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Family Sheet
Name: Lieut. William Bartholomew Note Born: Abt 1640 at Ipswich, MA Married: 17 Dec 1663 at Roxbury, MA Died: 9 Jan 1697 at Branford, New Haven County, CT Father: William Bartholomew Mother: Anna Lord
Name: Mary Porter Johnson Born: 24 Apr 1642 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Died: 1705 at Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Father: Capt. Isaac Johnson Mother: Elizabeth Porter
Name: Isaac Bartholomew Born: 1 Nov 1664 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Died: 25 Oct 1727 at North Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Wife: Rebecca Frisbie
Name: Daniel Bartholomew Born: Died:
Name: William Bartholomew Born: 16 Oct 1666 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Died: 1672 at Branford, CT
Name: Mary Bartholomew Born: 26 Oct 1668 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Died: 1695-1696 at Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Husband: Bartholomew Goodrich
Name: Andrew Bartholomew Born: 11 Dec 1670 at Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Died: 1755 at Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Wife: Hannah Frisbie
Name: Martha Bartholomew Born: 26 Oct 1668 at Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Died: Husband: Benjamin Linsley
Name: Abigail Bartholomew Born: 8 Dec 1672 at Roxbury, MA Died: 15 Jan 1732 at Woodstock, MA Husband: Joseph Frissel
Name: Elizabeth Bartholomew Born: 15 Mar 1675 at Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Died: Husband: Edmund Chamberlain
Name: Benjamin Bartholomew Born: 1677 at Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Died: 30 Mar 1748 at Branford, CT Wife: Phebe Baldwin
Name: John Bartholomew Born: 1679 at Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Died: 20 Apr 1753 at Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Wife: Elizabeth Morris
Name: Joseph Bartholomew Born: 1682 at Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Died: 15 Oct 1724 at Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Wife: Elizabeth Sanger
1). William2 William1, William, born probably in 1 6 8 8 1697 to Will Ipswich, in 1640 1 , married in Rox b ur y , M ass., 17 Dec., 1663, Mary,daughter of Captain I sa a c an d El izabeth Porter Johnson, and granddaughte r o f Jo hn Jo hnso n who held the titleof Surveyor of a l l y e Kin gs arm ies i n America. Both the grandfathera n d father rep resente d Roxb ury many years i n the Gener a l Court and hel dhigh, s ocial r ank. Capt. Isaac Johnso n w as killed 19 Dec ., 167 5 , in thef amous Narraganset t For t Fight, leadin g his me n over the b ridge afalle n tree in to the Indian s fort. He died in the spring of 1697. Mrs. Mary was born 24 A p r i l , 1642, andwas living, in 1705, i n Branford, Con n . Li eu t . William Bartholomewseems to have early tak e n a pract ic a l view of l ife as is shown by hislearnin g t he carpent er s trade. In 1662, he probably received his first experien c e i n t h e mill business,which he afterward s carried o n e xten sive ly , as his father was that yearmade oversee r o f Willi am Br own s mill i n Boston and he may have s ubse quentl y 1663 ass isted his uncle Henry inbuildin g the O ld Sou t h Mill s in Sa lem. The last of June, 1663, he was apparently staying ab o u t t e n miles fromMedfield, Mass., an d was perhaps eng a g e d a s a carpenter or millwright atRobert Heusdales m il l . H e th ere took part in a wolf hunt and with other s ha d s om e troub le with a party ofIndians who wante d l iquo r whi c h was refu sed them. His testimony given 5Apri l, 16 64, i s a s follows John Levin aged twenty ffour yeares or thereabout & W i l l i am Bartholomewaged twenty three b oth sworne testi f f i e & sa ye that beinge at a ffarmeat Mr. Richard Parke r s a bo ut ten n myles f from Medfield about the latteren d o f Ju n e last di d see a company of Indians come to y e ffar m eaf fo rsaid & di d request to have Liquors ffor s aving o f som e wo lves butNat haniell Mott wd n ot give y m any bu t tende red y m a pecke o f Corneapeece to every y m ffor th eir pain es i n deliv ering e the wolves but they refuse d & were so e arnes t ffor Liquor s that one of th e deponen ts w asfforce d to th rust them ou t of doore s & told ym y t they would no t beorde rly he woul d la y e handes ym. The record of his marriage mentions him as a Carpen t e r o f Roxbury. In1674 he or his fathe r resided a sho r t t im e i n Marblehead. 