Son of Derrel J. & Rachel (Morris) Hart

Photo contributed by Carl Frank Hart

Jesse Francis Hart was licensed to preach in Oct 1877 and was ordained in to the ministry in Apr 1881. He was called as pastor of Mt Hermon in Nov 1882 and served until his death - he served for 54 years. For 20 years he preached at Kellogg Baptist Church in Toney AL on each 4th Sunday. He preached his last sermon at Kellog sitting in a chair - he was 80 years old.

Baptist Minister
Mt. Hermon Cemetery: Book in Shelbyville TN Library
A deed dated Dec 21 1891 was located showing that Jesse F. HART and John H. CASHION conveyed one acre and 84 poles for a burying ground to James Gammill, T. B. Petty, Thomas Brown, W. P. Wilkes and Jesse Turpin, trustees and their successors. The price was $38.12 1/2. In this deed, they specified that they have the privilege of removing buildings, fences, etc. John M. Leathers and his brother William Newton Leathers had previously owned the land. On Feb 2 1887 they sold a 15 acre tract to Jesse F. Hart. They reserved a small plot containing 23 1/4 poles for a burying ground for the Leathers family. This was in the NW corner of the present cemetery. The Methodist Church Lot, the road and the corner of the shop were mentioned in the boundary description. The land is on the south side of the road and east of the church lot. It appears that a part of this 5 acre tract sold to Jesse F Hart became a major part of the present cemetery, but the part sold by John H. Cashion is not clear. By 1891 both Jesse Hart and John Cashion owned land adjoining the Leathers Burying ground. Both men being community minded saw a need for more burying space.

A Bapist Minister and served as pastor of Mt Hermon Baptist Church for 54 years. He was married three times - Mattie (Mahala) Petty, Mrs Nancy Turpin and Lillie Cashions Mullins. Jesse also preached at Kellogg Baptist Church in Toney, AL on earch 4th Sunday for 20 years.


New Bedford History Book by Mrs. Robert Patterson
The Mt. Hermon Baptist Church was organized Aug. 14, 1833. However, records date back to Jan. 9, 1830 when services were being held monthly by a small group then known as the Arm Creek Church at Mt. Hermon. Rev. Keeble T. Synne was the first pastor and Joseph Higginbotham was the first church clerk.

It is not known when the second church was built, but it was located in what is now called the Old Mt.Hermon Cemetery and burials were in the churchyard. In 1872, the present Baptist church as built and in 1873 the old building and arbor were sold to Samuel Woodard.

Rev. Jesse F. Hart, a mamber of the church and a grandson of Henry Hart who was a charter member, served as pastor from 1881 to early 1936, a total of 55 years. At Hart's death Rev. R.E. Gore, who had been associate pastor for 25 years, was called as regular pastor and served through 1936 and 1973.

Fred Steed was the church clerk beginning in 1933. Others who served from 1833 to 1933 were John W. Raney, Elijah Beard, Wesley F. Glacier, Thomas Morris, Jesse Ortner, James Mullins, Derrell J. Hart, Andrew J.C. Conner, Henry K. Hart, Wm. G. Reid, W.O. Woodard and Will Hart.

Mt. Hermon: member by 1865; licensed to the ministry, Oct. 1877; ordained a minister in April 1881; delegate to the association in 1878 and 1880; on 1897 membership list. Rev. Hart has been remembered with great affection by members of htis church and this community because of his unselfish dedication to his calling. Mrs. Addie Reid wrote a tribute to Rev. Hart stating that, "he would go far and near in his steel tire buggy rattling over the roads. In sicknes and in death, rich or poor Rev. Hart was always there, not only in his own denomination but everyone he could reach, not making any charge for his services." Mt. Hermon - Minister of the church 1882, 1883, 1893, 1900 serving until 1936

Mattie Mahala (Petty) Hart
28 December 1858 - 28 May 1906
Daughter of Presley & Mary Petty
Wife of Jesse Francis Hart
New Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Bedford Co TN

I believe that Rev. Jesse Francis Hart also buried in this cemetery. I must have somehow missed his grave. He was the pastor of this church for 54 years and with others, donated land for this cemetery.

Jessie married Mattie Petty Septenber 17, 1874. They were the parents of six children, all born and raised here in Bedford County. They were William Henry Hart, James Richard Hart, John Stephen Hart, Alvin Stypes Hart, Derrell Benjamin Hart, Timothy Gnothian Hart and Elipas Hix Hart.

     Photo taken May 8, 2004 Mt. Hermon Decoration Day Weekend

William Henry Hart
09 July 1875 - 05 April 1939
Son of Jesse & Mahala (Petty) Hart

Letha Ellen (Turpin) Hart
22 July 1875 - 01 March 1940
Daughter of Jesse & Matilda (Black) Turpin

Parents of Dewey, Ewell, Mamie, Effie & Annie

Photo taken May 8, 2004 New Mt.Hermon Cemetery

Dewey Jesse Hart
17 June 1898 - 05 July 1986
Son of Wm. & Ellen (Turpin) Hart

Kathleen (Lowe) Hart
28 February 1910 - 18 November 1993
Dau. of Robert & Annie (Warren) Lowe

Parents of Juanita & Martha Hart

Photo taken May 8, 2004 New Mt. Hermon Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Hart Allison of Shelbyville were held [at] 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Bobby McGee officiated with burial at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Mrs. Allison, 82, died Friday at Bedford County Nursing Home after an extended illness.

