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History of the Society of Descendants 
of Robert Bartlet of 

Plymouth, Massachusetts 

Incorporated December 11, 1909 

Compiled, and some portions written by 

Marian Longfellow; Historian 

of the Society 

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|\ the history of a family, it is necessary to 
deal with statistics; statistics are dry as 
dust, as a general thing, yet they incorporate 
events that have their being in history. 

Your Historian has endeavored to place 
before you such matter only as seems essen- 
tial to a full knowledge of the line from which 
you have descent, and, at the same time to bring you in touch 
with all that the Society has done and hopes to accomplish 
which will be of interest and benefit to all in whose veins 
flows the blood of Robert and Mary Bartlet, whether affili- 
ated with this Society or not. 

Your Historian furthermore hopes that this little pamph- 
let may prove of some interest to that vast army of persons 
seeking to establish certain family data along their own lines, 
and with this desire, personal and impersonal, she submits 
the following report. 

Marian Longfellow, 

Historian, Society Descendants of Robert 
Bartlet, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, 

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[STORY is a stern mistress; she exacts the 
best; she demands the truth and nothing 
l)ii t the truth. When false entries are made 
upon her scroll, either by intention or 
through lack of that qualification which 
forever stamps the real historian, such 
entries are fortunately in the long run 
doomed to fall from her record. 
In no way is history more sure of perpetuation than in 
careful genealogy. Therefore, this country owes a debt of 
gratitude to the genealogist, and should encourage in every 
possible way the formation of genealogical societies. Many 
are the sins of the average genealogist; many the crimes 
committed against truth by those w r hose work is careless 
and inadequate, through omission as well as commission; 
but the greatest of these is the sin of inaccuracy. The active 
evil of incorrect statements far outstrips the passive evil of 
omission of facts. 

If I were to give advice to the aspirant for work in genea- 
logical fields I should urge Festina lente (make haste slowly), 
for nothing can compensate for an inaccurate entry ! Better, 
a thousand times, leave the page blank, whereon at some 
future day the trained genealogist may inscribe the truth, 
than place an error upon its virgin page, an error almost 
certain to be perpetuated and to lead the searcher after truth 

History keeps alive the memory of those whose virtues 
it inscribes; the course of the nation which is " the survival 
of the fittest," and holds it up for admiration and emulation. 
Likewise it stamps for all time that nation which has gone 
down in shame, like a star lost from the firmament, although 
the individual offender is in many cases forgotten. We deal 
in this report with the lives of our ancestors Robert Bartlet 
and Mary Warren his wife; their forbears and their posterity. 
The name of Bartelot or Barttelot, is of such antiquity, 
historians say, that it is shrouded in the mists of time. 

Robert Bartlet of Massachusetts came of a long and 
honorable line. 


The first of the family was Adam Barttelot, an esquire 
in the retinue of Brian, a knight, and they came into Eng- 
land with William the Conqueror, and fought at Hastings. 
Both were granted lands. In the fifteenth century, a castle 
appears as the crest of the coat-of-arms which was granted by 
Edward the Black Prince to John Barttelot, for taking the 
castle of Kontenoy, in France. In the sixteenth century, a 
swan was added, and granted by the Garter King of Arms. 
Since that time, the crest is double, a castle and a swan. 

The original coat-of-arms of the family was three open, 
left-hand, falconer's gloves, with golden tassels about the 
wrist. The coat-of-arms now in use is very elaborate, rep- 
resenting the quarterings, different coats-of-arms of families 
who have intermarried with the Barttelots. 


Bartlett Coat-of-Arms 

Original. -Shield sable or black with three falconer's sinister gloves 
pendent, argent or white, hands tasselled gold or yellow- arranged tri- 
angularly, two at top, one at bottom. 

Crests. A swan, argent or white, couched with her wings expanded 
in dorso; a castle with three turrets, sable. 

Motto.- MATURE- In good time. 

In the fifteenth century a castle appears as the crest of the coat-of- 
arms which was granted by Edward the Black Prince to John Bartelot 
lor taking the Castle of Kontenoy in France. 

In the sixteenth century a swan was added and granted by the Carter 
King of Arms. 

Since that time the crest is double, a castle and swan. 


Previous to 1700 there were at least twenty-three emi- 
grants of the name of Bartlet. Robert, the ancestor with 
whom we are concerned, was the first, and came to Plym- 
outh in 1623, in the good ship Ann. He died in 1676, 
aged seventy-three. His descendants are numerous. Rich- 
ard came to Newbury previous to 1635 and died in 1647, 
aged about seventy-two. John went to Newport, R. I., 
and became a freeman in 1638. 

As a family the Bartletts were noted as thrifty, prudent, 
and desirable citizens, we are told. One hundred and thirty 
are on the rolls of American colleges; they have been con- 
spicuous in law, divinity, and medicine, the army, and the 
navy. The army claims eighty-six as commissioned officers 
during the Civil War. 

Robert Bartlet's forbears made history; his descendants 
cherish his memory and strive to emulate his virtues. He 
married, in due time, Mary, daughter of Richard Warren, 
himself a descendant of a long and honorable line. Richard 
Warren had royal blood in his veins; his own wife was so 
pure, so high-minded, so noble, that the strain of royalty held 
a second place. Thus from Robert Bartlet and Mary War- 
ren came a line which the Society of the Descendants of Rob- 
ert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass. is striving by every means in 
its power to honor, to emulate, and to publish to the world. 

In the report of the One Hundred and Sixtieth Anniver- 
sary of the Second Congregational Church, on November 9, 
1896, we learn that " it was at Manomet Ponds, Manomet, 
or South Plymouth, that the first white settlement previous 
to 1639 was established. This infant settlement was a part 
of the Plymouth Rock settlement, for some ninety years, 
and its religious affiliations were still there, but in 1731 it 
became a separate district, under the name ot the Second 
Precinct, although not so incorporated actually until 1810. 
Joseph Bartlet, son of Robert, was its first clerk. The name 
of Bartlet figures in all the affairs of this settlement, eleven 
of that name holding the office of moderator. 

" When the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth they believed 
that the sea extended inland just beyond the pine hills. 
They discovered their mistake and established the settlement 
of Manomet Ponds." 

It is at the foot of these pine hills on the Plymouth side 
that the Boulder erected by the Society is situated. The 
old road to Manomet ran from the old Warren estate along 
the wall which now lies south of the site of the Boulder. 
Robert Bartlet resided here; he owned land here, which his 
children inherited. 


This Society had its inception in 1908. T quote the 
statement of Lucius Warren Bartlett, its first and, so tar, 
only President. His address before the American Society of 
Colonial Families, on the fourth of January, nineteen hundred 
and twelve, is as follows: 

The Origin and Progress of the Society of the De- 
scendants of Robert Bartlet, of Plymouth, 


To the Officers and Members of the American Society of Colo- 
nial Families, 


Previous to 1905 I knew nothing of the Bartlet ancestry 
back of my great-grandfather, Edward 5, who removed from 
Stoughton to Cummington, Mass., in 1795. Milly, his 
seventh child, married Stephen Tower, of Cummington, and 
in their family Bible was this record : 

' Benjamin Bartlet died April 23, 1776, age 77. 
Hannah Bartlet died Dec. 17, 1799, age 86." 

In 1905, Mercer V. Tilson, who compiled the Tilson Gene- 
alogy, recently published, sent me a circular, as my paternal 
grandmother was a Tilson. Correspondence with Mr. 
Tilson, using the Bible record as a basis, established my line 
back to Robert Bartlet, and in the spring of 1908 I requested 
Mr. Tilson to engage a room in Brockton where the few inter- 
ested in the work for the previous three years could meet and 
dine together. It w r as suggested the call include any of the 
descendants of Robert Bartlet. The meeting was held 
August 13, 1908, the attendance being nearly forty, and an 
organization was effected by choosing officers. 

The second meeting and reunion was held at Manomet; 
the third and fourth in the Methodist Church at Plymouth. 
It is proposed to hold the fifth at Mt. Tom, Holyoke. 

The society was incorporated for the purpose of securing 
a grant of land upon which the home of Robert and Mary 
(Warren) Bartlet was situated, and in 1910 a Memorial was 
placed on the site, being a granite Boulder with a bronze 
tablet thereon. 

At the last reunion the by-laws were amended so that hus- 
bands and wives of descendants and other acceptable per- 
sons may, upon payment of dues, become Associate members, 
entitled to all privileges except voting and holding office. 


We have on our presenl mailing list over six hundred 

Respectfully yours, 

Lucius W'arrkx Rartlett, President. 
Hartford, Conn., January 4, 1°12. 

After mature consideration, Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett 
issued the following call to all descendants of Benjamin 
Bartlet (4) the great-grandson of Robert Bartlet and Mary 
Warren, his wife: 


A meeting of the descendants of Benjamin Bartlet (4), 
who settled in Stoughton, Mass., about 1750, will be held 
at the Young Men's Christian Association, Main and 
West Elm Streets, Brockton, Mass., on Thursday, August 
13, 1908, at 10 a. m. Those who attend are requested to 
provide themselves with a basket lunch, to be eaten on the 
old Bartlet farm, weather permitting. If stormy, at the 
Hall. Electric cars pass the Hall, also within a few rods ot 
the farm. 

Any of the descendants of Robert Bartlet (1) of Plymouth 
are cordially invited, as one object of the gathering will be 
to plan for an annual reunion of the descendants of Rob- 
ert (1), who came in the Ann, 1623, place and date to be 
acted on at this meeting. Correspondence solicited. Lucius 
W. Bartlett, 33 Russ Street, Hartford, Conn. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett (8), Ephraim T. (7), Ephraim 
(6), Edward (5), Benjamin (4), Benjamin (3), Joseph (2), 
Robert (1). 

Hartford, Conn., July 10, 1908. 

The Brockton Times had the following account of the meet- 
ing of the Society: 

' The Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet (1), 
of Plymouth, and of Benjamin Bartlet (4), who settled in 
Stoughton about 1750, was organized at the local Y. M. C. A. 

" Much interest in the formation of this new society 
centers in Benjamin. 44ie original homes of three members 
of the family who lived here between 1750 and 1765 have 
long since been destroyed, but the old cellars still remain to 
testify to this fact. The farm is located one-half mile over 
the line from Brockton between Stoughton and Canton. 


The idea oi this reunion originated with Lucius W. 
Bartletl of Hartford, Conn., a direct descendant of Benja- 
min Bartlet of Stoughton." 

Mr. Lucius \Y. Bartlet t, when accepting the office of 
president, read the following most interesting paper, that he 
had prepared, about the Bartletts: 


I ([note from a book entitled ' The Bartletts, Ancestral, 
Genealogical, Biographical, Historical," with special refer- 
ence to the descendants of John Bartlett of Weymouth and 
Cumberland by Thomas Edward Bartlett, now deceased, of 
whom I would state he was strongly antiquarian in his tastes, 
was a corresponding member of the Worcester Society of 
Antiquity and spent a large amount of time and money in the 
compiling of his book. 

"Of names distinguished in the colonial town and state an- 
nals of our American Union none is of more uniformly honor- 
able record than that of Bartlett. The name frequently 
appears in connection with momentous events of New Eng- 
land's early days, the actors of which will be remembered 
for the greatness of their deeds, the strength of their patriot- 
ism, and for the tenacity of their adherence to principle. 
Some who have borne the name while not perhaps eminent 
for the splendor of their public career are properly entitled 
to grateful remembrance for their exemplary conduct and 
successful endeavor in good citizenship and as friends of their 
fellow men. 

The Bartletts, like some of the other early settlers who 
were landed proprietors and owners of estates, were thrifty, 
forehanded, peacefully inclined persons, who benefit the 
community of which they are members. Most of them were 
fairly educated and it is this love of learning and respect for 
s^ood order which is significant of a common ancestry. More 
than one hundred and thirty persons of the name have been 
graduates of American colleges." 

The three professions, - Law, Medicine, and Divinity, 
have abundantly demonstrated the fact that the Bartletts 
have been influential in society as jurists, judges, statesmen, 
physicians, teachers, and ministers of religion. As generals 
and officers high in command in the army and navy they have 
been distinguished for courage and bravery. The Official 
Register of volunteer force of the United States Army, 1861- 
65 contains the names of eighty-six Bartletts who were com- 
missioned officers in the army during the War of the Rebel- 
lion. On page 88 of his book, he says: "The following list 


of Bartletts who had arrived in this country previous to 
1700 all of which are presumed to have emigrated from Eng- 
land has been obtained from original statistics and nearly all 
of the twenty-three Bartletts enumerated in the list are known 
to have descendants." 

That these- immigrants so nearly contemporaneous in 
their arrival in this country were connected by consanguinity 
cannot be doubted, although to this time no effective effort 
has been made to place them on record in their precise rela- 
tionship to each other owing to the magnitude ot the work of 
examining every discernible record touching the history oi 

It is generally believed that all persons in this country 
named Bartlett are without doubt of Norman ancestry. 
There is a large estate at Stopham, Sussex, England, consist- 
ing of some thousands of acres, which has been in possession 
of the Bartletts for hundreds of years. The hrst of the 
family was Adam Bartelot (as the name was spelled in early 
times), an esquire in the retinue of Bryan a knight and they 
came into England with William the Conqueror and fought 
at Hastings. Both were granted lands. 

