Isaac Baker Hartt Sr. 18261826

Isaac Baker Hartt Sr. 1826

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Isaac Baker Hartt Sr. (1826 to 1903) was my great great grandfather. He was born in Riverstown, County Sligo and lived in Cuiltylough, Riverstown, Drumcolumb parish (from Griffiths Valuation of Ireland). He married Alicia Jane Irwin (1834-1873) in Helper, Sligo in 1856, and had three children, the eldest of whom was my great grandmother, Ellen Hartt (1863 to 1934). The others were Alecia Jane Hartt (1864 to 1891), and James Irwin Hartt (1865 to 1935). Alice died young, about 39 years old. In 1875 the children of this union emigrated to Canada. It isn't clear from available records who accompanied them as they were still quite young. They settled in Murray Township, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.

Isaac married for a second time in 1866, in Kilmaceallane, Sligo, Ireland. Her name was Frances Lawson (1834 to 1932). There were three additional children from that union: Thomas Hartt (1870- death unknown), Nicholas Richard Hartt (1874 to 1947), and Isaac Baker Hartt Junior (1877 to 1928). This family emigrated to Canada in 1890. They also settled in Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada. 

In time, there were Hartts in Orillia, Simcoe County, Ontario; Hastings County Ontario; Trenton Ontario.

Isaac Baker Hartt Sr.'s son James Irwin Hartt (1865 to 1935) became a prominent figure in Ontario. He was a lumberman, a politician (elected to the Ontario legislature for two terms representing Simcoe County) and a soldier serving Canada in World War I, attaining the ranks of Captain and Major with Canadian Forestry Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. 

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1826 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 9th Dec 1903 VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Riverstown, County Sligo
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Alicia Jane Irwin, Frances Lawson
Number of Children 5
Names of Children Ellen Hartt, Alecia Jane Hartt, and James Irwin Hartt, Thomas Hartt, Nicholas Richard Hartt, and Isaac Baker Hartt Junior
Place & Date of Marriage Helper, Sligo in 1856, Kilmaceallane, Sligo, Ireland
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  • Isaac Baker Hartt (Sr.) is my great, great grandfather.  His son, Nicholas Richard Hartt, is my great grandfather.  Nicholas' son, James Nicholas Hartt, is my grandfather. And his son, John Nicholas Hartt, is my father.                                                                                                                
    I have a copy of their boarding pass for the ship they crossed over on from Ireland in the 1800's. There are other names listed on the boarding pass as well.  I am trying to research my Hartt ancestors. I can trace them from Ireland to Canada, but once they arrived here, I have no information until my grandfather's birth in Prince Edward County, Ontario in 1901.                   



    Vickie Lee

    Thursday 17th February 2022 10:25PM
  • I am also a great great granddaughter of Isaac Baker Hartt, Sr. My great grandfather was Nicholas Richard Hartt, my grandfather was his son James Nicholas Hartt and my father was John Nicholas Hartt. I live in Hastings County and my dad was born and raised in Murray Township. I never knew much about my father's relatives, but that they were proud Irish from Sligo County and that Nicholas Hartt was Warden of Northumberland Township and a well-respected man.  My dad was a medical doctor and we lived in Belleville.



    Vickie Lee

    Wednesday 23rd February 2022 09:48PM
  • For those trying to trace Isaac Hartt's family in Northumberland County, Ontario, the Canadian census of 1891 has a record of this family. The surname has been misspelled as "Hurt", but some details support its being the Isaac Hartt family: Isaac age 63, Frances age 48, Thomas age 21, Isaac age 20, and Nicholas age 17. This record is from Murray Township, District 98 East Northumberland County, in 1891. 

    Sunday 3rd April 2022 01:30PM

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