I am looking for any informaion on Joseph Andrew Bartow born in New York City on Dec. 8 around the year 1898. His parents were James Dimitri Bartow and Pascalena Stoffa. We believe the last name was originally Bartari. His parents died and he and his siblings were raised in an orphanage in Spark Hill, NY on the Hudson River. He had an older sister named Jenny, a brother named John, a younger sister named Anna, and a sister who died while they were in the orphanage named Fortunella.
He worked his way to Texas in the early 1930s working as an iron worker and various other jobs. He married Gladys Louraine Gallagher in 1932 in Texas and finally settled in Bentonia, Mississippi after oil was found in Tinsley, Mississippi in 1940. He had a stepson, Pat and a daughter, Betty. He died in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1978.
My mother is his daughter, Betty. We are interested in the orgins of his parents and any early family information we can find.