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liberally for all his children, who seemed all
to be in rather comfortable circumstances. He
married, in Salem, ]\Iay 26, 1657, Alary,
daughter of Richard and Alice (Bosworth)
Hutchinson, of Salem, baptized at North
Rluskham, County Notts, England, December
28, 1630; she survived him many years, mar-
ried William \^'atson, of Boxford, February
5, 1694-5, and died December 8, 1715, five
years after the death of her second husband.
Children of Thomas and Mary Hale : A son,
born February 17, 1657-58, died February 22,
1657-58; Thomas, born February 11, 1658-
59; ^iary, July 15, 1660; Abigail, April 8,
1662; Hannah, November 29, 1663; Lydia,
April 17, 1666; Elizabeth, October 16, 1668;
Joseph, February 20, 1670-71 ; and Samuel.

(I\ ) Samuel, fourth and youngest son of
Thomas (3) and Alary (Hutchinson) Hale,
was born June 6, 1674, at Newbury, Massa-
chusetts. By his father's will he was left fifty
pounds to be paid by executrix, fifty pounds
to be paid him by his brother Thomas,
also the "musket with all that belongs to it,
one-half of ye bullets that shall be left in the
house, and cutlash and belt," also "all the land
I bought of Daniel Lad in Haverhill and half
the tv.'enty acres at Salem, or the value there-
of." About 1699 he removed to Bradford,
where he lived in the east part near the Row-
ley line, in what is now Groveland; the cor-
ners where the six roads meet near his resi-
dence are still called "Hale's Corners." He
was possessed of considerable property, and
was a good farmer, being especially interested
in fruit growing; he died December 13, 1745.

He married (first) November 3, 1698, Martha,
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Pearson)
Palmer, of Rowley, born April 24, 1677, died
June 14, 1723; she was the first person buried
in the grave yard of the East Parish of Brad-
ford, now Groveland. He married (second)
December 30, 1723, Sarah, widow of Edward
Ilazen, of Newbury, daughter of John Pcrley,
but they had no children. liis children, all by
his first wife, were : Samuel ; Jonathan, born
January 9, 1701-2; Mary, May 27, 1705;
Martha, June 15, 1709; Jane, August i, 1711 ;
David, September 30, 1714.

(V) Samuel (2), eldest son of Samuel (i)
and Martha (Palmer) Hale, was born October
23, 1699, at Bradford, and died there May 24,
1770; he was a farmer and considered well-
to-do. He married (first) December 5, 1723,
at Bradford, Hannah Hovey, who died Octo-
ber 27, 1724, aged twenty-three years; he
married (second) December 13, 1725, Sarah
Hazeltine, who died January 31, 1771, aged
sixty-seven years. His children, probably all
by his second wife, were : Hannah, married
Dudley Lull ; Sarah, born October 22, 1728,
married Henry Poor; Mary, born October 17,
1731, married David Nelson; Eliphalet; Me-
hitable, married Jonathan Chaplin ; Jane, mar-
ried Aloses Harriman.

(VI) Eliphalet, only son of Samuel (2) and
Sarah (Hazeltine) Hale, was born in 1733, in
Bradford, settled on the homestead of his
father, and successfully carried on the farm;
he died December 19, 1802. He married June
29, 1767, Rachel Johnson, probably daughter
of Samuel and Rachel Johnson, bom in Row-
ley March 11, 1744; she survived him and
dower was set off for her April 6, 1803. She
died in Alarch, 1821. Their children were:
Solomon, born February 21, 1768, married
Alartha Harriman ; Hannah, born April 23,
1769, married (first) Jonathan Jewett, and
(second) Mr. Crooker; Samuel; Moses, born
July 2Ti, 1775, married Elizabeth DeMerritt;
Elizabeth, born February 21, 1777, married
(first) Moses Poor, and (second) Rev.
George Keely ; Eliphalet, married Christiana
Throop; John, born 1791, married Rachel

(VII) Samuel (3), second son of Eliphalet
and Rachel (Johnson) Hale, was born x\pril
23, 1771, at Bradford, and until middle life
lived there and carried on a farm ; he then
removed to Maine, before the war of 1812,
and after spending a short time at various
places settled in Camden, where he controlled
a line of stages from Bath to Belfast, con-
necting the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers.



