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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


William Harrison Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor. "In 1880 it appears as if William is working on a Fredrick Burgers farm."


Harry S. Bartlett

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

- Descendents of Henry Keller 1924.
- 1870 US Census Town of Milam Macon County Illinois South Macon County, p. 552.
- 1910 US Census MILWAUKEE, 17-WD MILWAUKEE, Series: T624 Roll: 1722 Page: 268 .
- Peter Ruffner and his Descendants , p. 261.
- Death Certificate State of California Herbert Harry Bartlett Feb 1977.
- Certificate of Birth Wisconsin State Board of Health Herbert Bartlett Cert # 148-1892-5159.
- 1900 US Census Milwaukee 17-WD Milwaukee Wisconsin, 30A.
- 1920 US Census Milwaukee Wisconsin.
"Harry was the oldest child in his family. His father was an influencial farmer and politician in Illinois. The family had a long history in the area of Edwardsville, Illinois. There is a Bartlett Cemetery in this area. In 1868 the family moved to the township of Milam in Macon County Illinois. While there is no specific record yet found it can be assumed that in his early years Harry worked on the family farm. Historical records of the family farm describe a well kept and profitable operation. It is not known why Harry did not stay on the farm given the tradition of the day to pass such a property on to the oldest son. Harry did, however, move off the farm and start a new life. On Christmas day 1886 Harry wed Ada ("Addie") Keller the daughter of a successful family of Swiss Ancestry. The Kellers had come to Illinois from Ohio, settling in Macon County in the early 1880's. It is certain that Ada's father and Harry's father were well acquainted with one another as they were both successful farmers and politicians in the area. Harry and Ada moved to Milwaukee soon after their marriage. Their first child Katherine was born in Milwaukee in October of 1887. In 1900 Harry was a tool grinder per the census. Harry worked in a steel mill in Milwaukee and according to the 1920 Census was a foreman at a mill. His death certificate indicates he had been employed at the Illinois Steel Mill. Betty Bartlett Treanor remembers him as a "big cuddly man". In his elder years he was apparently very hard of hearing; most likely caused by working in a steel mill."

Death Certificate State of Wisconsin Harry Bartlett Oct 25, 1938.


Ada Keller

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

Sources:
- Descendents of Henry Keller 1924, personal notes by Herbert Bartlett.
- Death Certificate State of Wisconsin -- Addie Bartlett Registered # 1421.
""Addie" was the daughter of David and Rebecca Keller and part of a very influential farming and banking family. She was the middle child of six children in the family. The Keller families were early colonists as was her mother's family (McFarland). Her ancestors were Revolutionary War soldiers. Like many of the women of her time "Addie" "Kept House". She seems to have been a very good homemaker. She was active with quilting groups and from the few pictures available maintained a nice home in Milwaukee. Addie's family has a very rich history. She is a descendant of the Ruffner Family of Virginia who were original European settlers in the Shenandoah Valley. They owned a large land grant which included the land currently occupied by the town of Luray Virginia including the Luray Caverns in Page County Virginia. One ancestral family (Rhodes) was the victim of the last Indian attack in the Shenandoah Valley. Most of the family was killed by these marauders. There are at least 4 Revolutionary War Soldiers that are her and our direct ancestors. Her father's family had two soldiers in the War for Independence, they were Emanuel Ruffner and Christian Grove on his mother's side and Henry Keller on his father's side. Her mother's ancestors included Revolutionary War soldier William McFarland. The Ruffner family also included vocal abolitionists before and after the Civil War. A branch of the Ruffner family is credited with the education of Booker T. Washington (the Ruffner Family Descendants and Booker T. Washington descendants have a strong connection to this day). The Ruffner Family has an active Society. One descendant family now owns a small portion of the original homestead from the 1700's . They operate a Bed and Breakfast in the Historic Ruffner House in Luray Virginia. The patriarchs of the family Peter and Mary Ruffner were buried on the land in the late 1700's."


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 William Fierce and Nellie Bartlett-36683

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.


Arthur Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor.
Sources:
- 1920 US Census Dickey County Bear Creek North Dakota .
- 1910 US Census Dickey Co, 2-WD Oaks, North Dakota, p. 113.
- 1910 US Census Dickey County Oaks City North Dakota.
"Arthur was a Hotel Proprietor in 1920 in North Dakota."


Donald R. Bartlett

In 1920 is an auto mechanic in Dickey county, North Dakota.


Arthur Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor.
Sources:
- 1920 US Census Dickey County Bear Creek North Dakota .
- 1910 US Census Dickey Co, 2-WD Oaks, North Dakota, p. 113.
- 1910 US Census Dickey County Oaks City North Dakota.
"Arthur was a Hotel Proprietor in 1920 in North Dakota."


Donald R. Bartlett

In 1920 is an auto mechanic in Dickey county, North Dakota.


Reece Bartlett

Worked as a telephone lineman in 1920.


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."


Samuel M. Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net]. "In 1910 he was a "Grocery Merchant" in Macon County, Illinois."


Grace Bartlett

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 4 Jan 2005 by Steve Treanor [stevetrea@sbcglobal.net]. "In 1920 she was living with her parents and working as a stenographer at a furniture store."