A Samuel Bartlett married Nancy Buie in Hancock County on 9-1-1825.He was not listed on the 1830 Hancock County Census as a head of household.Samuel may have never lived in Hancock County at all.
There was a Samuel Bartlett in Edgefield County, S.C. in 1830.He was 20-30 years old with 3 children (one male and one female born 1825-1830, and one female born 1820-1825.)There was a female 20-30 and a female 40-50 living in his household.It is possible but not PROVABLE that he wasclosely related to Richardson Bartlett "late of Edgefield County,SC" who died in 1820 and left a will naming a widow Nancy and unnamed children.Samuel was one of his executors and a man named Daniel Parkman was the other.[Richardson Bartlett was in the Edgefield County records as early as 1788. In the 1790 census, he had a wife and only one other female in the household.]
The other Bartletts found on the 1830 Edgefield County, S.C. census were:Elizabeth (which is “Eli” in the census index), George, and Nancy (presumably Richardson’s widow.)
G. L. Bartlett and Daniel Parkman paid tax in 1838 in Muscogee County, Ga. in Sapp’s militia district.S. S. Bartlett did also.
In 1845 George L. Bartlett sold his lot #77 in the 7th (Russel) district of Muscogee county. (Deed book C/369.)
Samuel Bartlett, who was found on the Muscogee County, Ga. census in 1850 was born in 1793 (or 1798) in Edgefield, S.C.His wife is named Rebecca (born about 1802 in Edgefield County.The Samuel in Muscogee Co. had the following children living in his household:Saphronia J. born 1831 Edge., S.C.;Mary E. born 1838 Muscogee County, Ga.;Carilla A. born 1840 Musc. Co., Ga.;Joseph H. born 1844 Musc. Co.;Margaret born 1846 Musc. Co.An adult named Elizabeth Ingram born 1784 Edgefield County, S.C. and Jonathan Bartlett born 1825 (sic) in Edgefield Co., S.C. were listed in the same household.[One must wonder if Elizabeth Ingram was the widow of a Bartlett originally from Edgefield County and found on the 1830 Edgefield County census.]
Samuel Bartlett moved from Edgefield, S.C. to Muscogee County, Ga. between 1831 and 1838.A William Parkman, born in Edgefield County, S.C. lived very close by.
Another Samuel Bartlett found in the same 1850 census was born in 1831 and lived with the family of John Rowland.This Samuel married Rutha Surles.Also in the same census Rebecca, Ann, and William Bartlett lived with the L’Berry (Littleberry?) Randal family, and William Bartlett lived with the W.H. Parkman family. [Per Ellen on the Bartlett genforum.]
In the 1854 Chattahoochie County tax digest Samuel Bartlett paid tax on 202 ½ acres of land called lot #97 in the 7th district.He was living in the 1108th militia district.In 1855 he paid tax on the same land, but the district changed to the 6th district.He was called “Samuel S. Bartlett.”Also a Samuel Bartlett in the 1108th militia districtpaid 1 poll and tax on 202 ½ acres (lot #125 in district 6.)He had no children.
In 1856 the records were the same.Also James J. Cook paid 1 poll and tax on 75 acres of land (lot #87, district 7.)In 1857 William R.(sic- A.) Bartlett paid 1 poll and had no land, and Samuel Bartlett, Jr. had increased his land by 50 acres.
In 1859 S. S. Bartlett (Sr.) was the only Bartlett living in the 1108th district.
Sam Bartlet, age 73, was found on page 516 of the Chattahoochie County 1860 Census.No birth state was given for him.Rebecca was listed right below his name, but the census taker gave her NO age, just a blank space.Ann was 21 (b.1839);Joseph was 18;an illegible name was 15;James J. Cook was 27;Saphron (sic) Cook was 26;Warren Cook was 8 (or 6);Catherine Cook was 3;Thomas Cook was 2;and Sarah Cook was 1;Sam Bartlet was 30.
The 1864 tax list (which is the next one) was too faded to read.
In 1866 Rebecca Bartlett paid the tax on lot #97, district 7.Joseph H. Bartlett paid 1 poll, and had no land.Sophronia Cook had 1 dog, 3 children between ages 6-18, and paid tax on 50 acres (lot #7) in district 7.They all lived in the 1108th militia district.
In 1867 Jonathan Bartlett paid 1 poll on 202 ½ acres (lot #12) in district 6.S. Bartlett paid 1 poll but had no land.They both lived in the 1104th militia district.
Rebecca Bartlett and Joseph H. Bartlett and Saphronia Cook reported the same as 1866.
In the 1870 Chattahoochie County, Ga. census, page 25, it is apparent that Samuel had died but his son Joseph H. Bartlett was head of household #78.He was age 26, born Ga., a farm laborer; his wife was Martha E. age 24, born Ga., and they had a child Mary L. who was five months old at the time the census was taken.Next door in household #79 lived Saphronia J. Cook, assumed to be his widowed sister, age 36, a farm laborer born in S.C.;living with her are children Warren E. Cook age 15;Catharine S., age 13;Thomas H., age 11; and Sarah A., age 10.All the children were born in Georgia.Two doors down in household #76 lived Jonathan Bartlett, age 51 born in S.C.With him lived Amelia A. Bartlett age 33; and children William F., age 3; and George W. age 6 months.The latter three were born in Georgia.[Information from Ellen on the Internet states that “Amelia A.” was really “Pamela Ann” Banks Bartlett, who was Ellen’s great grandmother.](Jonathan’s age in the previous census was 25.Both censuses were checked for accuracy, so it is impossible to say whether this is the same Jonathan who appeared in the 1850 census with this family.)