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Hart Cemetery
Hilliard, Norwich Township,
Franklin County, Ohio

Hart Cemetery, Hilliard, Norwich Township, Franklin County, Ohio

Gravestone Photographs

At one time the earliest stone found in the Hart Cemetery was dated 1841, but there is nothing that old left.  All remaining gravestones have been photographed and appear on this page.  Though there is a relatively recent wooden fence around this tiny family burial ground and a monument built in the center (see photo above), the cemetery is not well kept and is littered with shards of broken gravestones and many large gopher holes.  The cemetery is in the middle of a small industrial area and is surrounded on all sides by parked semi-trailers.  Hart Cemetery isn't mentioned in Martin's 1858 History of Franklin County, but he does mention that John and Moses Hart are among the “oldest residents” of Norwich Township.  Removed from the noise of nearby streets and highways, the bird songs were very easy to hear and several varieties of wildflowers decorated the graves of these seemingly forgotten pioneers.

NOTE:  Since this page was put online I have received a lot of information from a couple of wonderful visitors to this page. I have added a new page for the Additional Information.


Click on the thumbnail below to view 1989 photos:
  1989 view of Hart Cemetery, Hilliard, Franklin County, OH     John & Sarah Hart gravestone at Hart Cemetery, 1989     1989 view of Hart Cemetery, Hilliard, Franklin County, OH  
  Moses & Sarah Margaret (Nicely) Hart gravestone, 1989    Moses & Elizabeth Hart and their daughter Mayr gravestone. 1989  
Contributed by a Robert "Bob" Hamilton, a direct descendant of Moses Hart.

Aerial Photo of Cemetery,
Spring 2004
MAP (110KB)


(Click on the underlined name to view the gravestone photograph)

  • Hart
    • John, June 18, 1832-Apr 4, 1909; and Sarah M., his wife, Apr 17, 1840-[blank]
    • Mary, died Oct 6, 1851, aged 58 yrs ? mo 21 ds; Job [or John], died July 5, 1858, aged 62 yrs 5 mos; and Elizabeth [wife of Moses, died Sept 22, 18__, aged 81 yrs 5 mos 23 dys]
    • Moses, June 5, 1791-July 11 1881, aged 90 yrs 1 mo 6 dys; and Margaret, wife of Moses, April 19, 1802-June 19, 1894, aged 91 yrs 10 mos (whole stone)
  • Unknown
    • Broken, 27 Y [rest illegible] *Could be Moses HART, died 27 ??? ???? aged 27 Y
  • Not Found:
    • Grace, Samuel W., died Oct 1, 1876 [Four-sided monument; mostly illegible], "Children of F. & A. J. Grace"

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