John Bartlett, Sr and Jr. of Hancock County, Ga.
John Bartlett, the "other" 1820 Hancock County Bartlett (besides Sterling Bartlett)
was over 45 years of age in the 1820 census, making his birth date before 1775. There was a grown female over 45 years old in his household (born before 1775.) Two females were 16-26 years old, making their birth dates between 1794 and 1804. Two more females and two males were 10-16 years old, making their birth dates between 1804 and 1810. One last female was between the ages of "infant" and 10 years old, making her birth date between 1810 and 1820. [A Catherine Bartlett married John Deaupin, in Hancock County on Jan. 10, 1821. Other records report that she married John Peace, Jr. same date.]
John Bartlett, living in Scott's district in Hancock, was a winner in the 1820 land lottery, and drew lot #171, section 7, which was in Gwinnett county, Ga. He was a juror in Hancock County on April 9, 1821. [A Bennett Bartlett in the same district drew lot #508 in section 11 in Irwin County. On October 8, 1821, Bennett Bartlett was a petit juror in Hancock County. But Bennett Bartlett was NOT a head of household on the 1820 census and was evidently not living in John Bartlett, Sr.'s household.
In the 1827 land lottery, John Bartlett from Scott's district in Hancock Co. got 2 draws. Bennett Bartlett from Scott's district got 2 draws also. The writer is unsure of Bennett's existence after this time. But the fact that he was allowed two draws means that he was married. Campbell Bartlett from Captain Alford's district in 1825 was eligible for 1 draw in the 1827 lottery. (Single)
John Bartlett, Jr., won lot #206 in district 18, section 1 (Lee County, GA) in the 1827 land lottery. Lee County was below Muscogee County next to Alabama.
In the 1829 Hancock County Tax list, John Bartlett, Sr. owned no land. William Bartlett was on the same page (26) and also owned no land. John Bartlett, Jr. was on page 30, and paid tax on 202 1/2 acres in Lee County, Ga. (Lot #206, District 18.)
In 1830 a John Bartlett, Jr. appeared in the Hancock County census in a separate household from the John Bartlett, Sr. This John Bartlett, Jr., was born between 1800-1810 (narrowing that down with the help of the previous census to between 1804-1810.) He married Elizabeth Vinson in Hancock County, Ga. in 1827. He and Elizabeth had a boy and a girl both under 5 years old in the 1830 census. Possibly, two sisters-in-law and a mother-in-law lived in his household, as we find one female is age 20-30, one 15-20, and the oldest one 50-60.
On the 1830 Hancock County Tax list, James Vinson lived in the same militia district as John Bartlett, Jr.John, Jr. paid tax on his Lee County land.John, Sr. had no land and William had no land. They all lived in the same militia district.
On the 1831 Hancock County Tax list, John Bartlett, Jr. paid tax on 120 (or 123) acres of land adjoining Mr. Forsythe on the Buffalo Creek. He also paid tax on his Lee county land. John Bartlett, Sr. was absent from this list altogether. William Bartlett lived in the 113th district of the county and owned no land. He appears to have married Elizabeth Barksdale in 1831. [See the 1850 Muscogee County census that appears to be this family….jeb]
On the 1832 Hancock County Tax list, John Bartlett, Jr. and William Bartlett are in the same militia district. John's land is reported as the same, but is now adjoining Stembeage. (sic.)
In the 1832 Gold Lottery, John Bartlett, Jr. (from Hanc. Co) won lot # 521 in district 19, section 3, (now Paulding County). It contained 40 acres. John Bartlett, Sr. won lot #342 in district 13 (now Paulding County.) [check this county in the lottery book to make sure....jeb]
Burwell B. Bartlett and William Bartlett, both from 113th district were eligible to draw in the 1832 lottery. Burwell got 1 draw, (probably was single), and William got 2 draws. Burwell won 160 acres (lot #34, section 2, disctict 13. It was later sold by the sheriff of that county in 1833.
On the 1833 Hancock County Tax list John Bartlett lived in the 118th militia district and had no land. William Bartlett lived in the 108th district and had no land.
On the 1834 tax list, this researcher did not locate any Bartletts in Hanc. County.
On the 1835 list, William Bartlett still has no land and lived in the 113th district of Hancock County. John Bartlett lived in the 118th district and paid tax on 40 acres of land (#521) in Cherokee County (which later became Paulding.)
In 1837 William Bartlett lived in the 118th district with no land. John, Jr. owned 215 acres of land on Keg Creek adj. Jackson.
The records show the same in 1838.
Both Bartletts were gone from the record in 1839.
In the 1840 Hancock County, Ga. census, John Bartlett, Sr. and his wife were both 70-80 years old making their birth dates between 1760 and 1770.
John Bartlett, Jr. and wife were both 30-40. They had 4 girls and a boy starting with birth dates from 1825-30.
There was also a Martha Bartlett on this census, with three children. The writer does not know who she was. [A Martha Bartlett married Joseph L. Tate in Hancock County Sept 8, 1844.]
At this time it is well to discuss that this John Bartlett, Sr. appears to be the son of Samuel and Mary Bartlett of Wayne County, N.C. (1800 Wayne County N.C. Census shows a John Bartlett, born 1755-1774; wife born 1755-1774; a male child and 3 female children all born between 1790-1800.) Samuel gave John a portion of land in Wayne County before March 5, 1807. On that date, John sold this land, and it was stated on this deed that it had been a part of a patent to Samuel Bartlett (about 1782.) Samuel and Mary had other sons named Campwell and Merrit, and James.A Campbell(sic) Bartlettt was eligible for 1 single man's draw in the 1827 lottery in Captain Alford's district in Hancock County.This data was recorded in July 1825. (Microfilm drawer 50, Box 77, Ga. State Archives.) James Bartlett is documented in the Wayne County, N.C. deeds as having moved to Madison County, Ga. by 1831
Neither of the John Bartletts are in the Hancock County census in 1850. John Bartlett, Jr. apparently sold 250 acres in Hancock County to G. W. Blount, for $750. The sale is recorded in Book P page 133 and was written in 1838 and recorded on Feb. 11, 1839. [Green W. Blount, John Bartlett, Jr., George Bell, James McLany and Tuttle H. Audas were all owed money by Samuel S. McWhorter in 1840 and he had to sell personal property to pay them.]
There is John Bartlett on page 271 of the Pike County, Alabama census in 1850, who fits the description of this John Bartlett, Jr. He was born in North Carolina in 1805; his wife Elizabeth was born in Georgia in 1809. The birthplaces given for their 11 children help us know that they moved to Alabama between 1841 and 1843. They are found in Coffee County, Alabama, in the 1860 census.