Am trying to trace ancestry of Peter Rine Hart, who was a Hessian Soldier in the Rev War. Apparently he stayed behind after the war, married Polly Gross and settled in Colrain. Children were John m. Susan Parker, Betsey m. Alexander Hart from Scotland, Charles m. Susan Plum, Olive m. George Forbes, Sally m. John Wallace, Anna m. ?. Family surname was probably Rhinehart but descendants all were Harts.
Am also trying to trace ancestry of Alexander Hart, who married Peter Rine Hart's daughter Betsey. Alexander Hart was apparently from Scotland. There were many other Scottish families in Colrain, did they all come from a certain area of Scotland? Alexander Hart disappeared circa 1830, supposedly he had an uncle in Cambridge, NY and a sister Margaret in Scotland. Children of Alexander and Betsey Hart were Alexander Jr. m. Jane Chase, settled in WI; Adam m. Harriet Scott, settled in North Adams MA; John m. Lucy Bradley, settled in North Adams MA; Margaret m. George Cook (my line); Andrew Jackson m. Sarah Ann Forbes (another descendant of Peter Rine Hart), settled in Conway MA; Sophronia m. Nathan Bacon, settled in Conway MA; David, settled in Jefferson County, WI.
Any additional info on these Harts would be greatly appreciated. Jim Carroll