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Rachel Hart (aft. 1641 - aft. 1689)

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Rachel "Mehitable" Hart
Born after in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Biography

Mehitable is a case of mistaken identity. At least one source[1] called the wife of John Cole, Mehitable Hart, but evidence from the medical records of Winthrop, show she was Rachel, daughter of Stephen Hart.

Rachel was not mentioned in her father's 1682/3 will, but Stephen did mention his son-in-law John Cole.[2]

John Cole mentioned his wife Rachell and their four children in his will of 1689.[3]

Children:

  1. John b. about 1665[3] A John of Farmington m. Mehitabel Lommis, sometime of Windsor June 1691[4]
  2. Rachel b. about 1668;[3] Rachel m. Ephraim Smith of Farmington April 1686.[4]
  3. Samuel b. about 1676[3] (perhaps the Samuel m. Mary Smith, d. Jonathan 17 Mar 1707/8)
  4. Nathaniel b. about 1678.[3] (perhaps the Nathaniel who m. Elizabeth Woodford 11 June 1707. [4])
  • Except for Rachel to Smith, these marriages need some kind of verification.

Sources

  1. Bassett, Buell Burdett. One Bassett family in America : with all connections in America and many in Great Britain and France : principally an outline of what the ancestors did to help make America, mainly from original records heretofore unpublished, Springfield: 1926. p. 384+ Currently available (June 2017) at Ancestry ($)
  2. Connecticut State Library. Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Probate Packets, Harris, H-Hartford, 1641-1880. Stephan Hart, 1682/3, #2618, Farmington, Hartford Prob. Dist. Accessed at Ancestry.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts. Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Probate Packets, Clark, E-Cole, Samuel, 1641-1880 John Cole Farmington 1689 # 1279, Hartford Prob Dist.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Wiley Walters for creating WikiTree profile Hart-2869 through the import of Wiley Woodrow Walters Jr. (1).ged on Feb 5, 2013.

This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.


Biography

Birth

Date: abt 1642
Place: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut[5][6]

MEDC

MEDC Had problems with vision
Date: NOVEMBER 1657[7][8]
Note: Had problems with vision. John Winthrop, Jr. treated her in November 1657 and again 1 February 1657/58 when
she was sixteen and then again in 1658 and 1659 when she was married to John Cole.
(Married young.) She was a frequent patient of Winthrop beginning 12 December 1664 for eye problems and
head pains. John Cole's will of 12 September 1689 bequest to " my beloved wife Rachel".
Note: In late November 1657 John Winthrop Jr. treated "Rachell Hart of Farmington" and "Steven Hart her brother,"
MEDC
Date: FEBRUARY 1, 1657/8[9]
Note: on 1 February 1657/8 he treated "Rachel Hart 16 years". She was a frequent patient throughout 1658 and 1659, being treated for an eye problem as a result of which she intermittently lost her sight.
MEDC
Date: DECEMBER 12, 1664[10]
Note: Beginning on 12 December 1664 John Winthrop Jr. began frequent treatments of Rachel Cole, wife of John Cole of Farmington, for eye problems and head pains.

Note

Note: MEHITABEL HART, of Farmington, third daughter of Deacon Stephen Hart, of Braintree, Eng., Cambridge, Mass., Hartford and Tunxis, Conn., born , married John Cole, a grandson of James Cole, of Hartford, from whom Coles street derives its name. He settled in Farming- ton, on the place formerly owned by Anson Cowles. Both were members of the church. His sons removed to Kensington, where their descendants still remain - the late Mrs. Ruth Hart was one of the family. Their son John, born , married Jan. 5th, 1691, Mehitabel Loomis, of Windsor

