Dorcas continued to live in Salem.

Children born to John Hart 3rd and Dorcas Brown Hart:

Dorcas Hart Born   Wenham, Massachusetts Married George Washington Felt on September 8, 1780.  See notes below.
Died January 2, 1863  
Charles Hart Born   Wenham, Massachusetts Married Frances Wellington of Salem, born on December 14, 1790. See notes below.
Died 1829  
Frances Hart Born   Wenham, Massachusetts Married Joseph Grant of Salem, Massachusetts, on March 1, 1812.


Dorcas Hart, married George Washington Felt born on April 30, 1776.  Dorcas Hart Felt and George Washington Felt lived in Salem where he was a painter.  George W. Felt died on July 23, 1847.  Dorcas Hart Felt died on January 2, 1863.  Dorcas Hart Felt and George Washington Felt had 10 children, all born in Salem, as follows:  (1) George Washington Felt, b. Aug. 26, 1799; (2) John Felt, b. Aug. 16, 1801; (3) Ephraim Felt, b. Aug.17, 1803; (4) Catherine Manning Felt, b. Oct. 15, 1804, m. Jonathan M. Plaisted; (5) Alfred Washington Felt, b. Jan.13, 1807; (6) Dorcas Ann Felt, b. Mar. 19, 1809, d. Oct. 24, 1829; (7) Mary Felt, b. Dec. 22, 1811, d. Mar. 20, 1812; (8) Mary Ann Felt, b. Jul. 9, 1813, m. Joseph W. Whitmore; (9) Lucinda Brown Felt, b. Oct. 3. 1816, m. Edward B. Symons; and (10) Frances Caroline, b. July 31, 1820, d. Sept. 12, 1862, unmarried.  

Charles Hart was probably born in Wenham, Mass., married at Salem, Dec. 5, 1815, Miss Frances Wellington of Salem, she born in Salem, Dec.14, 1790, daughter of Thaddeus and Ruhamah (Brown) Wellington of Waltham, who were married Sept. 20, 1780. Captain Charles Hart, master of the brig "New Priscilla" of Salem, was in the early part of 1829 taken by pirates and he and the whole crew were murdered. The vessel was found floating at sea near Bahama Banks, robber and plundered of everything valuable. The chests were on deck, papers scattered about, and not a man of the crew was ever heard from. Many vessels that year were taken by pirates.  The above was furnished by his son, Charles Hart Jr., Esq., of Providence, R.I. Mrs. Hart married second, in 1833 Rev. Benjamin C. Grafton of Taunton, Mass. She died Mar. 24, 1868.  Charles Hart and Frances Wellington Hart had the following children born in Salem: (1) Frances Maria Hart, b. July 28, 1816, m. May.25, 1841, Nathan Todd of Rowley, Mass. They had a son Charles Hart, who lived in Rowley, Mass.; (2) Caroline Matilda Hart died young; (3) Charles Hart Jr., b. Apr. 16, 1822, m. Apr. 7, 1845, Caroline Wheaton Jackson of Providence R.I., where she was born Nov. 2, 1818, daughter of Nathan W. and Mary Jackson. Mr. Hart was a lawyer and died Mar. 6, 1903; his wife d. Mar. 10, 1901, and both are buried at Swan Cemetery, Providence, R.I.. No Children. A Boston paper had this to say about the disposal of Mr. Hart's property: "By the will of Charles Hart of Providence, formerly attorney-general of Rhode Island, Miss Grace A. Kendall of Boston inherits nearly $40,000 out of a fortune of of more than $100,000. Miss Kendall is a niece by marriage. She receives $20,000 in cash, three life insurance policies of $5000. each, most of the household effects, and a burial lot in Swan Cemetery. The value of the household effects and lot is not less than $5000. To his sister-in-law, Mrs. Maria J. Pinkham, of Newton, Mr Hart bequeathed $10,000. To her daughter, Miss Nellie M. Hart amd her son, Walter Hart, he also gave $10,000. each. Another nephew, Charles Hart Todd of Rowley, gets $5000."  (4) Edward Augustus Hart, b. Mar. 29, 1827, m. Oct. 6, 1853, Maria Jackson Hunt. They resided in Newton, Mass. He was a merchant and d. of consumption Mar. 9. 1873; his widow m. a Mr. Pinkham of Newton, Mass and lives at 42 Richerson St.  Edward and Maria Hunt Hart had two children: Nellie Maria Hart, b. Dec. 1854, lived in Newton, Mass., unmarried; and Walter Hart, b. Nov. 27, 1858, in Charlestown, Mass. was a shoe manufacturer, and lived in Newburyport, Mass., m. Jan. 22, 1896, Miss Maria Louisa Collins of Buffalo, NY.

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