Hart Clowes Regional
Seth & Ruth Hart in 1800 Benjamin Hart in 1837 William H. Hart in 1829 Samuel Clowes in 1714 William Clowes & Elizabeth Hart Clowes in 1839

Seth & Ruth Hart in 1800

Wallingford to Hempstead

Moved from Wallingford, CT (her birthplace) to Hempstead, Long Island where he became Rector of St. George's Church, remaining in that position until 1829.

Benjamin Hart in 1837

Benjamin Hart, son of Seth & Ruth Hart, in 1837 relocated from Hampstead to LaGrange, building the "Heartsease" farm that would become the lifelong home of Caroline Morgan Clowes from 1852 until her death in 1904.

William H. Hart in 1829

Hempstead, then Virginia, then Walden, NY

Wallingford to Hempstead

Seth & Ruth Hart's son, William H. Hart, after ministering in Virginia, moved to Walden, NY, where he became Rector of St. Andrew's Parish, until his death in 1851.

Samuel Clowes in 1714

In 1714, Samuel Clowes does not move as much as he juggles multiple residences. Having arrived from England in 1697, and settled in Jamaica by 1702,  by 1714 that he was acquiring large tracts of land in Orange and Sullivan County. He was instrumental in founding the town of Goshen in 1714.

William Clowes & Elizabeth Hart Clowes in 1839

Hempstead to Sullivan County

Having been married five years, with two daughters (Lydia, age 3; Caroline age 1), William and Elizabeth moved from the relative sophistication of Hempstead to the rugged hamlet of Neversink Bridge, sharing a house above a store with another family. Elizabeth wrote to her mother of the natural beauty of the area and the healthful affect up on the children.