General Joseph Bartholomew (1766-1840)

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Volume 1: Our Ancestors: General Joseph Bartholomew, 1766 to 1840; His Son, John Bartholomew, 1792 to 1827; & His Son, Joseph Bartholomew,1820 to 1901. Researched and compiled by Dan & Lois Jean Lowe Bartholomew

Volume 2: Searching for Our Ancestors - 1998 with photographs of Scenic Schoharie and Old Stone Fort, compiled by Dan & Lois J. Lowe Bartholomew

Volume 3: Bartholomew Family Research - 2000

Volume 4: Bartholomew Family Research, Compiled by Dan & Lois Bartholomew, 2002

Volume 5: General Joseph Bartholomew [Volume Five, 2003]: Bits & Pieces, Compiled by Dan & Jean Lowe Bartholomew


Volume 1: Our Ancestors: General Joseph Bartholomew, 1766 to 1840; His Son, John Bartholomew, 1792 to 1827; & His Son, Joseph Bartholomew,1820 to 1901. Researched and compiled by Dan & Lois Jean Lowe Bartholomew.

Dan Bartholomew is a 2nd great-grandson of General Joseph Bartholomew (through General Joseph, his son John, and his grandson Joseph) and lives in Springville, Utah with his wife Lois Jean Lowe. They have compiled five volumes or editions of history relating to General Joseph Bartholomew, his descendants and antecedents, through correspondence, e-mails, telephone calls, and several brief trips to those states in which General Joseph dwelt.

To facilitate future research and writing regarding General Bartholomew, his roots and branches, I have prepared annotated tables of contents for each of the five volumes and numbered their respective pages.

General Joseph Bartholomew was truly a great man and is well worth remembering and deserves a biography commensurate with his noble deeds. Dan and Lois should also be remembered for their contributions to this subject, as well as Lucile and George Tate, Naoma Harker of the Research Department of the Genealogical Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the many others, both in and out of the Church, who sacrificed and gave their contributions, great or small, to a greater understanding and appreciation of the life of this great man, his roots and his branches.

There are 301 double-sided pages in this volume. None of the volumes are numbered, paginated, have tables of contents (except Volume Four), or indexes. However, they are the most valuable compiled sources available regarding that great man, General Joseph Bartholomew.

Cover Title: Our Ancestors: General Joseph Bartholomew, 1766 to 1840; His Son, John Bartholomew, 1792 to 1827; & His Son, Joseph Bartholomew,1820 to 1901. Researched and compiled by Dan & Lois Jean Lowe Bartholomew. [Not dated]
1 Illustration of a Bartholomew Coat of Arms.
2 Bartholomew Mural Monument in Bartholomew Chapel, Burford [Oxfordshire], England.
3 Introduction by Dan Bartholomew, 3rd Great-grandson.
4-17 Record of the Bartholomew Family by George Wells Bartholomew Jr.[1885].
18-19 Settlement Document of the Estate of Daniel Bartholomew by John Bartholomew.
20 Sub-Title Page: "General Joseph Bartholomew 1766 to 1840." [Pages 21-192.]
21-38 Biography of General Joseph Bartholomew by George Pence, published in the Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. XIV, December 1918, No. 4, pages 287-303. (Please note that the pagination is out of sequence: 287, 288, 289, 290, 292, 291, 294, 293, 296, 295, 298, 297, 300, 297, 302, 301, [Copyright, 1918, by Indiana University, plus permission to Mr. (Dan) Bartholomew, date 12/15/93, to reprint this article, signed by James H. Madison, Editor of Indiana Magazine of History], 303.)
39-62 General Joseph Bartholomew, Forgotten Warrior, by Wesley Garber. This is a 23
page article, reproduced by Dan Bartholomew. The pagination is out of sequence: 2, 1, 4, 3, 6, 5, 8, 7, 10, 9, 12, 11, 14, 13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 20, 19, 22, 21, 24, 23.
63-68,70,72A Blazer of Trails, Gen. Joseph Bartholomew, by Ernest B. Reeder. The pagination is out of sequence: 5, 4, 27, 6, 29, 28, ?, 32. Page 6 is followed by page 27 in the original.
69 General Joseph Bartholomew, by (illegible), painting and brief article.
71, 73-75 Columbus - Biography, Bartholomew, Joseph.
76-78 General Joseph Bartholomew, by an unknown author. Brief article.
79-84 Biographical information regarding General Joseph Bartholomew in "Fact & Folk-lore of Owen County [Indiana]."
85 County's Founder, Kin Seeking Data on Bartholomew, by Lynn Hailey.
86 Letter respecting General Joseph Bartholomew's burial to Dan Bartholomew from Mrs. Verda Gerwick, President of Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society, dated 22 August 1995.
87-89 A Deserted Village, a newspaper article in the Lexington Gen. & Hist. Society.
90-93 History of Joseph Bartholomew, an Oration by Miss Anna Finley, Lexington High School Class of 1905.
94-95 Letter from Dan Bartholomew to the Owen County, Indiana, Historical Society, in 1994.
96 Old Settlers of McLean County, Indiana.
97-102 Articles relating to General Joseph Bartholomew published in the Evening Republi-can, Columbus, Indiana: It Looks Like Gen. Bartholomew Won the Election After All; Monument May Honor City's Founding Fathers; Gen. Bartholomew's Portrait Is Returned 'Home'.
103 Gen. Bartholomew, A Man of 'Jovial Disposition.'
104-106 Deed of Sale between General Joseph Bartholomew, buyer, and Basil Prather, seller, dated 7 February 1798, Jefferson County, Kentucky. This includes a photocopy of the original recorded deed and a transcription of it
107-114 Letters (7) written by Joseph Bartholomew to his friend and fellow military officer John Tipton. This includes photocopies of the originals as well as typed transcrip-tions.
115-118 The Territorial Papers of the United States, Volume VIII, The Territory of Indiana 1810-1816. Mentions Joseph Bartholomew.
119-126 Military records relative to Joseph Bartholomew, including his appointment as Major General, and grants of pension benefits.
127-129 Photographs of the home General Joseph Bartholomew built near the Falls of the Ohio.
130-131 Article on Bartholomew County, Indiana.
132-138 Article and photographs of General Joseph Bartholomew's grave.
139-140 Articles from the Indiana Historical Society Collections relative to Joseph Bartholo-mew and his friend John Tipton.
141-142 History of Freemasonry, mentions Joseph Bartholomew, who belonged to the Blazing Star Lodge No. 36, Charlestown, Kentucky.
143-147 An article and maps of Bayou Bartholomew in Arkansas.
148-152 A Brief History of General Joseph Bartholomew, by Emmeline C. McKay.
153-180 Probate File of General Joseph Bartholomew, McLean County, Illinois.
181-189 Bartholomew Bayou, Bartholomew, Arkansas. An account, with photographs, a trip to this area by the authors in 1995
190 Blank
191 Impressive Ceremony at Bartholomew Grave, Owen County Newspaper, 24 July 1941.
192 Summary of life of John Bartholomew by Dan Bartholomew, 2nd great-grandson.
193 Sub-Title Page: John Bartholomew, 1792 to 1827. [Pages 193-216.]
194 Blank
195-198 John Bartholomew, by Rev. Brady at the dedication of the Bartholomew marker, Sunday, 20 July 1941
199-208 History of Owen County [Indiana]. Mentions General Joseph Bartholomew and his son John.
209-214 Guardianship records disclosing the guardianship roll of General Joseph Bartholo-mew for the children of his son John.
215-216 Grave of John Bartholomew, including photographs and a letter from Spencer Monument Works in answer to John Bartholomew's letter to them.
217 Title Page: Joseph Bartholomew, 1820 to 1901. [Pages 218-301.]
218 Blank
219 Early tradition of the Bartholomew family from Alsace, France.
220-262 Joseph Bartholomew Family, A Brief Sketch of the History and Lives of Our Ancestors, by George M. Bartholomew, Jr., Grandson of Joseph.
263-266,271 History of Sanpete County, Utah, by Joseph Holbrook. Includes Fayette, where Joseph Bartholomew, Sr. settled.
267 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Makers of Fayette
268-269 Our Pioneer Heritage, DUP, Fayette.
270 Patriarchal Blessing of Joseph Bartholomew.
271-274 Our Pioneer Heritage, DUP, Fayette.
275 Dan and Lois Bartholomew visited Warsaw, Illinois to look for graves of Joseph and Polly Benson Bartholomew's children, Joseph and Hyrum
276 Map of Hancock County, Illinois.
277-281 Springville City Minutes.
281-283 Springville LDS Ward Records.
284-285 Fayette LDS Ward Records.
286 Portraits and photographs of General Joseph Bartholomew and others.
287-289 Children of General Joseph Bartholomew; General Joseph Bartholomew; and Floyd Bartholomew.
290-300 Family Group Records: Daniel Bartholomew and Elizabeth Sine, General Joseph Bartholomew and Christiana Pickenpaugh, General Joseph Bartholomew and Elizabeth McNaught, George McNaught and Martha Wooden, John Bartholomew and Nancy McNaught, Joseph Bartholomew Sr. and Polly Benson, George Marston Bartholomew and Salena Roper, Floyd Bartholomew and Pearl Larsen (2 pages), George Marston Bartholomew and Salena Roper (2 pages with photographs).
301 Family Group Photograph of Floyd and Pearl Bartholomew.

