Thomas Carhart Sr. (968) was born 1 Oct 1760 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.
Thomas was a Revolutionary War Soldier. A record of his service was summarized in his Revolution War folder:
His name appears on a list of applicants for invalid pension returned by the District Court for the District of New Jersey, submitted to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War on April 25, 1794, and printed in the American State Papers, class 9, page 96.
Regt: Capt. F. Patterson's comp'y of N. Jersey line, 3d
Disability: Wounded by a ball in the knee, in a skirmish with the enemy at Elizabethtown Point, while in the line of his duty, that the said Carhart was taken prisoner, at the same time, and continued so about three months.
When and where disabled: July 21, 1778, Elizabethtown Point.
Residence: Flemington, county of Hunterdon.
Remarks: Enlisted January 13, 1777; prisoner Aug. 23, 1778, discharged June 1, 1779.
Evidence transmitted by the District Court, complete.
A person by the name of Mrs. S. M. Davis from Keyport, New Jersey contacted the Pension Office in 1928 to inquire about the genealogical information in the file and the following letter is the response.
Thomas married Mary Walling (1380) on 13 Dec 1783. Mary was born 17 Apr 1762 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States to John H. and Elizabeth (Roberts) Walling.
Thomas and Mary had the following children:
- Hannah Carhart (1069) - She died in 1783.
- John T. Carhart Sr. (1068) - born 1 Jun 1785. He died in 1835.
- Hannah Carhart (1499) - born 18 Dec 1786 in New Jersey, United States. She died at the age of 64 in 1850 in New York, United States.
- Thomas Merritt Carhart Jr. (1500) - born 13 Jul 1788 in Matawan, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. He died 14 Feb 1871 in Matawan, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.
- William Walling Carhart (1501) - born 22 Apr 1790 in New Jersey, United States. He died in Jan 1842.
- Cornelius Carhart (1502) -born 9 Aug 1792 in Mansfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. He died 21 Jun 1872 in New Jersey, United States.
- Samuel W. Carhart Sr. (1071) - born 10 Apr 1794. He died in 1857 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.
- Joseph W. Carhart (1072) - born 14 Apr 1796. He died in 1878 in Raritan, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.
- Elizabeth Carhart (1073) - born 7 May 1799. She died in 1853.
- Joel Carhart (1074) - born 12 Feb 1803 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. He died 2 Dec 1885 in Keyport, Monmouth, New jersey, United States.
Thomas died at the age of 50 on 26 Feb 1811 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.
Thomas' Last Will and Testament was proved on 29 Mar 1811 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. [Source: New Jersey, Wills and Probate records, 1739-1991, Monmouth > Wills, Vol A, 1804-1816 > Pages 414-415]
Will } In the name of God amen. I Thomas Carhart of the Township of Middletown County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey, being weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding for which blessing I just devotedly thank my God do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied, as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. Then I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Carhart, the use of all my estates real & personal after the above said expenses is satisfied and paid during her natural life or widowhood and after her decease or after she ceases to be my widow. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved sons and daughters, John, Thomas, William, Cornelius, Samuel, Joseph, Joel, Hannah and Elizabeth Carhart, all my Estate, both real and personal after my beloved wife's decease or after she ceases to be my widow the sons to have two shares and the daughters one, to them, and their heirs and assigns, forever. Item it is my will that my just debts, and funeral expenses be paid out of my book, accounts if they are in sufficient to satisfy the same.
Then I order my executors to sell so much of my moveable property as will satisfy the same. Lastly, I hereby appoint my beloved son Thomas Carhart and my brother-in-law Cornelius Walling Executors of my Last Will and Testament and in [??] thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven.
Signed, sealed and published and declared by the said Thomas Cartart to be his testament and Last Will in the presence of us.
Thomas Bedle }
Elijah Bedle } Thomas Carhart
John Dorml }
Thomas Bedle and Elyah Bedle two of the witnesses of the written will being duly sworn on the Holy Evangeliis to of almighty gods did severally depose and say tat they said Thomas Carhart the testator therein named sign and seal the same and hear then publish pronounce as and declare the within writing to be his Last Will and Testament that at the doing thereof the same Testament was of Sound and disposing mind and memory as far as there ?? ?? and as they hereby believe, and that John Dorn the other subscribing evidence was present at the same time and signed his name as a witness to the said Will, together with these deponents in the presence of the said Testator.
Sworn at Freehold the 29th March 1811 before me } Thomas Bedle
March 1811 before me } Elyah Bedle
R. Throckmorton Surrogate
Thomas Carhart & Cornelius Walling the Executors in the within Testament name do being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelical of almight god did severally depose and say that the written instrument contained the true Last Will and Testament of Thomas Carhart. The Testator therein named, so far as they know and as they verily believe, that they will well and truly perform the same, by paying first the debts of the said deceased, and then the legacies in the said testament specified, so far as the goods, chattels, & credits of the said deceased can thereunto extend, that they will make and exhibit into the Surrogate office of the County of Monmouth a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, & Credits of the said deceased, that have or shall come to their knowledge as profession or to the profession of any other person or persons for their misc. and render a just and true account when thereunto lawfully required.
Sworn at Freehold the 29th } Thomas Carhart
March 1811. Before me } Cornelius Walling
R. Throckmorton. Surrogate
The foregoing will being proved, probate was granted by me unto Thos Carhart & Corn. Walling, the Executors in the said will named, they being just duly sworn well and truly to perform the same Exhibit a true and perfect inventory and under a true & just account when thereunto laws fully required, given under the Surrogates Seal the County of Monmouth, the day & year last above Said.
R. Throckmorton, Surrogate
1850 - US Federal Census - Raritan, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States with son Samuel's family.
Mary died after 1851 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. She was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Hazlet, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.