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Hi and Merry Christmas to everyone from the folks here in the Bootheel of Missouri & other places around the Country.

Here it is another year has almost gone by & time for another Hart Family Christmas Newsletter. Just want to say thanks for all the Christmas Cards, E- Mails & phone calls, that we received in 2005. You guys & gals surprise me all the time. < P>As some of you all know, I sent some of the Christmas Letters by-mail & you received them fine, but there was some that could not open them. Will try again this year to correct part of the problem.

Received the following letter from our cousin Lola Mae (Hart) (Smith) Porter, who lives in CA. in Ian 06.

Dear M. A. & Eloise,
It was very nice to hear from you. We are are all doing as well as can be expected. 2005 was not a very good year for the family. Pandora's husband Greg died in March with Liver Cancer. He had been sick for five years. (Pandora is Lola's daughter)

My husband Charles Porter was diagnosed with alsheimers disease in 2001. I had handled it up until December 2005. The illness got worse all at once in September. I couldn't care for him at home anymore. I put him in a Nursing Home on Dec. 12,2005. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to deal with. Its such a terrible illness.

He is only twelve miles from me. I go see him every other day, weather permitting. He seems to still recognize me most of the time. I thank God everyday for the 8 1/2 years I had with him. He is the kindest sweetest man I had ever met.

I'm still manager of Los Palmas Mobile Estates here in Paterson. It has been the one thing that has kept me going. We have 101 mobile homes all owned by seniors, 55 and older. I have so much to be thankful for. I had my 5th year free of Cancer in July 2005 and no surgeries in 2005 after going thru 4 surgeries in 3 years. I'm still holding my own at 74.

Write to me, if you have time. I am so thankful to you and Eloise for keeping every thing going for the wonderful Hart Family.

Love, Your Cousin,
Lola Smith Porter.

11 Feb 1910

Rev. Allen Emerson, of Spokane, Wash., is spending a few days with his nephew and family, G. E. Walden, at Aid. Mr. Emerson went from southern Illinois to Washington twenty-six years ago and has just been back there for the first time.

(Note: Allen Emerson was a brother to our Great Grandmother Martha (Emerson) Hart. Aid is a) small community about 8 miles northwest of Dexter.)

Have been corresponding & talking on the phone to one of great great uncle Allen Emerson's grand daughter's, Veryle Thomp­son who lives in California..

Andrew Burns

Winner on the Wheel Of Fortune Show

Andrew Burns, of Blanco, OK., son of Jason & Sharon (Hart) Burns, grandson of the late Vick Hart of Dexter & the late Nonna (Beck) Hart of Haileyville, OK. a Junior at the Oklahoma University, Wins $27,500 on the TV show WHEEL OF FOR­TUNE March 7th, 2006. He will use the money to further his education.

Received the following from our cousin Mickey who lives in KY.
Oct. 27, 2006.

Hope that you all will join with me in praying for Janet (Hart) and Louis Hale. They lost their home last night to a fire. They pretty much lost everything. We praise God that everyone is okay, but with a fire there is much devastation.

They are so sad and yet trying very hard to be strong. Through it all Janet has continued to say, "Everyone is okay and it is just stuff." When that stuff is pictures of your children and grand­children it brings great heartache. Please, keep them in your thoughts and prayers. They need all of us right now to help lift them up. May God bless you all and thank you for being such great family and mends.

Love to you all,


Last year I told you about Judie Boone s daughter Kendra who had a terminal illness and was selected for a trip to Florida by a charitable group. Judy attended our Hart Reunion in June 2005. The following is the obituary for Kendra

