Benjamin Hart’s Family Bible Record

Benjamin J. Hart's Family Bible Record

Antique Bibles – beautiful to behold.
Open them for family treasures – words of gold.


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.

Numbers 23:10.


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.


8 comments on “Benjamin Hart’s Family Bible Record

  1. Pierre Lagacé says:

    Some people wonder why some people are interested in dead people.
    Dead people are really dead when no one remembers them.

  2. James Hart says:

    Thank you. I might borrow your idea and work with the words–not a promise–but I like the idea–will have to see if it generates anything “inside.”

  3. James Hart says:

    Pierre, I did work your statement into a paragraph of the long essay that I’ve been writing for the last few days. I finished the main draft of it last night and need to fine tune it–but your comment above suddenly spoke to me where it would fit my thinking. I will let you know when I have posted it. I think I’m going to divide this essay into 2 or 3 parts, because it is quite long and I think a single post would seem too daunting to a reader who does not want to tackle it all at once. Again, thanks for the thought–it’s a poignant statement that captures nicely something I have often dwelt on in my imagination. jh

  4. Pierre Lagacé says:

    When I think of my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé who changed his name to Dennis Lagasse when he emigrated to the U.S. in 1889, I know I brought him to life for all his descendants who did not have the faintest idea of who he was.

    I also know how these descendants now feel about that man who I strongly believe was a family man because of the pictures descendants had of him but who did not know who was that old man with the white mustache.

  5. Katja says:

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    web site.

    • James Hart says:

      I would not mind learning your interest in this family record, if you care to share who you are and what your connection is. Thank you for the kind remark, as well.

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