NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The surname Bartholomew was derived from the ancient Hebrew or Syriac personal name, Bartholmai, modified in Greek and Roman spelling. Like the other names of Christ's apostles, Bartholomew came into use as a baptismal name in every Christian country, even before the use of surnames. The Bartholomew family in England appears to date back to the origin of the use of surnames. the ancient coat-of-arms: Argent a chevron engrailed between three lions rampant sable.
John, Robert and Richard Bartholomew were living about 1550 in Warborough, Oxfordshire, England. Robert and Richard were brothers, and from the fact that John's son was overseer of Richard's will it is inferred that John was a brother also. They were land owners, church wardens, and men of consequence. They frequently used the term "alias Martyn," after Bartholomew, presumably having adopted the name of a maternal ancestor, as was frequently the case, to secure an inheritance.
(I) John Bartholomew, mentioned above, lived at Warborough, Oxfordshire, England. He married there, Nov. 22, 1551, Alice Scutter, his second wife.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Bartholomew, married, in Warborough, Nov. 6, 1652, [sic. 1552?] Margaret Joyes. He was made overseer of his uncle Richard's estate in 1577. His four sons apparently all settled in the neighborhing towns of Oxford and Burford.
John, baptized June 19, 1556.
Rowland and Richard (twins), Dec. 5, 1561.
William, mentioned below.
(III) William, son of John (2) Bartholomew, was baptized in Warborough, Feb. 7, 1567, and buried May 6, 1634. He settled in Burford, where he was a mercer, a dealer in silks and woolens. He married Friswilde, daugther of William Metcalfe, mayor of New Woodstock, a neighboring town. She was buried in Fulbrooke, Dec. 10, 1647.
William, born 1602 (mentioned below).
Henry, born 1606-07, came to New England.
Richard, supposed to have died in London or on a return trip from London to Massachusetts.
Francis, baptized in Burford, Feb. 13, 1613-14.
Thomas, baptized June 30, 1616.
Sarah, baptized April 14, 1623.
(IV) William (2), son of William (1) Bartholomew, was born in Burford, England, 1602-03. He had a good education. He went to London and married Anna, sister of Robert Lord, who was afterward his next neighbor in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Before Sept. 16534, he had entertained the famous Mrs. Anne Hutchinson at his London house. On Sept. 18, 1634, he arrived at Boston in the ship "Griffin," in the same company with Anne Hutchinson, Rev. John Lathrop, and others.
He was admitted a freeman March 4, 1634-35, and at the same time was given permission to trade with vessels at Ipswich, where he settled. He received several grants of land there in 1635, and was deupty to the general court several years; was often on the jury; was commissioner, town clerk, assessor, selectman, county treasurer, and often on important committees.
He removed to Boston about 1660, and in 1662 was overseer of the mill of William Brown, of Boston. He was called a merchant, of Boston. He died in Charlestown, at the home of Jacob Green, Jan. 18, 1680-81. His grave is in the Phipps street cemetery, Charlestown, near that of John Harvard. His wife, Anne, died there Jan. 29, 1682-83 (gravestone).
William, mentioned below.
(V) Lieutenant William (3), son of William (2) Bartholomew, was born in Ipswich, in 1640-41, and died in the spring of 1697. He learned the trade of carpenter, and settled first in Roxbury, sold his land there in 1676-77 and removed to Deerfield, Mass., where he bought the home lot of Peter Woodward. At the time of the raid of the Indians on Hatfield, Sept. 19, 1677, he was there with his family, and his daughter, Abigail, aged four, was among the captives. She was taken to Canada, and ransomed eight months later. In 1679 he removed to Branford, Connecticut, where he was granted twenty acres of land, and where he built a saw mill. He kept an ordinary, or inn, also. He was highway surveyor and fence viewer.
In 1687 the town of Woodstock requested him to build a mill in their town and offered him a grant of land. He was commissioned ensign of the New Roxbury company, July 13, 1689 (later Woodstock), where he died.
He married, Dec. 17, 1663, Mary Johnson, born April 24, 1642, daughter of Captain Isaac and Elizabeth (Porter) Johnson, and granddaughter of John Johnson, who held the title of "Surveyor of all ye King's armies in America." Her father wa killed in the Narraganset fight, Dec. 19, 1675, as he was leading his men over a fallen tree bridge into the enemy's fort.
Isaac, born Nov. 1, 1664, mentioned below.
William, Oct. 16, 1666.
Mary, Oct. 26, 1668.
Andrew, Dec. 11, 1670.
Abigail, Dec. 8, 1672.
Elizabeth, March 15, 1674-75.
(VI) Isaac, son of William (3) Bartholomew, was born in Roxbury, Mass., Nov. 1, 1664, and died in North Branford, Oct. 25, 1727. He went with his father to Woodstock in 1687, but moved to Branford, where he was living in 1697. He returned to Woodstock, but in 1703 went back to Branford, where he died. The latter part of his life he lived on Stony River, near the line of Branford and East Haven. He was a farmer and a highly respected citizen.
He married Rebecca Frisbie, born in Branford, Nov. 14, 1679, died May 18, 1738, daughter of John and Ruth (Bowers) Frisbie, and granddaughter of Edward Frisbie.