From Camden he removed to Portland, where
he formed a partnership with Israel Water-
house, in the same business, and they con-
trolled the stage lines from Portland to Au-
gusta and Bath ; he remained in Portland un-
til his death, July lo, 1844. He married
(first) Rebecca Carleton, of Rowley, Massa-
chusetts, who died November 28, 1804, at
Bradford, and he married (second) IvJary
White, of Eastport, Maine, horn in 1780, died
March 12, 1871. Children by first marriage:
Sarah, born December 14, 1793, died January
25, 1795: Hannah, born July 7, 1795, married
William Harnden : Sarah, born September 30,
1797, married Samuel Greenleaf; Polly, born
June 27, 1799, married Moses H. Palmer: Re-
becca, born September 7, 1800. married Na-
thaniel Fernald ; Elmira, born August 20,
1802, married Silas Hale ; Jane, born January
12, 1804, married James L. Child. Children
by second marriage : Samuel, born February
9, 1806; Edwin, born Afril 14, 1808; Eliza-
beth White, born November 24, 1810, married
Richard Kimball; Julia Ann, born July 15,
1812, married Aaron D. Lowell; Harriet
Newell; Joseph Wycomb, born May 11, 181 7,
married Lucy Green; Charles, born July 3,
1819; and Anna Maria, born February 16,
1822, married George H. Niebuhr.

(VIII) Harriet Newell, daughter of Sam-
uel (3) and Mary (White) Hale, was born
May 24, 1815. She married (first) Samuel
S. Webster, and (second) Joseph Webster.
(See Webster.)

The Bartlett name is one of
B.\RTLETT the most aiicient in England,

and one of the most dis-
tinguished in .America. The original spelling
was Barttelot. and that has been retained by
the head of the English house. Sir and Colonel
Walter B. Barttelot, of Stopham in Sussex.
He traces his descent to .Adam Barttelot, who
came over with William the Conqueror, and
received a grant of land in Sussex. An ac-
curate pedigree has been kept through twenty
generations, from Adam Barttelot. the progen-
itor of the line, down to Sir \\'alter. who was
born in 1S20. What is still more remarkable,
the present estate of seven or eight thousand
acres includes the original grant, which has
never been out of the possession of the fam-
ily. The manor-house is a large stone struc-
ture, three stories in height and a hundred and
fifty feet long. In approaching this house
from the station the river Arun is crossed bv
a stone bridge, built by the family in 1309. In
the old Norman church, built bv the Barttelots

in the twelfth century, there is an unbroken
succession of memorials, marble slats and brass
tablets, from John Barttelot, who died in
1428, down to the present generation. John
Barttelot was the one who added the
caatle to the coat-of-arms. This crest was
given him by Edward, the Black Prince,
for taking the castle of Fontenoy in France,
at the head of the Sussex men. The original
coat-of-arms of the Barttelots consisted of a
very simple emblem : Sable ; three sinister
falconer's gloves, argent, arranged triangu-
larly, two above, one below, pendent ; bands
around the wrist and tassels, golden. These
were the arms for some centuries. John Bart-
telot, as mentioned above, added the first crest,
during the fifteenth century ; and in the six-
teen century the swan crest was introduced to
commemorate the right of the family to keep
swans on the river Arun, a right granted by
William the Conqueror. The arms now have
fourteen quarterings on the original shield,
which makes it one of the most complicated
in the kingdom. It may be mentioned that
the Barttelots fought at the battle of Poictiers
in 1356, at the battle of Crecy in 1348, and
subscribed handsomely to the funds con-
tributed to defeat the Spanish Armada in

