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 George Hart

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George Hart

George Hart was the first son of William and Mary (Bright) Hart, of England, and possible twin to sister Mary Ann. The William Hart family emigrated from England to Ontario, Canada before 1851, when William and Mary appear in the 1851 and 1861 Canada Censuses in Seymour, Northumberland County, Ontario.

George's younger brother, John A Hart, emigrated from Canada to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) in 1880 with his family; George apparently followed a few years later with his. The brothers probably made this decision based on the Michigan Land Grant program of the 1880s, but their parents and siblings seem to have remained in Canada or were already deceased.

1-Emma Eleanor (or J?) Hart (1837–1911) m. Absalom Brown, no. ch.
2-Mary Ann Hart (1841–?) possible twin sister?
3-John A. Hart (1843–1899) m. Sarah Robinson, 3 ch.
4-Sarah Hart (1849–?) may have remained in Canada
5-Susan Hart (1854–?) may have remained in Canada
6-Edgar Hart (1858–1886) may have remained in Canada

George married Anna "Annie" Elizabeth Middaugh (Meadows), daughter of Adam & Catharine (Splitorf) Middaugh of Germany, on 09 Feb 1870 in Durham, Grey Co., Ontario. They had nine children, the first six born in Greenock, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada and the youngest three born in/near Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, USA.

1-William A Hart (1871-1959) m. Georgina Marie Flewelling (13 ch.)
2-John Hart (1873-1945) m. Elsie Mae Vickery (6 ch.)
3-Annie Hart (1876-?) last record found, 1881 Greenock, Bruce, Ontario, Canada with her family, age 5
4-Mary Hart (c. 1877-?)
5-Mina "Minnie" Hart (1879–) m. 1st John Lytle (2 ch); m. 2nd Charlie Lalone
6-Sarah Jane Hart (1882–1922) m. George Isaac Hart, Sr. (her 1st cousin, son of her uncle John A Hart), 9 ch.
3-Carrie May Hart (1886-1936) m. William Arthur Letson, 7 ch.
4-Estella Hart (1889-) m. 1st Isaac Pardee, 4 ch.; m. 2nd R.J. Willis; m. 3rd William E. Carpenter; m. 4th Archie Joseph Mero
5-Thomas Hart (1893-?)

George emigrated to U.S. between about 1883, based on U.S. Census records and births of children. Sarah Jane (b. 1882) arrived in Canada, while Carrie appears to have been born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 1886).

After Annie's 1899 death, George married his brother's recently widowed wife, Sarah Robinson Hart. She helped raise George and Annie's children.


1841 15 Sep, Birth: (Poss. Clecknwell, Middlesex), England
SOURCE(s): 1) 1851 Canada Census states birth c. 1840; 1900,1910 US Census states abt. 1845; MI Death Certificate gives 15 Sep 1841.

1871 02 Apr, Age: 29, Residence, Seymour, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. SOURCE: 1871 Census of Canada. Appears in this census single with a family and two other men; occupation, carpenter

1871-1878, Age: 30-37, Marriage to Anna "Annie" Elizabeth Meadows, probably Bruce, Ontario, Canada. SOURCE: Place marriage as Bruce, Ontario b/c first two children (Mina, b. 1879) and Sarah Jane (b. 1882) were both born in Greenock, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

1880 Age: 39, Arrival, Prob. Chippewa Co., MI USA. SOURCE: 1910 US Census. However, the 1884 date is more accurate, as two more children were born prior to 1884 in Bruce Co., Ontario.

1884 Age: 43, Arrival, Prob. Chippewa Co., MI USA. SOURCE: 1900 US Census

1899 17 Oct, Age 58, Death of 1st wife, Annie Elizabeth Meadows (Middaugh).

1899 31 Oct, Age: 58, Marriage to Sarah Robinson, Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, MI USA. SOURCE: MI Marriages, 1868-1925

1900 01 Jun, Age: 58, Residence, DeTour, Chippewa, MI USA
SOURCE: 1900 US Census. George Hart 56 (b. Oct 1843 Canada); Sarah 43 (b. May 1857 Canada); Sarah J 18 (b. Sep 1881 Canada); Carrie 13 (b. Jul 1886 Canada); Estella 10 (b. Oct 1889 MI); Thomas 6 (b. Feb 1894 MI).

1910 15 Apr, Age: 69, Residence, De Tour, Chippewa, MI USA. SOURCE: 1910 US Census. George Hart 65 )b. 1845 England); Sarah 54 (b. 1856 Canada); Thomas 16 (b. 1894 MI).

1914 27 Nov, Age: 73, Residence, DeTour Village, Chippewa, MI USA. SOURCE: Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995.

1914 27 Nov, Age: 73, Death, DeTour Village, Chippewa, MI USA. SOURCE(s): 1) MI Death Certificate shows death as 27 Nov 1914 from Library of Michigan

1914 29 Nov, Burial, Lytle (Little) Cemetery, Goetzville, Chippewa, MI USA., Memorial #96634725

Bio/timeline courtesy 10.28.2012 [revised 06.22.2015] by Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 2nd great-grandneice. Comments/edits welcome.

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  • Maintained by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre
  • Originally Created by: Karen
  • Added: 6 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96634725
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Hart (15 Sep 1841–27 Nov 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96634725, citing Lytle Cemetery, Goetzville, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre (contributor 47702154) .