|Death: ||May 24, 1844|
Sluman Bartlett (1774-1844), oldest child and son of Judah Bartlett and Caroline Wattles, was 21 when he came to Franklin a year before the family arrived. He was a man of more than average education for his time, and was the first school teacher in Franklin, the school being in Bartlett Hollow. He was appointed a surveyor and commissioner of deeds and it is said the courts place great confidence in his work. In an old journal of a debating society formed in 1796, by the young men who had settled here. Records the themes he discussed, "On the Privileges of America" and "That the Farmer's Life is Happier than the Merchant's," on both of which he could speak with more experience than another, "Other Miserable Life of an Old Maid." He was a commissioner of highways for seven terms, inspector of schools in the Congregational church, serving as clerk, deacon and delegate to the Presbytery. Like others of his day, he was a farmer, the family home being the farm occupied Sinclair Ward. For a time he was a partner with his brother, Abel, in operating a still in Lisle, Broome County. In 1826 he sold the farm and moved to the farm in East Sidney long known as the Foster Thompson place, later occupied by Julius Koeliker. In 1840 he sold this place to his brother, Chandler, and moved to Masonville where he died in 1844.
He married Polly St. John, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut. They had eight children, all born on the farm in Bartlett Hollow. They were Josiah, who died unmarried at Masonville, Esther May, Charles, Abel II, Julianna, who also was unmarried, Nancy, Judah III, and Sluman Fitch.
Polly St. John Bartlett (1782 - 1867)*
Sluman Fitch Bartlett (1823 - 1895)*
New York, USA
Plot: Grid D5
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Originally Created by: Kurt Kneeland
Record added: Dec 18, 2009
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