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In addition to the text of the records in Benjamin Hart’s Bible,
I have added some notes afterward listing people from this record
who are buried at Ebenezer Cemetery in Carroll County, Missouri,
along with descriptions of their tombstones.
Hart Family Bible
Baptism, Birth, Death, and Marriage Entries
for the Family and Descendants
of Alfred Evans Hart and Nicey Pullium Hart
Recorded in the Bible of Benjamin Johnson Hart
Carroll County, Missouri
Alfred Evans Hart and Nicey Pullium were married January 17, 1833.
Samuel Cole was married to Agnes Pullium on October 8, 1851.
Alfred Evans Hart was born July 29, 1805.
Nicey Pullium was born January 1814.
Mary Ann Hatcher Hart was born June 2, 1834.
Susannah Gilliam Hart was born July 17, 1836.
Henry Adkinson Hart was born August 25, 1838.
Thomas Jefferson Hart was born October 9, 1840.
Benjamin Johnson Hart was born July 25, 1842.
The following are the children of
Benjamin Johnson Hart and Amanda Lou Hart.
James Alfred Hart was born October 29, 1867.
Emma Willard Hart was born March 5, 1869.
Lenora Hart was born June 1, 1871.
Ann Eliza Hart was born April 4, 1873.
Keturah Sena Hart was born February 1, 1877.
Mary Lizzabeth Hart was born June 9, 1879.
Robert Thomas Hart was born March 21, 1882.
Grover Benjamin Hart was born March 10, 1885.
Joseph Yuen Hart was born May 10, 1890.
Mary Ann Hatcher Hart,
Susannah Gilliam Hart, Henry Adkinson Hart,
Thomas Jefferson Hart, and Benjamin Johnson Hart
were baptized June 9, 1844, by B. R. Johnson,
the Circuit Preacher of the M. E. Church.
James Alfred Hart, Emma Willard Hart,
Lenora Hart, and Ann Eliza Hart
were baptized by S. W. Cope, P. E.,
January 11, 1875.
Keturah Sena Hart was baptized
by J. P. Nolan, May 6, 1877.
Mary Elizabeth Hart was baptized
by M. G. Gregory, August 14, 1880.
Robert Thomas Hart and Grover Benjamin Hart
were baptized by Rev. John Averson
in the year 1885.
Joseph Yuen Hart was baptized
by Reprant [sic] Hunt
on March the 6, 1891.
Nicey Hart died August 22, 1843.
Susannah Gilliam Pulliam died February 3, 1848,
aged 71 years, 3 months, and 3 days.
Her Funeral sermon preached by the
Rev. James M. Green, Circuit Preacher, March 5.
Samuel Cole departed this life on Sunday 4 o’clock p.m.
February 5th, 1860. Aged 66 years, 2 months, and 11 days.
Agnes Cole departed this life June 26, 1880.
Aged 80 years, 11 months.
James Alfred Hart departed this life
July the 26 in the year 1890.
Aged 22 years, 9 months, 2 days.
James Alfred Hart’s death is the final entry
in this Bible record. JMH. July 2001.
Ownership of this Bible passed from Benjamin Johnson Hart
to his son Robert Thomas Hart to his son James Martin Hart
to his son Donald Ray Hart who named his son
Benjamin Shane Hart who was born in 1980.
To my knowledge, everything from the Hart Family Bible
is transcribed as closely as possible to the original text that I first
copied over 40 years ago, with these known exceptions:
Mary Elizabeth Hart’s name is shown two ways until I can recheck
it with the original. I believe it is presented both ways, and the
“Lizzabeth” spelling is presented that way for her birth.
The names of the sisters
Emma Willard Hart and Lenora Hart
have been presented as corrected—my original notes
had questions about handwriting. This is based on knowledge
since learned from Lenora’s great granddaughter Bonnie Arnold
and from Emma Willard Hart’s tombstone
in Ebenezer Cemetery, Carroll County, Missouri.
JMH, great grandson of BJH. July 25, 2001
At Rest in Ebenezer Cemetery
in the same family plot are
Benjamin J. Hart
July 25, 1842 ~ Oct. 26, 1924
Amanda L. Hart
Aug. 5, 1846 ~ Dec. 27, 1926
a large pink granite stone
James A. Hart
died July 26, 1890
22 yrs. 8 mos. 27 days
a weathered white marble column
Emma Willard Hart
Mar. 5, 1869 ~ Aug. 2, 1949
a gray granite pillow stone
Lenora [Hart] Dodson
June 1, 1871 ~ Jan. 6, 1931
John W. Dodson
Aug. 22, 1872 ~ Aug. 29, 1949
dark red granite sloped pillow stones
Ebenezer is a male given name:
from a Hebrew word meaning “stone of help.”
May their days pass always within these peaceful fields.