I am researching William Wallace Bartlett, I dont have a lot of information on him, he was born December 21, 1820 in Cornish, New Hampture. His parents (unknown) moved to Orwell, Vermont when he was small, later this family moved to White Hall, NY, and Aurora.
1858 William went to Joliet, Illinois and was in the stock business, he married Rebecca O. Coons. He was the Sheriff of Will County Illinois in 1860 leaving that position to join the 100th Illinois Company E. where he became a Captain. William and Rebecca had two children, Jennie and Charles F.
After the Civil War they came to Kansas. Jennie became a school teacher, Charles was last known to be in South Dakota and was never heard from again after June 1886. William died April 1893 in Saline County Kansas.
Brother of William was Ransom Fordyce Bartlett. He was born in Cornish, NH in 1822, he married Lydia Marshall. They had two children, Clinton L. Bartlett, last known to be in business in New York in December 1904, and a daughter Blanche Bartlett. Blanche married David K. Bean but had no children. Ransom died December 1904 in Saline County Kansas.
I am seeking cousins of this family. There are no known descendants of William or Ransom. In Jennie's will she left all family momentos and photos to her cousin Blanche. Blanche died in California in 1939 (?) I do not have access to California records to obtain her last will.
Any connection to this family would be greatly appricated.