The first Bartlett to come to America was
Robert, the ancestor of the present line, who
settled at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1623.
Three brothers, John. Richard and Thomas,
migrated to this country in 1634-35. of whom
the two former settled at Newbury, and the
latter at Watertovvn. They were born between
1580 and 1590, and were the sons of Edmund
Bartlett. whose descent is traced as follows :
(I) Adam Barttelot: (II) William: (HI)
John: (IV) Richard; (Y) Thomas: (VI)
John: (VII) John; (VIII) Richard; (IX)
John; (X) Richard; (XI) Edmund. It is
thought that Robert Bartlett must have been
related to the brothers, John, Richard and
Thomas ; but the connection has never been
proved. The Bartlett family has been particu-
larly distinguished in New Hampshire, no
less than seven of the name having been
judges in the courts. Governor Josiah Bart-
lett, of Kingston, one of the signers of the
Declaration, was governor of the state in
1792-93. Rev. Samuel C. Bartlett, D. D., was
president of Dartmouth College from 1877 to

(I) Robert Bartlett, the first American an-
cestor, was born in England, and died in
1676, probably at Plymontli, Massachusetts.
In July. 1623. he landed in the new world.



having crossed in the ship "Ann." Plymouth
Colony gave him an acre of land for a house
lot and garden, and in 1628 he married Mary
Warren, daughter of Richard Warren, a
"Maj-flower" Pilgrim. Eight children are
recorded, and if the dates are correctly given
and none died young, the eldest was not born
till ten years after the parents" marriage. The
children were Benjamin, 1638; Joseph, whose
sketch follows ; Mary, married Richard Fos-
ter, September 10, 1651, and Jonathan Morey,
July 8, 1659; Rebecca, married William Har-
low, December 20, 1649; Sarah, married Sam-
uel Rider, of Yarmouth, December 23, 1656;
Elizabeth, married Anthony Sprague, of
Hingham, December 20, 1661 ; Mercy, born
March 10, 1650, married John Ivey, of Boston;
Lydia. born June 8, 1647, married James
Bamaby and (second) John Nelson, of Mid-

(II) Joseph, second son and child of Robert
and j\lary (Warren) Bartlett, was born at
Plymouth. INIassachusetts in 1639; the date of
his death is unknown. He settled at iNIanomet
Ponds or South Plymouth, a pleasant farming
village about seven or eight miles from the
town proper. The place is situated directly
on the seashore and of late years has been a
summer resort of some note. Joseph Bartlett
married Hannah Fallowell, daughter of Ga-
briel Fallowell, and seven children are re-
corded: Robert (2), whose sketch follows;
Joseph, born in 1665 ; Elnathan ; Benjamin ;
Hannah, married Joseph Sylvester ; Mary,
born 1673. married John Barnes; and Sarah,
married Elisha Holmes.

(III) Robert (2), the eldest child of Jo-
seph and Hannah (Fallowell) Bartlett, was
born at Plymouth, ;Massachusetts, in 1663 ; the
date of his death is imknown. He was twice
married, but the children appear to have been
all by the second marriage. In 1687 he mar-
ried (first) his cousin Sarah, daughter of Ben-
jamin Bartlett. In 1691 he married (second)
Sarah Cooke, daughter of Jacob Cooke, and
eleven children are recorded: Hannah, i6gi,
married Eleazer Churchill ; Thomas, 1694,
married Abigail Finney; John. 1696; Sarah,
1699, married John Finney; James, 1701 ; Jo-
seph. 1704; Elizabeth, 1707, married Thomas
Sears; William, 1709, married Sarah Foster;
Ebenezer, 1710; Robert (3), whose sketch
folloW'S; Lemuel, 1715.

(IV) Robert (3), sixth son of Robert (2)
and Sarah (Cooke) Bartlett. was born in
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1713. In 1733 he
married Rebecca Wood, and they had ten chil-
dren : Robert. 1735: Ephraim. 1737; Rebecca,

1739, married Ephraim Darling; Caleb, 1740;
Isaac, 1742, married Lois Harlow ; Lazarus,
1744; Joshua, 1747; James, 1749; Susanna,
1750; and Josiah, whose sketch follows.

