Richard Hart

about 1778–1848 (Age 70)
King and Queen, Virginia, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Hart was born about 1778, in King and Queen, Virginia, United States, his father, Anthony Hart Sr, was 23 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Pendergrass, was 19. He married Lucy Carlton in 1803, in Stevensville, King and Queen, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1848, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Richard Hart
Lucy Carlton
Marriage: 1803
Major Hart
Ann Elizabeth Hart
Mary Hart
Lewis C. Hart
Elmira Hart
Lucy Carlton Hart
Richard C Hart
Martha J. Hart

Spouse and Children

Stevensville, King and Queen, Virginia, United States



    Mary Hart


    Ann Elizabeth Hart


    Lewis C. Hart


    Elmira Hart


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Isaac T. Hart


    John Hart


    Ambrose Hart


    Henry Hart


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 2

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English and North German: from a personal name or nickname meaning ‘stag’, Middle English hert, Middle Low German hërte, harte.2 German: variant spelling of Hardt 1 and 2.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Hart in entry for Fleming Foster, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Richd Hart in entry for H. H. Carlton, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Richard Hart in entry for Henry H. Carlton and Martha J. Dance, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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