Hart Cemetery


Hart Cemetery is located in section 13 of Harrison Township, Mercer County, Missouri, and is six miles east of Cainsville (Harrison Co.). The cemetery was originally the burial ground of the William Hart family and consisted of seven to ten graves. The last recorded burial was that of Rebecca Hart who died in 1891.

The following is a listing of known burials in the Hart Cemetery and some biographical information that could be obtained from local sources. Research done by Phil Stewart.

HART Infant Dau Born May 2, 1872 Died May 2, 1872  Infant Daughter of James Elmer and Elizabeth Ann (Lockridge) Hart
HART Rebecca  Died Mar 21, 1891 Age: 76y, 2m, 14d Wife of William Morgan Hart
HART William M. May 5, 1804 Oct 17, 1876  William Morgan Hart was born at Patterson Creek, Knox County, Kentucky, and was the son of John and Permilia (Morgan) Hart. He married Elizabeth Hart at Whitley County, Kentucky on Apr 8, 1828. She was the daughter of Peter and Hannah (Poe) Hart and was born Jan 7, 1807 at Prathers Creek, Ashe County, North Carolina. Peter and John Hart were brothers. Therefore, William and Elizabeth were first cousins. They had the following children:
Nancy Hart Born 1832
Hannah Hart Born 1835
John Morgan Hart Born 1837
Elizabeth died in Putnam County, Illinois in 1838 and William married her younger sister, Rebecca, in Putnam County, Illinois, on Nov 13, 1838. She was born Dec 25, 1816 in Ashe County, North Carolina. William and Rebecca moved to Livingston County, Missouri prior to 1840 and settled in the area which later became Harrison Township of Mercer County. They had nine children. All were born in what is now Mercer County.
KING S. Arilda Born May 17, 1860 Died Oct 19, 1861   Daughter of J. N. & N. King
REEVES Ada  Died Apr 6, 1864 Age: 8m, 10d Ada Reeves was the daughter of John B. and Hannah Jane (Hart) Reeves. John and Hannah Reeves are buried at Goshen Cemetery, Mercer County
REEVES Licurgus Born Apr 21, 1866 Died Nov 27, 1866  Son of John B. & Hannah Jane (Hart) Reeves
WILLIAMS J. G.    Died at the age of 9 years

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