It is now generally accepted that Deacon Stephen Hart did not have a daughter named Mehitabel (or Mehitable), but instead his third daughter was named Rachel. The following analysis of this appears in "The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633", Volume I, A-F, by Robert Charles Ander- son, Published by the Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
"The son-in-law John Cole named in the will of Stephen Hart is stated in some sources to have married a daughter Mehitable Hart [Bassett Gen 391; Flagg 258]. but evidence taken largely from the Winthrop medical records shows that John Cole of Farmington instead married Rachel, daughter of Stephen Hart. In late November 1657 John Winthrop Jr. treated "Rachell Hart of Farmington" and "Steven Hart her brother," and on 1 February 1657/8 he treated "Rachel Hart 16 years" [WMJ 58, 85]. She was a frequent patient throughout 1658 and 1659, being treated for an eye problem as a result of which she intermittently lost her sight [WM 98, 115, 151]. Beginning on 12 December 1664 John Winthrop Jr. began frequent treatments of Rachel Cole, wife of John Cole of Farmington, for eye problems and head pains [WMJ 579, 608, 611, 624, 637, 646, 653, 725, 909]. In his will of 12 September 1689 "John Coale Sr. of Farmington made a bequest to "my beloved wife Rachel," and asked Thomas Hart and Thomas Porter to be overseers [Manwaring 1:426-27]; Thomas Hart was brother of Rachel Hart, and Thomas Porter had married her elder sister, Sarah. John and Rachel (Hart) Cole had a son John who married in 1691 Mehitable Loomis, and this may be the source of the claim that Stephen Hart had a daughter Mehitable who married John Cole [Farmington LR 2:123]."[11]
Note: The son-in-law John Cole named in the will of Stephen Hart is stated in some sources (such as Andrews' book) to have married a daughter Mehitable Hart. but evidence taken from John Cole's will and from the Winthrop medical records shows that John Cole of Farmington instead married Rachel, daughter of Stephen Hart.[12]

Marriage

Date: BET abt 1658 AND 1664
Place: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut[13][14]
Marriage: [15]

Death

Date: MARCH 1682/3
Place: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut[16]

