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This biography is taken from Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio, Embracing the counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake; Lewis Publishing Company, 1893.
Transcribed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.
T.G. Hart, Esq., whose fine residence is located in the picturesque little village of Mentor, is one of the prominent men of Lake county, Ohio, being extensively interested in real estate. He was born here April 9, 1842, the son of an early pioneer.
Stephen H. Hart, his father, a native of Winsted, Connecticut, was born August 17, 1809, and emigrated to Ohio with his father when a boy. He became a large land owner and prominent farmer; held various local offices and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all whom he came in contact; died here October 21, 1885. His wife, whose maiden name was Lucretia Ring, was a native of Massachusetts, her people having come to Ohio at an early day and settled in Leroy township. She died May 25, 1879. In their family of six children the subject of our sketch was the third born.
T.G. Hart was reared on his father's farm and was educated in the district schools, and after he reached his majority he was engaged in farming for several years. In 1870 he began the study of law, was soon afterward admitted to the bar, and has been practicing law more or less ever since. He has had much to do in the settlement of estates, having been administrator a number of times. He served one term as Justice of the Peace about the time he began to study law, and in 1872 was elected County Treasurer, in which office he also served one year. He was elected Trustee of Mentor township in 1879, has been repeatedly re-elected to that position, and is filling it at the present time. He affiliates with the Republican party and takes an active part in the county and State conventions. He has been a Deputy Supervisor of Elections for Lake county ever since the Australian election law was passed.
Mr. Hart has been twice married - first, in 1863, to Eliza Morrison, a native of Ohio, her parents having come here from Vermont at an early day. She died in 1888, leaving four children, Charles, Fred, Richard and Ralph. In 1890 Mr. Hart married Sarah Simpson, his present companion, who is a native of Erie county, this State. Her parents were Eastern people.
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