Ron; With a middle name of Garner, we should look at Gardner BARTLETT.We have to think that maybe John G BARTLETT did NOT live in Henry Co (a red herring that has had many of us barking up the wrong tree - that story has just never fit)
William BARTLETT b c1722 Westmoreland Co m c1743 Mary GARDNER and moved to Loudoun Co was in records there 1771 until his Will of 1804: wife Mary; ch Thomas, Gardner, John, Samuel, William, Daniel, Stacey GORE, Betsy HIERONIMUS and Ally Theary.
Gardner BARTLETT ba 1750 (maybe as early as 1743) was in Loudoun Co, VA records 1765; Berkeley Co, VA 1787 Lease; 1795 Botetourt Co, VA Deed to him for 173 acres; 1800 Botetourt Land Grant; 1810 Montgomery Co census (as Garnet); 1811 Montgomery Co Will: ch: Wm, Reuben, John, Thomas, Lydia TOWNSELY and 3 not named. The Loudoun to Berkeley/Frederick to Botetourt/Montgomery/Floyd area was a common migration pattern at that time.
- William m 1800 Frederick Co Lydia POWELL (1800 Berkeley tithables; 1810 Berkeley census; 1820 Frederick census; then catches up with his siblings in Montgomery/Floyd Co 1830, 40 and 50 - I believe one son was Leroy) - Reuben in 1810, 20 and 30 Montgomery Co census, then 1831 and 1840 Floyd census. - Thomas unk in 1810; but 1820 Montgomery Co census - then disappears - John - haven't found records; perhaps he might be John Gardner, but the birth would be a tight squeeze - certainly he couldn't have served in the RevWar.
Another option might be Gardner's brother, John bc1752; but he was supposed to d Scott Co, KY; and it would be unusual to name one son Gardner, and another John Gardner.
What do you think??What are the earliest records for John and Thomas in IN?