Melatiah "Milly" Bartlett

Brief Life History of Melatiah "Milly"

When Melatiah "Milly" Bartlett was born on 14 December 1783, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Edward Bartlett, was 38 and her mother, Zilpah Cole, was 28. She married Stephen Tower Jr on 14 November 1803, in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 18 August 1863, in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Stephen Tower Jr
Melatiah "Milly" Bartlett
Marriage: 14 November 1803
Weltha T. B. Tower
Permelia Tower
Calvin Bowker Tower
Permilia Tower
Zilpah Tower
Anna Almina Tower
Luther Bartlett Tower

Sources (24)

  • Milley B Tower in household of Stephen Tower, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Metetiah Bartlett, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Milly Tower, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.


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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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