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Volume 2: Searching for Our Ancestors - 1998 with photographs of Scenic Schoharie and Old Stone Fort, compiled by Dan & Lois J. Lowe Bartholomew.

This volume includes 51 pages printed on one side only, with the text paginated from 1 to 35 on the lower right hand side of each page (page 35 is at the end out of sequence), which I have renumbered on the top of each page on the right. The remaining pages are family Group Records.

Cover Title: Searching for Our Ancestors - 1998 with photographs of Scenic Schoharie and Old Stone Fort, compiled by Dan & Lois J. Lowe Bartholomew.
1 Report by the authors on their research trip in 1998 to New York. It begins with John Bartholomew, the alleged grandfather of General Joseph Bartholomew and his wife Dorothy Endt. This John had a son named Daniel, who was supposed to have been the father of General Joseph. John apparently had a brother named Daniel, which has led to the confusion that exists in the identity in this family line. Dan believes the Daniel whose will is dated in 1768 in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, relates to General Joseph's granduncle, not his father. This page also addresses another problem - that if Joseph's mother Catherine. Did she marry a Smith after her husband Daniel died?
2 Catherine, the mother of General Joseph Bartholomew, is believed to have married a Smith as her 2nd husband. The author summarizes his findings and feelings. Small photographs of author, Old Stone Fort at Schoharie, New York. And Jacob Bartholomew's name.
3 Map of Blenheim Town[ship], Schoharie, New York. John Bartholomew and his wife Dorothy.
4 Map of Schoharie area, New York. War of 1812 and Captain Philip Bartholomew photograph of area.
5 Ira Bartholomew, of the English Bartholomews, settled in Herkimer County, New York. Photographs of Fox Creek, Dutch Reformed Church in Middlesburg, New York.
6 Geneva Township, Ohio and some Bartholomew families: Theobald, Benjamin, Betsey (wife of Jacob Lamont).
7 Ashtabula County, Ohio and some Bartholomew families: Benjamin (son of John and Dorothy) and Abigail (Patchin), Theobald and Joseph.
8-11 Bartholomews: Alfred and Emily (Pratt), Hannah, Benjamin and Susannah (Lucas), and their children, Isaac and Sally (Lewis) and their children, John and Nancy (Jennings) and their children, Joseph and Elizabeth (Barber) and Lena. Nelson Bishop Bartholomew and Charlotte (Bartholomew) and their children, Peter and Catherine (Brakeman) and their children, General Riley Lucas Bartholomew and Fanny (Watkins) and their children, Theobald and Elizabeth (Brewer) and their children.
12 Information from the Cornerstone Genealogical Society of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, where General Joseph Bartholomew is believed to have lived after being born in New Jersey. Author summarizes what is believed about the General and his parents and siblings life here. A Mrs. Brace of Texas compiled a history of the Beckenbach family (the General's first wife was Christina) which was at the printers in 1975 (this should be investigated). Mrs. LaVon Bartholomew of Ephraim, Utah was chairman of the Bartholomew Family Organization in 1975 when this was being investigated.
13 Daniel Bartholomew (father or granduncle of General Joseph?), believed to be a brother to Jacob and John, all of whom immigrated to Pennsylvania from France. Probate in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He presumably married Elizabeth Sine. See Bartholomew Genealogy by George W. Bartholomew. The author vacillates between whether this Daniel is the granduncle or the father of the General (his current feeling - 2004 - is that Daniel was the granduncle). The problem of the General's mother, Catherine (or Elizabeth) is also discussed.
14 Children of Daniel Bartholomew and his wife Catherine (or Elizabeth): Sarah and Peter Beckenbach and their children, an unnamed daughter, John and his wife Druzilla Glasgow, and General Joseph and his two wives (Christiana Beckenbach and Elizabeth McNaught). The confusion between this Daniel and the one who married Sarah Johnson in Massachusetts is noticed.
15 The Pickenpaugh or Beckenbach family is summarized. There are far more details here than is in Joanne's family records (see family group record accompany this report).
16-18 John Bartholomew, General Joseph's brother, born 5 June 1770, according to the age given on his grave marker. Family Group Record of John and Drusilla Glas-gow needs to be updated.
19-20 Information on the Bartholomew and Pickenpaugh [Beckenbach] families from the files of the Westmoreland County Historical Society in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Most of the information was donated to the Society by Mrs. Houser from research done by Mrs. H. H. "Betty" Bartholomew. Much of it came from the Pennsylvan-ia Archives Series III, V, and VI.
21 Report from Mrs. H. H. Bartholomew, 1456 Roxbury Rd., Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, summarizing information available on Laurel Hill in Western Pennsylvania where General Joseph lived after being born in New Jersey. She also reports on the Pickenpaugh family.
22-25 Three Reports from the Research Department of the Genealogical Society of the LDS Church to Sister LaVon B. Olsen, Ephraim, Utah, signed by Frank Smith, Head. Frank was not the researcher, whose initials will be found after his name, which should be checked. The research was done by correspondence through probably Naomi Harker (NH), in which case the research would have been very sound and thorough (she was). The microfilm copy of Sister Olsen's file should be checked. The 1st report, dated 4 November 1964 (1 page), deals mostly with the Pickenpaugh family. The first page of the 2nd report, dated 3 December 1964 (2 pages), deals with General Joseph and his mother, presumably Catherine Smith (2nd marriage name). [This is a good summary, and nothing has been found since then to add or detract from this. Ben Bloxham.] The second page of the 2nd report is a good summary concerning Daniel Bartholomew of Harwinton, Connecticut. [This Daniel may have been eliminated by subsequent research by Ben and Joanne Blox-ham. The conclusion drawn regarding the General's father in New Jersey is about where it is still today after all of the research everyone has done, including George and Lucile Tate, Dan and Lois Bartholomew, and Ben