A Bedford County native, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Letha Ellen Turpen Hart and the wife of Leland James Allison who died in 1996. She was retired from Musgrave Pencil Co. with 45 years service and was member of Edgemont Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Larry James Allison of Shelbyville; two daughters, Mrs. Gail Aletha McGehee of Mulberry and Mrs. Bert (Roselee) Callahan of Knoxville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Gene Morris - Shelbyville (Tenn.) Times-Gazette Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Bobby McGee and the Rev. J. Harold Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.

A retired truck driver, Mr. Allison was a Bedford County native and attended Edgemont Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Oscar and Lille Bates Allison.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Annie HART Allison; a son, Larry James Allison of Shelbyville; two daughters, Mrs. Gail (Aletha) McGehee of Mulberry and Mrs. Bert (Rose Lee) Callahan of Knoxville; a brother, Clyde Allison of Lynchburg; a half brother, John Allison of Shelbyville; a sister, Leona Bates of Shelbyville; a half sister, Mrs. Dudley (Nelle) Savage of Columbus, Ga.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family will be 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Contributed by Gene Morris - Shelbyville (Tenn.) Times-Gazette, September 12, 1996

James Richard Hart
28 September 1877 - 13 March 1921
Son of Jesse & Mattie (Petty) Hart

Dr. James Richard Hart was a Dental Surgeon in Lynchburg TN and once served as Mayor. He also served as a Representative in the General Assembly, and he also served on the Moore County Draft Board. James later moved to Tullahoma TN.

He was a member of Woodman of the World and Knights of Pythias. He never married

Photo taken May 8, 2004 New Mt.Hermon Cemetery

John Stephen Hart
25 February 1879 - 05 January 1951
Son of Jesse & Mahala (Petty) Hart

Elizabeth Ellen (Murray) Hart
03 November 1878 - 26 September 1963
Dau. of Wm. & Mary (Turpin) Murray

Parents of Clarence, Claude, Floy, Jesse, George, Melba, Mary & Don

      Photo taken May 8, 2004 New Mt. Hermon Cemetery

Obituary - Ernest Stephen (Son of Clarence, son of John Stephen)
Ernest S. Hart, 79, of Shelbyville died Thursday at Lynchburg Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Rosebank Cemetery. Mr. Hart was the son of the late Clarence A. Hart Sr. and Gladys Frisbee Hart. He was retired from the security police at Arnold Engineering Development Center after 36 years, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a 32nd degree Mason with the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and a member of Himesville Church of the Nazarene. His wife, Betty Berry Hart, preceded him in . Survivors include a daughter, Capri Batten of Flat Creek; a son, David Hart of Unionville; a brother Clarence A. "Bud" Hart Jr. of Flat Creek; and three grandchildren.
Font size=2>Contributed by Gene Morris from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Friday, May 5, 2006

Claude Sutton Hart
11 January 1903 - 18 July 1950
Son of John & Elizabeth (Murray) Hart

Annie Lee (McNatt) Hart
18 July 1905 - 1972
Dau. of Edward & Mattie (Pitts) Hart

Parents of Charles Stephen Hart
& Lee Edward Hart

Photo taken
May 8, 2004 New Mt. Hermon Cemetery

Christopher Charles Hart
31 March 1987 - 03 April 1987
Son of Charles Dwight & Mary (Ingram) Hart

Obituary Betty Barrett Hart wife of Lee Edward Hart s/o Claude Sutton Hart
Betty Jane Bartlett Hart , age 73 of Lynchburg, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mrs. Hart was a homemaker and a member of the Charity Baptist Church in Lynchburg where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years. She enjoyed driving the tractor and farming with her husband, Billy Hart, to whom she was married for 55 years. Survivors include her husband, Billy Hart of Lynchburg; son, Terry and wife Meridith Hart of Lynchburg; daughter, Debby and husband Danny Baker of Lynchburg; sister, Sue McClenney of Flat Creek; brother, Frank Bartlett of Booneville; grandchildren Lee Hart, Lisa Hill, Todd Baker, Nicole Baker; and five great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Hale and Bro. Mike Bain officiating. Interment was in the Booneville Cemetery. Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Jerry Dennis and Billie F. Thomas. Active pallbearers were: Dwayne Waid, John Ray, Ronnie Hart, Donnie Bracey, Steve Bartlett, Larry McClenney, Todd Baker and Lee Hart.
Contributed by Gene Morris from the Herald-Chronicle, Winchester, TN 23 May 2006

Melba Hart

Born and Died 1915

Infant daughter of

John and Elizabeth (Murray) Hart

Photo taken May 8, 2004 New Mt. Hermon Cemetery

Timothy Gnothian Hart
24 December 1882 - 11 May 1939
Son of Jesse & Mattie (Petty) Hart

Sally Ann (Heath) Hart
1878 - 1962
Wife of Timothy Hart

Photo taken May 8, 2004 New Mt. Hermon Cemetery