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Descendants of Francis de Bourdon


3865. David Nathaniel Burden

MARRIAGE: Bob Baker Goff, The Burden Family of White County, Tennessee and their Bourdoon-Borden Ancestry; 1380-1980; ; Knoxville, Tennessee; pg 22;

Mary Clementine Reeves

At age 15 was in her mother-in-laws home in the 1880 census.

6005. Martha Elizabeth Burden

NAME-BIRTH: Bob Baker Goff, The Burden Family of White County, Tennessee and their Bourdoon-Borden Ancestry; 1380-1980; ; Knoxville, Tennessee; pg 22

DEATH: GEDCOM from Ed Suder to T.Mason; Dec 1998

3867. Sidney Stanton Burden

NAME-BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE: Bob Baker Goff, The Burden Family of White County, Tennessee and their Bourdoon-Borden Ancestry; 1380-1980; ; Knoxville, Tennessee; pg 23

Nancy Dorathulee Brock

This Nancy D. was born May 1859.

NOTE: There seems to have been a Nancy Dorathulee Brock who was born in May 1857 that is being combined with this Nancy D. Brock.

6024. John Waymon Burden

DESCENDANTS: Tom2 family tree owner - bf2frey on Ancestry.com.

3886. Nicholas Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "In 1850 Nicholas was identified as the head of household and he was a farmer. His wife Jane came from Tennessee. They had three children Rober age 6, Henry age 4 and John 1.5 years old. The value of their land was $500. During his life he borrowed a great deal of money. On the occasion of his death he left a debt of over $3,330 after all the liquid assets had been attached. His wife Jane and oldest brother William were administrators of the estate. They were threatened with the requirement to put their land up for sale to settle the debts to the estate. The settlement of the estate was difficult but eventually all debts were satisfied. During the process William Bartlett, Janes co-administrator of the estate was called into military service to fight in the Civil War."

3888. Henry Thompson Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 16 April 2005 by Steve Treanor. "Henry took in George Allen after their father William Royal passed away. He is found living on Henry's farm at the age of 17 in 1850. In 1865 he served with Elias Haskins as an administrator of his brother William R. Bartlett's estate."

3890. William Royal Bartlett Jr.

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "In 1850 William owned a farm next to his brother Nicholas. They had a one month old baby boy. William's younger brother David, age 20, lived with them. William was co-administrator of his brother's estate with his sister-in-law Jane Murphy. While they worked diligently to pay off the extensive debt of the estate, they did face the prospect of having to sell precious land to meet the need. William was called to serve in the Union Army before the estate was settled."

Henry H. Hays

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net]. "He was a teacher in 1880. In that year he was living with his 78 father Elija Hayes his brother Stephen, his wife Sarrah and her sister Middy Bartlett."

6058. Rhoda Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net]. "Rhoda is listed as a public school teacher in the 1910 US Census in the Wood River Twp in Madison County Illinois."

3893. George Allen Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor

Source information:
- 1880 US Census South Macon, Macon Illinois.
- 1870 US Census Town of Milam Macon County Illinois South Macon County.
- City of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1910, 1260 pgs.
- 1860 US Census Madison County Edwardsville PO Illinois, p. 37.
- 1850 US Census Madison County Twshp 4 Range 7 page 510.
- Centennial history of Decatur and Macon County Decatur, Ill.: Decatur Review in co-operation with the Decatur and Macon County Centennial Association, 1930, p. 441.
- History of Macon County Illinois 1763 -1880, p. 235.
- 1910 US Census Pratt, 2-WD Pratt Kansas, p. 163.
"Per the 1880 census his father was from Tennessee and mother from Kentucky. His family was very influential in both local and state political affairs in the Madison County community of Edwardsville. His father died when he was about 14 or 15. He is listed in the 1850 census as living with his older brother and his wife in Edwardsville. His mother had remarried by this time and had moved with some of the children to Oregon along the Oregon Trail. George is present in Madison County in the 1860 Census. At that time he appears to be an unmarried farmer. In February of 1861 George married Isabella McNickle in Madison County. By 1870 George and his family are living in Milam Township in Macon County Illinois. He and his wife Isabella (McNickle) have four children ranging in age from 9 to 3. They had a 5th child in 1872 (Mary Jane). Isabella died in 1874 leaving George to raise the family. In May of 1875 George remarried. His new wife, Hettie Naftel bore him three more children. In 1882 Hettie too passed away and by 1883 George remarried Jennie Seass in Moultrie County. Illinois. She was the widow of Aaron Seass and she had a child, Hubert Seass, from that marriage. Huber became a ward of George when Jennie died in 1885. We have not found who took in Hubert after George's death. In 1886 George was in business with his son in law William Fierce (Nellie's Husband). They had a wagon yard business. There apparently was a contract between George and the Fierce's regarding the care of George's minor children. There was some level of dispute as expressed in George's probate record. It did finally resolve itself. George died at his home at 342 South Water St., Decatur Illinois of apparent kidney failure.

