- 1847 - 1964
Joseph Lee Hart (1847-1923) was born at Manchester, Guysborough County, NS. He went to Gloucester, Massachussetts ca. 1870 where he met and married Mary Jane Fraser of Port Hood in 1871. He and his wife moved back to Nova Scotia to Guysborough County ca. 1873 but later re-located to Port Hood where he established a mercantile business which was carried on by his son John S. Hart.
John Smith Hart (1876-1964) was born in Guysborough County but followed in his father’s business in Port Hood until he sold his business to Dan Collie and Angus MacDonald, two brothers in Port Hood. This store burned in the disastrous fire of 1942 that destroyed the main business section of Port Hood.