Levi Bartlett of Warner, N. H., now deceased', author of 
" Sketches of the Bartlett Family," quotes from a letter re- 
ceived by him from Col. Walter B. Bartlett the present rep- 
resentative of the family as follows: ' 1 have always supposed 
that my American relatives must have descended from 
Edmund Barttelot (11) of Ernly in Sussex. I may here men- 
tion that upon the record of the pedigree of the family that 
a Richard, John, and Thomas Barttelot who lived here were 
born 1580-1590 and there their record ends, they having gone 
and very likely to America." 

This is probably the foundation for the statement made 
by some writers of the three Bartlet brothers, Richard, John, 
and Thomas that came to America in 1634-5, the two former 
settling at Newbury and the latter at Watertown. 

1 am especially interested in this meeting today and in the 
colonial history of the two colonies, Plymouth and Massachu- 
setts Bay, because all four of my grandparents trace their lin- 
eage right back to Plymouth and Hingham. On my mother's 
side both grandparents were Towers, descending in separate 
lines from John Tower (1 ) at Hingham, 1657. On my father's 
side my grandmother was a Tilson, a descendant of Edmund 
(1) of Plymouth, 1638. The Bartletts, Towers, and Tilsons 
of my ancestral lines came from these shores to Cumming- 
ton, Mass., then an almost unbroken wilderness, at about the 
same time, soon after the close of the Revolutionary War. 

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Edward Bartlett (5) came with ten children. Stephen 
Tower (6) had thirteen children, but the Tilsons were not 
quite as numerous. They settled on a section <>! country 
about four miles square, their lands adjoining, and the fam- 
ilies intermarried, " swapping " sisters and brothers until the 
most expert genealogist would find it a difficult task to deter- 
mine their precise relationship. The Bartlett and Tower 
houses were less than a mile apart and 1 was born, April 3, 
1841. in a house situated about half way between them. 

That this little band of the faithful was destined to grow 
in numbers and strength has been proven in subsequent years. 

Previous to the second reunion of this Society the fol- 
lowing call to the members, and program outlined, was 
sent out : 

The Second Annual Reunion of the Descendants of 

Robert Bartlet, Plymouth, Mass. 


August 27, 1909 

The second annual reunion of the Society of the De- 
scendants of Robert Bartlet (1) of Plymouth, who came over in 
the ship Ann, in 1623 will be held at White Horse Beach 
Manomet, Plymouth, Mass., August 27, 1909. Manomet 
is a charming seaside village in the historic old town of Plym- 
outh, and White Horse Beach is the finest of Plymouth's 
fine beaches and only a minute's walk from Hotel Crescent 
where the meeting will be held. 

Robert Bartlet married in 1628, Mary, daughter of Rich- 
ard Warren, a Mayflower Pilgrim. 

Manomet, the scene of many historic events, is where 
Robert lived and died and where his possessions were. Only 
a short walk by a path across the fields, is the second Bartlet 
house built by Robert's son Joseph in 1680. The place is 
known as the Bartlet Farm, and has been owned and occupied 
by the Bartletts from that time to the present. 

All persons who can trace their ancestry to Robert Bart- 
let are cordially invited to be present and bring their friends 
and thus assist in making the occasion one of great interest as 
well as pleasant and profitable. It is earnestly desired also 
that as many possible remain and visit on Saturday the main- 
points of great historical interest in and about Plymouth: 
Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill, Pilgrim Hall, the National Mon- 
ument to the Forefathers, etc. 


Family Cradle found in the Old Bartlett House built 

at Manomet in 1680. — Scene of Second 

Reunion of Bartlett Society 

Order of Exercises 

August 11. The day until 1.30 p. m. will be devoted to 

the reception of members, registration, introductions, sight- 
seeing, and sociability. 

At 1.30 p. m. dinner will be served in the large dining-hall 
ol Hotel Crescent, which will be tor our exclusive use irom 
that hour. 

Immediately following dinner the business meeting will 
be held in the dining-hall. 

All Bartlett descendants are requested to be present and 
express their views on questions which may arise. 

Order of Business 

1. Opening Kxercises. 

2. Secretary's Record ol the previous meeting. 

3. Secretary's Report. 

4. Treasurer's Report. 

5. Historian's Report. 

6. Unfinished Business. 

7. New Business. 

8. Election of Officers. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett, President. 

Hartford, Conn. 
Mrs. Edith I. Cushing, Secretary. 

Middleboro, Mass. 

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Election of Officers 


Lucius W. Bartlett, President, Hartford, Conn. 
David L. Bodfish, First Vice-President, Palmer, Mass. 
John Bartlett, Second Vice-President, Brockton, Mass. 
Mrs. Edith I. Cushing, Secretary and Treasurer, Middle- 
boro, Mass. 

Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet, Historian, Roxbury, Mass. 

Executive Committee 

Lucius W. Bartlett, Hartford, Conn. 
Mrs. Edith I. Cushing, Middleboro, Mass. 
Ephraim I). Bartlett, Plymouth, Mass. 
Miss Helen Bird, East Bridgewatcr, Mass. 
Herman Packard, Brockton, Mass. 

A feature of the reunion was the poem written lor the 
occasion and read by Mrs. Anna Bartlett Johnson of Mano- 

It was voted to erect a memorial on the spot where Robert 
Bartlet erected his home. 

Appended is the address of welcome by the President, 
Lucius Warren Bartlett of Hartford, Conn. 

President's Address, August 27, 1909 

Brothers and sisters of the Robert Bartlet Family: - - It 
is with sincere pleasure that I once more welcome you to this 
our second reunion. 1 am exceedingly gratified to see so 
many of the descendants of Robert and Mary (Warren) 
Bartlet gathered here, almost as it were upon the hearthstone 
where they lived, and wrought, and died; where they, with 
the rest of that little company of Pilgrims, contributed their 
full share of the privations, the danger and the toil incident 
to the founding of a new commonwealth upon the principles 
of Justice, Equality, and the right of the people to govern 
themselves. They builded better than they knew. By their 
courage, steadfastness, and energy; by their strict adherence 
to those cardinal principles of Honesty and Virtue so neces- 
sary to the building of upright character and without which 
no community or state can long survive, they laid the foun- 
dations of this great, powerful, and prosperous nation, the 
United States of America. 

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Iii my search for the descendants of Robert Bartlet, I 
discovered some members of the family to whom I became 
very much attached, which created a strong desire to meet 
them all again and talk over, in a social and informal man- 
ner, our common interests as members of the Bartlett family, 
h was this desire that led to the call for the meeting which 
was held at Brockton on August 13, 1908. That meeting was 
a most gratifying success. The society was born; we gave it 
a name and elected officers to look after its welfare. 

We are here again, today, an infant of one year's growth, 
yet a strong healthy child and, judging from the number 
and character of those present, it is sufficiently able to walk 

My concluding thought is - - for what purpose was the 
Society born and why are we gathered here today? We might 
answer for social enjoyment; to have a day of relaxation 
from the work and cares of our ordinary life; to make the 
acquaintance of those who are our kindred in blood, who are 
descendants of a common ancestor, not forgetting that in a 
larger sense we are kindred of all people as we are children 
of a common lather, God. But to my mind there is some- 
thing far deeper and more lasting, however good these things 
may be in themselves. We are gathered here, I trust, to do 
honor to the memory of those who by their virtues, their 
precepts, their example, their steadfast adherence to prin- 
ciple and to the right as they saw it, have left to us, their 
children, an inheritance which we cannot value too highly. 
In the contemplation ot their characters, and what they 
achieved under adverse circumstances, we should gather in- 
spiration and a renewed vigor to go forward in the battle, for 
it is always such, for what is right, what is just, and whatever 
there is we can do for the uplifting of humanity. We hatter 
ourselves how brave we all would be if we had the opportu- 
nity. If we had lived in their day or in the days of the Revo- 
lution or the Civil War we would have been found in the 
forefront of battle and on the firing line. Selfishness and 
greed, vice and evil in all its forms never sleep on their arms. 
You do not need a war nor a chance to face a cannon's mouth 
to show that you are brave. What is needed in times of 
peace are MORAL HLROES, in which we are wofully lack- 
ing. There is plenty of room in that army, a great oppor- 
tunity for you and me, for the world is brimful and running 
over with moral cowards. Let us not add to the number. 

Therefore, I repeat, let us gather together as often as we 
can and resolve that we, so far as in us lies, will make our- 
selves worthy of the rich inheritance that has been bequeathed 
to us by the privations, the struggles, and the sacrifices of 


those we are met to honor. Let us preserve and transmit 
that inheritance unimpaired to our posterity, that in the 
years to come they may rise up and do us honor even as we 
do honor those who have gone before us. 

Report of Meeting Held August 13, 1908 (Previous 
Meeting) by the Secretary 

To the Members of the Society of the Descendants of Robert 
Bartlet of Plymouth, who came in the ship Ann, i()23. / 
render with much pleasure this report of the first meeting. 

In response to the Call contained in the following circu- 
lar letter, over fifty persons, from all sections, assembled in 
Y. M. C. A. Hall,' Brockton, Mass., Thursday, August 13, 

The organizer, Mr. Lucius \V. Bartlett, of Hartford, Conn., 
called the meeting to order at 10 a. m. A temporary 
organization was effected by making Mr. Lucius \Y. Bart- 
lett Chairman, and Mrs. Edith I. (Bartlett) Cushing, Secre- 

It was a very informal meeting and as a result of sociabil- 
ity and a general discussion on the desirability of a Society 
of the descendants of Robert Bartlet (1) the persons pres- 
ent voted to form a permanent organization. 

On motion a Committee was chosen, composed of the 
Chairman, Secretary, and three others, Mr. Horace W. Mann 
of Stoughton, Mr." David L. Bodfish of Palmer, and Mr. 
John Bartlett of Brockton, to withdraw and report upon a 
name and plan of organization for the new Society. During 
this interval, all present were writing out their lines of de- 
scent to be given to an official for verification. 

When the Chairman called the meeting to order once 
more, the Committee made the following report, which was 
unanimously accepted by those present. 

That the organization be called the " Society of Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth who came in the Ship 
Ann, in 1623." 

That the officers shall consist of a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, a Secretary-Treasurer, an Historian, and Execu- 
tive Committee composed of five members, two of which shall 
be the President and Secretary. 

The meeting then proceeded to elect officers and made 
choice of the following: 

President, Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett, of Hartford, Conn. 
1st Vice-President, Mr. David L. Bodfish, of Palmer, 


Id Vice-President, Mr. John Bartlett, of Brockton, Mass. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Edith I. (Bartlett) Gushing, of 
Middleboro, Mass. 

Historian, Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet, of Roxbury, Mass. 

Executive Committee, President, Secretary, Mr. Ephraim 
I). Bartlett, Plymouth, Mass., Miss Helen Bird, East 
Bridgewater, Mass., Mr. Herman Packard, Brockton, Mass. 

After the President's address of welcome, the next busi- 
ness brought before the meeting was the question ol dues. 
As no organization can be conducted without more or less 
expense, it was voted to make the dues fifty cents a year. 
The financial year to begin with the date of the Annual Re- 

It was also voted that the executive committee prepare 
a constitution and by-laws to present at the next meeting; 
also voted that the time and place of the next meeting be 
left with the executive committee. The morning session 
was then adjourned until 2 o'clock. 

Main- of those present went to the old Bartlet Farm in 
Stoughton, at the noon interval, to partake of their basket 
lunch. While there a group picture was taken which appears 
on our souvenir post cards. 

The afternoon session was principally of a social nature. 

The weather bureau reported the next day that " Yester- 
day was one of the hottest August 13ths on record." Who 
doubted it? 

After making many pleasant acquaintances (as we were 
mostly strangers before this) the meeting adjourned till 
' we meet again at our Second Annual Meeting." 

All will agree that this first meeting of the Bartletts was a 
decided success, and too much praise and thanks cannot be 
given to our President, the organizer, Mr. Lucius W. Bart- 
lett, who has been most generous in the expenditure of his 
time and money to bring this about. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edith I. (Bartlett) Cushing, Secretary. 

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Report of Treasurer for 1908 and 1909 

To the members of the Society of Descendants of Robert Bartlet I 1 I of Plym- 
outh, Mass., your Treasurer makes this first report: 


Annual dues from 70 members, at S.50 

ExPExnrn res 

Post-cards to use as Receipts 
Express charges 

I Record Books, at $.25 

I I Packages stamped envelopes 
500 Programs ... 
Balance due Treasury 

S3 5 . 00 

$2 . 00 



4 .50 

5 . 94 




Respectfully submitted, 

Edith I. Bartlett Cushing, Treasure, 

Report of the Historian* 
For year ending August 27, 1909, at Plymouth 

Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet 
1908 1910 

" When a land rejects her legends, 

Sees but falsehood in the past, 
And its people view their sires 
In the light of fools or liars, 
'Tis a sign of its decline; 

And its splendors can not last. 
Branches that but blight their roots, 
Yield no sap for lasting fruits." 

