Biography - Samuel Bartlett

Samuel T. BARTLETT, dry goods, drug store and farmer, P. O. Irving; born in Henry County, Ky., in 1819. He is the second son of a family of eight, born to Samuel and Elizabeth (OWENS) BARTLETT, natives of Virginia. Samuel was born about the year 1777; came to Kentucky when a young man, and settled in Henry County, where he farmed and taught school. In 1833, came to Illinois, where he died April 29, 1835. His wife Elizabeth was born about the year 1786, and died in Illinois in 1858. Subject received his education principally in Illinois in the common schools. In Montgomery County, October 2, 1838, he married Martha MAXEY, who was born in Warren County, Ky., about the year 1820. She is the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (BERRY) MAXEY. He was a Virginian by birth, removed to Kentucky, then came to Illinois, where he died in 1860. His wife was a native of Kentucky, and also died in Illinois in 1837. To Mr. And Mrs. BARTLETT have been born nine children, seven now living - John, Charles L., Edward, Henry, Hiram, Douglas and Mary; George and Jane, deceased. Mr. BARTLETT still carries on farming, in connection with his other business of dry goods, drugs, etc., in which he has been engaged since 1869. He has held the offices of Township Treasurer and Deputy Sheriff for eight years. Mr. BARTLETT and wife are Methodists. He is a Democrat, and a member of the I. O. O. F. He owns about seven hundred acres of good prairie land, nearly all of which is under cultivation, besides town property, consisting of five dwellings and one business house. His son Henry assists him in the dry goods department, and his son Douglas in the drug department of his business.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 282.

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