Deborah married John Hart. They had 13 children most of whom grew into adulthood; 1 child died in infancy. The British troops and Tories drove the family from their home while John was serving in Congress. Sadly, Deborah was already quite ill. The escape was too much for her. The amazing part is that she died cheerful and trusting in God. Despite all her hardships, she believed to the end God would prevail.