20 Feb., 1676 7. Wm. Bartholomew, carpenter, of Roxb u r y , a nd wife Mary,sell a twenty five a cre lot, house , e tc . , i n Roxbury. He was atDeerfield before King Phil ip s wa r , pur chasing th e houselot previouslybelongin g to P ete r Wo odward , which he sold in 1685. At the time of the noted raid of the Indians on Hatf i e l d , 19 Sept., 1677, he was there wit h his family, a n d pr ob ab ly assisting in theerection of the building th e n bein g r ais ed. His d aughter Abigail, agedfour, was t ak en wit h twe lv e others and carried through the forests , o ve rth e Lakes , i nto Canada and kept eight months bu t fi nally , ransomed , 23 May, 1678, with others by the pa ymen t of 20 0. Att Eleven of the Clock in ye day time the enemy ca m e u p o n Hatfield When ye greatest par t of the men belo ng in g t o t he Towne were dispersedinto ye meadows and S hot t d ow n 3 me n with in ye Towne fortification,killed a nd t oo k wom en & ch ildren & burnt houses & Barnes ye num b e r ofw hich a re as fo lloweth Killed male 12 taken 13, including A child of Wm B a r t h emew?? wounded 4. From Sam l Pa rtridge s lette r t o t h e G eneral Court. He is mentioned in Deerfield in 1678. May 5, 1679. The town records of Branford, Conn., co n t a i n the followingresolution The tow n have agree d t o gi v e u nto William Bartholomewtwenty acres of lan d as c onven ie nt a s may be p rovided it be notprejudicia l to y e Tow n pro vide d also he do perfect his agreemen t with th eT ow n Comte e con cerning building a mill in Br anford an d buil d and set tlei n the town. And Cap?? Toppi ng, Tho? ? Harriso n, Rober t Hoot t & Wm Hoadley or an y 3 ofthem ar e appointe d f o r a comte e to treat and bar gain with Mr.B artholome w concer ning build ing and uphold ing a mil l i n Branford a nd dogiv e them ful l power to a ct in ye behal f of ye town. Mr. Bartholomew must have gone there that summer a s t h e c o mmittee, 5Jan., 1679, was authori zed to lay ou t t o W m Ba rt holomew land belowGuilford Road, and the fo llow in g sprin g , 18 March, 1679 80, the town further gra nte d hi m the pi ec e of upland &meadow lying between t h e br ook t hat carrie d y e water from ye old milland the s trea m tha t carried awa y y e waste wat er. Feb. 7, 1681. The Towne have given liberty to Wm Bart h o l o mew to set upa saw mill upon th e great river abou t t h e f oo t of the great hill and thetown have given hi m lib er ty t o m ake us e of what timber he shall searais e for s awi ng ha l f a mile below said mill and so on bot h sid e s of t heriv e r and along his mill as far as he sh all se e cause. March 11, 1683. Seventeen acres were laid out to him. Aug. 11. Wm Bartholomew was appointed to go to t h e b a y t o do his utmostindeavor to procur e a ministe r fo r t h e tow n . . . . he being formerlyappointed there unto. Nov. 1. He was Chosen and appointed to keep ordin a r y i n B ranford. Onlythe best men then r eceived suc h ap po intm ents. 1684. The town have allowed William Bartholomew twe l v e a c res of land .. in consideration o f wt time & mon e y h e ha t h expended for theprocurement of a minister i n y ea r 1683 . Also appointed Surveyor for the town. June 17, 1684. Whereas William Hoadley and William Ba r t h o lomew are nowintending to go to t he bay The Tow n e d o or d r and commissionate the saidmen to do their ut mo st e ndeav o r for th e procurement of an orthodoxminist e r to ca rry o n t he worke of the ministry in Branford a n d t o take the be st a dvice that may be for the attaini n g of the en d aforesa id an d dogive them fu ll power t o ac t for and i n the behal f of t he towne. 1685. Wm Bartholomew and John Frisbie laid out and s t a k e d the highway toGuilford. Elected S urveyor again , a n d Fe nce Viewer. Appointed to layout and value cer tai n tr ac ts o f land. March 28, 1686 7. Another Mill agreement. Jan. 2, 16 8 7 . T o wn object tohis dam and want hi m to build a brid g e . Te n ac res more are laid out tohim. April 27, 1687. The town of Woodstock is anxious to o b t a i n his servicesand passes the follo wing resolution The Company of Planters att a Genll Meeting did the n c h o o se EdwdMorris, John Chandler, Sen r., Nathll John s o n & Jo se ph White, to treattand agree with William Bar th ol omew o f Br anford f or the building of acorn mill o n a s re asonabl e ter ms as they can, which terms the Publ iqu e is t o stan d to an d each man to bere his equal pro port ion acc ordin g to hishom e lott. The Committee abovesaid did in the Town s behalf g i v e a n d grant to WmBartholomew above sai d, on conditi o n o f hi s b uilding a corn mill on thefalls below Mudd y Br oo k pond s an d findin g the Town with grinding goodm eal c lea r of gr itt a s other towns have generally foun d thes e f ol lowingpa rticul ars 1 the place at the aforesaid falls to sett a mil l w t h t h e benefit of the streams. 2 A fifteen acre home lott with 15 acre right of upl a n d a n d a thirty acre right of meadow. 