|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1885|
Per Find A Grave contributor Brenda Harris:
I do not believe this person is buried in Greenwood. His son, John P Bartee is. However, John L Bartee is probably buried with his wife on the Bartee plantation cemetery. According to the Greenwood cemetery survey done by the city of Tuscaloosa, only two Bartees are buried in Greenwood - John L. and Mrs. Emily Bartee.
Note: We assume Brenda is referring to John's first wife Jureta, who is buried in the Bartee cemetery.
Died, at his residence in Hale County, on Wednesday morning last, Capt. John L. Bartee, aged about 67 years. Captain Bartee was the oldest living steamboatman who ever ran on the Warrior river, and we believe was the second man who ever piloted a boat between Tuscaloosa and Mobile. He was widely known, and if he ever had an enemy we have yet to learn of it. He possessed most of the qualities in an eminent degree that go to make up a good and true man. He was kind and charitable almost beyond conception, and his heart was filled with generous impulses, all of the most unselfish nature. In the palmy days of steamboating he was an honor to the profession and was paid large sums of money for his valuable services, but he never grew rich in this worlds goos – the hundreds testifying to his liberal handed charity best know why. His spirit is gone, but the memory of his many kind deeds will live even beyond this generation.
We publish in another column a tribute to his memory from the pen of one of the many who have good cause to gratefully cherish his memory.
John Bartee (1784 - 1839)
Matilda Lewis Meriwether Bartee (1798 - 1856)
Jureta Haygood Bartee (1820 - 1855)
Lucy Catherine Cummings Bartee
John Perry Bartee (1842 - 1900)*
Nancy Jureta Bartee Evans (1858 - 1951)*
Oliver Hazard Perry Bartee (1876 - 1945)*
John Lemuel Bartee (____ - 1885)
David Hopkins Bartee (1817 - ____)*
Judith N. Bartee Collins (1820 - 1855)*
Elizannah J. Bartee Pearre (1836 - 1887)*
Created by: The Meriwether Society, ...
Record added: Oct 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98783245