Written by David A. Hart
|John Hart (born between 1706 and 1713 - May 11, 1779)|
|John Hart's signature from the Declaration of Independence|
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In December 1776, the British advance into New Jersey reached Hunterdon County. A marked man due to his status as Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly, Hart was obliged to escape and hide for a short time in a cave in the nearby Sourland Mountains of present-day East Amwell Township. His farm was raided by British and Hessian troops, who damaged but did not destroy the property. The Continentals' capture of Trenton on December 26, 1776 allowed Hart to return home.
A lifelong Trenton area resident, David A. Hart received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Rider College (now Rider University) where he also earned a Masters Degree in the school’s Graduate Program for Administrators. A published author and poet, he has won several national songwriting awards and other honors. In 1985 he organized the highly successful JAM For Hunger benefit concert held at Trenton’s City Gardens with all proceeds going to famine relief. He lives in West Trenton.
Calu and Hart have enjoyed a productive collaboration as novelists since 2003. Their published work includes a contemporary adventure series featuring enigmatic Garden State sites, obscure local legends, and everyday mysteries along the Jersey Shore and in the Pine Barrens. Purchase a copy of Trenton, A Novel.