Scientific research has proved that every individual is a 
composite being, and comprises a combination of the indi- 
vidual characteristics and qualities of his ancestors; such being 
the case it is a most natural and worthy desire to know who 
one's ancestors were, and the nature of the qualities of mind 
and body that it was possible for them to have transmitted 
to us, their descendants. It is with mingled pride and pleas- 
ure that we search the various records to learn of the part 
which our several ancestors took in the affairs of the early 
days in the Colony. The importance of this research and 
study cannot be over-estimated, for thereby future generations 
are furnished with important facts, as well as preserving im- 
portant data. Tradition, as we know, cannot be depended 
upon; although tradition is often founded upon facts, it has 
no weight as records. Then again a study of the virtues and 


frailties of our ancestors, serves a double purpose; their vir- 
tues serve as examples for us to follow; and over their mis- 
takes we draw the mantle of sympathy and charity. Of the 
patriotism of our valiant pioneer ancestors we are justly 
proud, and we honor and revere the memory of such an 
ancestor as Robert Bartlet, who left an unsullied name and 
who helped as a loyal and worthy citizen to lay the founda- 
tion of our Commonwealth, and our country. It should be 
an inspiration to make us mindful of our own obligations, 
and to pass on to our posterity an unsullied record. 

We regret that we know nothing of our Robert Bartlet's 
boyhood and youth, but we can imagine that he probably, 
like the majority of the people of southern England, was 
greatly attracted by the wonderful narratives of Captain 
John Smith, Sir Francis Drake, and others, regarding New 
England and its possibilities. Captain John Smith made a 
famous map of this country, copies of which, with a list of 
inducements which the new country offered, were sent to 
the nobility and gentry of the southern counties of England. 
There is no question but subsequent emigration was largely 
induced by this act of Captain John Smith. Among the 
number were many younger sons who were attracted by the 
love of adventure, as well as the desire for wealth. Possibly 
our own Robert may have been a younger son, who was eager 
for new experiences, with high hopes of a possible fortune 
besides. Can we nol picture a well-favored youth, in the 
early twenties, with bright and mirthful eyes, full of the vigor 
of youth, hope, and eager anticipations, nothing daunted by 
vague stories of the perils and dangers experienced by the 
Pilgrims at Plymouth during the terrible winter succeeding 
their arrival in 1620, coming to the new world in search of the 

With cheerful courage he embarked on the ship Ann, 
in 1623, tor this country, and found himself one of a large 
and pleasant company, many of whom had similar aims to 
his own. Among the number was one who afterward dis- 
tinguished himself as Governor of the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony, Roger Conant, who, together with his wife and 
infant son, was seeking a home in Xew England. It is safe 
to believe that like young men of every age and clime Robert 
was not indifferent to the sight of a pretty maiden; certain it 
is, that when he saw sweet Mary Warren he was captivated 
by her shy and winsome grace, and she in turn was not insen- 
sible to the superior attractions and pleasant companionship 
of her fellow traveler. The long voyage with its many real 
and fancied perils, furnished him with vast and varied oppor- 
tunities for a closer acquaintance than would be possible today 


on one of our modern steamships. Great opportunity was 
furnished Mrs. Warren to estimate Robert's desirable qual- 
ities. The mother of Mary was on her way to join her hus- 
band at Plymouth. It would seem that during the daily 
intercourse of ninety days or more on shipboard, Robert 
must have made a favorable impression upon Mrs. Warren as 
well as her daughter, for later on when Robert asked Richard 
Warren for the hand of his daughter in marriage, his suit was 
looked upon favorably, as we know. 

Richard Warren's own history is full of interest; he was 
a man of wealth who had been a successful merchant in Lon- 
don who upon learning of the proposed departure ol the 
Pilgrims for Plymouth in 1620, set sail with them, without 
his family, with a view to investment and speculation in the 
(ountrv to be settle 1. He was a staunch supporter of the 
English Church, as had been his family for generations. 
His lineage is of the oldest, identical with the peerage, through 
royal lines. Although tie records of Plymouth Colony, 
like all records of that period, are very incomplete, Richard 
Warren it is known, was one of the principal men in the af- 
fairs of the Colony at that time, and his advice was sought 
in important financial matters. Just previous to the land- 
ing of the Pilgrims he was one of the five Commissioners 
chosen in the cabin of the Mayflower to embark in the small 
boat, to seek a suitable landing-place, which resulted in their 
spending the night on Clark's Island. 

The ships Ann and Little James reached Plymouth 
about the same time, having on board beside the general 
body those who came on " their particular," meaning those 
who paid their own expenses for the voyage, which entitled 
them to being assigned lots of land. Robert Bartlet was 
without doubt one of this number for, upon his arrival, he 
was granted an acre of land upon Pel River in Plymouth. 
The nearest approach to a feast offered to the new arrivals 
consisted of a piece of fish without bread and a cup of fair 
spring water. Robert was a cooper by occupation, sometimes 
called wine cooper in the records, and was evidently a man 
greatly respected. He served several times as a member ot 
the Grand Jury, also frequently on trial juries, and several 
times as surveyor of highways. His name appears in the 
records as a "freeman" in 1633. As a wedding gift, Mrs. 
Warren presented Robert with a lot of land which, with 
subsequent additions, was the legacy transmitted to his sec- 
ond son, Joseph, situated in what is now Manomet. His 
other children were: Benjamin, Rebecca, William, Mary, 
Sarah Elizabeth, Lydia, and Mercy. In the records of the 
town of Plymouth may be seen a copy of his will. 


Where he lies buried is not recorded, hut it is generally 
believed that the space at the side of his son Joseph on Burial 
Hill was his last resting-place. There is no record of the 
death of his wife. It is interesting to know that undoubtedly 
Robert Bartlet was a man of decided views, for it is recorded 
that he was once summoned to Court for " speaking con- 
temptuously of the practice of the singing of psalms." He 
was sharply admonished, and allowed to depart after acknow- 
ledging his fault. 

It is to be sincerely hoped that one of the results of our 
honored Society, composed of the descendants of Robert 
Bartlet, will be the establishing of the proof of the relation- 
ship, if any, existing between Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, 
who arrived there in 1623, and the Bartlett family at Stop- 
ham, County of Sussex, England.* This family dates back 
to Adam de Barttelot, an esquire, who came from Normandy 
into England, and was granted lands, and buried at Stopham 
Church in 1100. John Barttelot, his descendant, captured 
the castle of Fontenoy in France, in the fourteenth century, 
and to him was granted the crest of the castle. The family 
upon being granted the title of knighthood were given the 
right to keep swans upon the river Avon, a right permitted to 
but few families. The eldest line of Barttelots have lived at 
Stopham since the Norman Conquest, and their remains are 
buried in the tomb under the church. The complete rec- 
ords of the Bartlet family since 1300 may be seen in the 
church. The windows of this church are curious and very hand- 
some, with coats-of-arms in stained glass and bearing the 
Barttelot name. The coat-of-arms has eleven quarterings, 
and there are two family crests. From time immemorial 
the Barttelot family has held a high position among the 
landed gentry, having always a Member of Parliament 
represented by the family. The estate is entailed, the pre- 
vious owner, Sir Walter Barttelot, was killed in the Boer War. 
The present members of the family living upon the old estate 
are most courteous to the representatives of the family in 
America, who are always hospitably received. The Bart- 
let ts in America, whose claim to the lineage of the Barttelot 
family at Stopham has been proved, are the descendants of 
Richard and John who settled at Newbury in 1635, and 
Thomas at Watertown. It is believed that there is good 
authority for thinking that Robert Bartlet, our ancestor, 
was connected with the family at Stopham, f Robert being 

'" Editor's Note. - It is generally conceded that all the Bartlets 
coming to this country previous to 1700, are members of the Bartlett fam- 
ily of Stopham, Sussex county, England, or its branches. 

; See previous note of Editor on this point. 


a name occurring in the early records. The name of Bart- 
lett has been honorably borne by Robert's descendants, 
some of whom have acquired fame and renown. We arc 
honored to claim among them the poet Longfellow, [ohn 
Bartlett, author of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and Wil- 
liam Ashmead Bartlett, who married the noted English phil- 
anthropist, Baroness Burdett Coutts; also many clergymen and 
a goodly number of true, upright men and women. Standing 
here today and looking across the green, pleasant fields stretch- 
ing away from the silver sands to the site of the happy and 
peaceful home of Robert and Mary Bartlet, what feelings of 
gratitude fill our hearts that we can thus celebrate their 
memory without a blot upon the family escutcheon. 

During the past year I have answered forty-eight letters 
besides writing to many supposed to be descendants of Rob- 
ert Bartlet, also interviewing many persons, and doing all 
in my power to help them establish their line of descent by 
visiting genealogical headquarters, etc., for them. I have 
sent announcements to thirty-five persons, some of whom 
have become members. Some who were positive then- 
belonged to this branch of the family have been shown their 
mistake and found to belong to the line of Richard of New- 
bury. I have spent much time, most agreeably, in preparing 
this historical sketch of the life of Robert Bartlet and col- 
lecting the preceding data. 

The work as historian for the year 1910 was along the 
same lines, but such was the popularity of the Society that 
requests similar to the following were more than doubled, 
increasing the amount of correspondence. Information was 
desired of Aruna Bartlet, who married Remember Holmes 
of Plymouth in 1776, or thereabout; this missing link 
w r ould establish the connection of the inquirer with the line 
of Robert Bartlet. 

Descendants of a family of Bartletts living at Thetford, 
Vt., in 1775, wished particular information that has not 
been found. It is most encouraging to witness the growth of 
our Society upon a broad and permanent basis, for which we 
are gratefully indebted to our honored President, Lucius W. 
Bartlett. At the close of my second year, owing to illness 
in my family, I was unable to continue in office as Historian, 
and w T as obliged to decline re-election, although urged to 
retain the office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet. 


On December 30, 1909, the following Charter was adopted, 
showing the steady determination of the officers and mem- 
bers of this Society to rivet closely the household. 


society of tiik descendants of robert bartlet of 
Plymouth, Massachusetts 

The first meeting of the subscribers to the Agreement of Association 
to constitute a corporation by the name of 

Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, Massachusetts 

was held pursuant to notice in the city oi Boston, December 11, 1909. 
Lucius W. Bartlett was chosen chairman oi the meeting. Ermina Bart- 
let t Suhanek was elected temporary clerk, and after being duly sworn 
presented to the meeting a set of by-laws which were unanimously adopted. 
Officers were then elected as provided for by Article 3, Section 1, of the 
by-laws, as follows: 

President, Lucius YY. Bartlett, Hartford, Conn. 

First Vice-President, Mercer V. Tilson, South Hanson, Mass. 

Second Vice-President, Charles H. Bartlett, Dorchester, Mass. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, Holyoke, Mass. 

Historian, Sarah S. Bartlet, Roxbury, Mass. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Be it Known That whereas Lucius YY. Bartlett, Ermina D. Bart- 
lett Suhanek, Mercer V. Tilson, Chas. H. Bartlett, Sarah S. Bartlet, Anna 
B. Johnson and Warren Tower Bartlett have associated themselves with 
the intention of forming a corporation under the name of the 

Socie'iy oi i in- Descendants i >i Ri mi- ri Bartlei oi 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 

for the purpose of founding a permanent association of the Society of the 
Descendants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and of so 
perpetuating the memory of a worthy and revered pioneer and founder of 
the Plymouth Colony, of uniting socially the descendants of said Robert 
Bartlet of Plymouth, Massachusetts, of .holding meetings and reunions of 
the said descendants, oi promoting historical, genealogical, and antiqua- 
rian research concerning the said Robert Bartlet and his ancestors and de- 
scendants, of compiling and disseminating, by publication or in any other 
manner, such knowledge so obtained or otherwise acquired, concerning the 
said Robert Bartlet and his ancestors and descendants, of obtaining, 
holding, acquiring by gift, purchase, or otherwise owning, leasing, estab- 
lishing, maintaining, mortgaging, selling, or otherwise disposing of monu- 
ments and memorial buildings and memorial tablets to the memory of 
the said Robert Bartlet, and any of his ancestors or descendants, buildings 
for museums, buildings of historical interest, buildings adapted to the hold- 
ing of reunions and meetings, or necessary or desirable for the furtherance 
ol the purposes ot the corporation, and land for the erection or location of 
such monuments, tablets, and buildings, or upon which are situated any 
such monuments, tablets, or buildings, or which surround the same, and 
personal property of historical interest, or other property, real, personal, 


or mixed, that may be necessary or desirable in carrying out the purposes 
of the corporation, and have complied with the provisions of the statutes 
of this Commonwealth, in such case made and provided, as appears from 
the certificate of the proper officers of said corporation, duly approved by 
the Commissioner of Corporations, and recorded in this office: 

Now, therefore, I, William M. Olin, Secretary of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, do hereby certify that said Lucius W. Bart let t, Ermina 
D. Bartlett Suhanek, Mercer V. Tillson, Charles H. Bartlett, Sarah S. 
Bartlet, Anna B. Johnson, and Warren Tower Bartlett, their associates 
and successors, are legally organized and established as, and are hereby 
made, an existing corporation under the name of the 

Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 

with the powers, rights, and privileges, and subject to the limitations, 
duties, and restrictions, which by law appertain thereto. 

Witness my official signature hereunto subscribed, and 
the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, here- 
(sEAL) unto affixed, this thirtieth day of December, in the year of 
our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine. 

William M. < )i.ix, 

Secretary of the Commonwealth. 


Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, Massachusetts 


Principal Office. -- The principal office of this Society shall be located 
at Holyoke, Mass. 


Members. — Any descendant of Robert Bartlet who came from 
England in 1623 and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, may become a 
member of this Society by making application therefor to the Secretary, 
paying the membership fee and proving to the satisfaction of the Execu- 
tive Board that the applicant for membership is a descendant oi the said 
Robert Bartlet. 