St. Charles, MO,
Davis, Kendra Boone 37

Thursday, February 16, God reclaimed His child following a 2 year breast cancer battle. Beloved wife of Danny Davis, loving mother of Kaydi, Danny, Tiffany, Dillon Davis and Erica Davis Sabourin. Grandmother to Samantha, Ron and Cameron Sabourin. Precious daughter of Kenneth (formerly of Freeman Spur, IL and Judie Swann Boone formerly of Christopher, IL, beloved sister of Kaylen (Tony) Gioia of Fayetteville, TN , Kenneth (Jessy) Boone of O'Fallon, MO. Dear niece, cousin, aunt, daughter in law, and loved by an entourage of devoted friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Kendra Davis Cancer Care (Bank of America) or Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service, 4112 McClay Road 63304. Services: Baue Funeral Home, Cave springsloffand & Hwy, S1. Charles MO Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Smithland, Kentucky -- Emily Beth Teitloff and Kyle Allen Yates were married 10 June 2006 at the Potter's House Baptist Worship Center at Smithland, Kentucky. Emily Beth is the daugther of Terry and Michele (Hart) Teitloff and granddaughter of Earlene (Jones) Hart of Smithland, KY & the late Henry Hart. Kyle Allen is the son of Craig & Cindy Yates. Congratulations Emily & Kyle and we wish you the best in the future.

Carmi, IL - Aline Poshard Monday, March 20, 2006 4:24 PM CST Vienna

Aline Poshard, 91, Vienna, formerly of Norris City, died at 2:32 a.m. Sunday, March 19,2006 at Metropolis Nursing and Rehab Center in Metropolis. She was born Aug. 26, 1914 in Herald, the daughter of Richard and Renda Mae (Catlin) Williams. She married Roy Edward Poshard on Dec. 2, 1931, and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Poshard was a member of Tennessee Bend Baptist Church in Herald. She was a seamstress at the Ainsbrooke garment factory in Carmi and a file clerk for a Secretary of State Driver's License Facility. She was a member of VFW Post 3851 Auxiliary and American Legion Post 109 Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cathy Poshard of Vienna; five grandchildren and their spouses, David and Sue Poshard, Mark Poshard, Jason and Marcey Poshard, Heather and George Buffum, and Melissa and Dwain Cochran; six great-grandchildren and their spouses, Michael Poshard, Lori and Chris Bechandorf, Zachary Poshard, Madison Poshard, Corey Tartar and Brandy and David Cunningham; four great-great-grand,children Madison Grace Poshard, Mary Elizabeth Cunningham, Sydney Michelle Buffum and Jackson Wade Cochran; two sisters, Letha Porter of Norris City and Fleeta Guffey of St. Elmo; and two brothers, Bob Williams of Norris City and Richard "Junior" Williams of New Haven. She was preceded in death by a son, Roy E. Poshard Jr.; three brothers, Everett, Shirley and Wilburn Williams; four sisters, Bernice Hale, Mayme Harvey, Dorothy Williams and Opal Porter; and a granddaughter, Cathy Jane Poshard. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Burial will be at Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Letha Porter, 89, Norris City, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, April13, 2006 at Fountainview Nursing Home in Eldorado. She was born July 21, 1916 in Herald, the daughter of Richard and Renda Mae (Catlin) Williams. She married Martin Kingery on Dec. 16, 1933, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1971. She then married Bryon Elvis B .E. "Buck" Porter on Feb. 7, 1980, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1998. She was a member of Life Pentecostal Church in Harrisburg. Mrs. Porter was a past president of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Alma York of Harrisburg and Mary Ann and David Wade of Paducah, Ky.; eight grandchildren; a sister, F1eeta Guffey of St. Elmo; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bob and Melba Williams of Norris City and Richard Junior Williams of New Haven. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Joyce Kingery; five sisters, Opal Lavern Porter, Mary Bernice Hale, Mamye Lucille Harvey, Zelpha Aline Poshard and Dorothy Williams; and three brothers, Everett McClure, Shirley Eugene and Wilburn Elza Williams. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, the Rev. Bobby Gentry officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Norris City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

(Note: Letha's mother Renda Mae (Catlin) Williams was a step sister to our grandmother Hannah I. (Melton) Hart. Letha also attended our Hart Reunion here in Dexter in 1998 with her brother S. E. & his wife Patsy Williams.)