(\") Josiah, seventh son and youngest child
of Robert (3) and Rebecca (Wood) Bartlett,
was born in 1753 at Plymouth, Massachusetts,
and died at Norway, Maine, some time after
1800. He was a sea captain in early life, and
moved to Norway about the beginning of the
nineteenth century. He married ^lartha
Holmes, and they had nine children : Tilden,
Josiah, Malachi, whose sketch follows; Syl-
vanus, Lemuel, Isaac, Alartha, Abigail and

(VI) Malachi, third son and child of Jo-
siah and ^lartha (Holmes) Bartlett, was born
at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in October, 1789,
and died aged ninety-four. When a child he
moved with his parents to Norway, Maine,
where he served in the war of 1812. About
1823 he moved with his wife ami two chil-
dren from Norway to Abbot, Maine, where he
was one of the early settlers. He was a man
of standing and reputation, and served many
years as one of the town and county officers.
He was a deacon of the Free Baptist church
for more than sixty years, and two of his sons
became ministers of the Gospel. He was a
life-long Abolitionist, and was a candidate of
that party for the state legislature at which
time his name gave rise to the campaign jest
that they tore up the last book of the Old
Testament for the party ballot. Deacon Mala-
chi Bartlett married Joanna Cobb, of Carver,
Alassachusetts. They had eight children:
Orin, Eunice, Martha D., Frank, whose sketch
follows, Josiah, Abigail, Lydia P. and Edwin
il. Rev. Orin, the eldest child, born in 1820,
became a Free Baptist minister. He preached
thirteen years in Harrison, several years in
Cornish and Gardiner, and seven years at
Vinalhaven. He was a member of the INIaine
state legislature one term, is now retired from
the miriistry and lives in Wisconsin. Eunice,
the second child, was born in 1822, married
Benjamin Gordon, had two children, Martha
and Anna, and died in Abbot in 1872. ilanha
D., the third child, born in 1824. was married
to Joshua Buck, of Stillwater, Maine, had two
children. ^larv and ]^Iartha, and died about
1856. Rev. Edwin M., the youngest child,
was born in Abbot. ]\Iaine. in 1837. At the
age of thirty he was ordained pastor of the
Baptist church in Bethel, Maine, going from
there to Livennore Falls and Bath ; and in
1872 to Araesbury, Massachusetts, thence to
Athol and Holvoke in that state. He has



been active in temperance work, was one of
the lecturers of the Grand Lodge of Good
Templars in Massachusetts, and has delivered
many addresses and poems on special occa-

(VH) Frank, second son of Deacon Mala-
chi and Joanna (Cobb) liartlelt, was born
April zS. iS2(k in the town oi Abbot, Maine,
and died September lo, 1905, in the city of
Auburn. His early education was gained in
the schools of his native town and at Monson
Academy, after which he taught at Abbot vil-
lage and at Monson. In 1851 he came to Au-
burn and taught in the old Jordan district in
Durham. In the spring of 1852 he entered the
employ of Jeremiah Dingley (2) and Nelson
Dingley in the grocerv business, and later be-
came a member of the firm. In 1881 he started
in the dry goods business with A. K. P. Jor-
dan under the firm name of Bartlett & Jor-
dan. From its establishment till the present
time, this business has been one of the most
successful in the city. Some years after its
founding ]Mr. Bartlett's son, Frank L., was
admitted to the firm, and after Mr. Jordan's
retirement, the house became Frank Bartlett
& Son, as it is at present. Three years after
this arrangement, Mr. Frank Bartlett retired
from the business, and Frank L. assumed the
entire management. Under the lines laid down
by his father, who practically founded the
firm, the business has continued to increase
and prosper. For more than forty years Mr.
Bartlett was directly connected with the finan-
cial and business life of -Auburn. In 1865 he
became director of the Auburn Savings Bank,
and at the death of former Mayor George H.
Woodman, he succeeded to the presidency,
holding both ofifices till his own death in 1905.
Mr. Bartlett was a Republican in politics, and
served in both branches of the city govern-
ment. For eleven years he was a member of
the Auburn water board, and several times its
chairman. It was due to his advocacy and per-
sistent efTort that the construction of the Web-
ster grammar school was brought about. For
many years Mr. Bartlett was one of the most
active and conscientious workers in the Court
Street Baptist Church ; and when he died the
city of Auburn lost one of her most highly
respected and useful citizens. On September
2, 1856, Frank Bartlett married Sarah Mit-
chell, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah
(Penley) Mitchell, of Auburn, who was born
August 29, 1830. They had five children:
George E., born April 28, 1837; Frank L..
whose sketch follows; Alice, July 17, 1865;