and Joanne Bloxham.] Report #3, dated 23 March 1966 (1 page), discloses the discovery of "the original notebook in which George Pence wrote when he interviewed James Bartholomew, son of Joseph, in Lodi, Wisconsin in 1894." [This original notebook should be photocopied.] The conclusions regarding the birth of General Joseph Bartholomew are stated in this report as follows: "Because of the proximity to Penn. to N. Jersey, and the fact that there is an early Bartholomew family originating in Penn., we are inclined to think that the connection is somewhere there. Hunterdon County, N. J. lies on the Penn. border, and it still may be possible that there is a connection to the Daniel whose estate was administered there in 1769. However, there is practically no good basis for any assumption. There are emigrants of this name into N.J., and the New England States as well as Pennsylvania. It is difficult to know what suggestions to make for continued efforts on this line. It seems to be established that Joseph was born in N. J. somewhere in 1766 and we feel that here is where some clue must be found, but we do not feel we can do any consistent research there without records." [This hasn't changed in the nearly 40 years since this report was written!!! Ben Bloxham.]
26-27 A detailed listing of the sources and results searched in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Tax records, wills and deeds, Filson Club volumes), and Clark County, Indiana (Censuses, Indiana Magazine of History, wills, voter registrations). It is not stated who compiled this list. The Research Department of the LDS Church or Dan Bartholomew (this should be checked).
28 Map of Dunkard Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania identifying land owned by Peter Pickenpaugh. A letter [not dated] to Dan Bartholomew from the Lancaster County Historical Society, Pennsylvania, saying that Joseph moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania after his father died in 1768 to live with his uncle Jacob, who lived in Caernarvon Township (listed on a 1770 tax list there as a "Free-man."), and that there is a Laurel Hill in Earl Township.
29-30 Summary of information published in the Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. XIV, pages 287-303 (Pence biography). Mentions the connection between the General and "General Arthur St. Clair [Sinclair in Scotland] of Rev. War fame, (prob. near Fort Ligonier now in Bedford Co., Pa. this was far west at this time.) and whom President Washington appointed the first governor of the Territory N. W. [Ohio]." Biography of George M. Bartholomew found in Historical & Biographical Record of Iowa, page[s] 212 - 213. This states that George's "great-grandfather, Daniel Bartholomew, was a native of Germantown, Pennsylvania and was a member of one of the oldest families in that state." This would have been the General's father. Where did George M. Bartholomew get this family information? He was born in 1825, and would have been 15 when the General died, but his father died in 1827 when he was 2 years of age and his mother died in 1830, when he was only 5.
31 Early Clark County, Indiana Wills and Executors Records, Will Record A,1801 - 1817. Will Record B, 1817 - 1836, as published in Indiana Magazine of History, Volumes 35 (pp. 225, 359, 450) and 36 (pp. 82, 175, 321 & 423). These references refer to Smith entries and Joseph Bartholomew.
32-33 McNaught - Franklin - Bartholomew Families, by Virginia (Hodge) McNaught, 1934 (mimeographed volume). This makes brief mention of the origin of the Bartholomew surname, and tells of three brothers, John, Daniel, and Jacob Bartholomew who were French Huguenots who emigrated from the Netherlands before 1730 and they settled in the Philadelphia area. [This summarizes what has been the traditions of General Joseph Bartholomew's origin and roots. It is stated that "Jacob Bartholomew, whose grandsons remember the relationship" between Jacob and Elizabeth, Joseph's alleged mother. But there are so many unproven assumptions in this account that after all of these years very little or anything is known for sure of Joseph and his origins. Ben Bloxham.]
34-35 Page 35 is out of sequence and is last in this booklet. A brief account of a Paul D. Bartholomew, whose ancestors came from England (see page 35 for descent of 14 generations from John to Paul).
36-52 Family Group Records and Research Notes for five generations of his Bartholo-mews prepared by the author: (1) Jacob of Holland and children, (2) John and Dorothy Endt and their children,(3) Daniel and Elizabeth or Catherine and their children,(4) Joseph and his 1st wife Christiana Pickenpaw and their children and Joseph and his 2nd wife Elizabeth McNaught and their children, and (5) John and his wife Nancy McNaught and their children.
53 Should be page 35.

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Volume 3: Bartholomew Family Research - 2000

This volume has 162 pages single-sided. None of the first three volumes are numbered, paginated, have tables of contents or indexes.

Cover Title: Bartholomew Family Research - 2000

Letter from Dan Bartholomew addressed to: Dear Family. At the beginning of this letter the author states that "Lois and I took a 4-week trip back east this spring [2000]" (pg. 1). At the end of it he states: "It is now the middle of November, 2000. This letter was started in the spring. As I have received information the letter has been added to, subtracted from, rearranged, and generally redone many times. I still have many letters not yet answered and returned. I hope each day will bring new information or some tidbit that will let me continue to pursue. I feel someone somewhere has recorded the information I need and like a blind person I will continue to feel my way. ... I recently found a record (whether true or not) bringing Allegheny County, Pa into our history. It states this is where our Laurel Hill was. My research for General Joseph's Polyglot Bible has taken me to South Dakota, Montana and North Dakota. No good luck yet but I continue to search. Now my search for our Daniel [Joseph's alleged father] has returned me to Bucks County, Pa. Perhaps our next volume will contain all this and more. I wish each reader many happy hours just reading, contemplating and thanking those of the past who have made our world what it is. This has all been done with love from Dan Bartholomew" (pg. 18).