Hugo, OK 2 July 2006
Stuart R. Gilden, a resident of Hugo for the past year, died July 1, 2006. Stuart was born May 16, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to New York City when he was 13. Later, he graduated from Michigan University with a masters degree in Mathematics. He spent one year studying art in Europe. Sturart has only one sibling, Lloyd Gilden, born July 6, 1929. His parents were Jerome "Jerry" Gilden and Mariam Greenwald. Jerry Gilden owned and manufactured Jerry Gilden Dress Specialities in New York City in the 1940s. Stuart moved to California in the 1 970s and built the Soapman Company of Los Angeles, Ventura and Bakersfield. Stuart and Jeanne Meeker were married in 1992. He retired in 1997 due to poor health. They moved to Hugo, Okla., July 1,2005 and he lived one year to the day, passed away July 1, 2006. Surviving relatives include his wife Jeanne Gilden; step daughters: Yvonne Rector, Gerri Taylor and Debbie Mason; five step-grandchildren: Angie Elmore and husband, Mark, Jeannie Doss and husband Larry, Channing Com, Yvette Hill, Charla White and husband Tom, 10 step great­grandchildren, 1 step great grand great great grand child. Stuart had no children of his own.

Shelbyville Times-Gazette, dated 22 Sept. 2006 David C. Hart

Funeral services for David C. Hart, 82, of Shelbyville, who died Friday at the Alvin C. York VA. Medical Center in Murfreesboro, were today at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev.Bobby McGee officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. A native of Huntsville, Ala., he was the son of the late David Samuel and Exie Odell Batt Hart. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic at Tillett Brothers Construction Co. where he worked 26 years; a IS-year employee of Dixie Grain Co.; a member ofEdgemont Baptist Church and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceding him in death were two sons, James David Hart and Sammy Hart. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jessie McCarty Hart; three daughters, Sheila Crowell, Sheree Hill and Lavenia Green; two sons, Benjamin and Steve Hart, all of Shelbyville; a sister, Mary Sue Loveless; a brother, James Thomas Hart; 12 grand children, four step­grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DAVID C. HART is [NO. 129-441-1, page 121 of James Hart book)

Eloise's Brother Richard Myrick passes away
SIKESTON, MO - Richard L. Myrick, 73, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Sikeston Healthcare near Sikeston.

Born Jan. 14, 1933, at Parma, son of the late Lawrence A. and Lillian Lewis Myrick, he served in the U.S. Army from March 25, 1953, until June 22, 1955, and was a former technician for the heating and cooling industry. A member of the Presbyterian Church at Port St. Lucie, Fla., he had lived in Michigan and Florida for most of his life and in Dexter and Sikeston for the past three years. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles L. Myrick. Survivors include: one daughter, Patty Dial of St. Louis; three sons, Michael Myrick of Washington, Brian Myrick of Florida and Greg Myrick of Illinois; one sister, Eloise Hart of Dexter; and several grandchildren and great­grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted at 9 a.m. today at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with the Rev. Dwight Hensley officiating. The Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter was in charge of arrangements.

Evansville, IN
Marsha E. Ford, 83, of Evansville, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at West Park. She graduated from Carmi Township High School, Carmi Ind. Marsha was an office manager at Lawndale Evansville Store for 8 1/2 years and also retired as an office manager at Castleton Square, Indianapolis JC Penney. She was a member of the Evansville IFAA Auxiliary for 12 years, past state president of IFAA Auxiliary 1963-1964, a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 1114 and the Indiana Fireman's Association Auxiliary. Marsha is survived by her husband of 63 years, Earl F. Ford; daughters, Martha Ann Murphy and husband, Gary of Greencastle, Ind., and Patty Custis and husband, Bob of Salem, Ore.; grandchildren, Kimberly Izzi, David Murphy, Kelly Koch and Holly Custis; and great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Chelsea and Nicole Izzi, Kadi, Devin and Sean Koch, and Savannah Murphy. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Alexander Memorial Park Heritage Chapel, with burial at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel. Arrangements by Alexander West Chapel, 2100


The 29th Annual Hart Family Reunion was held on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at the American Legion Building in Dexter, MO. Fifty two family members and friends attending from, Georgia, Oklahoma, Washington, Illinois and Missouri.

Dick Hart master of ceremonies, welcomed everyone to the reunion & M. A. Hart gave the treasurer's report. It was agreed that the Hart Reunion donate $250.00 to the American Heart Association this year from the auction proceeds that is held each year. Next year we will donate to another worthy cause.

The blessing was given by Alan Hart before a potluck dinner. One member of our family, Kendra Davis, daughter of Judie Boone passed away since our reunion last year and was remembered in prayer.

