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Samuel Colcord "Prexy" Bartlett
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1817
Salisbury
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1898

eighth president of Dartmouth (1877-1892)

son of Samuel Colcord Bartlett and Eleanor Pettengill

graduated from Dartmouth College (1836) and then studied at Andover Theological Seminary. Graduating in 1842, he was ordained the following year and became pastor of the Congregational Church in Monson MA. In 1846 he resigned and because professor of Intellectual Philosophy and Rhetoric at Western Reserve College. Thereafter he spent five years (1852-1857) in Manchester NH with the Franklin Street Church and then pastor of Chicago's New England Church (1856-1859). Although he resigned his pastorship, he remained in Chicago as professor of Biblical Literature at Chicago Theological Seminary, a position he held for eighteen years.

In 1877 he accepted the presidency of Dartmouth College. His uncompromising style and approach was in great contrast to his predecessor and the general atmosphere of the College. His tenure was an embattled one, bringing unwanted national attention to the College. There was a formal investigation after which the trustees renewed their trust in Bartlett. He continued another ten years and then resigned, taking on teaching and literary duties until the time of his death.

m1 Laura Bradlee (1818-1 Dec 1843), daughter of Nehemiah Bradlee and Elizabeth Chamberlain of Peacham VT, on August 16, 1843

m2 Mary Bacon Learned (1821-1893), daughter of Erastus Learned and Sophia Bacon of Canterbury CT, on 12 May 1846
Children:
- Henry Bancroft Bartlett (5 May 1847-23 Aug 1847)
- Laura Bradlee Bartlett (21 May 1848-23 June 1849)
- Alice Wheaton Bartlett (20 Sept 1854-) m Henry Albert Stimson (1842-)
- William Alfred Bartlett (17 Feb 1858-) m1 Susan Lord Pitkin (1860-1889), m2 Esther Adelaide Pitkin (1864-)
- Samuel Colcord Bartlet, Jr (21 Sept 1865-1937) m Fanny Slater Gordon (1874-)

Source:
- NY Times (17 Nov 1898)
- One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Boscawen and Webster By Boscawen (N.H.), Charles Carleton Coffin (1883)
- The Descendants of Samuel Colcord Bartlett and Eleanor Pettengill compiled by Edwin J Bartlett (1915)
- The story of Dartmouth By Wilder Dwight Quint (1914)
- The abridged compendium of American genealogy: first families of America: A genealogical encyclopedia of the United States, Volume 1 by Frederick Adams Virkus, Albert Nelson Marquis (1925)
- Necrology By Andover Theological Seminary, Henry Allen Hazen, Charles Carroll Carpenter 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Colcord Bartlett (1780 - 1867)
  Eleanor Pettingill Bartlett (1786 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Bacon Learned Bartlett (1821 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Laura Bradlee Bartlett (1848 - 1849)*
  Edwin Julius Bartlett (1851 - 1932)*
  Alice Wheaton Bartlett Stimson (1854 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amos Pettengill Bartlett (1812 - 1895)*
  Joseph Bartlett (1816 - 1882)*
  Samuel Colcord Bartlett (1817 - 1898)
  Alfred Henry Bartlett (1825 - 1826)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dartmouth College Cemetery
Hanover
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 05, 2011
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