Alma; This info may be elsewhere on this forum, too, but I wanted to answer this post here.Here is the lineage as near as I can figure out - please let me know if you have found any different info...
Thomas BARTLETT b c1705 lived in Richmond Co, VA; will dated 1767, probated 1783 (it is not clear when he died exactly, but a Thomas BARTLETT was listed in the Richmond Co election poll of 1771).His will names wife Catherine, but no children or grandchildren are named Catherine.There are church records in the North Farnham Parish Register of Thomas BARTLETT and Elizabeth's children births: James in 1726 and Anis 1729...After his will there is no record of any of his sons (indicating they died or moved) except Elisha who stayed in Richmond Co along with most of his sisters: Anne m Charles JONES; Mary m Thomas SCOTT; Bathsheba m Charles FONES; and Sarah m Joseph SCATES - you probably recognize these Richmond Co families.
Elisha BARTLETT was married twice, his 2m 1798 to Elizabeth JONES (her 1m name).Elisha's will 10 May 1803 in Richmond Co only named 3 of his children: Pennolopy, John and Isaac; others probably included Elisha BARTLETT, Jr m 1791 Richmond Co, VA Leah SCATES and Catherine BARTLETT m 1793 Richmond Co, VA Everned/everard PULLEN.
Isaac BARTLETT b c1770; d 1840; m 1798 Richmond Co, VA Winifred CRASK (c1782-1850s), dau of John CRASK Jr and Martha.Isaac's family is in the 1810, 20, 30 and 40 Richmond Co, VA census.I haven't found his will or estate or many records about him.Of 10 children indicated by the census records, I have only identified John H BARTLETT and his brother Henry BARTLETT.
John H BARTLETT b 1810; d Dec 1894; m 1836 Richmond Co, VA Lorinda BALDERSON (1815-1875).They are in the 1840 and 50 Richmond Co, VA census; I haven't looked at the 1860, etc census yet.John's 1891 will lists ch of 1st marriage: William J, Samuel, John A, Robert B and James Warren BARTLETT - I believe this is YOUR William J BARTLETT (1839-1925) 1m Virginia M SCATES (1846-1895) dau of John B SCATES and Elizabeth).Do you have info back on this SCATES line - I think many of the SCATES in Richmond Co, VA trace back to Sarah BARTLETT and Joseph SCATES, but I haven't sorted that out yet.
Please let me know of any errors or additional info.