First time visitor's were: Jeanne & Dick Gilden & her daughter Geri Taylor, Hugo, OK., James & Rosa Lockeby, Jacob, IL., Sam Dudley Hart, Jr., Columbus, GA., Rick & Karen Hart, Dexter, MO., (Rick just recently retired from the US Military)., (Thanks Rick for serving in the Military all those years)., Tammy & son Andrew Johnson, Essex, MO., Ryan Thrower, Dexter, MO.

The oldest member present & with the most family member's present was Ora Hart of Advance, MO., the youngest member was Ryan Thrower, the grandson of Kim & Brenda Hart.

Other family member's attending was, Sam Hart, Tucker, GA., John Tanner, Flora, IL. (Sam, we sure was glad that you and Sam Jr., was able to attend this year & that he is making progress from the stroke he suffered earlier in the year).

Christine (Hart) & Neal Mansfield, Donna Mansfield, Dudley, MO., Sue (Hart) & Gene Fulks, Tubac, AZ., Vera (Hart) Ross & Ruth (Hart) Jenning's, Dexter, MO.,

Ora Hart, Advance, MO., Harold & Vivian Hart, Bell City, MO, Dick & Sharon Hart, Essex, MO., Mitchell & Mary Hart & grandson Irie Hart, Advance, MO., Amos (Butch) & Sharon Hart, Essex, MO., Ray & Tammy (Hart) Goodson, Whitewater, MO., Ray Jr., & Lindsay Goodson, Jackson, MO., Larry & Sandy Hart, Cathlamet, WA.,

M. A. & Eloise Hart, Dexter, MO., Alan & l Della Hart, Advance, MO & their granddaughter Kaylea Hart of Bloomfield., Shelly (Hart) Young, her son Dylan Bader, daughter's Brooke Bader & Sierra Young & nephew Dalton Hart of Bloomfield, MO. Kim & Brenda Hart, daughter's Amanda Hart, Stephenie Gee, grand­son Ryan Thrower & foster children Nick & John Espanza of Dexter.

The fun auction was held after the noon meal and everyone had a great time visiting with family members.

The next Hart Reunion will be held June 3rd, 2007, at the American Legion Building, Dexter, MO.

Bloomfield, MO. -- Dylan Bader, a 7th grade student in the Bloomfield School last year, made the Most Valuable payer on his Basket Ball Teem & scored the most points during the season. tions Dylan & we will be looking for the best for you in the future.

Bloomfield, MO. - Brooke Bader, a 6th grade student in the Bloomfield schools last year made the honor roll all four quarters. She also made the cheer leading squad for the year of 2006 -2007.

Congratulations Brooke & we are looking for the best for you in the future.

Dylan& Brooke are our great grandson & great grand daughter, the grandson & grand­daughter of Judy (Hart) Abbott & Alan & Della Hart & the son & daughter of Tom Bader & Shelly (Hart) (Bader) & stepchildren of Mark Young.


Carmi Times, Carmi, IL Thursday, July 6, 2006
The Catlin reunion was held June 25 in Herald, IL. Good food, visiting, picture taking and visiting the family church house and cemeteries were enjoyed by all. Attending were Herschel Catlin, Mable Fouts, John and Melba Williams, John and Kayla Williams, Henry, Crystal and Fleta Williams Guffey, Danny Williams, Junior Williams, Jean and Orley Bryant, Guthrie and Mirian Catlin, Veda Stewart, Beulah Catlin Pool, David and Cheryl Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Holman, Eugene and Pat O'Neal, Jim and Barb Hall, Mary Baker, Laura White, Rosilyn White Powell, Ken and Pat Stuckey, June VanGampher, Philip and Linda Russell, Kathy Jensen, Larry and Glenda Maynard, Roger Stewart, Betty Chapman, Mandy Farmbrough, James and Minnie Catlin, Patsy Mahurin, Charlotte Roark, Mr. and Mrs. Lindell Hoy, Lee and Naomi Frymire, Albert and Lodema Brown, Don and Brenda Henesey, Imogene Pankey, Paul Pankey, Dale, Karen, John and Angelica, Philip, Carol and Adam Klein, and Aubrey and Sue Catlin and family. Twelve grandchildren of Chester Catlin were present, with the eldest being Laura White at age 96.

