Biographical Sketch of Captain Thomas Hart

Captain Thomas Hart, son of Stephen Hart, was born in 1643, died August 27, 1726, and was buried with military honors. He was appointed in the state military organization, ensign, 1678; lieutenant. 1693; captain, 1695. He represented the town in the general court at twenty-nine sessions, 1690-1711, and during this period served several times as clerk and speaker, served as justice for Hartford county six years, was one of the leading men of the town, and executed important trusts. He and his wife were members of the church at Farmington. He married Ruth, daughter of Anthony and (Wells) Hawkins, and granddaughter of Governor Wells of Connecticut. Children : Mary, married Samuel Nowell ; Margaret, married Asahel Strong: Hawkins, see elsewhere; Thomas, married Mary Thompson; John, married Rebecca Hubbard; Hezekiah; Josiah.

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