[In this letter Dan recounts their itinerary - which began in Lexington, McLean County, Illinois, where General Joseph Bartholomew is buried. They spent half of a day in the local Historical Society. They then went to Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana [named in honor of General Joseph]. The main object here was to try to find evidence of the name of Joseph's mother's name. From there they went to Pennsylvania to visit with "Herschel Matthews, who cared enough to preserve the grave of Peter Pickenpaugh the son of old Peter and husband of General Joseph's sister Sarah Bartholomew. We learned that the Pickenpaugh Cemetery had been destroyed years ago. We were given copies of legal papers, pictures and genealogy and shown a portion of the Pickenpaugh estate, which is now divided. We learned that this portion of Pennsylvania had once been Frederick County, Maryland, then Monongalia County, Virginia before becoming Pennsylvania. ... This was the end of our history research ... As I have read and reread the material we collected I've made notes for further investigation. Perhaps these notes will stimulate thought and discussion." He then discusses the Laurel Hill problem and the connection between the Bartholomew and Pickenpaugh families. He reviews the problem of the two Daniel Bartholomews (father and uncle of General Joseph) and the name of Joseph's mother (Elizabeth or Catherine). He mentions George Wells Bartholomew's book on the Bartholomew family. He makes reference to Lucile Tate's report. He discusses John Bartholomew, his 2nd great-grandfather and Owen County, Pennsylvania, and the second marriage of his widow, Nancy Pickenpaugh, who subsequently married John Weaver by whom she had a son [Robert]. On page 9 of his letter, Dan commiserates over the problem of duplication of the same material in his various volumes and the normal dilemma researchers have in revising assumptions, as follows: "At this point let me state that there is a lot of duplication of information [in his volumes]. Our purpose is to compile the information we gather from where ever we find it. Believe it or not I have left a lot of the duplications out but since this is the third of three booklets we have compiled I have put in what I felt was pertinent for those who see only one book. Also, as we have gathered information and questions have risen we have made assumptions based on information we have had at the time. Certainly, our assumptions have changed. I wish, at times, our assumptions could be reality (pg. 9). He then reviews the evidence of the early Bartholomews and the moves of General Joseph from his young years onward (pp. 10-13). General Joseph's cabin that he built was of the "dog trot" type: two rooms in each wing made of squared poplar poles (this could easily be reconstructed). The Connecticut Bartholomews problem is reviewed (pp. 13-14). Virginia Hodge McNaught's McNaught - Franklin - Bartholomew Families, written in 1934, is copied again, telling of the French Huguenot Bartholomews (pp. 14-15). More details relative to General Joseph's mother are given (pp. 16-18). Reference is made to Lucile Tate's report several times in this letter.

19 Sub-Title Page: Miscellaneous Research
20 [Skipped by Ben Bloxham]
21 An article in the Church News in the Deseret News by Marie Bartholomew (not about the Bartholomew family).
22 Map of Greene County, Pennsylvania, home of the Bartholomew and Pickenpaugh families.
23 DAR member descended from John Bartholomew (Joanne's 6th Great-grandfather)
24 Photographs of burial place of Peter Pickenpaugh Jr.
25-30 Documents relating to the legal transfer of the body of Peter Pickenpaugh Jr.
31-47 Family group records and pedigree charts pertaining to the Pickenpaugh or Becken-bach family
48-59 Information on the Bartholomew family given to Dan by his brother Owen, as follows: "While much of the information is redundant there is also new information included. Marston Clark Bartholomew and George McNaught Bartholomew, half brothers, and sons of General Joseph Bartholomew who settled the area of Lodi, Wisconsin." The most pertinent of this information is as follows: "In the year 1790 General Joseph Bartholomew, with a small colony, floated down the Ohio River and settled at the head of the falls of that river on the Kentucky side, on land on which the city of Louisville now stands. While there he acted as Government scout and spy, watching movements of Indians and passed through many adventures with them, of whom quite a number paid the penalty of their lives by their daring. He lived in Kentucky until the Territory in southern Indiana, known as 'Clark's Grant," was ceded by the Indians to the United States. After the cession, the General moved across the river and settled near where the present city of Clarkston now stands. This city for many years was the county seat of Clark County, Indiana. Here his wife died in 1809 [Christiana Pickenpaugh]. Soon after settlement the Indians, guided by Chief Tecumseh, were troublesome and made depredations on the settlers. Gen. William Henry Harrison was Governor of the territory at this time, and established a fort on the upper Wabash river near the Indian town of Tippecanoe. Here Harrison was in command, [Joseph] Bartholomew was Colonel, having charge of the Infantry. By his bravery in this battle he was breveted Brigadier Gen. of Volunteers. He was wounded in this battle and was granted a pension by the Government. Afterwards, Gen. Bartholomew fought in the war with the Indians at Vincennes, Indiana, and also at Ft. Harrison on the Wabash River. He was then promoted by the President to be Major General." This is a good sum-mary of the General's military activities and his various places of abode after he left Pennsylvania in 1790. These pages provide details of General Joseph's two sons who settled in Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin, Marston Clark and George McNaught Bartholomew.
60 Sub-Title Page: "General Joseph Bartholomew,"with a photograph of a painting of him.
61 Obituary of General Bartholomew and settlement papers of his estate.
62-69 Research findings relative to Catherine Smith, the alleged mother of General Joseph Bartholomew. Smith was her second married name. Naoma Harker was the one in charge of the research on the Bartholomew family. She was considered the best in the old Research Department of the Genealogical Society. [She was the one who trained me when I joined the Research Department at the request of Archibald F. Bennett. In Volume One of this series I suggested that Naoma was the one involved because of the sound and reasonable steps taken in that research.] There still has not been found any direct evidence that Joseph's mother was the "Catherine Smith" referred to here. The circumstantial evidence is very compelling, however, and with the absence of any negative evidence, we may not be able to go beyond her in the ancestry of the Bartholomew family. If she is the mother of Joseph, we have no direct evidence of what her surname was. The surname Sine has been adopted, but without proof.
70-73 Photographs of a monument in honor of General Joseph Bartholomew, who built a blockhouse in Dawson, Illinois.
74 Written application of Joseph Bartholomew, which he signed, for land in Clark County, Indiana.
75 Guardianship paper for Joseph Bartholomew in behalf of his grandchildren, children of his deceased son John.
76-78 Settlement papers of the estate of Joseph Bartholomew.
79 Letter from Lavon B. Olson of Ephraim, Utah, genealogist for the Bartholomew Family Organization to Mrs. Gerwick, requesting help in determining the parents of General Joseph Bartholomew and his siblings. This was dated 27 March 1974.
80-85 Major General Joseph Bartholomew, by William M. Bartholomew, Son, which is in the Historical Society in Lexington, Illinois. This is a very good summary of the life of General Joseph, especially his military activities.
86-87 Letter to Dan Bartholomew from the Historical Society of Pingree, North Dakota, relative to information about William Milton, grandson of General Joseph Bar-tholomew in answer to his letter, dated 15 January 2000.

