Thank you! Since I wrote that earlier posting I have learned that the family memories of "Cavan" apparently did not refer to Co. Cavan, but instead to Cavan townland in Co. Armagh. Suddenly I find Harts - whom I never found in Co. Cavan! Yes, Samuel Hart and Rebecca Kelly were married in Clare Presbyterian Church in Co. Armagh - not too far from Cavan townland! There are many Kellys in Co. Armagh, I know, but fewer Harts I think. Samuel Hart was born abt. 1815. His marriage to Rebecca Kelly was March 15, 1840. I have had some hints that Samuel Hart's father might have been James Hart, but not enough to be sure. What did you learn about James? Samuel Hart and his new wife Rebecca Kelly Hart went "immediately" after their marriage to Canada where their children were born. Maurice Hart b. Dec 25, 1840. James Hart b. 1843. Martha Jane Hart b. 1844. Samuel Hart Jr. b. ?. Maurice Hart m. a neighbor, Catherine Minish May 3, 1866. (I have hints that the Minishes were from the same area in Ireland.) Their children were named Samuel, David Lorenzo, Margaret, Ella, Charles Merrill, Eli Maurice, Agnys ("Nancy"), Anna Bella, and John Hart. Eli was my grandfather.
I have been unable to find info about Samuel Hart's family in Ireland, and have only little info re Rebecca Kelly's family in Ireland. Her parents were James Kelly and perhaps Jane ?. Her sisters were Anna Bella, Jane, Mary, and she (Rebecca) was the youngest. No brothers.
If you have any hints about how to find Samuel Hart's forebears, I would greatly appreciate that.
Karen Hart Anthony