Biography of William E. Hart
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Hart, William E., a native of Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn., was born in 1817 and came with his parents to Elmira about 1825, where he received his education. Leaving home in 1836 he went to Angelica, where he remained until 1842 as clerk in a dry goods store, when he returned to Elmira and began business for himself as a general merchant. Later he dealt exclusively in dry goods and carpets. He retired in 1882. Mr. Hart married twice, first, in September, 1844, Elizabeth M. Hull, of Angelica, Allegany County, N. Y., by whom ho had three children, viz.: Fred, who was burned to death at the Sanitary Fair at the Presbyterian Church in 1864; Frank P., a merchant in Wellsboro, Tioga County; and Alice E., who married Seward F. Gould, of West Avon, Livingston County, N. Y. For his second wife Mr. Hart married, in 1856, Delia A. Case, of Earlville, Madison County, N. Y. They have one son, William, born in 1858.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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