Tradition has it that the Bartlett family was founded by Adam Barttelot who was esquire to Guido de Brionne. De Brionne (or de Bryan) came from the Liseux district of Normandy to England with William the Conqueror.
BARTLETT, Robert bap 27 May 1603 Puddletown, County Dorsett, England d between Sep 1676 and Nov 1676 Plymouth
m ca. 1628 Plymouth, Massachusetts Mary Warren b 1610 England d 27 Mar 1683 Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of Pilgrim Richard Warren and his wife Elizabeth
Mary Warren and Robert Bartlett came to America on the Ann in 1623. After marrying in 1628, the Bartletts built their home south of the Warren farm between the Eel River and the Pine Hills. Robert described himself as a cooper or wine cooper in several deeds that he signed.
In the division of land on 22 May 1627 Robert received one acre near the Eel River. In the division of cattle at the same time Robert and twelve others drew the tenth lot which was a "heyfer of last yeare called the white belyd heyfer and two shee goats".
In October 1652, Robert petitioned the court to confirm his ownership of lands "bestowed on him by his Mother-in-law Mrs. Elizabeth Warren in Marriage with her Daughter...". The court upheld his rightful ownership.
Robert occasionally served as a member of the grand jury and frequently on trial juries. He also served several terms as surveyor of highways.
On 19 Sep 1676, Robert made a nuncupative will. The will was probated 29 Oct 1676 so he had died sometime between these two dates.
According to the General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars 1899-1902, Robert served in Captain Myles Standish's Company in 1632.
BARTLETT, Benjamin b bef 6 Jun 1663 d Duxbury bet. 21 and 28 Aug 1691
m bef. 4 April 1654 Susannah Jenny b after 22 May 1627 Plymouth d before 18 Aug 1655, daughter of John and Sarah (Carey) Jenny
m aft. 4 April 1654 Sarah Brewster b ca. 1635 Plymouth, daughter of Love and Sarah (Collier) Brewster
m bef. 21 Jan 1678 Sissilla
BARTLETT, Joseph b ca. 1638 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 18 Feb 1711/12 Plymouth, Massachusetts
m ca. 1662 Plymouth, Massachusetts Hanah Pope b ca. 1639 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 12 Mar 1709/10 Plymouth, Massachusetts
On 14/24 Jul 1673 Robert Bartlett deeded to Joseph his house, the land upon which it stood and other properties with the condition that he did not take possession until after the death of Robert and his wife. In July 1678, Joseph's father in-law, Thomas Pope, sold Joseph some land for £4, 10 shillings. In the deed Joseph is referred to as a wine cooper. Joseph also served on a jury that, on 6 March 1676, returned a verdict of "suspisious of the murder Charge on them" against two Indians that had been tried for the murder of three colonists. On 30 June 1684 Joseph and his wife sold 40 acres for "40 pieces of current silver money of New England" to Ephraim Morton.
On 13 June 1694 Joseph signed a covenant to free his slave Tobey if he behaved well for twelve years of servitude. This covenant may have been made at the time of Tobey's purchase. It is also possible that it was made by his son as both were alive at the time.
BARTLETT, Benjamin d bef. 10 April 1724
m Dec 1676 or 1678 Duxbury Ruth Pabodie b 27 Jun 1658 Duxbury d between 25 April 1724 and 27 March 1725, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie
Benjamin was a cooper
BARTLETT, Samuel d bef. 9 Dec 1713
m 2 Aug 1683 Hannah Pabodie b 15 Oct 1662 Duxbury d Plymouth 29 April 1723, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie
BARTLETT, Robert b ca. 1663 Plymouth d 3 Jan 1717/18 Plymouth
m 28 Dec 1687 Sarah Bartlett b 1670 d 20 Feb 1687/88, daughter of Benjamin Bartlett
m 1 April 1691 Plymouth Sarah Cooke b ca 1671 Plymouth d 8 Feb 1744/45, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lettice) (Shurtleff) Cooke
On 1 Apr 1691, Robert was deeded several pieces of land by his father that were located on the Eele River. On 19 September 1695, Robert was deeded one quarter part of his father's one twelfth part of a tract "Commonly Called Aggawamm"
BARTLETT, Joseph b 15 May 1665 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 9 Apr 1703 Plymouth, Massachusetts
m 6 Jun 1692 Lydia Griswold b 1671 Norwich County d 6 Jan 1751/52 Plymouth, Massachusetts
On 25 March 1693/94 Joseph was deeded several pieces of land by his father located at "Monament ponds" and elsewhere. On 12 Mar 1694/5, Joseph was deeded one third interest in three acres near the Eele River for nine shillings by James and Benjamin Warren.
