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Documents of John Bartholomew (1845-1914)

A collection of documents during the life of John Bartholomew.

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Ancestry Relationship of John, as 7th great-grandson on his mother's side, to Stephen Hopkins, one of the passengers on the Mayflower in 1620. See http://trees.ancestry.com/RelationshipFinder/relationships.aspx?path=44398498<43011133<24688535...

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1845 An early affirmation of John's birth date and birth place: 11 September 184-, McLean, Ills. [Illinois], found in the Springville Ward [Utah] Historical Record, 1851-1875. Following their arrival in Utah, the Joseph Bartholomew family lived in Springville during the decade 1852 to 1861. They then departed to help settle Warm Creek, later Fayette, Utah. FHL film # 26458.

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1845 Second affirmation of John's birth date and birth place: Thursday, 11th Sep [September] 1845, McLean Co. [County], Ills. [Illinois], found in his mother Polly Benson's Bible. Unfortunately, the precise entry dates of the recorded information in this Bible are not known. Entries may have been entered as late as 21st November 1878, the date written on the book's initial entry page.

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1845 Third affirmation of John's birth date and birth place: 11 Sept. [September] 1845, Mackenan [Township], Maclean [McLean County], Illinois, found in the Fayette [Utah] Ward Record of Members, 1871-1950, Part 1. (This entry would not have been entered before 1871.) FHL film # 0025955.

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1850 Photocopy of the 1850 United States Federal Census for District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa for Joseph Pratholamil [Bartholomew] farmer and family members, prior to their move to Utah: Polly, John (age 5), Mary, Joseph and Electa Benson (blind). Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Roll: M432_188; Page: 125; Image: 252. http://ancestry.com.

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1854 Continuation of the Springville Ward [Utah] Historical Record, 1851-1875 above, which also shows John's baptism and confirmation dates, June 11 and 12, 1854, first time (he would have been 8 years and 9 months old). Presumedly, this record was created at the time these ordinances were performed, or certainly before the family's departure from Springville in 1861. FHL film # 26458.

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1856 Photocopy of 1856 Utah State [Territory] Census for the Joseph Bartholomew Household residing at Springville City, Utah County, see p. 27. John would have been nearing age 11 at the time of this census. FHL film # 0505913.

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1860 United States Federal Census for Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, showing Joseph Bartholomew household members. John was 14 years old at the time this census was taken: Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Springville, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 1004; Image: 472. http://ancestry.com.

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1865 - 1867 Card Index to Military Records of the Indian Wars (Utah-Black Hawk Indian War), A-Z, indicating John's three terms of service as a Private in the Cavalry: from 15 April 1865 to 1 November 1865; 1 April 1866 to 1 November 1866, and 1 May 1867 to 1 November 1867. FHL film# 536221.

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1865 - 1867 Affidavit Concerning Service in Indian Wars Within the State of Utah and Service Relating Thereto, Part 1, filed by John Bartholomew, on 11 November 1909. FHL film# 485511.

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1865 - 1867 Affidavit Concerning Service in Indian Wars Within the State of Utah and Service Relating Thereto, Part 2, filed by John Bartholomew, on 11 November 1909. FHL film# 485511.

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1867 Excerpt from Andrew Jenson's, Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deseret News Publishing Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1941, p. 248, indicating the beginning of John's Church calling in Warm Creek (Fayette). Found at the Brigham Young University HBLL, volume #BX 8672.03.J451e.

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1868 An entry in Polly Benson's Bible shows John's and Eliza R. Metcalf's marriage date and place: 11 October 1868, Salt Lake City, Utah. (John was 23 and Eliza was 18 years old.) Unfortunately, the precise entry dates of the recorded information in this Bible are not known. Entries may have been entered as late as 21st November 1878, the date written on the book's initial entry page.

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1868 Index Card to Endowment House Records for John Bartholomew showing the date of his and Eliza's sealing, 11 October 1868, EH (the year of his baptism should read 1854, as was demonstrated above): found in FHL film # 1,262,690.

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1868 Index Card to Endowment House Records for Eliza Roxey [Roxie] Metcalf showing the date of her endowment, 11 October 1868: found in FHL film # 1,267,711.

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1870 United States Federal Census for Warm Creek (later Fayette), Sanpete, Utah Territory, showing the John Bartholomew household members: Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Warm Creek, Sanpete, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 94; Image: 189. http://ancestry.com.

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1877 Transcribed entry from John Bartholomew's Diary, 6 July 1877 showing his ordination as a high priest and setting apart as a bishop by Elder Erastus Snow, on 7 July 1877. See John Bartholomew: Additional Family History, on this website.

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1877 Assistant Church Historian, Andrew Jenson (1850-1941), in the Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, Deseret News Publishing Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1941, p. 248, states: When the Sanpete Stake of Zion was organized July 4, 1877, the Fayette Branch was organized as a regular bishop's ward with John Bartholowmew [Bartholomew] as Bishop. He presided 37 years, or until 1914... [at the time of his death]. The following enlargement of the Fayette Ward [Utah] Historical Record, 1871-1950, FHL film # 0025955, indicates John's ordination as a high priest and setting apart as a bishop by Elder Erastus Snow, July 1877. (It can also be noted that he was ordained an elder in 1867 by his future father-in-law, John E. Metcalf, Presiding Elder of the Fayette Branch at the time.) John was sealed to his wife, Eliza Metcalf in 1868 (see previous documentation above), and served as Presiding Elder of the branch himself, from 1867 to 1877 (see previous documentation above), when it became a ward. Thus, he presided over the Fayette unit of the Church, a total of 47 consecutive years.

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1879 An example of John's handwriting, taken from his personal daybook: entry dated Fayette, April 21st 1879.

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1880 United States Federal Census for Fayette, Sanpete, Utah (very poor quality image), showing John, age 35, farmer, along with his wife and children: Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T9_1338; Family History Film: 1255338; Page: 457.1000; Enumeration District: 67. http://ancestry.com.

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1900 United States Federal Census for Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, showing John, age 54, with other members of his family then at home: Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T623_1686; Page: 9B; http://ancestry.com.

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1910 United States Federal Census for Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, showing John, age 64, with his wife and youngest child, Henry Lea [Lee], age 18: Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T624_1608; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 152; Image: 196. http://ancestry.com.

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1914 Deseret News obituary, September 24, 1914. (Error: As noted above, he was set apart as a bishop by Elder Erastus Snow, not by President Brigham Young.)

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1914 State of Utah—Death Certificate, State Board of Health File No. 125-634: John Bartholomew, age 69 years and 12 days, died 23 September 1914, at Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, from paralysis of heart, sudden death … photographic copy of certificate in possession of W. Bart. Christenson, Jr., Provo, Utah.

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