Found out recently that my grandfather was sent by the Childrens Aid Society of New York on 31May1881 to Clearmont, Nodaway County, Missouri and placed in the home of Baley H Kinder. There were approximately 25 orphans on this particular train and most of the children were placed at Burlington Junction, Missouri. He remained in Nodaway County, Missouri until September 1894 when he married my grandmother, Carrie PERUE and they moved to Albany County,Wyoming. My Grandfather died in 1951 and I never got to see him. He spent the last 21 years of his life in a hospital in Anna,Illinois. Their records were purged after 10 years. He is said to have a sister Cora GARRETT who lived at Pleasanton,Kansas in 1930-1951 time period.
Story and picture of Henry Benjamin Bartlett can be found on BARTLETT ANCESTRAL SOCIETY:
Go to OUR PHOTO ALBUMS and then UNKNOWN OR ORPHANED BARTLETTS
Why not read about the Orphan Trains. So many people are not aware that there were such trains, but they were real. Thousands of children were placed in Midwestern States from 1853 to 1929. My grandfather was one of these orphans. I am trying to locate some of his unknown siblings. Please help if you can. Go to: http://pda.republic.net/othsa/http://pda.republic.net/othsa/ Sincerely, Evelyn Bartlett Flood LaraWyo@aol.com