The renowned author, Jane Kirkpatrick, is writing a historic-fiction novel about my kindred, Eliza Hart Spalding, who is kin the Ann Hart, who married my great, great, grandfather, Commodore Isaac Hull, one of the Captains the U.S.S Constitution. Eliza may be kin to the Signer, John Hart. For sure she is kin to the late Princess Diana, and thus, the Windsors.
A month ago I went to Brownsville and talked with local historian, Linda McCormick, who is authoring a purely historic novel of Eliza. I have yet to talk to Jane, who also writes Christian novels. Not the definition below.
With my kinship to Senator Thomas Hart Benton, my family plays a big role in the history of Oregon, and one of New England’s most premiere family that was full of Belles, and brave women who made much of our nation’s history.
Above is the Hart and McCurdy house in…
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