Edgar John Bartow

Edgar John Bartow

Birth
Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 6 Sep 1864 (aged 55)
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial
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Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 68, Lot 530.
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Edgar was baptized by Parson Bartow at the house of his grandfather, at Pelham Manor. After his father's death, the family removed in 1816 to New York, where Edgar attended Mr. Barnes' Classical School, and afterwards Mr. Starr's school at Danbury CT. He was confirmed by Bishop Hobart, and became a teacher in St. George's Sunday School, New York. At an early age he engaged with his brothers in the paper business, and became President of the Chelsea Manufacturing Company in Norwich CT, the paper mills there being the largest of their kind in the world. In 1830 he removed to Brooklyn NY, where he attended St. Ann's church, and where he married Harriette. Edgar built a number of houses in Brooklyn, the first one with a brown-stone front on Pierrepont Street. He was much interested in laying out the streets of Brooklyn. In 1846 he was chosen by the Democratic party as its candidate for Mayor, but declined the honor. In 1840 he purchased Calvary Church, in Pearl street from the Baptists, and enlarged it at his own expense. It was opened for public services under the ministry of Rev. Dr. Lewis. A few years later, he built Church of the Holy Trinity, on the corner of Clinton and Montague streets, which was open for services Trinity Sunday, 1847. Financial reverses affected his health, and while on a visit to Morristown NJ he suffered an attack of paralysis, which proved fatal. The funeral was at Church of the Holy Trinity and he was buried in the family grounds on Lawngirt Hill in Greenwood.
(Bartow Genealogy, by Evelyn Bartow, 1878, pgs 75, 95-114)


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 135186411
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar John Bartow (29 Apr 1809–6 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135186411, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .