Edward Hart was born on 20 December 1755 in Hopewell, Hunterdon, NJ, and died on 6 October 1812 in Beverley, Randolph, WV. Edward was the son of John Hart (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) and Deborah Scudder. Edward Hart married about 1777 to Nancy Ann Stout, who was born on 25 July 1756 in Hopewell, Hunterdon, NJ, and died on 25 February 1844 in Beverley, Randolph, WV. Edward and Nancy had five children: Henry Hart, John Hart, Susannah Hart, Deborah Hart and Joseph Hart.
Edward Hart served during the Revolutionary War as a private in New Jersey. Edward is buried in the Beverly Cemetery in Beverly, West Virginia.