We may be researching the same Bartholomew family of Marden, Kent, England.My ancestor was a William Bartholomew who married Mary (?Hickmott?).Their son, James Bartholomew, came to America as a teenager, settling in Dearborn Co. Indiana, where he married Mary Katherine Alden. He died in 1849 in TippecanoeCo, Indiana, where he had been a broom maker in the town of Stockport.
The baptismal record for the James Bartholomew above was found in Staplehurst Independent Church.I have visited that area, and Staplehurst and Marden are very close to each other.
As for dates, I have birth date of James Bartholomew as 29 Nov. 1820.William, his father, I have only an estimated birth date of 1784. I have an estimated birth date of his father, Thomas Bartholomew, as 1759, and of Mary, his wife, as about 1764.
I do know there was another Bartholomew family in the Marden area and many of the given names of their children were same as this family.
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