BARTLETT, Hanah b Plymouth d bef 4 Mar 1754 Plymouth
m ca. Apr 1690 Joseph Slverter b ca. 11 Nov 1664 d bef. 4 March 1754
On 20 June 1694 Hanah was deeded a piece of land by her father located at "Monament ponds".
BARTLETT, Joseph b 15 May 1693 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 13 July 1756 Plymouth, Massachusetts
m 18 Mar 1716/17 Plymouth, Massachusetts Elizabeth Bartlett b ca. 1700 Duxbury, Massachusetts d 10 Jan 1773 Plymouth, Massachusetts (Elizabeth and Joseph were second cousins)
Joseph is refered to as Captain in his probate records, presumably a sea captain. The daughter's husbands names appear in these records as well. Son Joseph is not mentioned.
BARTLETT, Samuel b 29 Aug 1696 Plymouth d 25 Mar 1769 Plymouth
m 22 Dec 1721 Elizabeth Lothrop b15 Apr 1705 Plymouth d 1 Nov 1745 Plymouth, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Barnes) Lothrop
m 24 Nov 1748 Elizabeth (Lothrop) Wetherell bap. 27 Jun 1725 Barnstable d bef. 10 Jul 1793, daughter of Thomas and Experience (Gorham) Lothrop and a descendant of Pilgrim John Howland
From Records of the Town of Plymouth 1743 to 1783: Volume 3: "At a Town
Meeting Regularly Assembled & held at ye Court House In Plymo on Monday the 5th day of
March A Dom 1743. ... At sd meeting Doctr Laz. LeBaron was chosen
Moderator and Saml Bartlett Esqr was Chosen Town Clerk for ye ensuing year & sworn to
ye faithfull discharge of his sd office by John Murdock Esqr and Messrs Josiah Morton
Stephen Churchill Doct Le Barron Nathl Thomas Esq &". Samuel continued to
hold the office until March 1766.
BARTLETT, Benjamin b 9 Oct 1699 Plymouth d 23 Apr 1760 Plymouth
m 24 Sep 1724 Plymouth Lydia Morton b 25 Nov 1702 Plymouth d 21 Oct 1739, daughter of Thomas and Martha (Doty) Morton, a descendant of Pilgrim Edward Doty
m 4 May 1741 Plymouth Abigail (Pratt) Morton living 24 Dec 1762
Benjamin was a cooper
BARTLETT, Sylvanus b 1 Dec 1719 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 16 Nov 1811 Plymouth
m 16 Nov 1743 Plymouth, Massachusetts Martha Waite b 6 April 1727 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 30 Dec 1809 Plymouth, Massachusetts
The birth, death, and marriage dates for Sylvanus and his wife and the names and birth dates of their children are from Plymouth Vital Records.
Sylvanus was very active in Plymouth government. His name appears many times in the Records of the Town of Plymoth 1743 to 1783: Volume III, 1903. He served as Surveyor of Lumber, Horgreeve, Tytheingman, Packer of Fish(inspector), Selectman, Assessor, Surveyor of Highway, Clerk of the Market, Fence Viewer, Field Walker, warden, and later in life moderator (chairman) pro tem of the town meeting. He did, however, refuse to serve as Constable, for which he paid a fine
The records also show that Sylvanus purchased several pieces of land. The first was on 1 March 1756 for sixteen pounds. It was located at "Wellingsley, Upon which the fishing Flakes of Deacon Joseph Bartlett Now stands...". At a town meeting on 27 September 1756, the sale of a water front lot to Sylvanus and Thomas Davis, traders was approved and on 28 December 1761, the town board approved the sale of some land to Sylvanus adjoining land he already owned on the south side of Fort Hill.