General Joseph Bartholomew, by Josephine Baker McCormick, 5 January 1934, in the Lexington Historical Society, Lexington, Illinois. Among many other details of the General's life, most of which is found in other writings, is the account of a financial set back for the General, as follows: "About 1828 he met with a very serious pecuniary loss. He had gone on the bond of Dr. Hay who, as receiver of the government land office, had defaulted to the sum of $60,000 [in today's market it would be between 10 and 15 times this amount - $600,000 to 900,000, or close to a million dollars]. This was more than Joseph could pay. He sold his farm in Clark County and turned the proceeds over to the government. This still left a large deficit. General John Tipton, a close friend of the family and a United States Senator, put in a bill for the cancellation of the bonds, pleading past valuable services to the country and pointing out that General Bartholomew had already paid as much as he could. The bill passed. Joseph was left practically destitute. Forty years earlier as a young man he had turned westward to find his fortune; now, as a man past middle age, he was forced to follow the same procedure. This time he migrated to McLean County, Illinois where he settled on Section 13 of Money Creek Township. That same fall he sold his farm and moved into Lot 1, north east 1/4 Section 4. Perhaps it would be well to stop here to consider the personal appearance of Joseph. There is one picture in existence which has been copied from an old tintype. Probably this picture was made in Indiana before his departure for Illinois although it is hard to judge the age of the man from the picture. Avoiding the task of a thorough study of the portrait, William M. Bartholomew's description and character sketch of his father is given here:

"General Bartholomew was a stoutly built man about 5 feet 9 inches in height, with black hair and grey eyes. He was a very reticent man, and these inci-dents of his life were gathered by his children as he incidently spoke of them. His encounters with the Indians were very numerous, especially while living in Kentucky and Indiana. He said he never shot an Indian without being sorry for the poor fellow, but it was a case of his life or the Indian's. He was a master of wood craft, and a deadly shot with a rifle, a leader of men and utterly fearless. Hospitable, he was ever ready to help the new settlers find suitable locations and aid them to build their cabins and get a start in life. A coward he could not endure. His highest compliment to anyone was, 'He is a brave man.'

94-98 The General Joseph Bartholomew Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, was chartered 21 October 1975. A four page biographical sketch of General Bartholo-mew was given at the first meeting by its first president, William T. Anderson, a descendent of General Bartholomew. In this account we learn that Joseph was "said to have been tolerant of other men even if their views differed from his, that he had very few disputes with his neighbors and that he did not favor slavery." Another anecdote is: "Father [Joseph] thought the Indians had been harshly treated by the whites, but he killed as many of them as any other man." Among his accomplish-ments were being an Indiana State Legislator, helped select the sight for the Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis, a presidential elector for Indiana that elected James Monroe president, a new county was named after him in1822, erected the first brick farm house in Clark County, declined the appointment to be Associate Judge of the Circuit Court, served as county commissioner of McLean County, Illinois.
98 Fort Bartholomew was built in Money Township in McLean County, Illinois by the General in 1832 and was 20x30 feet and two stories high.
99 An article by Dr. Henry Homer Bartholomew in the Lexington Historical Society in Lexington, Illinois. "The second wife of the General [Elizabeth McNaught] died as a result of an accident. She was quite fleshy and was one day riding horseback on the Charleston [Clark County, Indiana] and Springville road when a sudden clap of thunder frightened her horse, causing it to throw her, breaking her leg."

On a plaque in Bartholomew County, Indiana the following is said about the General: "One of the purest and most patriotic of Indian Pioneers was General Joseph Bartholomew, for many years a distinguished citizen of Clark County. He was a descendent of a Puritan family that emigrated from London to Massachusetts Colony in 1634 and whose members figured prominently in the general court of the Colony [this is questionable]. But the luster of his name was not borrowed from the achievement of his ancestors. By the strength of his heroic character he placed it on the lips of men. He was self-taught, modest, brave and honest. Soley by his merits as a man and soldier he obtained distinction. In the various Indian troubles he was ever foremost in times of danger." The comments regarding his character was evident by all those who knew him, and if the alleged connection with a prominent Puritan Massachusetts Colony family is not true, it only adds luster to this self-made man. Joanne, if you give this report to the ABC Meeting in June, you may find the following statement of President J. Reuben Clark Jr., which he made at the Centennial of Pioneer Day in 1947, relevant, as you praise the merits of a very great man:

"In saving our lives, let us never forget that the deeds of our fathers and mothers are theirs, not ours, that their works cannot be counted to our glory; that we can claim no excellence and no place, because of what they did; that we must rise by our own labor, and that labor failing, we shall fail. We may claim no honor, no respect, nor special position or recog-nition, no credit of what our fathers were, of what they wrought. We stand upon our own feet, in our own shoes. There is no aristocracy of birth in this church; it belongs equally to the highest and the lowest. For Peter said to Cornelius, the Roman Cen-turion, seeking him, 'Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." (5 October 1947.)

101-102 "General Joseph Bartholomew: Historical Sketch of a Hero of the Early Days [of McLean County, Illinois]." This was mostly adapted from what the General's son, William M. Bartholomew, had written.
103-104 "Pigeon Roost Massacre," was in Scott County, Indiana on 3 September 1812, as an incident in the War of 1812. Delaware and Shawnee Indians were incited to revenge because a fawn of the Indians was stolen by white settlers by the name of Collins, who refused to give it back, and as a result the Indians went on the war-path, and also to collect a five dollar reward offered by the British for every scalp taken. In consequence, 23 men, women, and children were killed, mutilated and scalped. Colonel Joseph Bartholomew afterwards punished the Indians for this brut-al attack. There is a photograph of the historic marker at the site of this incident.