Section 1. Officers. -- The officers of the Society shall be a Presi- 
dent, a First Vice-President, a Second Vice-President, a Secretary-Treas- 
urer, a Historian, and an Executive Board consisting of the five officers 
already named. All officers shall be elected by ballot at the annual meet- 
ing of the Society and shall serve until their successors are elected and qual- 
ify. Any two offices, except that of the President and First Vice-Presi- 
dent, may be filled by one and the same member. 

Sec. 2. President. --The President shall preside at all meetings of 
the Society and of the Executive Board and shall be the chief executive 
officer and head of the Society. He shall perform all such duties as are 
incident to his office or which may be required of him by the Executive 

Sec. 3. Vice-Presidents. -- The Vice-Presidents shall have such 
powers and shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the 
Executive Board. In case of the absence or disability of the President, 


the dut it's of the office of President" shall he performed by the First Vice- 

Sec. 4. Secretary. ---The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all pro- 
ceedings and of the meetings of the Society and shall keep a record of all 
votes. He shall attend to the giving of proper notice of all meetings and 
shall in general perform all duties incident to his office. He shall be ex- 
officio Secretary of the Executive Board. 

Sec. 5. Treasurer. -- The Treasurer shall collect, receive, and dis- 
burse the funds of the Society under the direction of the Executive Board. 
He shall keep regular books containing the accounts of the Society and shall 
render statements of its financial condition at the annual meeting of the 
Society and whenever required by the Executive Board. The Treasurer 
shall give a bond to the Society in such an amount and tenor as the Execu- 
tive Board may require. 

Sec. 6. Historian. --The Historian shall attend to the correspond- 
ence of the Society, except the giving of notices of meetings, and shall have 
the custody of papers, documents, and other similar things of historical 
interest to the Society, and shall perform such other duties incident to 
the office as may be assigned to the Historian by the Executive Board. 

Sec. 7. Executive Board. --The Executive Board shall have and 
exercise full control and management of the affairs and business of the 
Society, except such as are conferred by law or by these by-laws upon 
the officers of this Society. The Executive Board may from time to time 
adopt such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the law, or these 
by-laws, as they shall determine. It may delegate any of its powers and 
duties to any officer or committee consisting either of members of the 
Executive Board or of the Society. It may by resolution appoint com- 
mittees for furthering the interests of the Society and determine by res- 
olution the powers and duties of such committees. 

Sec. 8. Vacancies. — In case of vacancy occurring among the officers 
and members of the Executive Board by reason of death, resignation or 
otherwise, the remaining members of the Board may elect by majority 
vote by ballot a successor who shall hold office for the unexpired term. 


Section 1. Annual Meetings. -- The annual meeting of the members 
of this Society shall be held in the State of Massachusetts at such place, 
day, and hour as the Executive Board may determine, between the first 
day of June and the first day of September. Four members shall con- 
stitute a quorum at all meetings. 

Sec. 2. Special Meetings. — Special meetings of the Society for any 
purpose shall be held, whenever called by a majority vote of the entire 
Executive Board, in the State of Massachusetts, at such place, day, and 
hour as the said Board may determine. The resolution calling a special 
meeting shall state the object of such meeting and a copy of such resolu- 
tion shall be included in the notice to members. 

Sec. 3. Notices. — Notice of any meeting stating the time and place 
of said meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary, at least thirty days prior 
to the meeting, to each member of the Society at his address as the same 
appears on the books of the Society. 

Sec. 4. Order of Business. -- The order of business at meetings of the 
Society shall be as follows: 

1. Roll call, a quorum being present. 

2. Reading of minutes of preceding meeting and action thereon. 

3. Reports of officers. 

4. Reports of committees. 

5. Action upon reports of officers and committees. 


6. Unfinished business. 

7. Election of officers. 

8. New business. 

Sec. 5. Adjournment. —If at any meeting duly called a quorum should 
fail to attend, those present may adjourn the meeting from time to time 
without further notice until a quorum shall attend, and thereupon any 
business may be transacted which might have been transacted at the meet- 
ing as originally called, bad the same been held. 

Sec. 6. Elections. — At the election of officers the polls shall be 
opened and closed and all ballots shall be received and counted by two 
inspectors of election, who shall be appointed by the presiding officer of 
the meeting, and who shall report to the Secretary of the meeting in writ- 
ing the result of the ballot. All officers shall be elected by a majority of 
the members present and voting. The Executive Board may, if it sees 
fit, appoint a nominating committee whose duty it shall be to report to 
the meeting a list of candidates nominated for the offices of the Society. 


Section 1. Fiscal Year. --The fiscal year of the Society shall be 
from June 1 to May 31, except that the first fiscal year shall be from the 
date of the adoption of these by-laws to May 31, 1910. 


Section 1. Dues. --The membership fee which each member shall 
pay on joining the Society shall be fifty cents and thereafter there shall 
be an annual fee of fifty cents due and payable on the first day of the cal- 
endar month following the annual meeting. 


Section 1. Meetings of the Executive Board. - The Executive Board 
may fix and declare the time and place of holding its meetings. 

Sec. 2. Calling of Meetings. --The meetings of the Executive Board 
shall be held whenever called by the President of the Society and shall be 
called by him whenever two or more members of the Board shall request 
in writing that a meeting be held. 

Sec. 3. Notices. — Notices of all meetings of the Executive Board 
stating the time and place shall be mailed by the Secretary at least ten 
days prior to the meeting to each member of the Board at his address as 
the same appears on the books of the Society. A quorum of the Execu- 
tive Board shall consist of a majority of the whole Board for the time 
being in office. 

Sec. 4. May Act Without Meetings. --The Executive Board shall 
have power to act in the following manner: A resolution in writing signed 
by a majority of all the members in office shall be deemed to be the action 
of such Executive Board to the effect therein expressed, with the same force 
and effect as if the same had been duly passed by the same vote at a duly 
convened meeting, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary to record such 
resolution in the minute books of the Society under the proper date, 
provided that all members of the Board shall have received copies of such 
resolution and shall have had a reasonable opportunity to communicate 
with other members concerning the same. 


Amendments. — - These by-laws may be altered, amended, or repealed 
at any annual or special meeting of the Society by a two-thirds vote of 


the members present and voting, provided that the proposed alteration, 
amendment, or resolution of repeal shall have been presented in writing 
to the Secretary at least sixty days previous to the meeting. And it 
shall be the duty of the Secretary to include in his notice of the meeting 
sent to the members of the Society a copy of the proposed alteration, 
amendment, or resolution of repeal. 

List of Charter Members 
August 13, 1908 to August 27, 1909 


1 Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett 

2 Mrs. Zilpha J. Bartlett 

3 Mrs. Ermina D. Bartlett Suhanek 

4 Mr. David L. Bodfish . 

5 Mr. Ephraim Diman Bartlett 

6 Mrs. Edith I. Bartlett Cushing 

7 Mrs. Eugenia F. B. Lovell 

8 Mr. Henry Marshall Bird 

9 Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet 

10 Miss Sarah B. Bartlet 

11 Mr. Charles H. Bartlett 

12 Mrs. Mary M. harry . 

13 Miss Isabelle M. Bartlett 

14 Miss Edith E. Bartlett 

15 Miss Marcia [. Bartlett 

16 Mr. [ohn A. Bartlett . 

17 Miss Helen A. Bird 

18 Rev. Ephraim H. Bartlett 

19 Mrs. Elizabeth Bird Mann 

20 Mr. Horace A. Bird . 

21 Mr. Frederick H. Bird 

22 Aliss Anna E. Bartlett 

23 Miss Helen L. Bartlett 

24 Mr. Warren Tower Bart let t 

25 Mrs. Alice Bartlett Forbes 

26 Miss Barbara Hyde Forbes 

27 Mr. Arthur Lucius Bartlett 

28 Mrs. Leota Cray Bartlett 

29 Mrs. Emma B. Thrall . 

30 Mr. Oliver J. Thrall . 

31 Mrs. Flora B. Ulrich . 

32 Mr. W. Leroy Ulrich 

33 *Mrs. Alice P. Burdick 

34 Mr. Herman Packard 

35 Mrs. Mary Carr Packard 

36 Mr. Francis Bartlett, P. O. Box 14 

37 Mr. Simeon A. Bird 

38 Mr. Robert W. Bartlett 

39 *Mrs. Vesta Bartlett- Tower 

40 Mr. Theodore Parker Towei 

41 *Mr. Mercer V. Tilson 

42 Mr. John Q. Tillson . 

43 Mr. Francis Bartlett 

44 Mrs. Addie Waile Colgan 

45 Mrs. F. Madelyn B. Hoyt 

* I )ei eased. 


Windsor, Conn. 
Windsor, Conn. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Palmer, Mass. 
Plymouth, Mass. 
Middleboro, Mass. 
Whitman, Mass. 
Stoughton, Mass. 
Roxbury, Mass. 
Roxbury, Mass. 
Dorchester, Mass. 
Dorchester, Mass. 
Brockton, Mass. 
Brockton, Mass. 
Brockton, Mass. 
Brockton, Mass. 
East Bridgewater, Mass. 
Waterville, Vt. 
Stoughton, Mass. 
Brockton, Mass. 
Brockton, Mass. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Salt Lake City, Utah 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Springfield, Mass. 
Springfield, Mass. 
Windsor, Conn. 
Windsor, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Brockton, Mass. 
Brockton, Mass. 
Boston, Mass. 
Campello, Mass. 
New Bedford, Mass. 
Cummington, Mass. 
Cummington, Mass. 
South Hanson, Mass. 
New Haven, Conn. 
Manomet, Mass. 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
New 1 laven, Conn. 


46 Mr. William B. Browne 

47 Mrs. Rebecca C. Boomer 

48 Mr. E. Paran Bartlett 

49 Miss Marguerite Bartlett 

50 Mr. Leroy C. Bartlett 

51 Rev. William P. Bartlett 

52 Miss Mary A. Tower 

53 Mrs. Angeline T. Haskins 

54 Miss Edith A. Haskins 

55 Mr. Joseph B. White . 

56 Mrs. Susan J. Hopkins 

57 Miss Mary A. Hopkins 

58 Mrs. Amanda B. Soule 

59 Mr. Loring Robbins 

60 Mrs. Polly McFarlin Nauman 

61 Mrs. Elizabeth B. Ames Carver 

62 Miss L. Florence Bartlett 

63 Mrs. Minnie B. Harlow 

64 Miss Florence f. Harlow 

65 Mr. Arthur H. Churchill 

66 Mr. Sampson McFarlin 

67 Mrs. Anna Bartletl fohnson 

Total, f>7. 

Blackinton, Mass. 
Campello, Mass. 
Manomet, Mass. 
Worthington, Mass. 
Marshfield Center, Ma^s. 
Plymouth, N. H. 
\\ mi hingi i. ii, M;i ,s. 
Springfield, Mass. 
Springfield, Mass. 
North Hanson, Mass. 
Weymouth, Mass. 
Weymouth, Mass. 
Middleboro, Mass. 
North Auburn, Me. 
Plymouth, Mass. 
Elm wood, Mass. 
Belmont, Mass. 
Whitman, Mass. 
Whitman, Mass. 
Montclair, N. ]. 
Middleboro, Mass. 
Dorchester, Mass. 


of the Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet, 

June 16, 1910 

The Third Annual Reunion of The Society of the Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass., will be held in 
the chapel of the Methodist Church, corner of Court and 
Brewster Streets, Plymouth, Mass., on Thursday, June 16, 
1910. The chapel is only a short walk from the railroad sta- 
tion and right on the line of the electric cars. It will be 
open all day for the convenience of those who attend. 

At 10.30 a. m. the meeting will come to order for the 
transaction of business as follows: 

1. Opening exercises. 

2. Reading of the Secretary's record of the previous 

3. Reports of officers and committees. 

4. New business. 

5. Election of officers. 

At 12.30 lunch will be served in YVeslevan 



Ladies' Aid Society 
plate, fifty cents. 

i 1 

I the Methodist Church. Price 



At the last reunion it was voted that a suitable memorial 
be placed upon the site of the home of Robert and Mary 
(Warren) Bartlel. It is with great satisfaction we are able 
to state that all the detail work has been accomplished and 
the memorial will be completed by the time of the meeting. 

It also gives us much pleasure to announce that Mrs. 
Marian Longfellow, a member of our society and a niece of 
the poet Longfellow, who was himself a descendant of Robert 
Bart let, will address the meeting by request, her subject 
being, " Our Pilgrim Ancestors and the Debt We Owe Them." 

After the lunch will be the address, remarks by members 
and others, and a visit to the memorial by those who desire. 

All of the Bartletts are invited to come and bring their 
friends with them. It is hoped that every descendant will 
make this 16th day of June, the most beautiful month in 
the year, a real home-coming to the old historic town of Plym- 
outh, the parent homestead of our Bartlett family. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett, President. 

Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

Holyoke, Mass. 

The President welcomed the Society of the Descendants 
of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass., at the opening of the 
exercises in the Methodist Church at Plymouth on June 16, 
1910, in a few chosen words. 

He also gave reports on the incorporating of the Society 
and on the privilege of erecting a memorial to our ancestor 
Robert Bartlet, and Mary Warren his wife, which appear in 
these proceedings. 

Report oe the Secretary 

Secretary's Report of meeting held August 27, 1909, 
(read by Mrs. Suhanek). 

