The original “Bartlett Book” was published byA.J. Bartlett of Romulus, N.Y. shortly before his death in 1915. The next book was published by Lois Mildred Harris Willett, and my fourth cousin, Norma Bartlett Schaeffer Wilsand of Heltonville, Indiana in 1982; about a hundred copies were printed; the original was typewritten, and was never on disk. I bought the last copy from her a few years back, and have received numerous inquiries for additional copies, just not to be had.
My current effort is to reissue this book in a form that will permit reprinting; possibly it can be issued on disk, as well as paper. I am scanning the pages, and using an Optical Character Recognition program to get it into Word 6 format. The original is on a porous paper, with not very dark print, in ten point Times New Roman font. The scanner insists that the serifs on the characters are periods and commas. There is considerable editing to be done; I have edited up to page 125, out of over 200. The print outs are being sent to Norma in Indiana for proofreading.
I have so far been unable to contact Mrs Willett in Amarillo, Texas, her last known address. She had all of the photos and clippings inserted in the original book. Mostly the book is in Decendancy Chart format, and has numerous very old Bartlett letters, and is well referenced and name-indexed.
Major families included: Bartlett, Doughty, Haines, Hendy, Seeley.
In addition, research done by Norma and myself is included, primarily Jeffrey Bartlett (E-5) and his descendants. This lineage is: John Bartlett - Samuel- William - Samuel - Jeffrey.
“ John Bartlett was born in England 5 Oct 1678, and immigrated to Norwalk, Connecticut, where he married Elizabeth Haines b 1691, daughter of WilliamHaines, b England 1648. John died 5 Aug 1761 and is buried in Pine Island Yard in Norwalk. His son Samuel Bartlett b 17 Apr 1723, d 16 Nov 1762, is also buried in Norwalk. Samuel married Mercy Seeley, a descendant of Roberty Seeley, a shoemaker who was born in London in 1602.
Samuel and Mercy had 7 children, one of whom was William Bartlett b 11 Oct1750, who moved to Mason county, Kentucky in 1776 (Kentucky was still a part of Virginia), then to Lower Blue Lick Springs, Nicholas co, which he received as a land grant due to his service in the Revolutionary War, Lincoln co. Militia, KY. He operated it as a salt and mineral water business not long after Daniel Boone arrived. The Battle of Blue Licks, the last battle of the War, was fought there in 1782 between settlers from Boonesborough (with Daniel Boone), and a force of Pawnees and Wyandottes led by British Army officers. William's first wife, mother of his 10 children is not known; he remarried to Phebe Buchannen and remainedin Nicholas co. William was also a vet of the War of 1812. He died in 1820, and is buried on the Hammond farm on the north bank of the Licking River.
William's son Samuel Bartlett, born in 1780 in Virginia, married Margaret Tully, bMaryland in 1777. They lived in the same area of Nicholas county, on the north bank of the Licking River.
Jeffrey Bartlett, Samuel's son, was born 1800 in Nicholas co. KY, and marriedSarah A. Herndon, born 1800 also, granddaughter of Thomas Collins Herndon, of Farquihar, VA, in Nicholas co, on April 17, 1819. Jeffrey is listed in the tax records of Nicholas co. in 1819 and 1820 on the Licking River, in 1821 on Brushy Fork. In the 1820 census he is living next to his parents and brother, and has a daughter under 10. By 1828 Jeffrey had moved up the north side of the river to Triplett creek in Fleming county and was leasing 160 acres on land owned by a Mr. Gray on the Harrison land survey, where he remained until 1834. The pension papers of his son John H. says that he was born in Fleming co. on April 15, 1831, although Jeffrey missed the 1830 census. Jeffrey next appears in Carter co. a few miles to the east in 1839, on Little Fork, and has two horses, no real estate. That part of Carter county was formed from Greenup county in 1838, and all records were lost in a flood in 1839.
The 1840 census of Carter co: Jeffrey Bartlett
1m5 - 10 Samuel Jeffrey was 8
2m 10 - 15 Solomon was 13, John was 10
1m 40 - 50 Jeffrey was 40
1f2f 15 - 20 Margaret, Harriet
1f 40 - 50 Sarah Ann was 40
Jeffrey and family moved to Floyd co, Indiana, then to Lawrence co, Indiana."
Note: John H. Bartlett is my great-great grandfather.He died in Russellville, Arkansas in 1899. Joe Myers STL MO, firstname.lastname@example.org