5th Legislature - Roll of Members, William H. Hart, age 37, native state North Carolina, emigrated from Tennessee in 1839, farmer, postoffice Gilmer, Upshur County.
Biographical sketch of W.H. Hart included in son Sterling Carroll Hart's sketch. W.H. Hart, "the first [Upshur] county clerk, went to the state legislature in 1856." Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: Past History and Present Stage of Development of Texas, published by Forrister History Company, Chicago (1912).
William H. Hart, birth date 1/20/1816, death date 2/12/1888, burial in Gilmer City Cemetery, Upshur County, with spouse Mary E. Hart.
Find a Grave.
Mentioned, pp. 10, 15, 44, 61, 71. Capt. William H. Hart, appointed Postmaster of Gilmer, 7/28/1847; County Clerk of Upshur County, 1846-1848.
A History of Upshur County, Texas, 1966.
The home of William H. Hart was used as the first Upshur County courthouse; he moved to Upshur County in 1843 as a land surveyor and was one of the first trustees of the Gilmer Masonic Male Academy, a school operated by the Bethesda Lodge No. 142. "Pritchett Regional News," The Gilmer Mirror, 2/23/2017, p. 5A; 3/2/2017, p. 5A; and 3/9/2017, p. 5A, crediting Upshur County Library.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). February 23, 2017March 2, 2017March 9, 2017
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