Died: 1836-06-11 Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: Menard County, Illinois
In 1828, Hart purchased federal land along Rock Creek, in what is now southern Menard County. The same year, he married Amanda Houghton. In 1834, Abraham Lincoln surveyed land owned by Hart, which Hart sold immediately before his death. In 1836, Lincoln represented the buyer of the land in a suit against Hart's heirs.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Menard County, 68:38, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 135; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 22 May 1828, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Letters of Administration, 2 July 1836; Deposition, 2 September 1837,