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38. ELIZABETH BARTLETT, born 19 Aug 1821 White Co. TN, died 02 Nov 1885 Harrison Co. MO, buried Old Antioch Church Cemetery, east of Bethany, Harrison Co. MO, married 15 Apr 1849 White Co. TN JOHN IRWIN WOOD, born 08 Aug 1816 Franklin Co. KY, died 14 Apr 1892 Harrison Co. MO, buried Old Antioch Church Cemetery, Harrison Co. MO, son of George WOOD and Elizabeth ERWIN.

John's father, George Wood, was one of the witnesses to Joshua BARTLETT's will.

"In 1836 John joined other Tennesseans who were going to MO to obtain the cheap land offered there by the Government. After the death of Elizabeth (PRYOR) WOOD, John, heartbroken and suffering from partial loss of eyesight, returned to White Co., TN and married Elizabeth BARTLETT. Soon after their marriage the couple returned to MO, locating this time north of Bethany in Harrison Co. In 1854 he purchased land southeast of Bethany from Marcus P. WILLS. Being a progressive farmer, he prospered and added to this acreage. As his family increased he built a large two-story home with all the latest refinements where he and Elizabeth spent the remainder of their lives."
[Wood, Wm. L. & Vera and Ruby M. Whitaker Buck, Samuel Wood, His Seven Sons and Their Descendants, VA to NC, TN, KY IL and Beyond, 1755-1988 (Strafford, MO: William L. Wood, ©1988). Src: Litchfield Carnegie Library, Litchfield, IL, Sep, 1997.]

Children of Elizabeth BARTLETT and John WOOD:

211. Amanda Jane WOOD, b. 1850 White Co., TN, d. 1935.

212. David Crockett WOOD, b. 27 Nov 27 1851 Harrison Co. MO, d. bet. 1944 - 1945 Seward, KS, m. 02 Jan 1881 Harrison Co. MO Henrietta Bell HALL, b. Harrison Co. MO.

213. Joseph WOOD, b. 1854 Harrison Co. MO, d. 06 Jul 1931 Harrison Co. MO, m. 24 Aug 1891 Gentry Co. MO Lucinda Jane BLAIR.

214. Arzella WOOD, b. 04 Apr 1856 Harrison Co. MO, d. 22 Dec 1927 Harrison Co. MO, m. 12 Sep 1876 Harrison Co. MO William EASTON.

215. Robert H. WOOD, b. 1857 Harrison Co. MO, d. 1874.

216. Martha Ann WOOD, b. 1859 Harrison Co. MO, d. 1935.

217. Asa M. WOOD, b. 14 Aug 1860 Harrison Co. MO, d. 25 Jul 1944 Johnson Co. KS, m. 18 Sep 1888 Harrison Co. MO Jennie D. FRISBY.

69. MARTIN BARTLETT, born 08 Dec 1820 Claiborne Co. TN, died 25 Aug 1850 Claiborne Co. TN, married 08 Jan 1843 Claiborne Co. TN ANNA MCNIEL, born 10 Jul 1825 Claiborne Co. TN, daughter of JOHN MCNIEL.

Martin and Anna lived on a farm in the Little Sycamore Community where they were both members of the Little Sycamore Baptist Church. It is believed Martin experienced poor health, possibly T.B. He died in August, 1850 at age 29 of pneumonia and is buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Martin and Anna had three sons: Robert Jesse, Isaac Anderson, and John F., who died as an infant. [*source, Anita Bryant Bridges, 1991]

Martin was one of the middle children of John and Nancy. Records suggest that he lived either on the land of his parents, or nearby, until his death. He is mentioned in several Claiborne County, Tennessee records (deeds, wills, and settlement of estates) in the 1840's. It appears that he died shortly after the 1850 census at the age of 29. To date, I have not found a will for Martin, which would suggest that his death may have been unexpected. Could it have been an accident? He had five siblings to die in adulthood in the nine years prior to his death. Were any of the deaths related?

In Aug 2005 some of Martin's great-grandchildren and gg-grandchildren placed a new marker on his grave. We did not disturb the orginal stone on which the etching was almost gone. There appears to be another small grave next to his and I suspect it is his infant son John F. Martin's parents are buried in the same cemetery and we placed new stones for them, too. (Barb Thomas)

Children of Martin BARTLETT and Anna MCNIEL:

218. Robert Jesse BARTLETT

219. Isaac Anderson BARTLETT

220. John F. BARTLETT, d. in infancy.

76. WILEY BARTLETT, born 11 Jan 1836 Claiborne Co. TN, died 15 Oct 1864 Richmond, Henrico Co. VA, married 03 Dec 1859 Claiborne Co. TN SARAH (SALLY) ROUTH, daughter of Asa ROUTH.

Wiley and Sarah (Sally) married on December 3, 1859 and in 1860 were living with Wiley's mother Nancy (Mason) BARTLETT in Claiborne County.

Little Sycamore Baptist Church minutes show that on December 1, 1859 the pastor of the church is Elder Asa ROUTH and the clerk is Wiley BARTLETT. Asa ROUTH became the father-in-law of Wiley on December 3rd of that year. By August, 1860 the pastor is Elder Jesse BAKER but Wiley is still listed as the Church Clerk. July 1, 1862 is the last record signed by Wiley.

Wiley served during the Civil War for the Confederates. He was captured and taken prisoner in Vicksburg. He became ill and ended up in Richmond, VA at the Chimborazo Hospital No. 4 where he died on October 15, 1864. [Information provided by the great-granddaughter of Wiley, Mary Sue Hall McDonald]

The names of the men who served with Wiley BARTLETTE, Sergeant, in the TN 61st Infantry are Robert J. BARTLETTE (nephew of Wiley, and great-grandfather Isaac Anderson BARTLETT's brother, who was taken prisoner but paroled at Vicksburg, possibly in a prisoner exchange), William BARTLETTE, most likely Wiley's older brother, Sterling NUNN, Wiley's nephew who was also paroled at Vicksburg, and J. (John) NUNN, Wiley's nephew. Several of my MCNIEL (MCNEILL) relatives also served in this same unit.

I have a copy of the first page of a hand written letter that Wiley wrote to his wife, sent to me from Mary Sue Hall McDonald. She also sent a copy of a letter written by the caretaker of Wiley as he lay dying in the hospital in Richmond and provided me with copies of Wiley's Company Muster Rolls dated from November 10, 1862 (which says he enlisted October 3, 1862) until April, 1863. I have copies after his capture on May 17, 1863 and held at Fort Delaware until a prisoner exchange at Point Lookout, MD and transferred to Aiken's Landing, VA on September 18, 1864. Wiley was no doubt extremely ill and near death at the time the exchange was made. He was admitted to the Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Virginia on September 22, 1864 and then transferred to Chimborazo Hospital No. 4, Richmond, Virginia the next day September 23, 1864 where it is recorded he died October 15, 1864. A letter from Wiley's nurse at Chimborazo Hospital and addressed to his father-in-law, Asa Routh, reported his passing. (Barb Thomas)

Children of Wiley BARTLETT and Sarah ROUTH:

221. Wiley A. BARTLETT

222. Catherine Nancy BARTLETT

This compilation and notes authored and submitted by Carol A. Selander, Jo Carolyn Beebe, Michael P. Bartlett, Pat Sutton and Barbara Bartlett Thomas.
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