Tag Archives: John C. Hart

Massachusetts Macombers — chiefly, Elisha of Dartmouth and New Bedford, and family



Macomber notes

Elisha Macomber farm advertisement

“Farm at Auction,” New Bedford Mercury, New Bedford, Mass., March 12, 1819


Posted here (above) as downloadable Word documents are a genealogical article about Elisha Macomber (ca. 1775-1855) of Dartmouth and New Bedford, Mass., as well as my notes about the Macomber family. My maternal grandmother was descended from Elisha Macomber.

The genealogical details are sketchy; the article contains a few facts which I was able to unearth. The genealogical notes were compiled while researching my Macomber ancestors from Southeastern Massachusetts. Most of them were in New Bedford, MA, with the period I was focusing upon being the nineteenth century.


— Roger W. Smith

   May 2018

John Congdon Hart (1829-1883) of New Bedford, MA




Posted above as a Word document is a genealogical report about Civil War veteran John Congdon Hart (1829-1883) of New Bedford, Mass., my mother’s great-grandmother on her mother’s side.


— posted by Roger W. Smith

   November 2015

Capt. Gamaliel Hart (ca. 1792-1834)


Posted below as a downloadable Word document is an article about Capt. Gamaliel Hart (ca. 1792-1834) of New Bedford, Mass. (died New York City), who was an ancestor of my maternal grandmother.

— Roger W. Smith

   November 2015



Family of Caleb (1767-1832) and Susanna (Taber) Congdon (1770-1839) of New Bedford, MA




This report concerns my most recent Congdon ancestors, who go back to nineteenth century New Bedford, Mass.

I am descended from them through my maternal grandmother Annie Congdon Handy (nee Hart). Her great-grandmother (on her father’s side) was Lydia Congdon Hart (1793-1839).

See downloadable Word document, above.


— posted  by Roger W. Smith

   November 2015