A short essay in the History of Macon Co, Illinois, (1880 p. 235) describes George as follows: "BARTLETT, Geo. A. Hails from the rich and cultivated old county of Madison, where his grandfather, Joseph Bartlett, settled in 1808, being an emigrant from Tenn., in which W.R., Mr. B's father, was born, and who was seven years old when the family arrived in Illinois. He married Miss Lucy Thompson, by whom he raised a family of ten children, all now dead but Mr. Bartlett, Wm. R., Jno. W., James P. of Washington territory, Mary A. Hunter, of Portland, Oregon, and Thompson, of Sedalia, Mo. Mr. Bartlett was born near Edwardsville, Nov. 11th, 1832, was raised as a farmer, and on attaining his majority, leased a half section of land for ten years, which was the means of starting him, financially, in the world. He was married in 1861, to Miss Isabella McNickle (Marriage License Information. George A. md. Isabella MCNICKLE Feb 7, 1861. Vol. 6, p. 173, Lic. #934.), the daughter of George and Jane McCoy. A short time before the expiration of his lease he bought a farm of 100 acres, four miles east of his county-seat, on which he lived till his removal to this county in 1868, and which he disposed of at the round price of $80 per acre. He at once, on his arrival here, purchased the fine farm in Milam township which has since been his home, and which is handsomely improved, and in a superior state of cultivation--equal in every respect to any in his precinct. Though in the strictest sense a farmer, and having no taste for official cares and responsibilities, still he has held some of the positions of trust within his township. He was its second supervisor and held the office for two terms, and for three years was commissioner of highways, and was the first town collector. His public duties were discharged in every respect with ability and integrity, and to his endeavors the people are indebted for the timely and excellent system of grading and drainage imperatively demanded by the topography of the country. He was bereaved by the death of his amiable companion in 1874, who left behind her six children--all still living save one which followed its mother to the grave in a few days. His second wife was Miss Henriette Naftel, an accomplished lady, by whom his family circle has been enlarged by the birth of three additional children. From family traditions we gather the following facts in regard to the early history of the Bartlett family. His great-grandfather was a French Quaker, who settled in Va., and afterwards moved into Md., where Mr. B.'s grandfather was born. He was a frontiersman in an eminent sense, first in N.C., then in Tenn., and lastly in Ills. He was in the Black Hawk and other early Indian wars, and was one of the best informed old settlers of his day, was well known by many of the earlier politicians of the state, and such were the retentive qualities of his memory that he had the histories of the three states in which he had lived almost by heart." George was politically active in the county of Macon. He was the first tax collector and also served as a County Supervisor in 1871. He seems to have been connected to some of the more powerful men in the county. His oldest son, Harry, married Ada Keller the daughter of David Pence Keller. The Kellers had been involved in the policital scene in Ohio and David served two terms as a state legislator in Illinois. David was the executor of George's estate when he died in 1887.

His obituary is as follows: Decatur * Review * 1887-08-03 Death of G A Bartlett The death of G A Bartlett occurred at 10 o'clock this (Wednesday) forenoon at the residence on South Water street, resulting from kidney trouble. The deceased was engaged with William Fierce in the feed and wagon yard business at A Culp's old place. He was taken sick last spring. His age was 55 years. He was married three times, but all of his wives are dead and buried in the Long Grove cemetery in Macon Township, where the body of the husband will be laid at rest. Eight children survive. The deceased was a Mason and in good circumstances. He owned a fine farm of 176 Acres in Kansas and property in this county. 1887-08-04 The remains of the late G A Bartlett will be taken to Macon tomorrow for burial."

