I want to get rid of one bit of Bartlebaugh information that we have found to be untrue. Written in the History of Franklin County Pennsylvania is a tax list for 1786 and a George Bartlebaugh.
From the "History of Franklin County, Pa." Warner, Beers & Co. 1887 a list of Taxables for 1786 listed a Geo. Bartlebaugh in Antrim Township with its present boundaries including the borough of Greencastle.
This winter we looked at it very carefully.Though the spelling is Bartlebaugh, the person is really a George Puterbaugh.We have no idea why he was listed as a Bartlebaugh. I joined the Puterbaugh family list and had help from a few researchers of the Puterbaugh familyOur John Bartlebaugh and family could not be found.Puterbaughs have accounted for almost all of their earlyPuterbaugh family.Their name changes are Butterbaugh,Buterbaugh and Booterbaugh.Their stories maybe close to some of our stories and they may have even lived near each other in Bedford County at the same time.Let us say it is 95% sure we do not come from that family.