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Hopewell in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Hart

Signer of The Declaration Of Independence

 
 
John Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
1. John Hart Marker
Inscription. Farmstead site of the signer, who lived here 1742-1779. Without formal education, consulted by many, respected by all, "Honest John Hart" gave his property and his life for the cause of liberty. Farmer, miller, judge, speaker of the first New Jersey Assembly, ever the prey of enemy patrols which sought his life and ravaged his property. Broken in health from privation and exposure he died May 11, 1779, age about 69.

Guided to this roadless hillside by John Harts's sons Jesse and Nathaniel, Washington's army camped here June 23-24, 1778, before the Battle of Monmouth. The spring from which they drank flows nearby.

This marker jointly placed by the New Jersey Societies, Sons of the Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution, 1959.
 
Erected 1959 by the New Jersey Societies, Sons of the Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 23.371′ N, 74° 46.275′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Hart Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell NJ 08525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
John Hart Marker & Farmstead image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
2. John Hart Marker & Farmstead
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joab Houghton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hopewell Academy (approx. half a mile away); Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hopewell Call To Duty (approx. mile away); Province Line Road (approx. 2 miles away); The Historic Village of Mount Rose (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Three Brothers (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Hart's Cave (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker for the cave that served as a John Hart's refuge while hiding from the British.
 
Also see . . .  A Biography of John Hart, Signer of the Declaration Of Independence for New Jersey. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
John Hart Farmstead image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
3. John Hart Farmstead
John Hart Gravesite in nearby Hopewell image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
4. John Hart Gravesite in nearby Hopewell
John Hart Gravesite Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
5. John Hart Gravesite Monument
John Hart A signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey, July 4th, 1776. Died in 1780.
John Hart Gravesite Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
6. John Hart Gravesite Monument
First Speaker of Assembly, Aug. 27th 1776. Member of the Committee of Safety 1775-1776
John Hart Gravesite Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
7. John Hart Gravesite Monument
Honor the Patriot's Grave
John Hart Gravesite Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
8. John Hart Gravesite Monument
Erected by the State of New Jersey by act, app'ed April 5th, 1865. Joel Parker, Gov. Edward W. Scudder, Pres. Senate Jos. T. Crowell, Speak. House Jacob Weart, Cjas. A. Skillman, Zephaniah Stout, Comm'rs
John Hart Gravesite Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 11, 2010
9. John Hart Gravesite Monument
Additional plaques at John Hart's gravesite in his honor and that of wife Deborah Scudder Hart. Placed by Descendants if the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,203 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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