Biography of Dennis R. Dart
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Dart, Dennis R., Potsdam, was born on a farm in Potsdam, January 24, 1850. Jahez Dart, the great grandfather of our subject was a native of Connecticut, born in 1740. Simeon Dart, grandfather of Dennis, was born in Hartford, Conn., in 1770, and learned the blacksmith's trade in his native State. When about thirty years of age he moved into Vermont, where he lived but a few years, when he joined a party of men under Sewall Raymond, and came to St. Lawrence county, settling in Potsdam in 1809. He followed his trade about thirty years and was the first blacksmith in the town. He died in 1859. Mr. Dart married Pheoby Allen of Westchester county, and they had seven children, of whom Charles, father of our subject, was the second son. He was born February 7, 1807, in Williston, Vt., being only two years old when his parents moved into the town. He was given a common school education and took up farming. He took charge of the homestead farm at West Potsdam. Charles Dart was for a great many years justice of the peace of Potsdam, He was twice married, first in 1832, to Olive, daughter of Benjamin Bailey of Potsdam, and they had six children, two now living: Mrs. Capt. Holt of West Potsdam; and Dennis R. Mrs. Dart died September 18, 1865, and he married second in 1869, Levisa, daughter of Daniel and Sylvia (Axtell) Rice of Oswegatchie and widow of William Rich of Potsdam. Charles Dart died January 28, 1871. Subject was educated in the common schools and the old St. Lawrence Academy. He took up farming and in 1872 bought a farm of seventy six acres, where he has since made his home. He married, January 15, 1872, Eva, daughter of William Rich of Potsdam, and they had three children, two living: Charles Holt and William A.

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