Isaac, born Nov. 18, 1699.
Rebecca, April 18, 1702.
Elizabeth, April 12, 1704.
Ebenezer, June 10, 1706.
Abraham, June 28, 1708, mentioned below.
Josiah, Jan. 18, 1710-11.
Jerusha, Jan. 13, 1722-23.
(VII) Abraham, son of Isaac Bartholomew, was born June 28, 1708, in Branford. He was an extensive farmer there, and was admitted a freeman April 29, 1740. He held many positions of trust in the town. In 1754 he bought large tracts of land in Fannington, Conn., and settled about a mile east of what is now Burlington Centre, where an old cellar hole still (1910) marks the place. Later he moved several miles south to the house known as Bar-tle-my Tavern, on the east side of the present road from Bristol to Burlington, just south of the line between the two towns. He kept the first tavern in that section and also a general store. The first town elections of Bristol were held at his inn, and his son Jacob was first treasurer and collector.
He married (first) June 18, 1730, Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah (Johnson) Page, granddaughter of George and Sarah (Linsley) Page. He married (second) Deborah ____, who married (second) April 9, 1778, Ichabod Stark.
Hannah, born May 9, 1731.
Abraham, Jan. 28, 1732-33, mentioned below.
Jacob, Jan. 9, 1736-37.
Lydia, Feb. 18, 1738-39.
Mary, July 19, 1741.
John, April 15, 1744.
Thankful, March 24, 1745.
Patience, May 19, 1748.
(VIII) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (1) Bartholomew, was born Jan. 28, 1732-33, in Branford, and died in 1776, in that part of Farmington now Plainville. He was a farmer, and had from his father a farm in Burlington, Conn., but removed later to the farm on which he died.
He married, in Farmington, Eunice Orvis, who died May 13, 1825, aged eighty-three, at the home of her daughter, Hannah Judd, in New Britain, Conn.
Charles, born June 1, 1759.
Isaac, June 2, 1761, mentioned below.
Abraham, removed to New York.
Hannah, April 19, 1766.
Ichabod, Feb. 11, 1772.
Jonathan, Nov. 6, 1774.
(IX) Captain Isaac Bartholomew, son of Abraham (2) Bartholomew, was born in Farmington, June 2, 1761, and died in Waddington, New York, Feb. 11, 1841. He enlisted at Hartford under Captain William Stanton, in Colonel Elisha Sheldon's regiment, and served during the revolution; was made corporal in 1782; also served in the war of 1812. He was a farmer in Bristol, Conn. About 1786 he removed to Tinmouth, Vermont, and in 1801 to Waddington, N.Y. He was the first militia captain commissioned in St. Lawrence county, N.Y.
He was a Whig in politics.
He married, in 1784, Mrs. Lydia (Deming) Crampton, of Tinmouth, born in Saybrook, Conn., Sept. 22, 1760, died June 20, 1835.
Luman, born Oct. 27, 1785.
Laura, Jan. 27, 1787.
Polly, Aug. 2, 1789.
Isaac, Feb. 2, 1791.
Minerva, June 13, 1793.
Roswell, Aug. 5, 1794, mentioned below.
Truman, March 20, 1797.
Julia, July 16, 1798.
Sally, May 20, 1800.
Charles Deming, Jan. 19, 1806.
(X) Roswell, son of Captain Isaac Bartholomew, was born Aug. 5, 1794, in Tinmouth, Vermont, and died Dec. 7, 1874, at Morley, N.Y., near Canton, where he settled when a young man. He was a pioneer in that section.
He married, May 23 ,1821, Julia Ann Lee, born Sept. 23, 1798, died December. 1876.
Lydia D., born Feb. 7, 1822, married Charles Norton.
George Henry, April 18, 1824, mentioned below.
Charles L., Oct. 29, 1826.
Lenora L., Aug. 31, 1829.
Nathaniel L., April 27, 1832.
Edward (Edgar S. ?) Jan. 19, 1837.
(XI) George Henry, son of Roswell Bartholomew, was born April 18, 1824, at Morley, N.Y., and died Jan. 14, 1868. He had a common school education, and conducted a farm in Morley, where he died.
He was a Republican in politics and a Universalist in religion.
He married, May 27, 1850, Mary Belding, born Jan. 20, 1831, in Brandon, Vermont, died Feb. 16, 1899, daughter of Asa Belden.
Charles Emery, born Dec. 12, 1853, mentioned below.
Frederick L., Feb. 17, 1857.
(XII) Charles Emery, son of George Henry Bartholomew, was born in Morley, N.Y., Dec. 12, 1853. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and engaged in farming when a young man. In August, 1888, he took a contract for furnishing building sand for the St. Lawrence Hospital, and has continued in the employ of that institution to the present (1910) time in various capacities. He had contracts for laying out the grounds and the landscape work, and in the construction of the various buildings. Since 1894 he has been in charge of the thousand-acre farm connected with the hospital.
He married, Dec. 25, 1875, Nettie, daughter of Arthur Serviss, of Nicholville, N.Y.
Mary, married Clark A. Briggs, farmer at St. Lawrence State Hospital.
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