Etta, April 2, 1868; Nellie, September 14,

(\TII) Frank L., second son and child of
Frank and Sarah (Mitchell) Bartlett, was born
August 3, 1861, at Auburn, Maine. Fle was
educated in the schools of his native city, and
at the age of twenty entered into partnership
with liis father in the dry goods business. In
1884, three years later, Frank L. assumed the
management of the business, and in 1902
bought out his father's interest, still keeping
the firm name of Frank Bartlett & Son. Mr.
Bartlett is a Republican in politics, and like his
father, has served in both branches of the city
government. While in office he was instru-
mental in obtaining a paid fire department for
the city, and devoted much time to placing it
on its present efficient basis. Mr. Bartlett at-
tends the Ijaptist church, and is a member of
Tranquil Lodge, No. 29, A. F. and A. I\L ;
Knights Templar, and has held all the chairs.
He also belongs to the Knights of the Golden
Eagle and to the East Auburn Grange. On
October 7, 1885, Frank L. Bartlett married
Nellie Yeaton, daughter of \\'illiam and Lucy
(Davis) Yeaton. of Minot, Elaine. She died
September, i8g8, leaving one child, Harold
^^'est, born August 8. 1889. who graduated
from the Edward Little high school in 1908.
On November 2, 1900, Frank L. Bartlett mar-
ried (second) Annie Stevens Young, daughter
of Albert A. and Melissa (Stevens) Young,
of Auburn. There is one child by this mar-
riage, Howard Russell, born October i, igoi.

The following line does not
BARTLETT appear to be related to the

Bartletts of Norway, Maine,
who are descended from Captain Josiah Bart-
lett, who was in the fourth generation from
Robert, the original immigrant, who came to
Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1623. If there
is such connection, it has not been established.
thotigh the fact that Levi I'.artlett, the first of
the following line of whom we have definite
knowledge, was born at Plymouth and after-
wards moved to Norway, Maine, would seem
to lend it some credence.

(I) Levi Bartlett was born at Plymouth,
Massachusetts, in 1772, and died in 1818 at
Norway, ]\raine. It is probable that he is a
descendant of Robert Bartlett, the first Amer-
ican ancestor. In 1795 he moved lo Norway,
Maine, and engaged in blacksmithing. Lie
built a large shop, with a trip-hammer, and
carried on a considerable business for those
days. In 1796 his name appears on the list

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of those assessed for the state tax, and he is
the only Bartlett mentioned, showing that he
must have come to town before his congener.
Captain Josiah Rartlett. There were forty-eight
names from Norway on the state tax hst in

1796, and the total assessment was thirty-
eight dollars and fourteen cents. Of this
sum Levi Bartlett paid seventy-nine cents,
which happens to be the exact average. Levi
Bartlett was twice married, but his four chil-
dren were all by the first wife, who was Polly
or Mary Tinkham, daughter of Ichabod and
Mary (Gorham) Tinkham, of Plymouth, ]\Ias-
sachusetts. She was born in 1773 and died in
1802 at the age of twenty-nine. Levi Bart-
lett's second wife was Abigail Gorham, prob-
abl)' a relative of his first wife. The children
of Levi and Polly (Tinkham) Bartlett were:
Ichabod, whose sketch follows ; Mary ; Isaac,
born in 1800, died August i, 1818; Martha,
born 1802, died August 28, 1818. The fact
that the father, Levi Bartlett, and the two
youngest children all died during the same
year would indicate the prevalence of some
kind of contagious disease.