Report of Lucile C. Tate, 381 E. 700 South, Centerville, Utah 84014, 23 January 1969. This is the best thought through and written of the many written regarding General Bartholomew. Lucile begins her report by stating her "PURPOSE: To make a thorough study of General Joseph Bartholomew's ancestry and extend his pedigree, if possible. PATRON: The Bartholomew Family as represented by the Joseph Bartholomew (1820) Organization and its Branches [footnote 1 lists the members of the Organization]. FACTUAL DATA:." This is then followed with nine pages of well written research notes. The report is signed by George F. Tate, Lucile's husband. Someone should ask Lucile what is her work and what is her husband's. They were both extremely well organized and intelligent investigators, as well as superb writers of reports. The eight recommendations at the end of this report for future research are still relevant and have not been acted upon. Because of the relevance of these recommendations to the current family organization, I will list them and offer my comments:

iii. "It is recommended that a thorough and painstaking search be made of the available records in SW Pa. in an all out effort to solve this problem. This will involve on the spot investigation by a skilled researcher."

iv. The second recommendation also requires on the site investigation, also in Pennsylvania, this one in Harrisburg, the capitol, in the Pennsylvania Land Office.

v. The third recommendation requires that" each Bartholomew or related family moving into Pa in the time period of Daniel (Joseph's father) and that George Wells Bartholomew's delineation of the different Bartholomew families be carefully reviewed and authenticated ..."

vi. This is missing in Dan's book.

vii. Research in New Jersey be pursued on site for as long as it takes to do the job. This is where the General was born.

viii. The Connecticut Daniel Bartholomew needs to be more carefully pursued, in Connecticut.

ix. Recommended that General Joseph's military be studied more carefully for clues.

x. Family organization members are encouraged to assist in the overall project.

114-122 "Tipton: Journal of Tippecanoe Expedition. This was kept in a small handmade notebook, the cover of which carried the following warning: 'John Tipton, September the 11th, 1811. Steal Not this Book for fear of Shame for here you See the Oners Name." General Tipton was a close friend of General Joseph Bartholo-mew, who accompanied Tipton in the Tippecanoe campaign.
123-127 "Tipton: Account of Battle of Tippecanoe," by General John Tipton, published in the Indianapolis, Indiana Journal, October 19, 1833.
128 A brief account of General Joseph Bartholomew in the War of 1812. Also a brief account of a John Bartholomew, who may have been the John who was the admini-strator of the Estate of Daniel in New Jersey in 1768.
129 A brief account of General Joseph Bartholomew printed in the History of Bartholo-mew County, Indiana.
130 Information relative to Bartholomew Bayou in Arkansas.
131-132 Information about the Pickenpaugh family.
133 Sub-Title Page: "John & Nancy McNaught Bartholomew."
134-143 Details of the marriage and divorce of Nancy McNaught and her second husband, John Weaver.
144 Sub-Title Page: "Joseph Bartholomew Sr. of Fayette, Utah."
145-152 "Joseph Bartholomew, Fact, Fiction or Folklore," a talk given by Dan Bartholo-mew for the Historical Society Lecture Series, April 2000. He summarizes the life of Joseph Bartholomew Sr.
153-163 "Parrish Murders."


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Volume Four: Bartholomew Family Research, Compiled by Dan & Lois Bartholomew, 2002

This volume has 306 pages double-sided. It has a Table of Contents, but the pagination is by section not consecutively throughout the book. I have renumbered it consecutively on the upper-right side and upper left-side of each page alternately throughout the volume. What follows now is an annotated Table of Contents.

Cover Bartholomew Family Research, Compiled by Dan & Lois Bartholomew, 2002
1 Table of Contents [11 sections]
2-7 Letter addressed to: Dear Family. It begins with these words: "Our Bartholomew research has continues (sic) with only limited results. Included in this booklet is the information that completes our current search of the Bartholomew ancestors; who they were, where they lived and where they came from. Included in the booklet also are McNaught histories I have received and information to questions I have raised. Over the years of our search we have found what we consider errors, specu-lation and assumptions with regards to our ancestory (sic). What ever conclusion one comes up with I hope they appreciate what our ancestors did and realize the difficulty one has today in tracing our ancestory (sic). Lois and I made our last research trip East this April and May [2002].We didn't expect to find much information but we did want to follow up on some leads we had gained." He then summarized their visits to Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, where General Joseph first lived when he moved from Kentucky to Indiana (pp. 1-3). He was able to locate the site of the General's farm and cemetery (though no gravestones were legible). They then went to Pigeon Roost where the General put down an Indian rebellion (pg. 3). At Beverly, West Virginia they found the marriage of a Catherine Bartholomew and Benjamin Griffith in October 1771 (any connection to Catherine, Joseph's mother?), and also a reference to a Catherine Smith owning property in Philadelphia in 1773 (pp. 3-4). In Schoharie, New York they found again informa-tion on John Bartholomew and his wife Dorothy Endt, believed by Dan to be the General's grandparents (pp. 4-6). They then visited "Lodi, Wisconsin where some of General Joseph's children settled" (pg. 6 - see pages 149-215 below). The letter ends with these words: "I hope the reader will injoy (sic) the information we have presented. It has been a pleasure to research, travel and compile the informa-tion. As usual there is some material in this booklet that we presented in our other booklets. To make the point I was trying to make I felt it necessary to again include this information. Our ancestory (sic) is incomplete. It will probably never be entire-ly correct. General Joseph's bible I still feel is the critical link. Hopefully it is in someone['s] attic and in time will come forth. Read and enjoy. Dan and Lois Jean Lowe Bartholomew."
8 Title: General Joseph Bartholomew, 1766 - 1840.
9 There were Daniel Bartholomews in Bucks and Lancaster counties in Revolutionary War times. The one in Bucks died in 1777 and had a wife Hannah and 5 children: Adam, Benjamin, John, Daniel and Margaret.
9-10 Exhibit 6: Dan tried unsuccessfully to find General Joseph's letter to Senator John Tipton requesting approval to be absolved from the debt of Andrew P. Hay.
10-11 Exhibit 7: The problem of the right Daniel Bartholomew, General Joseph's father, is reviewed again. In G. W. Bartholomew's book (1885), the Daniel who died intestate in Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1767 is the correct one. In the records of Schoharie County, New York, the Daniel who was the son of John Bartholomew and his wife Dorothy Endt, is the right one. But in this latter case, Daniel married in Connecticut to a Mrs. Elizabeth Bartholomew in 1734. [Neither one of them can be the correct one with the associated details given.]
11-12 Exhibit 8: Dan has tried unsuccessfully many things to try to locate the family bible of General Joseph, which was purchased by his son William Milton at an estate sale after the General's death. [This needs to be pursued.]
12-19 Exhibit 9: Further unsuccessful efforts to locate General Joseph's bible. A letter reproduced from an earlier Volume by Dan Bartholomew written by Mrs. H. H. Bartholomew regarding Laurel Hill and the Pickenpaugh family. An account of the selection of Indianapolis as the capital of Indiana by Charles N. Thompson.
19-23 Exhibit 10: This is from the Indiana State Library, and discusses a Bartholomew Coat of Arms from Burford, England whose alleged descendants settled in Con-necticut in about 1690, and another Bartholomew family from Holland.

