|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1849|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1935|
Francis was the 6th of 9 children (4th son) born of George Bartholomew (1816-1889) and his 1st wife Martha Allen (1871-1856). George's siblings were: Charles Henry (1837-1915), Phebe Ann (1839-1925), William M. (1842-1864), George E. (b. ca. 1843), Mary Josephine (1846-1922), Ida Ophelia (1850-1921), Abraham J. (b. ca. 1854), Martha J. (1856-1921), Carrie (b. 1857), Alice (b. 1859), Elmer E. (1861-1920), Amos (b. 1863), Amy (b. 1863), Robert (b. 1864), and Lemuel (b. 1868).
"The Post Star" Glens Falls, New York, Thursday, April 25, 1929, Page 5, Columns 3 and 4:
"Clemons Man Believed To Be Youngest Civil War Veteran Now Living - Francis M. Bartholomew, Justice of the Peace and Washington County Republican, Enlisted for Service in 1862 When Only Thirteen Years Old - COMMANDER of G.A.R Post -
Francis M. Bartholomew of Clemons believed to be the youngest living civil war veteran, was born in Steuben county, March 29, 1849. When only thirteen years of age, he enlisted and served until 1865.
Mr. Bartholomew attended grammer school from 1855 until the time of his enlistment. He has held several public offices including that of constable, excise commissioner, town clerk, notary public and has served as justice of the peace for thirty-four years. He has also been a member of the Republican county committee. His affiliation with public service has been confined chiefly in Dresden. He was at one time boatman and operator of steam saw mills.
Mr. Bartholomew has been commander of J. C. Lason Post 642 for the past twenty years. There is only one other active member of G.A.R. post, John Scheldrick of West Haven, Vt.
In 1882, Bartholomew married Alma H. Stockwell. Of the union eight children were born: Augustus E. Bartholomew and Charles M. Bartholomew, Seventh avenue, Whitehall; Francis W. Bartholomew, State Street, Albany; Mrs. Harry (sic. Bertha) Knapp, Lincoln street, Hudson Falls; Alman H. Bartholomew, Lower Oak street, Hudson Malls; Mrs. W. H. Meanor, Main Street, Warrensburgh; Herbert O. Bartholomew, Prospect street, Governuer, a world war veteran who saw service in France; Mrs. Norman Moore, Middle Granville.
Mr. Bartholomew had three brothers who saw service in the civil war. He also had another brother and four sisters, all deceased: Philla A. Bartholomew, Charles H. Bartholomew, William W. Bartholomew, Eugene Bartholomew, Josephine Bartholomew, Ida O. Bartholomew, Martha A. Bartholomew and Abram Bartholomew.
At present Mr. Bartholomew is a retired veteran, but he still holds the office of notary public in Dresden."
(1) 1855 New York State Census I. Population. CENSUS of the Inhabitants of the Town of Fremont in the County of Steuben, Page 1, Lines 9-18, Dwelling No. 2
George Bartholomew (1816 - 1889)
Martha Allen Bartholomew (1817 - 1856)
Alma H. Stockwell Bartholomew (1867 - 1903)
Augustus E. Bartholomew (1884 - 1975)*
Francis W. Bartholomew (1886 - ____)*
Charles M Bartholomew (1887 - 1943)*
Francetta E Bartholomew Meanor (1891 - 1948)*
Herbert Otis Bartholomew (1892 - 1975)*
Charles Henry Bartholomew (1837 - 1915)*
Phebe Ann Bartholomew Chubb (1839 - 1925)*
William Wallace Bartholomew (1842 - ____)*
Mary Josephine Bartholomew Chubb (1846 - 1922)*
Francis M. Bartholomew (1849 - 1935)
Ida Ophelia Bartholomew Sheldrick (1851 - 1921)*
Abraham D Bartholomew (1854 - 1859)*
Martha J. Bartholomew Rice (1856 - 1921)*
Elmer E. Bartholomew (1861 - 1920)**
Amos E Bartholomew (1863 - 1925)**
Robert M Bartholomew (1866 - 1941)**
New York, USA
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Record added: Sep 02, 2011
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