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Pennsylvania State Senate

Joseph Hart


Session Position District Party
1805-1806 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1807-1808 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
 Counties   Bucks


1758 - 1811

Son of notable Revolutionary war veteran Joseph Hart, Esq. and Elizabeth Collett of Warminster Twp., Bucks County; Joseph Hart Jr. was born on December 7, 1758, at the Hart Homestead.  Described as well educated and “a man of affairs,” Joseph served as Paymaster under Col. Hanna during the Whiskey Insurrection, accompanying the colonel’s march to Western Pennsylvania.  Serving one term in the state Senate, 1804-1808, Senator Hart is responsible for relocating the Bucks County seat to its present location in Doylestown, as well as promoting the bill establishing a county almshouse.  He married Ann Folwell in 1783.  He died in the home of his birth, the hart Homestead, on April 15, 1811.