(Note: The Catlin's attending this reunion are decendants of Grandma Hannah 1. (Melton) Harts half brothers & sisters & her step brother's & sister's. If I remember correctly she was close to all of them.

David Mansfield

Pacific Missouri

David Mansfield graduated

from Pacific High School

June 11,2006

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN - Southeast Missouri

On the night of September 21 st, 2006 it started raining here in this part of the Country, (SE MO, NE AR, W TN, W Kl'; S IL & S IN) & it stormed all night (thunder & lightening). Rained all day on Friday & let up some that night & Saturday. We had over 8 inches here in Dexter, 11 inches at Parma, 14 inches at Lilbourn & have heard reports of 18 inches at Qulin. Went down in Dunilin & New Madrid Counties on Tuesday September 26th & the water was 6 to 14 inches up on the Cotton, Bean & Rice crops. Ran through water across one of the Streets in Gideon & you could see evidence where it had been higher. The Missouri Agriculture Department says that the Farmers in Dunklin, New Madrid & Pemiscott Counties have lost 25 to 50 percent of their crops. I am sure some of the smaller farmers have lost more than that. That is the most water I have seen in SE Missouri since the great flood of 1937, when we had to move out of our home in New Madrid County.

Tuesday morning, Dexter fans and citizens who do not lay claim to being fans, were feeling good and gleeful after reading the returns from the New York - St. Louis game on Monday.


"Shucks" Pruett, former pitcher for the Dexter High School Club, and recent recruit for the Browns, went to the mound for the browns and struck out Babe Ruth in the tenth inning.

Note - Pruett is not from the Hart family - but thought you Baseball fan's would like this..

Letters & E-Mail

Received the following e-mail from Karla Aslin, 8 Aug 2006

Dear M.A. Hart,
As I was searching for family history and genealogy I came upon your Hart Family Newsletter. After reading through I realized that this is the same Hart family that I am a descendent of. My father is Gary L. Aslin, son of Clara Bell Hart (Aslin), who is daughter of Martin Hart and Hannah 1. Melton. In your letter you mention of Patsy Lucas, she is my aunt.

My name is Karla Aslin, my mother is Geralda (Prado) Aslin. I have a brother, Raymon A. Aslin, he was named after our grandfather Raymond Alvin Aslin. I reside in Austin, Texas. I am a full time student at Austin Community College and am a single mom of one son, Ethan R. Beckett. Ray, my brother, lives in Oklahoma and recently married.

I was very excited to see all the research you have done, it must have been a great deal of work. Please include us on any future news and newsletters.

Letters from my Great Uncle Henry Ezra Hart to John Tanner during the early 1960's.

I have written the letter's as they were written by my Great Uncle Henry Ezra Hart as near as I could.

Decatur, Ill. Oct. 1 st, 1961
Dear Cousin John,

I will endeaver to write you a few lines to possiably answer some of your questions. I knew Adiel E. Hart, (John Tanner's grandfather) and I visited him at Carrier Mills, not so very long before his deah, probably 3 or 4 years, but he was up and about, I first got acquainted with him in the fall of 1892 when The Big Saline Asociation met at Old Concord Church; at that time we were living just 1 miles S. of where the Baptist Children's home is now standing, and in the fall 1894 Jake Aud a Grand Son of Uncle Jim Hart (James Williamson Hart) mad another trip down in Pope Co. then most every fall we would go down there as some of Uncle Henry's chil­dren would visit us in White County. are you acquainted south of Carmi, and south of Old Kingdom Church? and on down toward herald (Hearld, IL.) about 1 & 1/2 miles S. of the Church as you go towards Herald. You come to Whites known as Grind Stone Creek at the double Bridges; will the last Farm house on the W. side of the road before you come to the double Bridges was the Uncle Jess Hart place, and the 1st Farm house after you crossed the bridge, was the Uncle Jim Hart (James Williamson Hart) place; Uncle Jess moved to Mo. near a small place called Round Pond just N. of Advance, towards Cape GHirardeau, Mo. We stoped there over Sunday on the 13ath of Sept 1891, and two of his sons visited us John and Henry, and another one ofthe boy's Dave was at my home when I lived in West Frankfort, about 1920 or 21;

My Grand Father (John Henry Hart) first settled in Pope Co. Just N. E. of Uncle Alec Wasson's place, at the time I first begin to visit Pope Co. a John Wallis lived on my Grand Fathers old home place. My Grand Father moved back to Tenn. just before the rebelion, and my Father inlisted in the Union Army in The 4th Tenn. Mounted Infantry Co. 1. under Col. Blackburn, but during the war my Grand Father moved back to Ill. and less that a mile S. of old Kinddom Church he settled.

