Biographical Profile: 1st Lt. John C. Hart, Company D, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment

Transcribed by Tami McConahy, 2nd great-grandniece of Corp. Thomas John Martin, Co. F. from "History of Beaver County, 1888.

History of Beaver County, 1888

Page 775

John C. Hart, furniture dealer and undertaker, P.O. New Brighton, was born in Butler county, Pa., in 1840, the elder of the two children of John and Nancy (Nixon) Hart. He was reared on the farm where he was born, until his eighth year, when he came with his mother to Beaver county, and here remained, receiving a common-school education, till 1861, in which year, August 28, he enlisted in Company D, 100th Regiment, P.V. He served three years and eleven months, and participated in the following named battles: Secessionville, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredricksburg, siege of Vicksburg, Blue Springs, Campbell's Station, siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, at Petersburg, June 17th, July 30th (mine explosion), Aug. 19th, Aug. 21st, and Oct. 27th, the general siege of Petersburg and the battle of Fort Steadman, 1865. Mr. Hart was married, May 24, 1870, to Sarah, daughter of William Johnson, of Mahoning county, Ohio, and to this union were born four children, only one of whom, Frank Donald, is living. Our subject was elected clerk of court of Beaver county in 1869, serving until 1879, having been elected for three successive terms. He is a member of the A.O.U.W., I.O.O.F., K. of P., G.A.R. and U.V.L. In politics he is a Republican.

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