i noted that in your message Re: Bartletts--NY, MI, MO, NH?, in the second family, you havelisted as a chld (?) of ira bartlett there is a james bartlett (age 5?).
my dads' fathers' name was james emmett bartlett. he married an olive lucinda bump in machias, new york (cataraugus or wyoming county, new york around 1902-1910 or thereabouts. his and olives' children were named theresa, erma, louis, mildred,burdette (my dad) howard and james.
i have been desperately searching for my grandfathers' and grandmothers' info with nothing but tantalizing bits and hints as a result. do you think that your james bartlett, age 5, could be a link???
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