Isabella McNickle

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor

- History of Macon County Illinois 1763 -1880, p. 235.
- 1870 US Census Milam Macon County Illinois, page 563.
"Found in the 1870 census as the spouse of "Georgh" Bartlett. She appears to have married George in the Edwardsville area and moved with him and the family to Macon County Illinois prior to her death. She died in 1874. George and Isabella had five children. Harry Bartlett being the oldest and our ancestor. Her family was from Pennsylvania. We have confirmed the relationship via Harry's death certificate which identifies Isabella as his mother and George A as his father."

Marriage Notes for George Allen Bartlett and Isabella McNickle

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor.
Source information:
- Illinois Marriage Register Madison County - County 186 - February 1861.
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900 Date 02/07/1861 Vol/page 6/ 173 Lic # 934 County Madison.

6064. Nellie Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 17 April 2005 by Steve Treanor. "Nellie seems to have been the closest child to her father George Bartlett. Her husband William Fierce was in business with George in his later years. The Fierce family seems to have been chosen to care for the minor children of George in the event of his death. There seems to have been some sort of agreement between George and the Fierce family regarding payment for the care of the kids. Judging from George's probate records there was a disagreement regarding payments and property distribution. It appears as if Nellie took in her half siblings but she seems to have done it for the promise of payment more than for the good of the family."

Marriage Notes for Nellie Bartlett and William Fierce

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net].
Source information:
- Marriage records from the IL State Archives Database.
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900 03/20/1884 Macon.

Henrietta Naftel

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. Children named.
Source information:
- 1880 US Census Milam Macon County Illinois, p. 517.

Marriage Notes for George Allen Bartlett and Henrietta Naftel

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net].
Source information:
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900, 05/27/1875 Macon.

Jennie Jane Bastion

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 14 May 2005 by Doris Waggoner.

"Jennie was the daughter of Nicholas S. Bastion, who was a minister in the Methodist, Baptist and Christian (Disciples of Christ) churches. He spent six months in Liberia in 1849 - 1850 as a Methodist missionary, where he lost his first wife and their toddler son. Jennie had been married before her marriage to George and had a son about nine. She was only 29 when she married him. He was over 50. Her family was poor and her parents had apparently been in poor health in the early 1880's. Her father had died in Adams County Illinois in 1884 on what can only assumed to have been a preaching trip. Jennie apparently cared for her seriously ill mother (she had bad arthritis). She married George at her parent's home in Moultrie County on Dec 18, 1883. She seems to have died about 1885."

Marriage Notes for George Allen Bartlett and Jennie Jane Bastion

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net].
Source information:
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900, Lic # 3489 Moultrie Co.

