The Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society
Of the Old Steele Creek Township
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Families of Steele Creek:
(From the Charlotte Journal, 1 Jan 1825 on microfilm #ChCJw-1 from the N.C. State Archives)
General David Hartt is buried at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Died Apr 27, 1812, age 36.
"I offer the elegant two story house, belonging to the heirs of the late General Hartt, deceased, together with kitchen, smoke and lumber house, a well enclosed garden, with from three to ten acres of good tillable land, and one third of the barn and corn cribs. It is one of the most desirable situations for a Mechanic of any kind in the county; being situated in the centre of a respectable neighborhood. Any person wishing to rent the above for one year, can have it, on accommodating terms, by applying to
Wm B. Porter, Steele Creek
Dated 23 April 1812
The will of David Hartt was probated in the May 1812 Mecklenburg County Court Session. He named his wife as Dinah and the following minor children: son, William; daug. Mary; daug. Tibath Adeline; and son, David Milton. He also left to his nephew, David Hartt, son of Joseph Hartt, "my horsemanís sword.
The executors were: James Hartt and Samuel Neel. Guardians of his minor children were: Joseph Swann, Joseph Hartt and Stephen McKunn (McKrum?)
Witnesses: J. and William B. Porter and James Knox
The David Hartt estate was rather large, there being several slaves, furniture, tools and many household items. He left land to his sons and horses, cattle, sheep and pigs along with "crops in the field". Part of his land left to William was "west of the Priceís line including my dwelling house and other buildings" (this was the tract for rent in the Charlotte Journal). The other tract of land went to his son, David Milton Hartt and was land "Formerly owned by John Price". All other property not named was to be sold and the funds used to maintain and educate his family. An interesting item that he left to his wife was his "riding chair and harness".
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