Troy Times

November 30, 1844 

HART, ZENAS - On the 16th inst., of dropsy, at his residence on Lost Creek, Miami county, Ohio, Mr. Zenas Hart, in the 65th year of his age.  Mr. Hart was a native of New Jersey, emigrated to Ohio in 1816--located on the farm where he resided up to the hour of his death.  He has left to mourn his loss an aged widow and seven children--all of whom have arrived to the age of men and women.  They were untiring in tenderly administering to his comforts to the last moments.  This was the first death in his immediate family.  They are highly respectable, and several of them were comfortably settled around him, and the remainder of the family well provided for.  He has ever been esteemed a peaceable, quite and accommodating neighbor, a tender and affectionate husband, kind and indulgent parent--has been for a number of years an acceptable member of the Baptist Church.  For the last two years of his life he was the subject of much affliction, and although he lingered long, with Christian patience and resignation, his death was sudden, and unexpected to the family.  An impressive and touching funeral sermon was preached at the house the following day by the Rev. Mr. Kemp, from Job 34-29; to a weeping and sympathizing congregation of friends and relatives, from whence he was followed to the burying ground where his remains were interred, being a part of the farm appropriated to that use by the original proprietor, Mr. John Knoop some 45 years ago, for the ______ (white line in filmstrip) and the neighboring families who were early settlers in the neighborhood.  His remains with many others are deposited--his but two years since, and on which now resides one of his sons, said to be the first white child born in said county.--[Communicated]

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