(II) Ichabod, eldest child of Levi and Polly
(Tinkham) Bartlett, was born at Norway,
Maine. January 19, 1797. He was in trade
many years at the village, but was better
known as a stock-drover. Stock-driving, be-
fore the days of railways, was an important
business, requiring capital, judgment and fore-
sight. During the last of August the drover
travelled through the county, purchased the
sheep and cattle that were fitted for market,
marked them, and arranged to have them
driven to a certain point on a given day,
where the drove was started on its journey
to the Brighton markets. The business was
usually quite profitable, but steam cars have
changed all this, and droves of cattle are ndw
rarely seen blocking the dusty highway. Air.
Bartlett was not only a man of enterprise and
activity in a commercial way, but he was a
strong supporter of religion and reforms. Dur-
ing his entire life he was one of the pillars
of the LTniversalist church in Norway. He
was an early Abolitionist and a prominent
worker in the temperance cause. He held
many town ofiices, and for three consecutive
years was a member of the Maine legislature.
He was twice married, and there were four-
teen children in all, seven by each union.
About 1819 he married Eunice Woodman, of
New Gloucester, who was born March 29,

1797. died June 28, 1835. I" 1836 he mar-
ried Lorana Woodman, who was born in New
Gloucester, May 11, 1805, died July 17, 1874.

The children of Ichabod and Eunice (Wood-
man) Bartlett were: Levi, born ]\Iay 23,
1820, married Julia Wilkins ; David Wood-
man, January 17, 1821, died at the age of
seven years; Martha, October 9, 1823, died
at ten months ; Isaac, Alay 2, 1825 ; Martha,
April 21, 1827; Rosamond, August 27, 1829;
David \\'oodman, April 17, 1831, died 1850.
The children of Ichabod and Lorana (Wood-
man ) Bartlett were : Eunice Woodman, born
December 13. 1836, died 1855; Lucius Icha-
bod, wdiose sketch follows; Susan Emma, Oc-
tober 13, 1839, married David Gurney ; Ellen
Maria, May 4, 1841, married Jeremiah Wood-
bury ; Marcus Channing, April 6, 1843, killed
at the battle of Antietam ; Kenneth S., Decem-
ber 19, 1844, killed at the battle of Cedar
Mountain; Marion Smith, October 13, 1846.

(HI) Lucius Ichabod, eldest son of Ichabod
and wife Lorana (Woodman) Bartlett, was
born at Norway. Maine, Alarch 18, 1838. He
attended the schools of his native town, after
which he learned the trade of shoemaking. In
common with several of his brothers, two of
whom gave their lives for their country, he
fought in the rebellion, enlisting in Company
G, Tenth Maine \'olunteer Infantry, and
serving for two years. After receiving his
discharge, he went to California, where for
two years he engaged in placer mining. He
returned to Norway and worked at his trade,
going to Weymouth, Massachusetts, for a
while, but he did not remain there long. Upon
his final return to his native town he en-
gaged in various enterprises, and served as
postmaster for four years, being appointed by
President Harrison. On September 5, 1866,
he married Sarah Shackley, daughter of Eben-
ezer Crocker and Syrena (Hall) Shackley,
who was born in Norway, January 19, 1843.
They had two sons : Frank T., born Novem-
ber 14, 186S; and Charles S., whose sketch
follows. Frank T. Bartlett married, i8gi,
Linnie R. Swan, daughter of Jonas W. and
Rowena (Farewell) Swan, of Norway. She
was born in Greenwood, Maine, July 4, 1869.
Two children were born to Frank T. and Lin-
nie R. (Swan) Bartlett: Carroll, July 12,
1894 ; and Francis, January — , 1899. Frank T.
Bartlett, following the example of his kins-
folk, promptly responded to his country's call,
and served in the Spanish-American war as
captain of Company D, Fy-st Maine Infantry.
Like his two uncles, Marcus Channing and
Kenneth S. Bartlett, he laid his life on the
altar of his country, dving at Chickamauga,
July 3, 1898.

(IV) Charles Simming, second son and



child of Lucius I. and Sarah (Shackley)
Bartlett, was born in Weymouth, Massachu-
setts, November lo, 1872. When a child he
removed with his parents to their native town
of Norway, Maine, where he was educated in
the public schools, including tlie Norway high
school, and graduated from the University of
Maine in 1897, with the degree of Ph. G. He
paid for his education out of his own earnings
received from teaching school during the in-
tervals of his studies. After graduation he

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