I have been trying for two years now to solve the puzzle of my Benjamin Bartlett.I received the (as yet unverified) information below a couple of days ago.Prior to this point all I had was the name "Benjamin Bartlett and Polly Pidge, of Eaton County, Michigan".The names and dates below were compiled by an older generation researching the Burpee family.This is what I have:
Benjamin Bartlett, born Dec 10, 1770, Died May 17, 1849. Married Polly Pigg (Pidge). Polly was born Feb 18, 1767 and died July 17, 1843.
Children of Polly and Benjamin:
Clarissa Bartlett, b. March 8, 1797, d. July 24, 1849. Daniel Bartlett, born Jan 21, 1801., d. May 6, 1847. Cynthia Bartlett, (twin) b. May 6, 1804 d. Nov. 29, 1844. (my ggg grandmother) Hulda Bartlett, (twin) b. May 6, 1804 Wyrum Bartlett. Benjamin Bartlett
I was previously given the information that Cynthia's father Benjamin "was of Eaton County, Mich."In researching in Eaton County, I did find a Benjamin Bartlett who was born Sept. 29, 1811 in Washington County, Ohio and died Nov. 27, 1885 in Eaton County, Michigan.But he was much too young to be Cynthia's father.Since it appears that Cynthia had a brother named Benjamin, could this be him?Right time frame, and right county of birth..This particular Benjamin was also in Huron County the same time Cynthia and her husband Pearson Burpee was there.His wife Eunice Hunt was the sister of Cynthia's daughter's husband. But I have no proof that the Benjamin Bartlett that was in Huron County and Eaton County is the brother of Cynthia.
I know that Benjamin and Polly (Pigg) Bartlett were in Washington County, Ohio in 1822, when their daughter Cynthia married Pearson Burpee. I find a Benjamin Bartlett in Washington County, Ohio as early as 1800 and as late as 1830 (on the census). I am uncertain whether it is the right one or not.
Cynthia and Pearson bought land in Huron County, Ohio in 1829, where they both died.He died Sept. 17, 1838. She remarried to a David Wright and died November 29, 1844.They are buried in Peru Center (School House) Cemetery at Peru, Huron County, Ohio.Pearson Burpee's family was originally from Massachusetts, then migrated to Vermont, then to New York, before going to Washington County, Ohio. I have followed similar paths looking for information on Benjamin and Polly. With no luck at all.
Benjamin and Polly have been my stumbling block for about 2 years now. However, all this time I had her name as Pidge. It is now my understanding that is an alternate spelling. I have never looked for the surname Pigg.
I have absolutely no clues as to parents for either of them. No clues as to where they might have originally been from. And no clues as to where they were when they died. Maybe Washington County, Ohio, maybe Huron County, Ohio, and maybe Eaton County, Michigan.
I know this is terribly long for a query, but I wanted to give you the information that I had.If anyone can help me with this puzzle, I would be very grateful.