Exhibit 11: This discusses the number of children of General Joseph by his two wives. The number varies from 15 to 22 depending on the source used. At the end of this discussion, Dan concludes with these words: "A very perplexing question has come to my mind. Compiling names of five generations from Johann through Daniel and then through General Joseph, his son John and his son Joseph of Fayette, I do not find anyone named Daniel, except the Daniel son of Johann and Dorothy who by the genealogical record is the father of General Joseph Bartholo-mew. Apparently, noting the genealogical records, it was customary to use family names in each generation. The names Joseph, John, William, Isaac, George, Marston and other (sic) keep repeating themselves but Daniel is never used. This makes me wonder if our ancestry is correct. I wonder if in fact our ancestory (sic) did come through England to Connecticut as is written in a number of General Joseph's biographies rather than the one most commonly accepted. The one leaving France and going to perhaps Germany, then to the Netherlands then the United States. I do not have the decending (sic) genealogy of William Bartholomew who came from England about 1690 and settled at Stony Creek, Connecticut to make any comparisons. I have included copies of the beginning genealogy for each line.

BUT, MY FEELING IS WE DO NOT HAVE AN ANCESTOR NAMED DANIEL." [Interesting observation, coming from the one who has worked the most on the Bartholomew family over the past decade or so.]

30-31 Exhibit 12: Wesley Garber, in his Forgotten Warrior, writes of the General's military experience in the Revolutionary War when he was very young. To try to verify this, Dan wrote to the National Archives Trust Fund, who, in response, referred to Volume 3 of the Fifth Series of the Pennsylvania Archives.
31-36 Exhibit 13: Various details of the military history of General Joseph.
36-37 Exhibit 14: Two newspaper articles relating to General Joseph (law suit in 1808 and Indiana Territorial legislature acknowledge his valor in fighting the Indians).
38 Sub-Title Page: Bartholomew Genealogy, Jacob to General Joseph
39 Jacob Bartholomew and his three sons.
40-41 Children of John Bartholomew and Dorothy Endt.
42 Children of Daniel Bartholomew and Elizabeth (Catherine) Sine.
43-45 Children of General Joseph Bartholomew and his two wives: Christiana Picken-paugh and Elizabeth McNaught.
46 Sub-Title Page: Exhibits For General Joseph Bartholomew Research
47 Exhibit 1: Photographs of Bartholomew Cemetery, near Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana.
48 Exhibit 2: Photographs of Pigeon Root Monument, Indiana.
49 Exhibit 3: Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
50 Exhibit 4: Map showing 1800, 1810 and 1820 Census area of Schoharie County, N.Y.
51 Exhibit 5: Family group records of Jacob Bartholomew and John Bartholomew & Dorothy Endt.
52-62 Exhibit 6: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1693-1778; Bucks County Orphan's Court Records; Maps of Pennsylvania Counties, 1728, 1729, 1752, 1771, 1773, 1785, 1790,1798, 1800.
63-70 Exhibit 7: John Tipton and General Joseph Bartholomew.
71-75 Exhibit 8: Report to Dan Bartholomew from the Connecticut Historical Society, with copies from a genealogy of a Bartholomew Family and the Bartholomews in the Barbour Index.
76-87 Exhibit 9: Several letters to Dan Bartholomew respecting various Bartholomew families, but nothing new.
88 Exhibit 10: Newspaper account of Joseph Bartholomew and others selected to locate site for Indiana state capital.
89-94 Exhibit 11: Three pages of Bartholomew Coats of Arms. Two pages relative to the Connecticut Bartholomews. Brief article on General Bartholomew.
95-102 Exhibit 12: Information relative to a Bartholomew in Arkansas.
103-108 Exhibit 13: Revolutionary War record of Joseph Bartholomew and the DAR.
109-111 Exhibit 14: Photographs of the Bartholomew Trail at Ft. Vallonia, Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus in Indiana, and Lancaster and Greene County Courthouses, Pennsylvania, and map of Indiana and Illinois Territories 1800-1818.
112-114 Exhibit 15: Two newspaper articles concerning a law suit between Joseph Bartholo-mew and John Green in November 1808 in Indiana.
115 Sub-Title Page: General Joseph Bartholomew's Siblings and Children.
116 Introductory page by Dan Bartholomew to this section.
117-118 Photographs of Bartholomews in the Cemetery in Spencer, Indiana.
119-142 Descendants of George McNaught and Martha Wooden, which Dan received from Peggy J. Ward of Indianapolis, Indiana.
143 Sub-Title Page: The Siblings of General Joseph Bartholomew
144-145 Sarah Bartholomew and Peter Pickenpaugh and their children.
146-148 John Bartholomew and Drusilla Glasgow and their children.
149 Sub-Title Page: The Children of General Joseph Bartholomew
150 Family Portrait Chart of Joseph Bartholomew and some of his children.
151-155 Sarah Bartholomew and Hugh Espy and their children.
156 Joseph Bartholomew. Died when he was 20.
157-159 Catherine Bartholomew and Thomas McNaught and their children.
160-166 John Bartholomew and Nancy McNaught and their children.
167 Mary Bartholomew and Patrick Hopkins and their children.
168-169 Amelia Bartholomew and Robert Hopkins and their children.
170-178 Martha Bartholomew and Gamaliel Vail and their children.
179 Albert Bartholomew. He died young.
180-183 Marston Clark Bartholomew and Mary Hopkins and their children.
184-186 Elizabeth Bartholomew and Isaac Epler and their children.
187-189 Christiana Pickenpaugh and Isaac Epler and their children.
190-193 George McNaught Bartholomew and Susan C. Hefner and their children.
194-195 Nancy Bartholomew and James Bradley and their children.
196 Angelia Bartholomew and William Merryman and their children.
197 Lucinda Bartholomew. Died young.
198 Minerva Bartholomew. Died young.
199-204 James Currie Bartholomew and Mary Elvira McNaught and their children.
205-212 William Milton Bartholomew and Francis Mary Goddard and their children.
213 Isaac Bartholomew. Died at age 2 ½.

Mary Bartholomew. May have a child in this family.

216 Sub-Title Page: McNaught Family History and Genealogy.
217-248 McNaught Family History, by Ruth Sullivan. Dan wrote: "Because the McNaught's are an integral part of the Bartholomew ancestory (sic) I have included information obtained from Ruth Sullivan, a descendant of Catherine Bartholomew McNaught, daughter of General Joseph Bartholomew in this text." This information is more than was previously known by the Bartholomew family in Utah.
249 Sub-Title Page: John Bartholomew and Nancy McNaught Bartholomew
250-253 Update family group record of John Bartholomew and Nancy McNaught.
254 Sub-Title Page: Great Grandparents - Joseph and Polly Benson Bartholomew.
255 Photographs of Joseph and Polly and their adult children.
256-259 Several accounts of the move west of Joseph and Polly.
259-267 Biographical accounts of Joseph Bartholomew and Polly Benson and their children.
268-275 Photocopies of pages from the Bible of Polly Benson.
276-306 Supplement: The Potter - Parrish Murders. [I would not bother to read this material. It is neither uplifting nor useful information. Joseph Bartholomew had nothing to do with these murders, but an attempt was made to implicate him by those who were guilty.]