White Horse Beach, Manomet, was the Mecca for about 
fourscore descendants of Robert Bartlet. Nature was lav- 
ish and provided an ideal day for the Second Annual Re- 
union of the Society which was held at Hotel Crescent. It 
was a day in which to rejoice, so perfect were the atmospheric 

The morning was spent in registering, introductions, and 
renewing acquaintance. Many walked to the old Bartlet 
House, which was built in 1680 by Robert's son Joseph, and 
is still owned by the Bartletts. 

I 32 I 

At 1.30 the company marched to the dining-room with 
hearts and steps attune to music. A satisfactory dinner was 
served, after which a group photograph was taken in front of 
the hotel. The party returned to the dining-room and the 
clan was called to order by the president, Mr. Lucius Warren 

In the absence of Mrs. Edith I. dishing, the Secretary, 
Mrs. P2ugenia F. Bartlett Lovell was appointed Secretary 
pro tern. 

Prayer was offered bv Rev. Walter R. Bartlett of Dighton, 

An address of welcome by the President followed, in which 
he extended greeting to his kindred and told of " The Early 
Days of the Bartlett Family," showing how the descendant 
had played a noble part in the development of the country. 

Mrs. Anna Bartlett Johnson contributed a poem descrip- 
tive of Robert the ancestor. 

The address in full, also a newspaper account of the meet- 
ing, with other items, are appended to this report as they may 
be of interest in the future. 

The Secretary's record of the previous meeting was read 
by Mrs. Eugenia F. Bartlett Lovell, and accepted. 

The report of the Historian, Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet, was 
submitted and accepted. 

The efficiency of the services of the President, Secretary, 
Treasurer, and Historian was recognized by a vote of thanks. 

The President asked for an expression as to the time and 
place of the next meeting and after some suggestions it was 
voted that the matter be left with the executive committee. 

The matter of annual dues was considered. Voted, that 
the dues remain the same as last year, fifty cents per annum. 

A letter received from Mr. Charles PL Warren of Provi- 
dence, R. I., a descendant of both Richard Warren and Rob- 
ert Bartlet, was read, in which he gave the Society permis- 
sion to place a monument to mark the site of the home of 
Robert and Mary (Warren) Bartlet which was situated upon 
Mr. Warren's land. It was voted to accept the offer and that 
the Society proceed to erect a suitable memorial. 

No further business being offered, upon motion a commit- 
tee was appointed to submit a list of persons for officers for 
the ensuing year. The following list was submitted and unan- 
imously elected. 

President, Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett, Hartford, Conn. 

First Vice-President, Mr. Mercer V. Tilson, South Hanson, 

Second Vice-President, Mr. Charles H. Bartlett, Dorches- 
ter, Mass. 


Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Historian, Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet, Roxbury, Mass. 

Mrs Edith I. Bartlett Cushing, the former most efficient 
Secretary, in a letter to the President, positively declined to be a 
candidate for re-election on account of her many other duties. 

It was further voted that the officers elected constitute 
the executive committee and that they be empowered to till 
all vacancies on the Board. Voted to adjourn. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Eugenia F. Bartlett Lovell, Secretary pro tern. 

Treasurer's Report for 1909 10 

Balance from last report . 
Membership fees 
Sale of Badges 

Balance due Treasurer 


To Coat-of-Arms and drawing for same 
" Envelopes and postage 
" Bill for badges 

" Placard and information at station 
" 200 Receipts 
" 800 Letter-heads 
" 17 Packages stamped envelopes 
" 300 Charter and By-Laws . 
" 200 Circular letters 
" Notary certificate, .50, and Registration fee, .50 

" Record book 
" Expense on Charter 
" Expenses for Memorial Tablet: 
Expense to Plymouth, May 5th 
Bill to Mr. Mercer V. Tilson 

" " Clark & Finney 

" " Tablet . 

" " Ellis & Clarke 

" " Ephraim D. Bartlett 

" " Smith, Lindsley Co. 











$7 . 00 


1 1 . 05 



4 . 50 



2 . 50 

1 .00 

1 .00 










Respectfully submitted, 

Ermina 1?. Suhanek, Treasurer. 


The President called attention to an interesting relic 
exhibited by Mr. Ephraim D. Bartlett. It was an iron fire- 
back, bearing the date 1660. A little history concerning it 
may lie of interest. 

This fire-back was imported from England by Joseph 
Bartlet (2) son of Robert Bartlet (1) who came to Plymouth 
in the ship Ann in 1623. Joseph (2) married about 1660 
and went to Manomet Ponds (now, 1880, South Plymouth) 
and there built a house and settled. In 1680 Joseph (2) 


l i l i 


built another house at Manomet, and years later the original 
house came into possession of Charles Dana Bartlett (8) and 
Hosea C. Bartlett (8) sons of Charles Bartlett (7) who lived 
in the house about fifty years. Years later Hosea C. Bart- 
lett (8) tore down his half of the house and Charles Dana 
Bartlett (8) moved his half farther up the road, where it is 
still standing today (June 16, 1910). In taking down the 
chimney, this fire-back was discovered and was sold in 1880 
by Charles Dana Bartlett to A. M. Harrison, United States 
Coast Survey, and left by him to Miss Sarah Achsah Bartlett, 
of Plymouth, Mass. 


Report of Chairman of Committee ox Memorial 

To the officers and members of the Bartlett Society: Your 
Committee considered that the first and essential thing to be 
done was to secure the legal right to the use of the land where 
this memorial was to be placed, with a right of way thereto. 

The first requirement made by the owners of the land 
was that we should establish to their satisfaction that the 
spot that we had selected was, as we claimed, the site of the 
home of Robert and Mary (Warren) Bartlet. 

Mr. Mercer V. Tilson, our Vice-President, at some expense 
and a great deal of time, looked up all the land records per- 
taining thereto, made surveys of the land, and a map draw- 
ing of the same, which upon careful examination by Mr. 
Warren, was accepted by him as conclusive evidence that we 
were right in respect to our claim. 

During the progress of this work, Mr. Warren had made a 
sale of the land whereon this site was located, to Mr. Charles 
A. Stone, of Plymouth, upon condition that Mr. Stone should 
carry out the agreement, which he had practically made with 
the officers of the Bartlet Society. 

On Monday, May 2, 1910, your President and Vice- 
President met in Boston at the office of Mr. Stone's attorney 
and an agreement was made whereby a deed has been given 
and recorded upon the Plymouth Land Records, which gives 
to the Society the use of a piece of land one hundred feet 
square, whereon this site is located, w T ith a right of way 
thereto so long as the Corporation remains in existence. 

Your committee concluded that a boulder with a tablet 
inscription placed thereon would be most appropriate and 
least expensive. At this time, May 2d, there remained but 
a little more than a month in which to complete the work 
before this meeting. 

It is very gratifying to announce that it is complete in 
every detail and our artist has an excellent photograph of 
the memorial here for your inspection. Your committee 
believe this memorial worthy of those it is intended to com- 
memorate and of the Society that erected it. 

The total cost, including all expenses connected there- 
with, has been SI 86. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. W. Bartlett, Chairman of the Committee. 


Boulder Erected by the Society 



.Address delivered on June 16, t ( >10, before the Society of Descendants 

of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass.' 

By Marian Longfellow 

We are gathered here today, members of the Bartlett 
family, descendants of Robert Bartlet and Mary Warren, 
his wife, to tender them our affectionate remembrance and 
to renew ties of friendship. 

It matters not what may be our name today or what other 
blood may run in our veins beside that of the Bartlet- Warren 
blood, for we are all of Pilgrim stock and we are here on this 
special day to honor this line. 

For the short time I shall address you I ask you to consider 
the subject of " Our Pilgrim Ancestors and the Debt We Owe 

It was no hazard that brought the Pilgrim to New Eng- 
land, but the unerring hand of Providence willing that they, 
truly the chosen people of that generation, should come to 
the shores of New England rather than, as was first planned, 
to that of Virginia. 

Let us consider the Pilgrim collectively before we turn to 
any one family. 

It has been said, and justly so, that "In the cabin of the 
Mayflower the Pilgrims created a government founded upon 
the eternal truth of the divine rights of humanity, and not 
upon the baseless assumption of the divine rights of kings." 

In the common use of the terms " pilgrim " and " puritan ' 
there has been until within a comparatively recent date, much 
confusion and a very hazy conception has remained in the 
minds of many as to wherein that difference lay. 

Defining the term " pilgrim," one author says: 

"The Pilgrims comprised all members of the Separatists' church of 
Leyden who voted for the migration to America, whether they were able 
to go there themselves or not; together with such others as joined their 
church from England. Membership, intended or actual, in the Pilgrim 
church was the first qualification; emigration to Xew England was the 
second. This membership included the Rev. John Robinson and family, 
who were unable to leave Leyden. Also thirty-five members of the Ley- 
den church, Leyden, Holland, arriving in Plymouth, Xew England, in 
the Fortune in November of 1621 and sixty who arrived in the Ann (of 
whom our Robert Bartlet was one) and the Little James in August, 1623; 
the thirty-five with their families who arrived in the Mayflower's second 
voyage, in August, 162 ( >, and the sixty who arrived in the Handmaid in 
May, 1630. It excluded all members of the Pilgrim church who had no 
wish to go to America; all hired men who went out in the Mayflower and 
• lid not become members of the church in the Old Colony. So we see 
that all the Mayflower passengers were not Pilgrims." 


Dr. Alexander Young says: 

"Those who came in the first three ships, the Mayflower, December, 
1()2(), the Fortune, November, 1621, the Ann and the Little James, August, 
1623, are distinctly called the Old Comers or Forefathers, although between 
1620 and 1640 upward of 22,000 Puritans sailed from the English and 
Dutch ports." 

Here we find Dr. Young classing them all as Puritans, 
which is a mistake. 

William Griffis says: 

'The Pilgrims separated from the church and state. They believed 
in the right and power of Christian people to govern themselves, and 
they believed this when it was dangerous, even in England, to broach 
such an idea. They were hunted out of their land into the Dutch 

Another historian says: 

Many of them were men of education and rank; eminently free 
from the low and degrading vices of the statesmen of that day; bowed 
the knee to none but God." 

It is this selfsame spirit that we see in a marked degree 
in the better type of the New Englander of today. The 
courage of his convictions and the strength to assert and main- 
tain what he believes to be right in the face of every obstacle. 
It was this unflinching spirit; this placing of right before 
every other consideration; this self-abnegation that enabled 
our ancestors to place New England in what is now the fore- 
front of all that makes for the betterment of this country and 
this age. 

The president of one of our New England colleges said, 
at a banquet given by the Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants of Massachusetts several years ago, that it is to the 
descendants of the Pilgrim and the Puritan that New England 
must look for power to right the political abuses of the day. 

Of the Pilgrim it has been said that " the Log of the May- 
flower," as many persons persist in calling Bradford's Journal, 
which was taken from the Old South Meeting-House at 
Boston, during the Revolution, and carried to England by 
the British, but restored to us in 1889 by England, was the 
Book of Genesis in the history of Massachusetts. 

And here let me speak of the belief, so hard to combat, 
that the Pilgrims came to this new world primarily for the 
right to worship God as they chose. That might apply to 
the Puritan; but not to the Pilgrim; but it seems to be a 
fixed idea in the heads of many. The Pilgrim had religious 
freedom in Holland; he was not compelled to come to Amer- 
ica to worship according to his own dictates. 


The Pilgrims had another and a very urgent reason for 
striking out into a new country and being alone as to race. 
They saw their daughters and sons intermarrying with the 
people of Holland; they feared that in time the good old 
English blood of which they were so justly proud, would 
dwindle to a mere thread to be swallowed up eventually in 
that of the foreigner. Therefore, to preserve their nationality 
pure and unmixed and to bring their children up true to that 
blood they sought the new world. 

This is the side of the question which is lost sight of often, 
indeed generally. 

Now that we have considered the stock from which Rob- 
ert Bartlet and his wife sprung, for I think we should remem- 
ber the Pilgrim Mothers just as much as the Pilgrim Fathers, 
let us turn our attention to the Bartlet family and the descend- 
ants of the man and woman whom we honor today. Their 
children are we, and across the centuries that spread between, 
our thoughts turn lovingly today. 

The name of Bartlet now generally, though not always 
spelled with two t's, has ever been an honored one in his- 
tory, and that of Warren. we know came from the highest 
rank, being traced back to William I of England, known as 
William the Conqueror. 

You need no word of mine to testify to the positions of 
honor and trust held by many of the name of Bartlet. Our 
first ancestor of the name, w r ho came over in the good ship 
Ann in August of 1623, has a long line of whom, could he 
know r them, he might well feel proud. To literature, to sci- 
ence, and to the professions has his blood been given. The 
great-grandson of Robert Bartlet, Samuel Bartlett, w r as the 
great-grandfather of the poet Longfellow, who is as much 
loved for the beauty and purity of his life as for his 
genius. The great-great-granddaughter of Robert Bartlet, 
through another branch of the Bartlets, was Elizabeth Bart- 
let, wife of General Peleg Wadsworth of Revolutionary fame. 
She shared his camp life whenever possible, and her first 
child, a son, died an infant in the camp at Dorchester Heights 
previous to the evacuation of Boston by the British. The 
courage and resource of Elizabeth ( Bartlet) W T adsworth equalled 
that of her gallant husband; she was with him when he was 
captured by the British, after an attack wherein he fought 
at great odds for his life, but where he was taken prisoner 
after being wounded and was carried to Fort George at Cas- 
tine, Me. Her comfort and cheering words upheld him as 
he was taken from her sight. 

