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2730.                            Hartford, Conn.

LUCINA HART, only daughter of Jesse Hart, the blacksmith of New Britain, and his wife, Lucina (Cowdrey), born December 3d, 1821, in New Britain; united with the Congregational Church there, April 4th, 1841; married October 29th, 1850, John H. Goodwin, of Hartford, son of John, and his wife, Anna (Belden), born March 2d, 1809. She was his second wife, his first wife being Nancy, daughter of Dr. Adna Stanley, of New Britain, and his wife, Nancy (Deming). He died January 20th, 1873, aged 64 years.

2731.                        Fair Haven, Conn.

REV. BURDETT HART, New Britain, eldest son of Deacon Norman Hart, of the same town, and his wife, Minerva, daughter of Thomas Lee, Esq., and his wife, Electa (Riley), born November 16th, 1821, in New Britain, Conn.; graduated at Yale College in 1842, and settled in the ministry at Fair Haven, Conn.; married August 21st, 1849, Rebecca W., daughter of David Fiske, and his wife, Laura (Severance), of Shelburne, Mass., born February 22d, 1823.* His voice having partially failed, he traveled in Europe, and visited St. Paul, Minn., for a season, where he gathered a Congregational Church, and preached to them some twelve months, but not gaining much relief he was dismissed from Fair Haven, and removed to Philadelphia, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a good scholar, an easy writer, and a popular preacher. He returned to Fair Haven in 1874.

Since the above brief sketch was prepared the following communication has been received from a better informed source: “His work in Fair Haven lasted some fifteen years. During the time he had invitations from Syracuse, N. Y., Manchester, N. H., Detroit, Mich., Middletown, Conn., St. Paul, Minn., and other places, to become their pastor. The church at Fair Haven was increased by 390 additions, 271 of them being heads of families. Through his influence the cause of education and social life was greatly promoted. During his ministry the church sent out over 100 members to form the second church. In St. Paul his congregation was one of the most intelligent in the city. Twelve lawyers were regular attendants. On thanksgiving day he preached a sermon on “Northern and Southern Civiliza-

* Mrs. Hart was president of the New Haven branch of the Women’s Board of Missions in 1874, and often addresses public assemblies on the subject of missions, with great acceptance, which fact, perhaps, sufficiently indicates the quality of her talents and address.

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