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Volume 5: General Joseph Bartholomew [Volume Five, 2003]: Bits & Pieces, Compiled by Dan & Jean Lowe Bartholomew

This volume has 74 pages double-sided. I have renumbered the pages on the upper-right side and upper left-side of each page alternately throughout the volume. What follows now is an annotated Table of Contents.

Cover General Joseph Bartholomew [Volume Five, 2003]
Title Bits & Pieces, Compiled by Dan & Jean Lowe Bartholomew
1 Photographs of General Joseph Bartholomew and Bartholomew County, Indiana Courthouse, and map of Western Pennsylvania.
2 Introduction by Dan Bartholomew. "The Bartholomew family research book of 2002 [Volume Four] was to be my last. However, my interest has continued through 2003 regarding the lines of General Joseph Bartholomew, his son John, and John's son Joseph, my great grandfather.
3-4 The author found the historical novels of Allan W. Eckert helpful in placing General Joseph Bartholomew in his historical and geographical setting. This may be good reading for anyone interested in the history of General Joseph.
4 Exhibit 1: From the Internet Dan discovered pertinent information about General Arthur St. Clair, a friend of General Joseph, who lived in the Laurel Hill area of Western Pennsylvania.
4-6 Exhibit 2: Dan found various Laurel Hills in different places in Western Pennsyl-vania as well as additional information on General St. Clair. There is also a letter dated 22 February 1927 relative to General Joseph's participation in the Revolu-tionary War as a scout when he was only 11 years of age.
6-9 Exhibit 3: Commissioner of Military Pensions Winfield Scott in a letter to Senator Lynn J. Frazier dated 31 October 1927 states that there are no records of a pension in his office for General Joseph for military service prior to the War of 1812. Affidavit proving General Joseph's pension benefits as a result of his injury sustained in the Battle of Tippecanoe on 7 November 1811. Two letters written by General Joseph to William Henry Harrison (his former commanding officer and later president of the United States for whom General Joseph campaigned), dated 7 March and 11 August 1811.
9 Exhibit 4: Brief article on the life of William Henry Harrison.
10-18 Exhibit 5: Among the probate papers of General Joseph is a book called "Church Doctrine" listed under "Household furniture" as part of an inventory of his person-al property. Dan speculates that this may have reference to Mormon literature, since the Benson family lived in Clark County, Indiana and traveled through Mc-Lean County, Illinois on their way to Nauvoo (pg. 10). Dan reviews material in his collection relative to "who the Genera's parents were and just where did they family come from." This consisted in Record of the Bartholomew Family by George Wells Bartholomew (1885), the 1820 and 1830 censuses, copied and analyzed by Naoma Harker of the LDS Genealogical Society, clues from the Internet of the Connecticut Daniel, and LDS Manti Temple Endowment records of Daniel and family in 1889, based at least in part to George W. Bartholomew's book (pp. 10-15). Interview by George Pence (the author of the valuable biography of General Joseph published in the Indiana Historical Society Magazine) with F. C. Nugent, a friend and neighbor of General Joseph (pp. 15-17). Brief account of General Joseph by Stella A. Ogden-Yodar, 2nd great-granddaughter of General Joseph through his daughter Catharine Bartholomew McNaught (pp. 18-19).
18 Exhibit 6: DAR record of Joseph Bartholomew's service as a scout in that war.
18-34 Exhibit 7: Items from the Chester County [Pennsylvania] Historical Society: 3 Joseph Bartholomews in the Rev. War from Lancaster County (one of whom was our Joseph, pp. 18-19, 20); Wills for Bartholomews in Chester County (pp. 19-20); "Reminiscences of Sidney D. Baker relative to General Joseph's last experience before his death - helping William Henry Harrison win the election of 1840 (pp. 20-21); unsuccessful efforts to find an alleged biography of General Joseph written by General John S. Simonson (pp. 21-22); biography of General Joseph by his son William Milton Bartholomew (pp. 22-24); quotes from Allan W. Eckert's historical novel, The Wilderness War ("While the name of Joseph Bartholomew is not mentioned the reader can gain glimpses of the atmosphere in which Joseph, a yung man of 13 or 14 lived" - pp. 24-32); account of an earthquake on the Falls of the Ohio in 1811-1812 - pp. 32-33); and two articles about General Joseph from the files of George Pence in the Bartholomew County, Indiana Historical Society (pp. 33-34).
34-47 Exhibit 8: Another version of the George Pence biography of General Joseph Bartholomew, but written in the form of a letter (pp. 34-37); two newspaper articles in the George Pence files in the Bartholomew County Historical Society, Columbus, Indiana: Mrs. Ruby Weaver Mogel (granddaughter of the General) told of her grandfather, and R. N. Bartholomew, grandson of the General, also told of his grandfather (pp. 37-38); Three Act Play on the life of General Joseph, written by George Pence, former Auditor of Bartholomew County [only part of the script is here](pp. 39-40); further details concerning Garber's Forgotten Warrior in which he alleges that the General owned property in Arkansas (pp. 40-43); and Dan's "brief synopsis on the life of General Joseph Bartholomew" - "This leaves me wondering just how much of the information we have collected is fact, how much is faction and how much is folklore." Five biographies of various lengths have been written about the General, by the following authors: George Pence, James Currie Bartholomew, Wesley Garber, William Milton Bartholomew, and Virginia Hodge McNaught (pp. 43-47).
48-74 Subtitle: Exhibits
1. Map of the Ohio River Valley
ii. Map of Western Pennsylvania
iii. Letter to Dan Bartholomew from Jennifer Lynch, Researcher of Postal History concerning Laurel Hill in Pennsylvania.
iv. Letter to Mr. Pence from Christine Mogle, 22 February 1927.
v. Newspaper article regarding William Henry Harrison's log cabin birth.
vi. Letter to Dan from the Lancaster County Historical Society, 10 March 2003
vii. Township Map of Chester, Pennsylvania.
viii. Letter from Dan to North Dakota State Historical Society, 21 February 2003 concerning General Joseph Bartholomew.
ix. Reply from the above letter.
x. Letter from General Joseph to William Henry Harrison, 7 March 1811.
xi. Letter from General Joseph to William Henry Harrison, 11 August 1811.
xii. Letter from the U.S. Agency for Paying Pensions, 17 January 1877 (2 pages).
xiii. Military roster signed by Joseph Bartholomew, 4 June 1811 (2 pages).
xiv. Owen County, Indiana Lister's Book (List of Taxables) 1819 (3 pages).
xv. Owen County, Indiana Lister's Book (List of Taxables) 1827 (4 pages).
xvi. Owen County, Indiana Lister's Book (List of Taxables) 1829 (4 pages).


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