Another notable Bartlet was Dr. Josiah Bartlet, of New 
Hampshire, a physician of high standing; a signer of the 

I 40 1 

Declaration of Independence; a delegate to the Continental 
Congress, and who had the honor of placing his name just 
after that of the President to the paper voting in favor of 
that document. 

A poet has said of him: 

" Amid those picked and chosen men, 

Than his, who here first drew his breath, 
No firmer fingers held the pen, 
That wrote for liberty or death." 

Another son of this line was Thomas Bartlet, who died 
in 1805, who had been a lieutenant-colonel under General 
Stark and who was at the surrender of Burgoyne. In later 
days he was speaker of the New Hampshire House of Repre- 

There was John Russell Bartlett, born at Providence, 
R. I., on October 23, 1815, whom President Zachary Taylor 
appointed to fix the boundary line between the United States 
and Mexico, and who was Secretary of State of Rhode Island 
from 1855-1872. 

It is said that in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-65, 
there were eighty-six Bartletts among the commissioned 
officers. Of these, William Francis Bartlet, the youngest 
major-general in the Civil War, attained that honor when but 
twenty-five years of age, rising, we are told, from the ranks. 
A statue was erected in his memory in 1904. 

Another noted name is that of Truman H. Bartlett, the 
well-known sculptor; also Samuel Colcord Bartlett, presi- 
dent of Dartmouth College in 1877. 

It is likely that I have not mentioned one-twentieth of the 
good men and true who have been an honor to the name. 
Judge, then, if you have not reason to be proud of the name of 

Our Pilgrim Ancestors ! what do we not owe them ! 
Their clean, true outlook upon life which should be, and I 
trust is ours. Their unfailing response to the " duty nearest 
at hand," without which response the duties that may fol- 
low can not be adequately or acceptably performed; the 
throwing into the crucible of the common good of the Col- 
ony all that duty demanded; the unwavering will that or- 
dained that all things necessary to the welfare and existence 
of the colony should be accomplished. 

Theirs was the struggle, the privation, the suffering of 
the pioneer; ours the harvest that has grown from their 

It is particularly fitting, then, that those of us present 
should set apart one day of the year on which to observe 


these exercises of appreciation of our Pilgrim ancestry in 
general, and of our Robert Bartlet ancestry in particular. 

Many of us represent, doubtless, still other descent from 
that little band of Mayflower passengers, but today we are 
all Bartlets. 

John Alden has his Society of ' The Alden Kindred of 
America," in which Priscilla is an honored figure. The 
Bradford family, the Brewster family, the Winslow family, 
and others call to their children to come, at least once a year, 
to their home in Plymouth by the sea. And so we come to 
Plymouth, Mass., to walk through her quaint streets and to 
people them in imagination with the men and women who 
first trod these shores. Yet the Plymouth of today would 
be a vast and unknown region to the Pilgrims of 1620-30. 

Vivacious Priscilla Molines, the Huguenot damsel, whose 
birthright has been taken from her in the inscription on the 
memorial shaft in this town; and fair Mary Chilton; grave 
John Alden, and fiery Myles Standish; Elder Brewster, 
with locks of snow, and the good Governor Bradford, all 
seem to greet us as we wander through the old town. That 
they were sad or sour of demeanor I deny. Nor did they 
confine the colors of their garments to blacks and greys and 
dull browns. 

We know now that the term " sad " as applied to color 
meant dark and did not mean wmat we have supposed earlier. 
It comprised the rich dark purples and red, also. 

We hear, frequently, that this or that article " came over 
in the Mayflower, " (I know that has a familiar sound to you !) 
but such articles as our forefathers and foremothers brought 
with them to the new world were, as a general thing, such as 
the average emigrant of decent standing would have been 
likely to bring. The very simplicity of their surroundings 
and their possessions brought them into closer touch with 
Nature and God. And so it is well that we should make a 
pilgrimage to Plymouth by the sea, at least once a year, that 
we may carry back to our busy lives the memory of that sim- 
plicity and of something sweeter and truer and purer than 
comes into our daily lot the rest of the year. 

Particularly is it right that we should seek to honor our 
Pilgrim ancestors rather than to make cheap capital for our- 
selves by claims of " uncommon descent " or personal glori- 
fication, and herein lies our debt. 

Let us remember 

They that on glorious ancestry enlarge 
Proclaim their debt instead of their discharge." 


It is not sufficient that we should spread abroad that you, 
and you, and I have descended from good and noble men and 
women; we must strive to uphold, as a beacon, the lives of 
the Pilgrims, that like unto the rays streaming from the 
lighthouse set upon the rock, pouring their glory over the tur- 
bulent waves and guiding into safe harbor some storm-tossed 
passenger, others may profit therby. 

Our good old English ancestry is something of which to 
be proud. The solid qualities of body and mind inherited 
therefrom shall stand us in good stead, as they have always 
done, in time of stress. 

The descendants of Robert Bartlet and Mary Warren, his 
wile, must not be slaves nor ne'er-do-wells, nor criminal in 
any respect. Noblesse oblige, that grand old French motto 
(and Mary Warren also was of French descent) is as incum- 
bent upon us today as in the days of the early struggles of our 
Pilgrim ancestors. 

The ermine is said to die if aught soils its fur. The 
descendants of the Pilgrim should rather welcome death than 
dishonor of any description. 

I know this may be considered a strained view; that it 
may be said that we cannot live in this world as if we were 
already inhabitants of heaven; but, believe me, the paltry 
concessions to self-gain, self-advancement, self in any of its 
aspects, is fatal to the spirit of the Pilgrim. His was not to 
be the " fulness of the earth "; rather was he, the Pilgrim 
in fact as well as in name, (me to whom of necessity must 
come hardship, endurance, lack of luxury; to whom life was 
but a sojourn at best, and rest a far-away goal. 

What is our Debt ? I take it to be that we must not only 
hold their example and lives up to the emulation of others 
but that we must so live, ourselves, that we may be worthy 
of the inestimable gift of our Pilgrim heritage ! 

And especially do we owe a duty toward the " stranger 
within our gates " ; to those other emigrants to our land, igno- 
rant, illiterate, stolid, seeking the betterment of their former 
lot from a selfish viewpoint only; susceptible to influence, 
however, whether good or bad, and whose children are to 
bear the responsibilities as well as the joys of American citi- 
zenship in the future. 

Methinks could Robert Bartlet speak to us in the flesh 
today he would ask that we, secure in our own honored de- 
scent from men and women of sterling virtue, should hold out 
a helping hand to these emigrants of a later day who come to 
us in poverty and rags; in ignorance, and, alas, ofttimes in 
vice; he would admonish us to polish the rough stone as does 
the lapidary until what at first seemed low and vile and use- 


less shall become a jewel worthy the setting in the diadem of 
our glorious republic. 

Consider well if this be not one way of paying in part the 
Debt we owe our Pilgrim ancestors? The things of this earth, 
the things most valued in this day of material objects - 
wealth, position, consideration, preferment, all sink into 
insignificance when we look back to the Pilgrim to whom all 
these things were as dross compared with the dignity, the 
beauty, the holiness of effort to live an upright life acceptable 
to his Maker, and to be a helper to well-living rather than to 
be a cumberer of the earth. 

Through all time that solitary but dignified figure of the 
Pilgrim stands forth an object of veneration and emulation 
and shall so stand while this Republic lives. 

He, together with his brother, the Puritan, framed the 
laws that have made these New England states of ours fa- 
mous for good government and equity. The country town- 
meeting, said to be the best form of government in the world, 
was brought by the Pilgrim from Holland and earlier had 
flourished in Germany. In the " town-meeting " every abuse 
is aired and every member present has the opportunity to 
place his grievance before the tribunal. There was no " one- 
man power" there, but the right and the power of individual 
conception of duty, and from that but one step to its enforce- 

One of the most startling features of the day is the sudden 
rise to power of the foreign element, and the shameless traffic 
in offices and emoluments. A rise to power brought about by 
the excess of votes among those who are not fit as yet for the 
franchise; and, I regret deeply to say, by the supineness of 
the better class element on " voting day." 

Boston, the heart of the former Puritan settlement, has 
fallen a prey to the invader and that because of his numbers 
and his determination to attain power no matter by what 
means, and to hold it, regardless of the rights and best inter- 
ests of the whole; a determination all the stronger because 
balked in his native land. I do not care what his nativity, 
the uneducated but rapacious emigrant is a menace to Amer- 
ican interest and American life. 

It becomes us, then, to strive earnestly to educate, in every 
direction possible, the youthful immigrant in patriotism and 
love of the new country which has received him, irrespective 
of ties across the sea. He must be taught and must learn that 
having chosen the United States as his own he may not 
scheme and connive and seek the interest of the country he 
has forsaken, though it be the land of his birth, to the detri- 
ment of the one he has adopted. That his first loyalty is to 


these United States; that he can not serve two masters; that 
to antagonize and attempt to embroil this country with others 
for the benefit of his former country may not and shall not be 
permitted; that he must accord to other immigrants the rights 
he would often reserve for himself alone. To accomplish this, we 
must reach the children, for the older men and women, who will 
in time pass away, have come to this country purely for self- 
aggrandizement and nothing else; while their offspring may be 
taught the pure love of country and honor for the flag under 
which they live, that no other sentiment can equal. This, 
surely, is a part of the Debt we owe our Pilgrim ancestors. 

But while we are keen to note the plants that should flour- 
ish in our neighbor's garden we must see to it that we keep 
our own in order. We must weed out all that is un-American ; 
we must trim our hedges so that they shall present an orderly 
appearance, bearing no ill-judged criticisms of others to offend; 
no preaching to others what we do not ourselves follow. 

A pure democracy- "the greatest good for the great- 
est number," should be our motto, and in this I do not refer 
to politics, but to ethics. There was no favor shown the 
rich as against the poor among our Pilgrim ancestors. It was 
the man, not his worldly possessions that decided their valua- 
tion of him. But they required that he be a man, a freeman, 
in order to be a church-member and an office-holder. Thus 
they differentiated between the mental attainments, and the 
sodden indifference of the one who had no aim, no incentive 
but self-gain. They desired no weaklings; no incompetents 
in their fold; theirs was the gauge of moral endowment, not 
the possession of temporal wealth. Therefore they never 
fell into the error of worshipping Baal and never served their 
God with one hand and the world with the other. 

Many jests are told at the expense of the Pilgrim and Plym- 
outh Rock. 

' Plymouth Rock " was a term cited as a quality which 
would bear any amount of hard usage and come out intact. 
Years ago it was adopted by a firm of tailors and was ap- 
plied to a certain garment which was warranted to stand any 
amount of wear and tear. The boy who was provided with 
a pair of " Plymouth Rocks " might defy Fate and, what was 
more to the point, an irate father with impunity ! 

" Plymouth Rock " was also given to a special breed of 
fowls. This reminds me of the story of the man who, dining 
at a certain restaurant in one of our large cities, called the 
waiter to him and said: 

" What kind of chicken do you call this, waiter? ' 

" That, sir," replied the waiter, " is I believe a 'Plymouth 


The man said: " Ah, I'm glad it's got some historic inter- 
est. I thought it was an ordinary cobblestone ! ' 

And, again, to that story which ex-Representative Samuel 
Powers of Massachusetts is so fond of telling, and of which I 
shall quote only the concluding portion, as you have doubt- 
less heard it. 

An inquisitive Yankee was asking innumerable questions 
ofasomewhat pompous Southerner who had answered the ques- 
tions to a considerable extent. After a while the Virginian 
felt that he had given the Yankee all the data concerning his 
own private affairs which his questioner had any right to 
know, if not more, said: 

" And where, sah, may I ask, do you come from? ' 

" Plymouth, Massachusetts," was the reply. 

" Well, sah," responded the Southerner with considerable 
feeling, " if Plymouth Rock had landed upon the Pilgrims, 
instead of the Pilgrims upon Plymouth Rock, it would have 
been better for the world in general and for the South in 

Which shows that there are conflicting views both as to 
the Pilgrim and Plymouth Rock. 

I am not sure of the exact words of this story, as I heard 
Mr. Powers tell it some years ago, but I have retained a re- 
membrance of the essential points and I have no doubt that 
he is telling the anecdote still ! 

If the ever-increasing evils of the age; the sale of offices; 
the bribery of a legislator; the purchase of a judiciary; the 
crushing out of the lives of the poor; the speculation in the 
necessities of life, such as wheat, milk, and other articles, 
is to be successfully fought, it must be by the renewed spirit 
of the Pilgrims; it must be an outgrowth of the ardor of jus- 
tice that is a large ingredient of the blood of those ancestors of 
ours now coursing through our veins. No people on the face 
of the earth ever more fully demonstrated the fact that " Right 
and one make a Majority," than did our Pilgrim ancestors. 
They never paused to consider whether any act they con- 
templated was " politic"; whether they would be in the end 
a gainer or loser by it. No; their first thought was " is it 
right?" That proven to their satisfaction all else was of 
little moment. 

You may say, " But they had so little temptation to do 
wrong. ' How may we judge their temptations? Tempta- 
tion comes from within, not without, and the whole kingdom 
ol evil as well as ol good is within each one oi us. 

The Pilgrim's safety lay in his determination to do " the 
dntv nearest him," as I have said, and after that all was clear. 


