Person:Rachel Hart (1)

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Rachel Hart
b.cal 1642
d.aft 12 Sep 1689
m. bef 1624
  1. Sarah Hartest 1624 - aft 1690/91
  2. John Hartest 1627 - 1666
  3. Stephen Hart1634 - 1689
  4. Mary Hartest 1638 - 1710
  5. Captain Thomas Hartest 1640 - 1726
  6. Rachel Hart1642 - aft 1689
  • HJohn Cole1639 - 1689
  • WRachel Hart1642 - aft 1689
m. bef 12 Dec 1664
  1. John Cole1668 - 1708
Facts and Events
Name[1] Rachel Hart
Gender Female
Birth[1] cal 1642
Marriage bef 12 Dec 1664 On that date, John Winthrop Jr. treated Rachel Cole, wife of John Cole.
to John Cole
Living[1] 12 Sep 1689 Named in husband's will of that date.
Death[1] aft 12 Sep 1689 After date of husband's will.

Deacon Stephen Hart's Youngest Child - Mehitable or Rachel?

"The son-in-law John Cole named in the will of Stephen Hart is stated in some sources to have married a daughter Mehitable Hart [Bassett Gen 391; Flagg 258], but evidence taken largely from the Winthrop medical records shows that John Cole of Farmington instead married Rachel, daughter of Stephen Hart.

In late November 1657 John Winthrop Jr. treated "Rachell Hart of Farmington" and "Steven Hart her brother," and on 1 February 1657/8 he treated "Rachel Hart 16 years" [WMJ 58, 85]. She was a frequent patient throughout 1658 and 1659, being treated for an eye problem as a result of which she intermittently lost her sight [WMJ 98, 115, 151]. Beginning on 12 December 1664 John Winthrop Jr. began frequent treatments of Rachel Cole, wife of John Cole of Farmington, for eye problems and head pains [WMJ 579, 608, 611, 624, 637, 646, 653, 670, 725, 909]. In his will of 12 September 1689 "John Coale Sr." of Farmington made a bequest to "my beloved wife Rachel," and asked Thomas Hart and Thomas Porter to be overseers [Manwaring 1:426-27]; Thomas Hart was sister of Rachel Hart, and Thomas Porter had married her elder sister, Sarah.

John and Rachel (Hart) Cole had a son John who married in 1691 Mehitable Loomis, and this may be the source of the claim that Stephen Hart had a daughter Mehitable who married John Cole [Farmington LR 2:123]."[1]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Stephen Hart, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:872.

    Rachel (Hart), b. about 1642.