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From: "Jim Bartlett" <>
Subject: Re: [BARTLETT] Buncombe Co,NC BARTLETTs tied by DNA to Mayflower BARTLETTs
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 10:14:07 -0500
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Here is a little better summary of Samuel BARTLETT III:

Samuel BARTLETT b 1726 Plymouth, MA came to NC and m c1754 Betsy MOORE and
had 2 daughters, William 1759, John 1761 and Joseph 1762 (I'm not sure where
in NC they lived at that time). Betsy died and Samuel returned to MA and
married there in 1766 to Elizabeth JACKSON. They evidently stayed in
Plymouth, MA and had more children who stayed in Plymouth, MA. It is not
clear if the sons by Samuel and Betsy (who were 7, 5 and 4 in 1766) returned
to MA with their father, or stayed in NC to be raised by the MOORE family.
At least John BARTLETT married 1789 in Buncombe (really Burke) Co, NC to
Agnes Fisher RENFRO. This family pretty much stayed in Buncombe Co, NC for
the next 100 years. Grandson Fidilis Fletcher BARTLETT b 1838 NC moved to
Cocke Co, TN by 1870. Buncombe Co, NC is just south of Hawkins Co, TN where
Joseph BARTLETT b c1765 VA moved to c1798 [Joseph of VA-TN has DNA proved to
match the Plymouth, MA family DNA] It is probable that most, if not all,
BARTLETTs in Buncombe, Burke and Rutherford Co, NC descend from this line.
This Buncombe Co, NC BARTLETT line is now confirmed to have DNA which
matches the BARTLETT line from Plymouth, MA.

Nathan b c1763 VA; Joseph b c1767 VA; and Joshua b 1765-70 (perhaps in NC)
are tantalizingly close in age and geography to the family of Samuel
William 1759
John 1761
Joseph 1762
Samuel 1767
Nathaniel 1769

I seems highly probable to me that Samuel 1726 was accompanied by a brother
or cousin in the mid 1700s. This brother or cousin may have the father of
the White/Overton Co, TN BARTLETTs

Jim Bartlett

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Subject: [BARTLETT] Buncombe Co, NC BARTLETTs tied by DNA to Mayflower

We just got a 12-marker result from a descendant of the Buncombe Co, NC
BARTLETTs who is an exact 12/12 match with 13 others who are in the
Mayflower BARTLETT Group, which includes Joseph and Joshua BARTLETT who went
from VA/NC to White/Overton Co, TN.

Samuel BARTLETT 1691 MA-1749/50 Plymouth, MA m Hannah CHURCHILL b 1697 MA

Their son; Samuel BARTLETT III b 1726 Plymouth, MA; 1m c 1754 Betsy MOORE b
1730; 2m 1766 MA Elizabeth JACKSON

Evidently Samuel III was in NC (perhaps Perquimans Co?) from 1754 (when he
married Betsy MOORE) to 1765 (just after Betsy MOORE died); Samuel III's
will d 1780 Plymouth, MA was proved in 1790. The story is that his estate
was originally divided into 11 parts; but was then revised to 9 because son
John and another were declared dead and without wife or issue.

The story is that five children were born in NC to Samuel BARTLETT III &
Betsy MOORE: I don't have the first 2, but then William 1759; John 1765 and
Joseph 1762 - all born in NC; after his 2m Samuel BARTLETT III & Elizabeth
JACKSON had 6 more children, all b MA, including Nathaniel BARTLETT b 1769

We don't know what happened to William and Joseph; but John BARTLETT
returned to NC and m 1789 Buncombe Co, NC Agnes Fisher RENFRO b 1770
Buncombe Co, NC and reportedly died 1890 in Sevier Co, TN; John d 1825
Buncombe Co, NC. Now actually John and Agnes could not have been married
1789 Buncombe Co, NC because Buncombe Co, NC was formed in 1791, so they
were probably married in Burke Co, NC. However when Buncombe Co was formed
it was along the nw border of NC with TN - not very far from White/Overton
Co, TN

NB: John BARTLETT is in the 1790 Burke Co, NC census; and the 1800, 1810 &
1820 Buncombe Co, NC census; Agness BARTLETT is in the 1830, 1840 and 1850
Buncombe Co, NC census.

Perhaps Agness's maiden name was FISHER and she 1m a RENFRO, who died and
she 2m Samuel BARTLETT . (it was VERY unusual for anyone to have a middle
name before the RevWar). If we could find a record of FISHERs or RENFROs in
Burke Co, NC before 1789, it might help.

John and Agnes had sons named William 1798; Nathan 1801; John 1804; Joshua
1807; and James 1809 - the naming pattern is very similar to Joseph, Joshua
and Nathan BARTLETT who went to TN.

Just some thoughts.


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