UPDATE Jan 2001 For many years have searched for my Grandpa HENRY BARTLETT in New Jersey records. Praise be to the Childrens Aid Society ofNew York. Found out recently that my grandfather, Henry, 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 about 25 orphans on this particular train and most of the children were placed at Burlington Junction,Missouri. He lived with different families. He remained in Nodaway County, Missouri until September 1894 when he married my grandmother, Carrie PERUE and they moved to Albany County,Wyoming by wagon train.They had 6 sons.They divorced ca 1912.He either went to Jackson, Colorado or to Sedalia, Missouri. Found he had remarried to Bertha Crawford and had a son Darwin Bartlett born 1912 in Sedalia, (Pettis Co.)Missouri. 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. I must obtain a court order to obtain his medical records but do not know how to go about it.His death certificate shows him to be born 7March1881 in Trenton, New Jersey. Father: Hiram Bartlett. Mother: Sarah Bartlett. He died of congestive heart failure. His body was sent to Laramie, Wyoming and buried in the Bartlett Plot at Greenhill Cemetery. The 1900 Albany County,Wyoming census shows him born March 1873 in New Jersey.The Hospital records show Henry to have a sister Cora GARRETT who lived at Pleasanton,Kansas. His father was said to be Hiram Bartlett and his mother to be Sarah Carter. "He had 6 sisters; 3 younger and 3 older and his brothers were dead". Story and picture of HenryBartlett can be found on BARTLETT ANCESTRAL SOCIETY: http://www.bartlettgenealogy.org/http://www.bartlettgenealogy.org/ 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/ PS PS PS UPDATE UPDATE 30 Jan 2001 Update on my grandfather: Ordered the 1880 Bartlett Soundex for New York and found my grandfather "Henry"Bartlett living in the Canton, St Lawrence Co.,New York Childrens Home. Several of his sisterswere there also; Malinda age 6, Mary J age 7 and Minie age 9. By help from a lady who had the St.Lawrence Co.New York 1870 census we found: Hiram Bartlett,age 24,b NY, father foreign,citizen Sarah,age 22, born Canada Cynthia, age 8, b NY Margaret, age 5, b NY Cora M,age 2, b NY WILLIAM H, age 3/12, b NY in Feb 1870 This must be William HENRY Bartlett. So his name was William HENRY Bartlett and not Henry Benjamin. His father Hiram was in the Civil War, serving with the "H"Co.,NY 92nd Infantry;mustered on 3Nov1861 from Potsdam,New York. He was discharged for disability on 24April1862 at Washington, D.C. Perhaps he was wounded. There was also a Hiram Bartlett who enlisted in 1863 in the New York 14th Artillery. In addition, I found that New York had a law passed in 1875 which placed all children 2 years and over from poorhouses and almshouses in to childrens homes. Perhaps Hiram Bartlett was wounded in theCivil War and not able to care for his family. Have sent for his Civil War Military and Pension records in hopes these will help piece my grandpa's life together. DON'T EVER GIVE UP SEARCHING FOR YOUR LOVED ONES.