Russell Bartlett Jr

Male7 April 1784–19 December 1875

Brief Life History of Russell

In 1781, Russell Bartlett Jr.’s parents Russell Sr. & Rachel (Taylor) Bartlett moved from Redding, Fairfield, CT to Sharon, Litchfield, CT where Russell Bartlett Jr. was born. The family moved to Cooperstown, Otsego, NY in 1792. Russell & Rachel Bartlett moved onward to a farm in Hartwick Twp, Otsego Co, NY in 1812 where they died – Russell in 1828 and Rachel in 1835. Russell Bartlett Jr left Cooperstown as a young man, and can next be placed in Rome, Oneida Co, NY, where he married Harriet Wright, daughter of Ebenezer Jr & Beulah (Harrison) Wright on 14 Nov 1811. Russell Batrtlett Jr was still in Oneida Co as of the US Census of 1830. In around 1831 (extrapolated from his obit) prior to his mother's death in 1835, Russell Bartlett Jr. crossed the USA/Canada border, and took up Canadian residence. On 11 Feb 1835 per Otsego Co, NY Land Record 53:133, Russell Bartlett of the Town of Elmsby (sic - probably South Elmsley Township, now part of Rideau Lakes), Co of Leeds, Upper Canada, sold to George Clark, land in Cooperstown Village formerly owned by his father Russell Bartlett, on the west side of Water Street. The 1851 Canada Census shows him in Elmsley North, Lanark, Ontario. Russell Jr & Harriet (Wright) Bartlett eventually ended up in Smiths Falls, Lanark Co, Ontario, where he became a cabinet maker and ran a furniture shop. To the union of Russell Jr & Harriet (Wright) Bartlett were born 5 known children: daughter Harriet b 1812, daughter Francis b 1814, son Russell W. Bartlett b 1816, daughter Beulah b 1819, and daughter Mary b 1824. (Son Russell W. Bartlett (1816-1906),is listed in the 1881-82 Business Directory for Perth, Lanark Co, Ontario as an undertaker who also ran a furniture store). Following the death of his 1st wife Harriet (Wright) Bartlett on 15 Apr 1846, Russell Bartlett Jr remarried, his 2nd wife being Mary King, who he married back in Rome, NY 7 Jul 1849. She died in 1867, and is buried in Lanark Co. Russell Bartlett Jr died in Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada in 1875. His obit in the 24 Dec 1875 edition of the Perth Courier reads, “Sudden Death—Smith’s Falls—On Sabbath last, the 19th inst., Mr. Russell Bartlett, chair maker in Smith’s Falls, was coming home from church when he fell down and instantly expired. Had he lived until next April he would have been 92 years old. Up until the time of his death his mental faculties were unimpaired. He used no spectacles for reading and also was as active physically as some men of 50. He had been a resident of Smith’s Falls for 44 years. He started the first Sunday School there of which he was also for many years the superintendent. He was an elder in the Canada Presbyterian Church from its origin”.

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Family Time Line

Russell Bartlett Jr
Harriet Wright
Marriage: 14 November 1811
Frances E Bartlett
Russell Wright Bartlett
Beulah A. Bartlett
Mary P. H. Bartlett

Sources (6)

  • Russell Bartlett, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Russell Bartlett, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Russell Bartlet, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1811Rome, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


    Age 18

    Oldest Grave Seen in the Memorials List


    Age 24

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Bertelot, Bartelot (with the Old French double diminutive suffix -elot), a pet form of Bartholomew .

    History: This is the name of a well-established New England family. Its members include Josiah Bartlett (1729–95), who was born in Amesbury, MA, and became governor of NH (1790–94). A Richard Bartlet(t) settled in Newbury, MA, in 1635.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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