Patricia; I've extracted all of the VA census records from 1850 back for BARTLETTs and variant spellings.There are two very young Joseph BARTLETTs....
1. 1850 Floyd Co, VA: Laurg [really Leroy] BARTLETT family includes Joseph age 2 [but he died at 12 in 1859]
2. 1850 Richmond Co, VA: Samuel BARTLETT, wife Mahala, includes Joseph 5/12.I'd say this is the one.I can't find Samuel in the 1860 census, but he died in 1862 in Richmond Co, VA.
The Richmond Co, VA family began with Thomas BARTLETT c1705-c1783; whose son Elisha stayed in Richmond Co.
Do you have some record to indicate that Joesph was born in VA?I'm trying to piece together the Richmond Co, VA family.You can find more info on this family that I've posted on this forum by looking at my other posts. Tnx, Jim Bartlettjimbartlett@mindspring.com