Rufus Bartlett1

ID#1079, b. 1789, d. 1 May 1862
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 1789
Birth place: District of Maine.1

Marriage intentions for Rufus Bartlett and Cleopatra Sherwin were filed on 13 May 1815 in Clinton, Kennebec County, Maine. The practice of recording the marriage intent in the town meeting books and publishing the notice prior to the marriage ceremony gave local residents the opportunity to state their objections to a marriage. The intention does not prove that the marriage occurred, only that it was intended.2

In this case, though, the marriage did take place as Rufus and Cleopatra were married at Clinton, Kennebec County, Maine, although the exact date is not confirmed. Two dates have been reported by other researchers: 10 June 18153 or 1 June 1815.4

Rufus died from consumption on 1 May 1862 at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, Virginia.5 Rufus's body was interred in the Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Rufus Bartlett." The inscription reads, "Died May 1, 1862 In his __ Yr.."6

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Marshall County, VirginiaRufus Bartlett, head of family of eight (3 males, 5 females); believed to be the male age "50 & under 60" and employed in agriculture
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)7
1860Marshall County, VirginiaRufus Bartlett, male, age 71, born in Maine, a farmer, real estate value $4,000 plus a $750 personal estate
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)1

Deceased Children of Rufus Bartlett and Cleopatra Sherwin:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=30 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1097] Rufus Bartlett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  2. [S1557] "Rufus and Cleopatra Marriage" scanned images, submitted by LIVING Hamblin 19 June 2004, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 21 June 2004, shows date marriage intent was recorded. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  3. [S1557] "Rufus and Cleopatra Marriage" scanned images, submitted by LIVING Hamblin 19 June 2004, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 21 June 2004, shows date certificate was issued. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  4. [S205] "NSDAR Ancestral Chart," Naomi (Parks) Lowe for Clarence P. Rulong.
  5. [S1688] Rufus Bartlett, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00023.jpg.
  6. [S144] Rufus Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  7. [S2184] Rufus Bartlett household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 267 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  8. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  9. [S144] Auborn Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  10. [S144] Teresa E. Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  11. [S1689] Terrisa Bartlett, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00005.jpg.