The Familty Bible you spoke of, I don't have it now, before my wife passed away on the 29th day of May 1960 she gave to our Grand Son who lives up near Elgin, Ill. what she thought was here old bible but it my Grand Fathers Old Bible, so I will try to get it back from him, and I am writing to day to see about it. I am sure sorry we we did not mak connection while I was down at the fair. We sure would have dug up something; No I never knew any Tom Hart of Enfield; if I was fmancially able I would come to Carmi, and make the trip with you down to Myrtle this fall she lives not very far from where we first lived when we moved to Mo. in the fall of 1885; there is several Hart's here in Decatur I visit with one of them Sam Hart, and he has two brothers living in Hamilton Co. Ill. John lives at Delefield, and Tom lives near Dahlgreen, will I will close for this time, and maybe I will be able to write more next time.

Sincerely, H. E. Hart

Decatur, Ill. Nov 24 - 61
Dear Cousin John;

Well finaly I have gotten around to the job of answering yours of some weeks ago; Yes! M. M. Hart (Martin M. Hart) Broughton, ILL was my father: You spoke of not knowing but one Gossage, at the present. I remember one John Gossage and I think he was a brother to Henry L. who lived near Uncle Alex Wasson. I may be mistaken about his first name being John, it might have been George. any I know he had a son named Ezra who was about my age, and he played string music, in a former letter you said you knew Arnold B. Aud, who is a Grand son of Uncle James Hart, and you had his name Arnold Bennett Aud, this is not right, his name is Arnold Burton Aud, and his first wife was Mercy Bennett. on the 25 of July 1900. I have the old Family Bible of my Grand Father, (John Henry Hart), but it only gives the names of my Uncles & Aunts, but no record of Marriage's or death's, I had four sisters Amby White Hart, who died in Cannon, Co. Tenn. in her early childhood. when maggie was about a year old; only one of my sisters were married, that was Elsie who first married Noah Melton a brother to Hannah Melton my Bro. Martin Allen's wife Noah only lived a little over a year after their marriage and Elsie had one child by Melton a girl named Mattie, Mattie married a fellow who's name was Elder, who lived at Eldorado, IlL, after the Melton's death Elsie married Frank Nelson and she had three daughters by him. they all got married and had children, the oldest one is dead; one is in West-Frankfort, the other two live up around Garry Indiana; You spoke about Mae Hart Smith of Dexter, Mo. Is she a sister of Myrtle Hart Love of Risco, MO? Who is Paralized? I wish you were here this evening, I feel more like talking than writting, I am looking for my youngest son from Kalamazoo, Mich. tomorrow to take me home with him for the winter, as I am not able to live by myself, through the winter, if the good Lord is willing I intend to move back to Franklin Co. in the South part of the state; have you ever talked to Thomas A. Hart Clif's brother who lives south of CarIDi, about 4 miles, he is the oldest son of Milo Hart's. It would be quite a job to give you the names of all my Grand Children, for I have 15 and 13 Great Grand Children the last count, and more on the way; Well if all goes as planed I will be leaving for Kalamazoo, Mich. Sunday mornibng; It is gett5ing to be quite a task for me to keep up with correspondence as I will be 85 the 27th of Feb. - 62. (1962).

"Sincerely" Henry. (Henry Ezra Hart)

Jan. 1 st, 1962
1312 LaFayette Ave.
Kalamazoo, Mich.

Dear Cousin John,
Well I am trying to get an early start on getting cought up on my corespondence which has piled up on me during the holiday Season; I wish that I had them all here for I think I could do a better job of talking than I can in writing as my jaw is the most suple joint in my body. I am going to start in to give you as much of the old Family Bible, some of it is awful dim, if I had a strong reading glass I might do a better job;

John H. Hart. Born March 18th, 1807.
Mary Ann Hart. Born January 27th 1821. (Note: Mary Ann Hart was born Jan. 27th, 1809)
Lethaann Hart. Born October 24th 1828.
Margaret Hart. Born April 24th, 1830.
Elizabeth Hart " Dec. 1st 1839.
Louirca Caldona Hart Born July 11 th, 1841. (Note: Louirca Caldona is Louisa Caladona Hart)
Sarah America Hart. Born March 27th, 1843.
Martin Hart, Born April 20th 1845.
Mitchell hart" May 7th 1847.
Nancy D., Hart" Dec. 23rd 1848.
Lonarca Mitilda Hart. Born May 25th, 1851. (Note: Lonarca is Lenora Matilda Hart)
Milo Jerome Hart. "Jan, 26th 1853
John Jones Hart "Feb, 1st 1855.

So here is the pusell (puzzle) for you to solve; My Grand Mother Emerson died during The Civil war, and about the close of the war my Grand-Father Hart moved back to Ill. from Tenn. and settled on joining farm to my Grand Father Emerson's, so when my Grand Father was mustered out of the Army and came home he married my Father's Sister Louisa Caldona Hart, then when my Father was Mustered out of the Service, he (went) to his father home in White Co., Ill., and he married William E. Emerson's daughter, so his brother-in-law became his Father-in-law, and my Mother's Father became her brother-in, law; Oh well maby you had better figure it out for yourself, for I am getting all mixed up already;

I wish you were here, or I was there, we could start the New Year of in a big way; I have sure got a job a head of me, I have about 6 or 7 letters to answer, and I haf to stop and rest before I gfet one done, but my gabber can keep on going all day; PI hope to see you some time this summer, So long for this time, and my The Lord bless you and yours;


H. E. Hart.

P.S. we have been having quite a bit of snow up here the past week or two, and is trying to get started again to day. H. E. Hart

Received the following letter from John W. Tanner on 9 Nov. 2006 and thought I would share part of it with you.

Was in Brehm (Library), Mt. Vernon, IL last week, and spent about 3 hours in research, on several lines. Was checking in some TN counties, and noted that Edgefield Co., SC material was close by. So found some deed and probate books.

Did copy from county records, probate papers (compacted) of papers of James Hart, Edgefield CO., SC. This was shared by us, from Charles Hart's son or step-son, some years ago. I was able to go there about 12/15 years ago and copied all the mnaterial in that file. They are not photocopies, but by camera, and are negatives. Find enclosed photocopy of this mat'l from the book.

Then checked deed records (in book there in Mt. Vernon) and note references to DeLoarch, Burdette, Hart, etc. I found about 5 years ago that Thomas Hart of Orange Co., NC went on to Edgefield Co., SC. I believe that this Thomas Hart died shortly after 1790, and seem to recall that Patience, wife of Thomas Hart, then married the widow Patience to William Burdette, who came on from Edgefield as did Henry Hart to Bedford Co., TN. The DeLoarches and probably the Burdettes were Huguentts (French protestants) and seemed to be around the Harts, and in SC lived on Red Bank Creek, which ran into Little Saluda river, and therefore were neighbors of all of these people, in SC and in Bedford Co., TN. Someone has shared with a cousin our Burdette info. Would like to check these lines sometime, possibly trying to see if they were related to our Harts? Hope to hear from you, if you have info on these lines. Betty Patterson might have some info on this.

As ever, John Wayne Tanner.

Alan Hart Receives The Silver Rose

Retired Navy CW04 Spencer J. Vermillion (left) presents the Order of the Silver Rose to Alan Hart (seated) as Stoddard County Mili­tary Honors Guard members Cotus James (center) anf John U. Roach Sr. (right) stand behind him. The guards stood behind each of the 26 recipeints of the Silver Rose to honor their sacrifices during the Vietnam conllict. The ceremony was held 11 Nov. 2006 at the Stars & Stripes Museum/Library in Bloomfield, Mo. Alan is the son of M.A. & Eloise Hart of Dexter, Mo.
Photo courtesy of the Daily Statesman, Dexter MO.

Hart, Mayo receive inaugural "M.A. Hart Volunteer Award"

Cousin Christine (Hart) Mansfield told me that I should include the following in the Hart family Newsletter.

Dexter, MO February 1, 2006

The Stoddard County Genealogical Society began a new volunteer program - "The M. A. Hart Volunteer Award" - in 2005 to recognize those responsible for saving local heritage through preserving history or historic sites. the top two nominations were honored on Monday, Jan. 15, at the society's first meeting of 2006.

"We feel that either of the two would make good first place winners." said Gary Kitchen society president. "We decided to select two first place winners, one within the Genealogy Society, and the other at large in the commu­nity."

In extablishing the award, the society intends to honor county who have volunteered hundreds of hours working to make Stoddard County a better place to live and work as well as to preserve local history for generations to come.

"People need to know what historic events took place right here in this area," Kitchen stressed. "The society feels that many people go about volunteering daily who never get recognition and should very definitely be recognized because we all owe these people a debt of gratitude fore their efforts."

Honored from the genealogy society was the award's name-sake M. A. Hart, whose untiring efforts to help many peopleiresearch their genealogy, many times without charge, exemplifies everthing the society strives to accomplish. Hart has encouraged to record their family history. He recogniees that knowing past family traits, illnesses and character can be a benifit tro those living today. He helped print the 1850 Stoddard County Census form to raise funds for the society to help purchase books and microfilm for the library. He was responsible for the society's indexing death records from the old Dexter Newspapers.

"This is a valuable source of information in the geneal­ogy field," Kitches said. "It is very doubtful there would be a Genealogy Society in Stoddart County at present, or at least not nearly as active, as the one we have now, had it not been for M. A. Hart"

Hart serves president of the Board of Derctors of the Stoddard County Archives and gives much time seeing to the needs of that office. He meets with the Stoddard County Commission to establish a budget, and to discuss any other problem that arises. Hart did much to have the Keller Library built in Dexter. He was the liaison between Keller and the City of Dexter when Keller was donating the library to the city. Hart has been a volunteer at the Dexter Keller Library and the previous Library for over 30 years. He helped establish the Genealogy Section in the Keller Library; it has become known as one of the best research centers anywhere in this area. Hart was actively involved in getting the Historical Museum in Dexter started. It houses many things the early settlers started keeping house with. He is also a member of the Stoddard County Historical Scoiety and has shared many interesting programs with the society about the county's early settlers.

Hart was recognized for the many things he did for this community when he was awarded Man of the Year from the Dexter Chamber of Commerce.

Very active in his community on various projects, he is the faithful member of First Baptist Church in Dexter for over 50 years and has taught Sunday School in the Junior Division of the Sunday School for 28 years.

M.A. Hart was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year because he gives so much of himself and does it because he is interested in people and wants to make things better for everyone." Kinchen concluded. "He loves and enjoys that he is doing, and no job ever gets too big for him. He is a very respected gentleman and a good friend to everyone."

Richard Wayne Emerson Family Home

Page on the internet shows this picture to be Allen Emmerson & Sisters, "Bertha and Mary."

Allen had three sisters, Martha, Margaret & Loudica "Dicy". Martha married my great grandfahter Martin M. Hart & is on the right side of the picture.

The other lady has to be either Margaret who married Joseph W. Burris or Louidca "Dicy" who married Ephraim M. Walden.

Do You Have An E-Mail Address ??

I will be emailing the Hart Family Christmas Newsletter in the future. If you have an email address, please send it to me M.A. Hart
[email protected]

Please keep me posted if you change your email address.

- News Flash -- Cousin Patsy & Jim Lucas and their son Dan are coming for the 30th Hart Family Reunion on Sunday June 3, 2007 !!

Love & Best Wishes,

M.A. & Eloise Hart



Time of love and healing
With season that is right
Stars are up in heaven
Snow fills earth at night

Footsteps left behind you
Wherever you may go
Someone sure to follow
To catch your special glow

Trees are blessed with diamonds
That gather in the snow
Light up with magnificence
Canvas life will show

Special time to gather
Love that will abound
Hands are held out reaching
Friendships new are found

Season of Glad Tidings
That fills the heart with glee
Walking in this happiness
Brings love for you and me

Breath of air refreshing
Earth is bright and gay
Dressed for special reason
Christmas on it's way.

Poem Written By:
Francine Pucillo








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