Did George Rufus BARTLETT die before 1900, leaving widow Laura b Dec 1857 with 3 sons...if so, George is older brother of Henry German BARTLETT b 1859 AR m Sarah Jennie McELROY. Their parents were John Porter BARTLETT b 1829 Williamson Co, TN; d 1878 AR m Eliza J _____
John Porter's parents were Joseph Shurtleff BARTLETT 1796 MA - 1875 KY ; m 1828 TN Amanda F PORTER.
This family line descends from the Mayflower.
You can confirm this link to the Mayflower BARTLETT by having a living male BARTLETT take a Y-DNA test. By my research, he would match the DNA of the Mayflower Group.