Sources

  • Edward H. Cole: Descendants of John Cole Abbreviation: Descendants of John Cole Publication: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/l/Edward-Cole-AZ/ Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S585 Author: Alfred Andrews with updates by Richard Hart Title: Stephen Hart and His Descendants Abbreviation: Stephen Hart and His Descendants Publication: http://www.mv.com/ipusers/harts/family/harts/History/overview.html Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: vi Rachel, b. about 1642; m. by 1664 John Cole. The son-in-law John Cole named in the will of Stephen Hart is stated in some sources (such as Andrews' book) to have married a daughter Mehitable Hart. but evidence taken from John Cole's will and from the Winthrop medical records shows that John Cole of Farmington instead married Rachel, daughter of Stephen Hart. In late November 1657 John Winthrop Jr. treated "Rachell Hart of Farmington" and "Steven Hart her brother," and on 1 February 1657/8 he treated "Rachel Hart 16 years". She was a frequent patient throughout 1658 and 1659, being treated for an eye problem as a result of which she intermittently lost her sight. Beginning on 12 December 1664 John Winthrop Jr. began frequent treatments of Rachel Cole, wife of John Cole of Farmington, for eye problems and head pains. In his will of 12 September 1689 "John Coale Sr." of Farmington made a bequest to "my beloved wife Rachel," and asked Thomas Hart and Thomas Porter to be overseers; Thomas Hart was sister of Rachel Hart, and Thomas Porter had married her elder sister, Sarah. John and Rachel (Hart) Cole had a son John Cole, Jr.who married Mehitable Loomis in 1691. This may be the source of the incorrect claim that Stephen Hart had a daughter Mehitable who married John Cole. CONT CONT COLE. CONT 6. Hartford. CONT CONT MEHITABEL HART, of Farmington, third daughter of Deacon Stephen Hart, of Braintree, Eng., Cambridge, Mass., Hartford and Tunxis, Conn., born , married John Cole, a grandson of James Cole, of Hartford, from whom Coles street derives its name. He settled in Farming- ton, on the place formerly owned by Anson Cowles. Both were members of the church. His sons removed to Kensington, where their descendants still remain - the late Mrs. Ruth Hart was one of the family. Their son John, born , married Jan. 5th, 1691, Mehitabel Loomis, of Windsor CONT CONT [ It is now generally accepted that Deacon Stephen Hart did not have a daughter named Mehitabel (or Mehitable), but instead his third daughter was named Rachel. The following analysis of this appears in "The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633", Volume I, A-F, by Robert Charles Ander- son, Published by the Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. CONT CONT "The son-in-law John Cole named in the will of Stephen Hart is stated in some sources to have married a daughter Mehitable Hart [Bassett Gen 391; Flagg 258]. but evidence taken largely from the Winthrop medical records shows that John Cole of Farmington instead married Rachel, daughter of Stephen Hart. In late November 1657 John Winthrop Jr. treated "Rachell Hart of Farmington" and "Steven Hart her brother," and on 1 February 1657/8 he treated "Rachel Hart 16 years" [WMJ 58, 85]. She was a frequent patient throughout 1658 and 1659, being treated for an eye problem as a result of which she intermittently lost her sight [WM 98, 115, 151]. Beginning on 12 December 1664 John Winthrop Jr. began frequent treatments of Rachel Cole, wife of John Cole of Farmington, for eye problems and head pains [WMJ 579, 608, 611, 624, 637, 646, 653, 725, 909]. In his will of 12 September 1689 "John Coale Sr. of Farmington made a bequest to "my beloved wife Rachel," and asked Thomas Hart and Thomas Porter to be overseers [Manwaring 1:426-27]; Thomas Hart was brother of Rachel Hart, and Thomas Porter had married her elder sister, Sarah. John and Rachel (Hart) Cole had a son John who married in 1691 Mehitable Loomis, and this may be the source of the claim that Stephen Hart had a daughter Mehitable who married John Cole [Farmington LR 2:123]."
  • Source: S586 Author: Heather (Robinson) Stevens Title: Hart Genealogy Abbreviation: Hart Genealogy Publication: http://www.incpark.com/centralsquare/hart_genealogy.htm Note: Prepared 23 April 1996 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: 6. Mehitable or Rachel Hart (Stephen1), daughter of Stephen and (?) Hart, was born in America and died before March 1682/83. Based on Winthrop medical records it is believed her name was Rachel and not Mehitable. CONT CONT She married John Cole. CONT CONT Rachel was a frequent patient throughout 1658 and 1659, being treated for an eye problem. Beginning on 12 December 1664 John Winthrop Jr. began frequent treatments of Rachel Cole for eye problems and head pains. CONT CONT Issue: CONT CONT i. John, married in 1691 to Mehitable Loomis. 9believe this is the Mehitable who caused some name confusion).
  • Source: S602 Title: one barton family.net's Genealogy Project Abbreviation: one barton family.net's Genealogy Project Publication: http://www.one-barton-family.us/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I32094&tree=db#cite1 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: # CONT Birth 1622 CONT Gender Female CONT Died Yes, date unknown CONT Person ID I32096 Ancestors of Duane Barton CONT Last Modified 08 Feb 2003 00:00:00 CONT CONT Father Stephen Hart, b. 1605, Braintree, Essex, England CONT Mother Margaret Farmington, b. Abt 1607, England CONT Family ID F1458 Group Sheet CONT CONT # CONT Sources CONT CONT 1. [S834] Hart Family, Buell Burdett Bassette, (New Britain, Connecticut, 1926, reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Massachusetts, 1999), 391.
  1. Bassett, Buell Burdett. One Bassett family in America : with all connections in America and many in Great Britain and France : principally an outline of what the ancestors did to help make America, mainly from original records heretofore unpublished, Springfield: 1926. p. 384+ Currently available (June 2017) at Ancestry ($)
  2. Connecticut State Library. Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Probate Packets, Harris, H-Hartford, 1641-1880. Stephan Hart, 1682/3, #2618, Farmington, Hartford Prob. Dist. Accessed at Ancestry.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts. Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Probate Packets, Clark, E-Cole, Samuel, 1641-1880 John Cole Farmington 1689 # 1279, Hartford Prob Dist.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2
  5. Source: #S584 Data: Text: born Abt. 1642 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
  6. Source: #S585 Data: Text: b. about 1642
  7. Source: #S584 Data: Text: Had problems with vision. John Winthrop, Jr. treated her in November 1657 and again 1 February 1657/58 when CONT she was sixteen and then again in 1658 and 1659 when she was married to John Cole. CONT (Married young.) She was a frequent patient of Winthrop beginning 12 December 1664 for eye problems and CONT head pains. John Cole's will of 12 September 1689 bequest to " my beloved wife Rachel".
  8. Source: #S585 Data: Text: In late November 1657 John Winthrop Jr. treated "Rachell Hart of Farmington" and "Steven Hart her brother,"
  9. Source: #S585 Data: Text: on 1 February 1657/8 he treated "Rachel Hart 16 years". She was a frequent patient throughout 1658 and 1659, being treated for an eye problem as a result of which she intermittently lost her sight.
  10. Source: #S585 Data: Text: Beginning on 12 December 1664 John Winthrop Jr. began frequent treatments of Rachel Cole, wife of John Cole of Farmington, for eye problems and head pains.
  11. Source: #S585
  12. Source: #S585
  13. Source: #S584 Data: Text: He married RACHEL HART Abt. 1658 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of CONT STEPHEN HART and UNKNOWN.
  14. Source: #S585 Data: Text: m. by 1664 John Cole
  15. Source: #S586 Data: Text: Deacon Stephen Hart was married twice. The name of his first wife has not yet been found. Some sources believe it to be Sarah.
  16. Source: #S584 Data: Text: died in CONT Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.

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