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John Bartholomew, Sr
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Birth: 1684
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1756
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of George and Jane Bartholomew of England.

Married Mary PERRY 1687 1762 in 1712 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; parents of:

Ann BARTHOLOMEW 1713 1740
Joseph BARTHOLOMEW 1715 1754
Elizabeth BARTHOLOMEW 1718 1779
Thomas BARTHOLOMEW 1718 1766
*John BARTHOLOMEW Jr 1720 1758
Rachel BARTHOLOMEW 1722 1764
Andrew BARTHOLOMEW 1724 1754
Benjamin BARTHOLOMEW 1725 1784
Mary BARTHOLOMEW 1731 1800
Augustine "Austin" BARTHOLOMEW 1734 1765
Edward BARTHOLOMEW 1736 1802

"John Bartholomew, whose name frequently appears in the road records (chap. XVI), bought, in 1716, 150 acres of Margaret Pugh, situated where the hamlet of Montgomery Square now is. John is said to have been a weaver, as well as a farmer, and he established, it is believed, the first hotel at that place, --probably near the close of his life. He was the son of George Bartholomew, who at one time owned the famous Blue Anchor tavern in Philadelphia, and who is said to have been a descendant of the Barthelemi family, of France. From a deed recorded in Philadelphia, it appears that John moved to Montgomery from Bucks county. He owned two farms, a house and lot in the city, and a number of slaves.

Among his grandchildren were Col. Edward Bartholomew, of Philadelphia county, and Capt. Benjamin Bartholomew, of Chester county, both of whom were members of the Constitutional Convention of 1776, and bore a distinguished part in the Revolutionary War.

He died October 30, 1756, at an advanced age (71), leaving a widow, Mary, and eleven children. Seward, in his Journal, mentions that the celebrated preacher George Whitefield spent one night at the house of John Bartholomew, of Montgomery, after preaching in the neighborhood, and was kindly entertained by his family."

From Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd
By Howard M. Jenkins
Second Edition
Chapter 17. Early Settlers in Montgomery

"John born in 1684-5, appears in 1699 as a " singleman" of Marcus Hook (which was a few miles south of Philadelphia) in the list of the congregation of the Swedish Church in Philadelphia. He married, about 1712, Mary Perry and died 30 Oct., 1756.

The inscription on his gravestone in Montgomery Baptist Churchyard is as follows:

In Memory of
John Bartholomew
who Departed this life
the 30th Day of October
1756. Aged 71 years.

Altho my Life has been so long
Still Troubles did encrease
Bat now at Length my Race is run
And I Lie down in Peace."

Burial per Record of the Bartholomew family: historical, genealogical ..., Parts 1-2 By George Wells Bartholomew, p. 430. 
Family links: 
  Mary Perry Bartholomew (1698 - 1762)*
  John Bartholomew (1720 - 1758)*
*Calculated relationship
In Memory of/
John Bartholomew/
who Departed this life/
the 30th Day of October/
1756. Aged 71 years.
Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Marguerite
Originally Created by: janicet
Record added: Apr 12, 2011
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John Bartholomew, Sr
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To my 8th great-grandfather!!!!
- April D. Sandley Clinely
 Added: Nov. 7, 2014
In Memory of my 6th Great Grandfather !
- Marguerite
 Added: May. 25, 2014

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