When his father died in 1756, he inherited the "Warren Lott at Monument Ponds in Plymouth which I purchase of my brother Benjamin Bartlett, Elnathan Bartlett & Phebe Barnes at several times; two thirds of Point Pasture, Sedge Ground near Beef Hill & cedar swamp in Plympton which I purchased of John Carver; also half lot bought of Isaac & Sarah Little near Sacrifice Brook in Plymouth".
When Plymouth formed a committee of correspondence on 11 March 1766, Sylvanus was one of the thirteen members. He was selected again on 24 March 1777 and 16 March 1778. He was also on a committee that reviewed the new state constitution on behalf of the town.
BARTLETT, Francis b 1766 d 1825
m 8 Oct 1789 Plymouth, Massachusetts Anna Cornish b 24 Feb 1763, daughter of Thomas Cornish and Anne
The marriage date and spouse's name are from the Plymouth Vital Records, but it is not certain that this is the right Francis. It was the only one to be found, however. The same holds true for the parents of Anna. Francis moved to Hocking County, Ohio between 1810 and 1820 as he appears in 1810 Plymouth County, Massachusetts census and in the 1820 census for Hocking county. He may have come with his brother Jesse around 1816.
BARTLETT, Jesse b 28 Oct 1772 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 1846 Hocking County, Ohio
m 11 November 1797 Elizabeth (Betse) Lewis Drew b 25 Dec 1781 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 3 Sep 1806 Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of William Drew, a drummer in the Revolutionary army, and Eunice Howard.
m 8 Apr 1809 Plymouth, Massachusetts Mary (Polly) Hovey b 1784 d 24 Sep 1847 Logan, Ohio
Jesse's marriage dates and spouses' names are from Plymouth Vital Records. Jesse is described as a tanner in a 1797 deed.
Unlike the younger generations of most American families of the time, the Bartletts hadn't migrated west. Jesse's ancestors had lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts for almost 200 years before he decided to move to Ohio. However, his move may not have been by choice. In February 1815 peace was announced between England and the United States bringing an end to the War of 1812. This resulted in a huge backlog of English manufactures being dumped in the U.S. which, in turn, destroyed the New England industry that had thrived during the war. The lack of jobs caused many residents of the area to migrate westwards. Jesse is thought to have moved in 1816 which would have been about when the economy of New England was at its lowest. At the latest, he would have to have left by early 1819 as he appears in the 1820 census for Falls Township in Hocking County.
In 1829, he became one of the founding members of the First Presbyterian church in Hocking County. Jesse and his second wife Mary are buried at the Webb Summit Cemetery, east of Logan, Ohio. In a bill of sale for Jesse's estate dated 25 January 1848, the following people are some of the people listed as purchasers of various items: Jesse Bartlett, Jerome Bartlett, Solomon Finney, N. R. England, and Henry Griffin. Solomon Finney was married the Catherine Bartlett above.
BARTLETT, William Drew b ca. 1800 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 27 Dec 1850 Athens County, Ohio
m 28 Apr 1825 Athens County, Ohio Julia Bingham
m Mary Wyatt Pesher
BARTLETT, Catherine b between 1801 and 1806
m 8 Jan 1825 Hocking County, Ohio Solomon Finney
BARTLETT, Sylvanus b 16 Dec 1798 Plymouth, Massachusetts d 29 Dec 1849 New Plymouth Vinton County, Ohio
m 14 Aug 1823 Athens County, Ohio Amanda Bingham
Sylvanus appears in the 1840 census for Starr Township in Hocking County, Ohio. A petition to sell the land of the deceased Sylvanus appears in the Vinton County, Ohio Common Plea Court Records on 13 August 1850. It mentions his wife Amanda and their six children.
BARTLETT, Sylvanus b 9 Jan 1827
m 7 Mar 1850 Ross County, Ohio Mahala Withrow