|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1752, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1812|
Son of Joseph Bartholomew and Sarah Carver
Married Rachel de Wees
Revolutionary war Patriot, DAR Ancestor #A006890
Captain, TRUSSELL, PA LINE, REGT ORGS & OPS, 1776-1783
Benjamin (son of Joseph3, son of John2, son of George1,) born in Great Valley, 16 Feb., 1752; married Rachel Dewees, aud died 31 Mar., 1812. She was daughter of William and Sarah (Potts) Dewees of Schuylkill Co.; born 7 Mar., 1765, and died 4 Dec, 1848.
Captain Bartholomew, at the age of 20 (1772), became a member of the Provincial Assembly for Chester County, continuing such for four years ; at the age of 23 (1775), was a member of the Committee of Safety, continuing on that important committee for two years. July 15, 1776, he appears as a member of the famous convention [Constitutional Conventiion] of that date. At the breaking out of the Revolutionary War, he raised a company and entered the service (1776) as its lieutenant, under Capt. Persevor Frazer in Col. Wayne's regiment. Oct. 2, 1776, he was commissioned a captain aud attached to the 58th Penn. regiment. He was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Brandy wine, Aug., 1777, and was in the Battles of Monmouth, N. J., June, 1778. He continued with General Anthony Wayne's brigade during all the campaign and shared all the many hardships it encountered. When the army was re-organized, late in 1780, Capt. Bartholomew was retaiued.
He was justice of the peace in Chester County in 1777.
Later in life he refused all public offices which were frequently urged upon him; without the vanity that seeks place and pomp, and loving home and quiet, he devoted himself with great industry and great executive ability to his farm and home exclusively, making them models of success and happiness."
Rachel Dewees Bartholomew (1765 - 1848)
John Bartholomew (1789 - 1871)*
Mary Ann Bartholomew (1795 - 1824)*
Great Valley Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
Record added: Apr 22, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5384530