A follow-upon the Van Watrous. I can not find a listing for a Van Watrous as a name anywhere, including the LDS Family History Centers. I have found a listing for Watrous, but nothing for Van Watrous. I am curious where this comes from. I've even searched internet connections, particularly ones with strong Dutch connections and find no Van Watrous. In the obit for David W. it never gives his full name. It only talks about Judge Golden and states the following: "David W. Bartlett was directly descended from the above. (ref. comments about Bartletts and Mayflower descendency)His mother was a daughter of Judge Golden of Herkimer, NY, and through him he was descended from the Van de Waters, one of the oldest and most respected of the Dutch Families of Albany." From this I concluded that the abrevation "W" and the Pen-name "Van" were referencing the Van de Water family, which are prominent in the publishing business, as many of my ancestors Van de Waters and others were actively engaged in the publishing business. Also the obit makes the particular refernece which implies that maybe those who knew David W. were aware of his unusually long middle name. That cross referenced with Ayers Publishing and the Library of Congress satisfy me that indeed his name was David Van de Water Golden Bartlett, or David W. Bartlett for short. There appear to be some Van Warts that were in Canada, but this David W. is not from that group.