date of birth: 20 December 1755
date of death: 06 October 1812
place of burial:
Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia
GPS coordinates of grave – N 38.84557 W 079.87336
Edward Hart was born 20 December 1755 in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He was a son of John Hart, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Edward Hart died 06 October 1812 in Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
The Revolutionary War service of Edward Hart is further described in the widow’s Pension Claim # W.7628 of Nancy (Stout) Hart, widow of Edward Hart.
Edward Hart served as a private in New Jersey under Captain Ralph Guild, Captain Houghton, Colonel Houghton and Colonel Hunt. He fought at the Battle of White Plains, was with the army when they crossed the Delaware River, and fought in the Battle of Elizabethtown.
Nancy (Stout) Hart, was alowed a widow’s pension on 26 December 1836 for the Revolutionary War services of her husband, Edward Hart.
proof of service for Edward Hart: NARA, CatID# 300022, RG 15, Roll 1207, W.7628;