ABNER S. HART, UNIONVILLE (FARMINGT0N): Merchant.
Abner S Hart was a member of the general assembly in 1887, representing the town of Farmington in the house. Mr.
Hart cast his first vote for Henry Clay for president in 1844 and has since been a member of the whig and republican
parties. He was born in Barkhanasted, July 15, 1823, and received a thorough education, preparing him for the avocation
of teaching in the public schools. He pursued that calling for fourteen years, teaching winters and farming through
the summer. In 1866 he established himself in the drug business at Riverton and became postmaster there in 1869.
The latter position was retained for twelve years. He has held various local offices, including that of acting
school visitor for fourteen years and chairman of the board of relief. Since 1881 he has resided at Unionville;
where he is engaged in mercantile pursuits. Mr. Hart is a member of Evening Star Lodge, No. rot, F. and A. M.,
of Unionville. He is descended from revolutionary stock, both of his grandfathers having served in the war for
independence. He has in his possession a sword that was carried in the service by one of them. Mr. Hart is a prominent
citizen of Unionville, and is held in thorough esteem in that community as well as in his old home in Barkhamsted.
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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