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Thomas Hart
b.26 Oct 1791 Maryville, Blunt, TN
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Name[1][2][3][4] Thomas Hart
Gender Male
Birth[2][4] 26 Oct 1791 Maryville, Blunt, TN
Military[4] Bet 1812 and 1813 Wood, Ohio, United StatesFt. Meigs
Marriage 15 Dec 1814 BlountCounty, TNto Elizabeth Duncan
Census? 1860 Clay Township, Bartholomew County, IndianaAge 68
Death[2] 28 Jul 1865 Bartholomew County, IN
Burial[2][3] Columbus, IndianaSand Hill Cemetery

THOMAS was born in the town blockhouse. He was raised on a farm 3 miles north of his birthplace. This area is about half way between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Settlement in Blount County began in 1785. The "emigrants were principally from the valley of Virginia". The early settlers were mainly Scotch Presbyterians, as the Harts were. He was 5' 10" tall, and weighed 165 pounds. He was a member of the New Providence Presbyterian Church of Maryville, Tennessee.

Thomas was a soldier in the War of 1812, having enlisted 31 May 1812. He was a member of the Second Regiment of US Dragoons, under the command of General William Henry Harrison. Thomas received a wound from an Indian arrow, which left him slightly lame for the rest of his life.

In the autumn of 1846, he moved with members of his family to Bartholomew County, Indiana, settling near his father, Joseph, near Clifty Creek, in Clay Township. The journey took 5 weeks. His father, and most of the rest of the family had moved to Indiana in 1822.

Thomas became an elder in both the Columbus, and Sand Hill Presbyterian Churches. He died at the age of 74.

--White Creek 18:14, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hart, Charles Coffin. Joseph Hart and his descendants. (St. Louis, Mo.: R.P. Studley & Co., 1901)

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