|Hart, John Henry "J. H."
HART, J. H. January 1, 1837 – July 25, 1895
J. H. HART, a prominent
citizen of Omaha, Morris County, Texas, is a native of Alabama, born in
Chambers County, January 1, 1837, a son of Darrell and Jane (Pitts)
Hart. His father was a native of Edgefield District, South Carolina,
but when a young man, settled in Alabama, where he died September 6,
1855. He had a family of ten children--Martha A., Susan, Thomas D.,
James M., William E., Stephen P., Benjamin F., Milledge H., Robert J.
and J. H.
J. H. Hart remained in
his native county till 1855, when he came to Texas and settled in Titus,
now Morris County, and engaged in farming, which he followed exclusively
until 1873. Of late years he has been engaged in the mercantile
business at Omaha, and now has one of the largest and best stocked
stores in the town. He is one of the successful business men of Morris
County, and is a representative, influential citizen. He has held the
office of sheriff and tax collection of Titus County, holding this
position four years.
November 6, 1855, Mr.
Hart married Huldah M., daughter of George Avery, and they have eight
children--Robert D., Ella, John H., George D., Lura H., Lizzie F., Elmer
B. and James H.
In March, 1862, Mr. Hart
enlisted in Company I, First Texas legion, and was afterward transferred
to Company N, of the same legion, and was appointed first lieutenant,
and was subsequently promoted to captain. He served with the Army of
the Tennessee and participated in the principal engagements of that
Mr. Hart, in addition to
his mercantile interests, has large real estate interests in Morris
County, and is classified among the wealthy men of the county.
BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR OF
THE STATE OF TEXAS, by Susan Hawkins for the Fannin County Genweb Page;
Original published book, BIOGRAPHICAL SOUVENIR ILLUSTRATED, Texas 1989,
Chicago, F. A. Battey and Company, 1989
John Henry “J.H.”
Hart was born Jan 1, 1837, died Jul 25, 1895, and is buried in the Omaha
City Cemetery, B Row 5. On November 6, 1855, he married Hulda M. AVERY,
born Dec 11, 1840, died Aug 18, 1927, and is buried beside her husband.
(B Row 5)