3894. John Wesley Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "John moved with his mother Lucy Bennet to Oregon In 1870 John Wesley is farming near brother Riley and sister Mary in Washington State. John's family seems to have prospered and grown in Washington. An incident in 1880 changed the lives of John's family forever. The following transcript from the local paper describes this life changing incident. From the Vancouver Independent, dated Jan. 12, 1880 The Crushed School house on Lewis River Last Friday, January 8th, A. D. 1880, is a day that will be remembered to the last of recorded times, and the storms of Italy are nothing to us compared with the misery produced here on the above date, when one of the most horrible and heart rending scenes that ever came to view on this coast presented itself to our sight. A large tree three feet in diameter fell across the school-house in the Bartlett school district one and a half miles north-east of La Center. Twenty-four persons, including the teacher, Mrs. A. E. Roper- two visitors and twenty-one scholars- were in the ill fated house. The school house had lately been built 20 by 24 feet, and after consultation it was thought that there was but one tree that could possibly reach the house, but on last Friday at 12 o'clock, while Mrs. Roper with her happy little band of pupils were consuming the frugal meal comfortably around a warm stove in the center of the hose, that one identical tree came down across the house, with a crash, tearing, mashing and breaking the house and stove into a million fragments, killing two children, badly wounding three besides injuring the remainder present. The tree came with such force that all in the house were knocked senseless. Frank Briggs was the first to recover from unconsciousness and aroused the teacher and the larger boys. Mr. Lawton seeing the tree fall was soon there, and with his assistance the large boys carried water to quench the fire that had caught from the stove, and thus saved the children from butning to death, until assistance could be had. Mr. John W. Bartlett had eight children at school, two of whom were killed. Three are thought to be mortally wounded, and two slightly wounded, and one unhurt. Alice, his oldest daughter, 18 years old, received quite an injury on the face and shoulders. Ruth, aged 14 years, is reported as having her skull injured, her shoulder blade broken, her lower limbs badly bruised and burned-the tree falling across her thighs and being burned by the fire before extinguished. She is considered convalescent. The tree was sawed twice before Ruth could be extricated. Emma, aged 12, escaped with but slight injury. Elmer, aged 13, was horribly mutilated, having 25 square inches of scalp taken off the top of his head, his face terribly scratched and otherwise dangerously hurt-inwardly. Elmer, after receiving these wounds, walked half a mile home, His own father replaced the scalp and sewed it to its proper place, and he is doing well and will likely recover. Olive, aged 9 years, was supposed to have been instantly killed, as she was directly under the tree and rubbish and was never heard to speak after the crash. Milton, aged 8 years, received a severe cut over the left eye and ear, and had his left side, leg and arm burnt to a blister. Alex, 7 years old, was taken out from under the tree and debris dead, after all the rest were safe from the flames. The father of the child sent to the house to ascertain where his son was and finding no Alex at the house were he was supposed to have gone gave another search in the fatal wreck for his lost child, and he was found as above stated. He was heard to cry sometime during the excitement which led us to believe he was not killed instantly. Clara, aged 5, received but a few scratches, and is considered not hurt. Mr. M Anderson had four children at school, all of whom were hurt but none badly. W. A. Johnson also, had five children in the ill-fated school-house, but they seem not to be dangerously hurt. J. I. Galthers, two children wee but slightly hurt-his little girl Clara had her face scarred and one tooth knocked out. S. H. Dyer's son aged 14, was the only child not scratched or hurt in the house. Mr. Chas. Anderson and Otis Harrald stepped in only a few moments before the accident and they were both severely hurt, and the writer is informed that Harrald is dangerously so Mrs. Roper, after thoroughly shaking her self finds that she has only a sprained wrist. Dr. R. S. Davis was first called to the scene, but fearing that the case was in need of more help, Mr. James Anderson was immediately dispatched to Vancouver for Dr. Smith, who arrived here at 6 p. m. Dr. Smith says everything is working well, and the chances are that Ruth, Elmer and Milton will Recover. Olive and Alex were buried in separate coffins but in one grave, Sunday the 11th at 11o'clock A. M. Quite a number attended the funeral, with much solemnity. The parents are grief-stricken and in much trouble. Mr. Bartlett and the remainder of his family have the sympathy of all their friends, who are numerous in this part of the country. The thanks of the bereaved family and friends are hereby tendered to James Anderson, Mr. Polack and Lewis Hathaway for their bravery and noble deeds in braving the storm and dangers to procure medical aid for the wounded children. Hoping that my missive will not be more lengthy than interesting and productive of good. I remain yours truly, W.H. Peter."

Mary J Williams

She and daughter Ruth died of measles just about a year after the school disaster that killed two of their children.

6075. Ruth Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "Ruth was severely injured and burned in the January 1880 tree failure incident. She survived her injuries. She was trapped under the debris and had to be cut out from under the tree. She may have been permanently disabled by the incident. She died about a year later from measles."

6080. Alexander Bartlett

Died with his sister Olive when a tree crashed through the schoolhouse.

Mary A. Barnes

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "Mary was a widowed neighbor of the Bartletts. When she and John Wesley married they combined their two families and had a total of 15 surviving children in their family. They added to the family two children Arthur and Edgar. On April 21 1887 Mary gave birth to another boy who died after birth. She died from complications of the birth on May 3, 1887."