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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My Harty Lineage to the first American 'Harty'

Hi Brent,
This is the basic lineage from Hans Jacobsen Hartje to you, Brent Leander Harty.

First Americans...Hartje to Present Harty

1. Hans Jacobsen Hartje b. 1640's Berne, Switzerland– Geertje Lambertse Mol

2. Conrad Hansen Hartje b. 26 Nov 1673 Stuyvessant's Bowery, NY– Leuntie Miggielse Kool

3. Hans Jacob Hartje 16 Oct 1700 Tappan, NY– Antie Pieterse & Margrietje Anderiese

4. Dennis Harty b. 26 Oct 1738 Morris, NJ – Jemima Bonnell b. 1744 Elizabeth, NJ

5. Jacob Harty b. 31 Mar 1765 NJ – Rhonda Fleming

6. Daniel Harty b. 1790 Tennessee– Frances Bremer

7. Andrew Jackson
Harty b. 1822 Bollinger Co., MO – Elizabeth Jane Macom Belleville, IL d. 1884

8. Ruben Franklin Harty b. 11 Nov 1860 Bloomfield, MO – Alcy Amelia Whitledge 24 Oct 1857 Apple Creek, MO and Bertha

9. Ruben Franklin Harty II b. 23 Dec 1884 Bloomfield, MO – Cora Elsie Carnall b. 10 Jan 1883 Astoria, IL

10. Paul Hampton Harty b. 9 Mar 1922 Bloomfield, MO – Celesta Izella Lewis b. 31 Jul 1921 Zadock, MO & Lelah Laverne Simmers b. 5 Aug 1928 Zalma, MO

11. Paul Hampton Harty Jr. b. 1 Aug 1943 Bloomfield, MO – Carol Randolph Buckley b. 30 Aug 1947 Richmond, VA

12. Brent Leander Harty b. 21 Apr 1972 Cape Girardeau, MO– Bethany Lyn Winona b. 12 Dec 1975 Florence, OR

Dennis Harty, son of Hans Jacob Hartje and Margarietje Anderiese was the first to use the name “Harty”. He was a Revolutionary War veteran from New Jersey, and later moved his family down to Tennessee to take advantage of the land grants to veterans. From there, his grandson, Daniel Harty was the first Harty in our line to settle in Stoddard County, then called Cape Girardeau County.

The Hartje name eventually became 'Americanized' due to the typical census listings, personal preference, etc. The spelling change could have been because he came from the second marriage, but I suspect that it was because he moved from New Jersey to Tennessee . The Hartje name could sound like Harty. Thus we are who we are!


NOTE: There is a lot of listing that would be great to fill in for cousins and such, as one can see. My Dad & Mom had 7 kids. My brother Lewis & wife Mary have 4 kids. My Sweetie Bethany & I have 5 kids. So this list is massive. Maybe a little post for each family with some pics would be good to do in the future.


J said...

Just found your site as I was looking around for 'Dennis Harty'. Thank you for the information! My family, on my mother's side, comes down from Dennis and Jemima to Lydia (1772-1822) and William A. McCoy (1794-1826), William Henry McCoy (1797-1876) and Anna Belle Moncier (1817-1902) to Mary Jane McCoy to the Settles (my mother's maiden name).

I'm up here in Jersey, so if I can be of any help, just let me know!

Jennifer White

CSA Brent said...


Nice to hear from you! Please get in touch with myself (and better yet, my Dad as he knows the lineage much better than I) at:

My Dad's is:

Once I get your email, we exchange info and talk on the phone if we wish...or again, with my Dad. It would be great to exchange info! bh

Dennis Harty said...

Interesting site, lots of good work done. Thought I would share a different line for the same family name. I am Dennis Harty from Ireland. Harty is a very common name in my region. Harty is an old Irish name or at least the English version of the name. Strange though just how many of the first names are common between your site and my family members Dennis, Daniel, Michael etc, keep up the good work