Elizabeth, my great great grandmother, was born in late 1842 or early 1843, in Ohio. She was the seventh of nine children of William Kinmont and Nancy Pope. I haven’t been able to find out exactly where she was born. It seems that her parents moved around Ohio several times in the 1830’s and 1840’s. At the time of the 1840 census, her parents and Elizabeth’s six older siblings lived in Sandusky, Ohio. By 1850 they were living near Hicksville, Ohio, where her parents remained for the rest of their lives. In 1860, at age 17, she was still living with her parents and four of her siblings in Hicksville.
On the 1870 census, she is married to William Hart, with two small children: Ervin, born in 1868 in Ohio, and Lottie, born in December, 1869, in Ohio (Lottie is my great grandmother). William, Elizabeth, and their children were living with Elizabeth’s parents in Hicksville. By the 1880 census, William and Elizabeth Hart had moved to Saunders County, Nebraska. They have three more children. Glen, born in 1875; Clifton, born in 1877; and Ira, born in 1878; all three of these boys were born in Nebraska.
Elizabeth died September 25, 1881 at age 38. She is buried at Bender Cemetery, just north of Yutan, Nebraska. Her headstone was recorded by a University of Nebraska student in 1977. I haven’t found it yet, but I’m still looking. Her husband was remarried by 1885 to S. J. Bruster, who had three children of her own. They lived in Blair, Nebraska at the time of the 1885 Nebraska census.
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