Let us, then, as we gather here, today, resolve each one 
to study more closely that lovely singleness of purpose evinced 
bv the Pilgrim, and of which our own Robert Bartlet was 
an example, and we will find life in all its lines easier, simpler, 
and more satisfying. 

1 fear 1 may have made my little talk more sombre than 
the occasion deserved, and that where I should " have sung 
a song," 1 have "preached a sermon"; but however that 
may be, 1 trust that you will believe that I am entirely one with 
you in your aims and wishes for the due appreciation ol our 
honored ancestors, Robert Bartlet and Mary Warren, his 
wife, and for the continual welbbeing and closer friendship 
of The Society of The Descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, Mass. 

Marian Loxgfkllow. 


Notice is herby given that the Fourth Annual Meeting 
and Reunion of the Society of the Descendants of Robert 
and Mary (Warren) Bartlet will be held in the Chapel of 
the Methodist Church, corner of Court and Brewster Streets, 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Saturday, August 12, 1911. 

The chapel is only a short walk from the railroad station 
and right on the electric car line, and will be open all day for 
the convenience of those who attend. 

The meeting will come to order at 10 a. m., for the trans- 
action of business, as follows: 

1. Opening Exercise. 

2. Song, - - " Summer is Here ' /. W. Bischoff 

Miss Mary A. Hopkins, Weymouth, Mass. 

(Madame Barlow, of Boston, Accompanist.) 

3. Roll Call of Members. 

4. Reading of Secretary's Record of the Previous Meeting. 

5. Reports of Officers and Committees. 

6. Election of Officers. 

7. New Business. 

At 12 m. lunch will be served in Wesleyan Hall by the 
Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Church — price per plate, 
fifty cents. 

The afternoon exercises will be held at the Memorial 
Site, weather permitting; otherwise at the Chapel. Electric 
cars will leave the Chapel at 1 p. m. 



Song - ~ " The Golden Pathway " Hamilton Gray 

Miss Mary A. Hopkins 
A Paper -- "The Ancestry of the Warrens," by the President, 

Lucius Warren Bartlett of Hartford, Conn. 
A Review of the History of the Society by the Historian, 

Mrs. Marian Longfellow of Boston. 
Short Addresses by - 

Mrs. Flora S. Matthewson, of South Braintree, Mass. 
Secretary of the Atden Kindred of America. 

Mr. George Warren Tower, of South Boston, Mass. 
President of the Tower Genealogical Society. 

Rev. George A. Smith, of Boston, Mass. 

Secretary of the American Society of Colonial Families. 

Five-Minute Letters by Members. 

Closing Song - - " Home, Sweet Home " /. Howard Payne 

Miss Mary A. Hopkins 

Every descendant of Robert Bartlet, who can possibly 
do so, is urged to be present this year. 

Our program, both instructive and entertaining, is the 
most complete of any we have ever been able to offer. 

The place, the occasion, and the literary exercises, all 
combine as never before to give inspiration to all who may 
attend and make them feel, we think, that it was good to be 

Come. Invite your friends to come, and bring this pro- 
gram with you. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett, President. 

Mrs. Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, Secretary. 

Address of Welcome by the President 

Members of t e Bartlett Family and Friends: - - I take pleas- 
ure in welco ag you to this our Fourth Annual Reunion. 
The question has recurred to me often during the past year, 
why do we thus meet, and for what purpose? A very perti- 
nent question, it seems to me. I do not believe that any of 
us are here simply " Because we're here." The question, 
like many others, is more easily asked than answered, there- 
fore I will not take much of your time in attempting it, for 
the reason we have others with us today who are much more 
capable and will address you later. Several different motives 
have probably actuated most of us present. For those 


who have never before visited this, the most historic spot in 
this broad land of ours, it is a magnet most powerful; and for 
those who have been here many times, they do not seem to 
tire, as witness the hundreds of visitors who annually make 
their pilgrimage to this Mecca of New England, if not of 
all America. To many others the social side is the great 
attraction of this and similar gatherings, where those of kin- 
dred blood may take a day or two of pleasure and relaxation 
from the daily round of toil, which is the lot of most of us. 
To clasp the hand, exchange salutations, and make the 
acquaintance of those, who having descended from a common 
ancestry, we meet here for the first time, and, alas, in too 
many instances, for the last time, until we meet in that other 
sphere beyond the transition which we call death. 

Especially attractive should these reunions be to those 
who can lay claim to such a heritage as has descended to us 
all from the Pilgrims of the Mayflower, the Fortune, and the 
Ann. But above and beyond and rooted far deeper in the 
human breast than all the things I have mentioned, is the 
spirit of patriotism. And, whether fully conscious of it or 
not, it seems to me that patriotism is the underlying motive 
that brings us together here, and the rock upon which the 
foundation of the Bartlett and other kindred societies must 
be built in order that they may endure. A patriotism that 
shall preserve and hand down to our posterity that price- 
less heritage which has been bequeathed to us. What, then, 
becomes our duty that we may be honored by those who 
come after us, even as we honor those who have gone before? 

Every age and every generation have their work to do. 
Superstition, bigotry, injustice, and wrong, still exist. Sel- 
fishness and greed are yet the ruling passions of the world, 
so that eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty. If there is 
a person here who thinks if he had the opportunity, such as 
came to his sires in the war for Independence, or the Civil 
war, what a hero and patriot he would become, let me say 
to that person, there are serious evils existi g in this country 
today that, unless checked, will slowly but urely undermine 
and destroy this heritage of ours. There n r er was more 
need of moral heroes and patriots in this Republic than at 
the present moment. The opportunity is right at hand and 
knocking at your door. Remember also that it requires 
sterner stuff and more undaunted courage to be a moral 
than a military, hero. The field of activity for military 
heroes is limited, but for moral herpes it is world-wide. The 
fields are white unto the harvest, but the reapers are tew. 

In conclusion, to impress upon your minds the thought I 
have been trying to express, I will read a few lines culled 


from one of James Russell Lowell's poems, entitled " A 
('.lance Behind the Curtain." 

" New times demand new measures and new men ! 
The world advances and in time outgrows 
The laws that in our father's day were best ! 
And doubtless after us, some purer scheme 
Will be shaped out by wiser men than we, 
Made wiser by the steady growth oi truth. 

We cannot hale I'topia on by force ! 

Hut better almost be at work in sin, 

Than in a brute inaction browse and sleep, 

No man is born into the world whose work 

Is not born with him ! there is always work, 

And tools to work withal, for those who will, 

And blessed are the horny hands of toil! 

The busy world shoves angrily aside 

The man who stands with arms akimbo set, 

Until occasion tells him what to do ! 

And he who waits to have his task marked out, 

Shall die and leave his errand unfulfilled. 

One age moves onward and the next builds up 
Cities and gorgeous palaces where stood 
The rude log huts of those who tamed the wild, 
Rearing from out the forests they had felled, 
The goodly framework of a fairer state, 
Let us speak plain ! there is more force in names 
Than most men dream of ! and a lie may keep 
Its throne a whole age longer if it skulk 
Behind the shield of some fair seeming name. 
Let us call tyrants TYRANTS and maintain 
That only freedom comes by grace of God, 
And all that comes not by his grace must fall ! 
For men in earnest have no time to waste 
In patching figdeaves for the naked truth." 

Record of the Third Bartlett Reunion, June 16, 1910 

The Third Annual Reunion of the Society of the Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass., was held in the 
Chapel of the Methodist Church, corner of Court and Brew- 
ster Streets, Plymouth, Mass., on Thursday, June 16, 1610. 
A cloudy sky with a gentle rain part of the day, kept many 
from attending-, hut it failed to dampen the enthusiasm of 
the members who did assemble, nearly titty in number. 

At 11 a. m. the meeting was called to order, the presi- 
dent, Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett, of Hartford, Conn., pre- 
siding. With a few words of greeting he welcomed members 
,md friends to this our " Home Coming to the old Historic 
Town of Plymouth; the Parent Homestead of our Bartlett 

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Miss Isabelle M. Bart let ( was appointed to assist the 
Secretary, by attending to the registering of members in the 
Journal and the collection of the yearly dues. 

The Record of the previous meeting, August 27, 1909, by 
Mrs. Eugenia F. Bartlett Lovell, Secretary, pro ton, was 
read by your Secretary, Mrs. Krmina Bartlett Suhanek, and 
accepted. The Treasurer's report was also submitted and 

Envelopes with blanks were distributed to the members 
for contributions or pledges toward defraying the expenses 
of incorporation, securing the Memorial Tablet, etc. The 
sum of $42.00 was contributed and S5.00 pledged at that time. 

A roll-call of members succeeded these reports, after 
which the officers for the ensuing year were elected. 

With one exception the officers of the previous year were 
unanimously re-elected, as follows: 

Lucius Warren Bartlett, Hartford, Conn., President. 

Mercer V. Tilson, South Hanson, Mass., First Vice-Presi- 

Charles H. Bartlett, Dorchester, Mass., Second Vice- 

Mrs. Ermina B. Suhanek, of Holyoke, Mass., Secretory 
and Treasurer. 

Mrs. Marian Longfellow, Brookline, Mass., Historian. 

Reference was made to some important maps executed 
by Mr. Mercer V. Tilson, our First Vice-President, showing 
that portion of the town of Plymouth where Robert Bartlet 
owned land and lived. 

Mr. I). S. Burrell, of Brockton, Mass., had some fine photo- 
graphs of the memorial tablet for sale (two styles with a postal 

No further business being presented at 12.30 the meeting 
adjourned for dinner, which was served by the Ladies' Aid 
Association of the Methodist Church, in Wesleyan Hall. 
After our appetities has been appeased by a bountiful colla- 
tion and all seemed in good spirits, the clouds were dispelled 
long enough for our artist to secure a good photograph of 
the members present, on the lawn in front of the church. 

At 2 p. m. all were assembled in the church. The Presi- 
dent introduced Mrs. Marian Longfellow, niece of the poet 
Longfellow r and a descendant of Robert Bartlet, who gave 
the address of the occasion. Her subject, 'Our Pilgrim 
Ancestors and the Debt We Owe Them," was most thoroughly 
and skilfully expounded and every one must have It'll re- 
warded for journeying to the meeting by listening to that 
alone. The manuscript she very kindly presented to the 

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Society and the address with newspaper accounts of the Reun 
ion is appended to this report. 

A report of the President in regard to having the Society 
incorporated was made as follows: 

' At the Reunion held at Manomet, August 27, 1909, a 
letter was read from Mr. Charles H. Warren, of Providence, 
R. I., granting us the privilege of erecting a memorial to mark 
the site of the home of Robert and Mary (Warren) Bartlet, 
and it was voted at this meeting to proceed to erect the me- 

In opening the negotiations with Mr. Warren about the 
land, he requested that the Society be incorporated, preferring 
to do business with a legally constituted body. In compliance 
therewith the necessary steps were taken, a form of agreement 
prepared, and on December 11, 1909, the signers of the agree- 
ment, upon proper notice, met at the Parker House in Bos- 
ton, and completed the work by adopting a set of by-laws, 
electing officers, as required by the Statutes, and on Decem- 
ber 30, 1909, the charter was granted. Accordingly all that 
remains to be done is for the Society to vote to dissolve the 
old Society and accept the Charter." 

This report was accepted and in accordance therewith it 
was voted to dissolve the old Society and accept the Charter. 

Thanks were extended to Mrs. Longfellow for her very 
able and interesting paper. 

After the address, remarks were made by the President, 
Second Vice-President, and others. Before closing a vote of 
thanks was given to Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet, the retiring Histo- 
rian, for her faithful research in the interest of the Society, 
also to the church committee, and the Ladies' Aid for the 
use of the church and their fine entertainment. The meet- 
ing adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, Secretary. 


Treasurer's Report for 1910-11 

Membership fees, at .50 . 
Contributions toward expense of Memorial Tablet : 

Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett . . $50.00 

Mrs. Lucius Warren Bartlett . 50.00 

Mrs. Ermina B. Suhanek . 50.00 

Mrs. Marian Longfellow 

Mrs. Moses Simmons 

Mrs. Martha B. Morton 

Mr. Ephraim D. Bartlett 

Mrs. Mary Bird Keith 

Mrs. Anna B. Johnson 

Mr. Roland F. Tillson 

Mrs. Flora B. Ulrich 

Miss Helen Bird 

Mr. W. Ellery Bird . 

Mr. Henry M. Bird 

Miss Lucy Kilbourne 

Mrs. Susan J. Hopkins 

Miss Mary A. Hopkins 

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Pratt 

Mrs. Madeline B. Hoyt 

A Friend 













Total receipts .... 

Balance due Treasury 

To Bartlett Engraving Co. . . . . 

Smith, Lindsley Co. for 300 circular letters 
" " 550 copies roster ( 
" " 550 notice slips J 
" "300 letter-heads . . . . 3.50 

" " 600 note circulars . . . 5.00 

" " 600 4-pp. programs . . 8.00 

Mrs. E. B. Suhanek, envelopes and .postage . . 3.14 

Smith, Lindsley Co., 300 letter-heads . 3.50 

L. W. Bartlett for guarantee to Ladies' Aid and ianitor ser- 
vice . . . . . 7.50 

" " " " recording deed . . .65 

" Secretary's supplies . . . . 6.50 

" " " " envelopes and postage . . . 12.82 

" Historian's expenses from Boston to Hol- 

yoke and return . . . 4.80 

" expense of mailing list . . . 1.20 

" envelopes and postage . . . 9.84 

Total expenses ...... $103.76 

Deficit at last Report . . 203.63 

Itemized bills approved by the Executive Committee accompany this 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ermina B. Suhanek, Treasurer. 