3 an hundred acres of upland . . . The Woodstock people were anxious to have the comp a n y o f h is good wife Mary and passed the following Sep. 29. It was granted att a full meeting of the pro p r i e tors that William Bartholomew should have twenty a c r e s o f land . . . . provided he bring his wife & sett l e up o n i t by next June following . . Tracts were also granted to each of his sons Isaac a n d W i l liam. Mar. 12, 1688. He was appointed on a Comee to settl e h i g h ways. May 21, 1688. Allowed more cow pasture in Branford. July 13, 1689. Wm Bartholomew Sr. was commission e d b y t h e governor of the colony of Massachusetts, ensi g n o f th o N ew Roxbury Company. Feb. 12, 1689 90. He, with three others, petitions t h e G e n eral Court for town privileges. The petition wa s gr ant e d an d Nepmuck or New Roxbury was called Woo dstoc k. Oct. 1690. He was made chairman of a committee to bu i l d t h e minister a house also, Nov. 1690, one of the f ir s t sel ec tmen of the town. May 21, 1691. Wm Bartholomew being presented for Lieu t e n a nt and Benjamin Sabin for ensign of the Military Co mp a n y i n Woodstock the said persons are approved and co nfi rm e d i n their respective offices. Mass. Court Rec. , Vo l . 6 , p . 184. June 8, 1692. Mr. Wm Bartholomew appeared as the rep r e s e ntative of Woodstock, Suffolk County, at the Gran d Ge ne r a l Court or Assembly at Boston. It was the onl y one e ve r h el d by the colony and called on an extremel y import an t occ asi on. It was also the occasion of the f irst elec tio n in W oods tock for representative, making i t a conspi cuou s hono r to M r. Bartholomew, as the town w as noted fo r it s able c itizens. 1690 1694. At the several divisions of the publi c l a n d h e was a member of the committee making the sam e an d r ec eive d with his sons Isaac and William their sh ares. May 16, 1695. He was appointed with Benj. Sabin to j o i n t h e Roxbury Committee in staking and setting the d iv id ed l in e between the inhabitants of Roxbury & Woodst ock . Spring of 1697. Mr. Bartholomew died, probably in Wood s t o c k and it is supposed that his remains lie burie d i n Wo od st ock Hill Cemetery, adjoining the graves of h is s ons J ose p h and Benjamin. Two rough unmarked stone s at th e hea d o f gr aves probably show his and his son J ohn s la st res tin g plac es. Lieutenant William Bartholomew was eminently a pract i c a l m an, and ofgood family and educati on his fath e r a me rc hant , he preferred to learnthe trade of a carp en ter. Af te r a li fe of several years in the metropoli s o f the colo n y he chos e the rough andhazardous but use fu l lo t of a f ro ntier sett ler. He was unfortunate in settling in Hatfield as the w a r w i t h the savagesduring the several su cceeding year s m ad e th a t locality uninhabitable. He suffered severely by this war and finally seeki n g a m o r e peaceablesection in which to us e his energie s , mad e ar ra ngements with the town ofBranford, Ct., t o bu ild an d mai nta in mills there. Nearly forty years of his life had passed, the latte r b e i n gunfortunately devoted to settlem ents in which i t w a s im po ssible tosucceed. In Branford his force of ch arac te r h a d a better field and during the eight year s spen t th ere , b esides building two millsand opening tw o far m s, h e wa s con stantly called into service by thec itizen s and f ille d man y important trusts. But although nearly fifty years old and very comfort a b l y s ituated, hisambition required hi m to accept th e ve r y g ener ous offer of his oldRoxbury acquaintances , who h a d set tle d in Woodstock, and there build and mai ntain mi ll s fo r them. His popularity was even greater in Woodstock tha n i t h a d b een inBranford. They conferred up on him near ly e ver y h ono r at their disposal making him selectman , chair ma n of t he c ommitte e to build the minister shou se, firs t r epresen tativ e to the General Court, and Lieu tenant co mman ding al l subje ct to military service in th e town th ese h onors,co nferre d by those who ha d know n him from bo yhood , are ampl e evide ncesof his superio r character. The social excellence of his family is certified t o m o s t e mphatically bythe offer of a lan d grant if h e wou l d br in g them there to live. He died at the age of fifty seven and, judging b y t h e a g e of his fatherand descendants hi s death mus t hav e b ee n gr eatly hastened by some cause,possibly exp osur e duri n g his t rying times in the Indian wars. Like his father he was ancestor of all the Bartholo m e w s o f this familyin America. He as wel l as his fath e r a n d uncl e Henry must have been menof rare executiv e ab ilit y , whic h combined with their practical sense an d hig h mor a l and so cial standard made themin their vari ous sp he re s t he eminen t men which they undoubtedly wer e. Few men have proved more worthy of being remembere d a n d r e vered by their descendants.

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