Welcome to the Harty Family History Site!

This site is dedicated to researching the Harty Family in the United States of America. Drawing our lineage back to Hans Jacobsen Hartje, immigrating from Bern, Switzerland and arriving in America on April 16, 1663 in New Amsterdam (modern day New York City), our line has been based out of Southeast Missouri since the late 1790's. The primary aim of this site is to gather the family together from across the Nation and even the entire world, as we seek to number our family and take pleasure in the diversity of each individual in the Harty Family.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Explaining the Banner

In the banner of this site, one can see nearly 100 years of the Harty family in these pictures. All the pictures are detailed below as to who and when. Also, if one was familiar with the background view, they would notice the land at the Lewis Farm, looking east in Stoddard County, Missouri. My Dad, Paul Jr, was born at this site in 1943. The home, built by his grandpa, Simeon E. Lewis and his son S. E. Lewis, has since burned down and the property is unfortunately owned by an unrelated family.

These are all great pictures and tell a great deal about the Harty family. Not only are there things to learn just by looking at the faces, but this banner shows a line of family that is descended from Daniel Harty. He arrived in Missouri around 1800. Our line comes from him through his son Andrew Jackson Harty to Ruben Franklin Harty Sr. and then onto the picture of Ruben Franklin Jr below.

Surely there is more than last name in common to all those who sat for these pictures...I bet they didn't figure they were posing for a picture that would someday end up on the Internet spanning over 100 years of Hartys!

Ruben Franklin Harty Family
Here is an early picture of Ruben F. Harty, Jr., wife Cora Cornal Harty and their first child Ina Madge. Circa 1908

Celesta Izella Lewis and Paul Hampton Harty

Paul Hampton Harty Sr. Family 1961
Outer Row: Eileen Harty, Phyllis Harty, Paul Harty, Sr., Paul Harty, Jr., Jack Harty, Mary Harty, Paulette Harty,
Inner Row: Izella Harty, Gary Harty, Ramona Harty and Gordon Harty

Newlyweds...October 1969
Paul Hampton Harty Jr. and Carol Randolph Buckley

Paul Harty Family 1996
Top Row: Brent L. Harty, Lewis F. Harty, Randolph T. Harty, Nathaniel J. Harty
Middle Row: Carol R. Buckley Harty, Joshua S. Harty
Bottom Row: Adrienne H. Harty, Paul H. Harty, Jr., Dale H. Harty
Brent Harty Family 2006
Left to Right: James B. Harty, Bethany L. Harty, Jacob H. Harty, Thomas L. Harty, Emeline M. Harty, Joseph G. Harty, Brent L. Harty


Nathaniel said...

Cool. I like the idea.

CSA Brent said...

Yea, I think it will be good in time. Please advise if you would like to see certain things.

CSA Brent said...

I really like the Harty Blog that you have created! The banner is really great! The first banner was good, but the placement on this one is so much better and just beautiful. A picture is truly worth a thousand words, so you have said a mouth full with this banner. The blog is well organized and easy to follow.

CSA Brent said...

That comment was from my Dad, Paul Harty, not me.

bethmarie said...

I have really enjoyed reading about your family history which is part of my family history too. How wonderful on Mother's Day to see a picture of my mother as a baby. Thank you!!!!

CSA Brent said...


Glad you enjoyed the site so far. I plan to keep adding stuff about Hartys and relations over time. The site is only a few weeks old.

I'm glad you were able to see you Mom as a baby on Mothers Day...that is very cool!

Please email me at bnbharty@yahoo.com or better yet, email my dad, Paul Jr, at grandpaps boy@yahoo.com to catch up. He asked for your info. I may be able to pull it off of your site somewhere, but I know he was very interested in speaking to you all.

Paul Harty said...

I predict that your blog will draw a lot more Harty's together. It is a great website and thanks for providing the avenue for all of us to get back in touch again.
You will be blessed with the knowledge that you have helped to draw lost family members back together and increase all of our joy at this reunion!

Jennifer Harty said...

I am a harty and i dont think this family isdirectly mine, but its unbelievable when i look at the pictures of some of the hartys the resemblance between my grandfather and paul are unbelievable.its just crazy too see such a long line of harty's everywere