MOSES HART, of Bear valley, Kern County, has been a resident of California since 1852.  He first located in San Jose, where remained until November 1853; mined in Mariposa County until 1856, after which he took up his residence in Los Angeles County.  Since 1857 he has lived in Kern County, having located on his present farm of 160 acres in 1876.  He was one of the petitioners for the organization of the county in 1865.  Besides his home ranch Mr. Hart owns a quarter section of railroads land, and keeps a bank of cattle and horses.

He was born in Conway County, Arkansas, December 1, 1833. A line of facts concerning Josiah Hart, his father, may be seen in connection with a sketch of Isaac Hart, a brother of the subject of our sketch and a resident of the same valley.  Mr. Hart was married in Los Angeles County, July 15, 1859, to Miss Julia Ann Findley.  To them twelve children have been born, of whom the following are living:  Thomas J., Sarah E., Moses H., Charles M., Riley, William M., Edward, Mattie and Benjamin H.

Memorial and Biographical History of the counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California
Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892 - transcribed by Carolyn Feroben
page 726-727