Note.— The greater part of this deficit of $91.89 is due to the sending out of the Ros- 
ter, with a letter asking for contributions toward the expense of the tablet. From the four 
hundred sent out we received two responses of fifty cents each. The foregoing contribu- 
tions were made previous to the sending out of the letters. 





Historian's Address, August 12, 1911 

History keeps alive the Nation, the State, and the Fam- 
ily. When a nation declines, History pauses, and when a 
nation dies, History no longer attends. 

We may, therefore, grasp the power and the worth of a 
people by what History holds aloft upon its scroll concerning 
that people. It behooves us, then, as a Society bound 
together by ties of common ancestry, -- Robert Bartlet and 
Mary Warren, his wife, - - to keep ever before our eyes the 
tale told at fireside hearths and by the softened glow of the 
candle, in years gone by. History has enrolled the name of 
Bartelot, later grown into Bartlet and Bartlett, on the annals 
of glorious deeds. Adam Bartelot, our first ancestor, 
came into England with William the Conqueror. In the fif- 
teenth century a castle was added as crest for valor of John 
Bartelot in capturing the tower of Fontenoy, and he was al- 
lowed ever after to use that tower as a crest. To this was added 
another crest, in the sixteenth century --a swan, in token of 
the right to keep swans, those graceful and beautiful creatures, 
on the classic and memorable stream, the Avon, by one of 
the Bartlets. 

The first Bartelot lives in the reflection of brave and gal- 
lant deeds; the record of the man for whom our Society is 
named and the Society itself must hold to the hand of His- 
tory " lest we forget " and, mayhap, be forgotten ! 

The deeds of Robert Bartlet were not heralded like those 
of his ancestors, John Bartelot, by blare of trumpet or by 
outburst of applause. Robert Bartlet walked in quieter 
ways, though not less heroic, for he was one of the " Builders ' 
of a new nation and was destined to mold the opinions of his 

We, his descendants, gathered together first on Thursday, 
August 13, 1908, at 10 a. m., in the town of Brockton, Mass., 
and the first meeting was called for the " descendants of Ben- 
jamin Bartlett, who settled in Stoughton, Mass., about 


It was through the instrumentality of a descendant of 
thai Benjamin Bartlel son of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, 
Lucius Warren Bartlet t , that this Society became a living thing. 
The call to this meeting was issued from Hartford, Conn., on 
July 10, 1908. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett, of Hartford, Conn., our honored 
President, and the strong tower of reliance to this Society, 
was desirous to honor his own line, that of Joseph, and thus 
he called the meeting in that form. Later he saw that the 
Society must go baek to the fountain head in America, and 
the Society became not the society of the descendants of this 
or that son of the original emigrant but the society of the 
descendants of the man who was the first of his line to come 
to the new world. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett is a very modest as well as a very 
energetic man, and it will be a trial to him to be compelled 
to listen to what I shall have to say to you concerning him a 
little later cm, for he shuns encomium and seeks not to vaunt his 
own good deeds, but rather to cover them from sight. But 
with the duties and responsibilities of his position as the head 
of such a Society as this comes a certain publicity that he 
may not escape. Of him and of his work this paper will 
contain a record. 

We find him in the picture which bears the following 
printed explanation underneath it:- 'First annual outing 
at Brockton, Mass., August 13, 1908, of the Society of the 
Descendants of ROBERT BARTLET, First, of Plymouth, 
who came over in the Ship Ann in 1623." We find him, not 
in the foreground of this picture, but modestly at one side, 
and the only " prominent " feature that shows what he has 
done for the Society is his hands; good, firm, capable hands 
that have held the rudder of the good ship " Robert Bartlet 
in its voyage so far, and which we hope may continue to so 
hold it for many a year to come. 

The photographer who shows up all our defects, or all 
our points, with cruel distinctness has emphasized those 
hands to an appalling extent physically; metaphorically 
those hands have been large indeed in their power and help- 
fulness toward the Society of the Descendants of Robert 
Bartlet of Plymouth. 

It becomes my duty- to speak a little more of Manomet 
than to merely mention it as the plaee where the Bartletts 
held their second reunion. 

Manomet is a charming seaside village in the historic old 
town of Plymouth, one of the journals of the day tells us, and 
White Horse Beach the finest of Plymouth's beaches, and but 
a minute's walk from Hotel Crescent. 





























In 1628 Robert Bartlet married Mary Warren, a daughter 
of the emigrant, Richard Warren, one of the signers of the 
" Mayflower Compact," and thus two old families, both of 
which entered Pmgland under the standard of William the 
Conqueror, were united. Robert Bartlet lived at Mano- 
met; here he held property and here he died. Only a short 
walk across the fields, the paper goes on to relate, is the sec- 
ond Bartlet house built by Robert's son, Joseph, in 1680. 
It was at this meeting that the descendants of Robert Bartlet 
voted to erect a suitable memorial on the spot where the 
original Bartlet home once stood, at the foot of the Pine 
Hills, near Eel River. I wonder how manv persons who have 
for years turned to " Bartlett's Familiar Quotations " for 
information, know that its author, John Bartlett, was a 
descendant of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth. John Bartlett 
was of the eighth generation. 

James Russell Lowell has written most beautifully of 
June. He says, " What is so rare as a day in June ! " ' We 
hope such days as June 16 and 17 of the year of Our Lord, 
1910, when the third reunion was held, are rare ! In fact, 
they may be said to have been positively raw ! Those of us 
who did not get soaked with rain on June 16 at the Reunion 
of the Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, finished the job at Hingham the next day at the 
Reunion of the Tower Genealogical Society, with a devotion 
to detail that was nothing short of pathetic ! Those who 
attended both meetings, last year, will, I am sure, bear me out 
in this statement. 

Among the objects of interest seen at the third reunion 
was an iron " fire-back," bearing the date of 1660. This 
was imported from England, originallv by Joseph Bartlet 
(2) son of Robert (1). 

Joseph, who married in 1660, went to Manomet Ponds, 
now South Plymouth, built a home, and settled there. In 
1680 he built another home at Manomet, a view of which has 
already been shown in this report, under the second reunion. 
Sometime later the original house fell into the hands of Charles 
Dana Bartlett (8) and Hosea C. Bartlett (8) sons of Charles 
Bartlett (7) who lived in this house for fifty years. Sometime 
later Hosea C. Bartlett tore down his half of the old home- 
Stead, and Charles Dana Bartlett removed his half further 
up the road, and it was still standing in June of 1910. It 
was while removing the chimney that, the fire-back was dis- 
covered, and in 1880 sold by Charles Dana Bartlett to A. M. 
Harrison, of the United States Coast Survey, and by him 
bequeathed to Miss Sarah Achsah Bartlett of Plymouth. 


In connection with Mr. Tilson's work it should he stated 
that he contributed sonic important maps showing thai por- 
tion ol Plymouth which Robert Bartlet owned when he 
lived there. 

The following is a copy ol the letter which the Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Society of the Descendants of Robert Bart- 
let of Plymouth was instructed to write to Mr. Charles H. 
Warren and Mr. (diaries A. Stone. 

Dear Sir: — The Secretary of the Society of the Descendants of Rob- 
ert Bartlet, of Plymouth, Mass., has been instructed to write you a letter 
of appreciation and thanks for conveying to them the right to erect a 
Boulder with a suitable tablet thereon, on a lot of land one hundred feet 
square, comprising the site of the home of Robert and Mary (Warren) 
Bartlet, together with the " right of way " to and from said lot to the 
Manomet road. 

Such Memorial has been erected and a copy of this letter of acknowl- 
edgement ordered placed upon the records of the Society. 
Respectfully yours, 

(Mrs.) Ermina Bartlett Suhanek. 

In closing what may have been a long and somewhat 
tedious report, let me voice the hope that we may so wield 
the influence that is ours, and so cherish and amplify the com- 
mendable virtues displayed in the lives of our ancestors that 
our children's children, and their children's children in turn, 
may point to this Society of the Descendants of Robert 
Bartlet and Mary Warren, his wife, as having been a potent 
factor in the preservation and conservation of all that should 
be the true American's proudest boast - - descent from honor- 
able men and women; life that shall preserve the integrity 
of that descent, and a hopeful looking forward to that work 
being carried on by a posterity that shall in no whit lack the 
virtues, the ideals, and the achievements of their Pilgrim, 
their Puritan, and their Huguenot ancestry. 

Marian Longfellow. 

The Historian's address was followed by a paper by the 
President, entitled : 

By Lucius Warren Bartlett 

Reviewing an article on Richard Warren, Twelfth Signer, 
in a work entitled, The Mayflower Signers," by Annie 
Arnoux Haxtun. Reprinted from the Mail and Express, 
New York, 1<X%. 

Mrs. Haxtun's article is founded, I think, mainly (for no 
authorities are quoted) on a chart of the Harlerian Society of 


Visitations of the county of Devonshire, England, dated 1620, 
which she has incorporated in her article. 

She commences as follows: " Stern lads must be accepted 
in writing history." This is a statement to which we will 
all agree, therefore I will incorporate here the same chart of 
the Harlerian Society. 

Mrs. Haxtun proceeds thus: " Willing or otherwise the 
records prove that Richard Warren the Pilgrim cannot he 
placed in any certainty in regard to his family relations, 
before his advent in the colonies as one of the' Mayflower 
Pilgrims. Certain it is" (please note what she says' is cer- 
tain) " that he came in this ship and was followed" later on 
by his wife Elizabeth and his daughters." 

Mrs. Haxtun further says, " The confusion in regard to 
him arises from the fact that there was another Warren in 
the colonies and who had the honor of being the son of Chris- 
topher Warren, and the pleasure of having Elizabeth jouat, 
widow of - - Marsh for his wife. 

There the story as told us of the Pilgrim ends, their 
children being John and Richard." 

_ Before proceeding further let us see what this chart of 
Visitations says. Richard Warren (22) of Greenwich, in Kent, 
son of Christopher (21) and Alice (Webb) W r arren, married 
Elizabeth Jouat relict of - Marsh and had Richard and 


Now, if stern facts must be accepted, as Mrs. Haxtun says, 
it occurs to me that if Richard Warren the Pilgrim was not 
the son of Christopher and Alice (Webb) Warren who as she 
says " Was followed later on by his wife Elizabeth and his 
daughters," then his wife Elizabeth who came in the Ann 
was not Elizabeth Jouat, widow of - - Marsh, who, accord- 
ing to the chart, married Richard Warren (22) son of Chris- 
topher, and further that the Richard Warren (22) who did 
marry Elizabeth Jouat must have been the other Warren in 
the colonies, who had the honor of being the son of Christo- 
pher and of having Elizabeth Jouat Marsh for his wife. 

Mrs. Haxtun has thus created two families, Richard the 
Pilgrim and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of somebody, who 
came in the Ann with her daughters, and Richard Warren, 
son of Christopher, who did marry Elizabeth Jouat relict 
of Marsh and came to the colonies sometime and somewhere 
and had two sons in England, John and Richard. 

To quote further she says, " Richard and Joseph repeat 
themselves in both families," (referring, I suppose, to the fam- 
ilies just mentioned) " then there is Nathaniel's." 

^ Again she says, "Why should he not have been Richard 
W'arren recorded as sheriff of Coventry, 1610, having five 


(laughters to come out with their mother in the Ann, fits 
into the necessary maturity." 

It seems to me there is no maturity into which to fit, except 
that of her own creation, which was wholly unnecessary. 

Mrs. Haxtun says, The two families of Warren unite 
very naturally in the fact that the Pilgrim descendant, 
General James Warren the Revolutionary officer and Presi- 
dent of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, succeeded 
General Joseph Warren of Bunker Hill fame, a member of 
the other family in office. 

Who were the two families of General James Warren and 
General Joseph Warren? Davis's ' Landmarks of Plym- 
outh," gives the ancestry of James Warren (5) born in Plym- 
outh, Mass., September 28, 1726, and married in 1754 Mercy 
Otis, sister of James Otis, as James Warren (4), James Warren 
(3), Nathaniel Warren (2), Richard Warren (1). The "His- 
tory of Roxbury, Massachusetts," by Francis S. Drake, pub- 
lished in 1878, gives the ancestry of General Joseph Warren 
(5) of Bunker Hill fame as Joseph Warren (4), Joseph War- 
ren (3), Peter Warren (2), John Warren (1), of Boston, who 
came with Governor Winthrop in the Arbella and arrived in 
Salem 12th June, 1630. 

Mrs. Haxtun in conclusion says, ' That the Warrens lead 
straight to the Mayflower, though repetition of names in the 
two families makes the title a very puzzling one, but there need 
be no doubt of the claim presented by those bearing the name 
of Otis, Winslow, Walker, Doty, Bradford, and many others 
scattered the world over. Again the matter must be left to 
the Society of Mayflower Descendants. Their good work 
is progressing, fed by the knowledge gained from each seeker 
for enrolment on the list of members." Mrs. Haxtun thus 
practically admits she knew but little about it and leaves the 
matter for others to settle. 

Upon inquiring of a correspondent what the name of this 
other Warren was who came to the colonies and had the 
pleasure of having Widow Elizabeth Jouat Marsh for his 
wife I received the following reply: The name of the other 
Warren was Richard. The authority states that he did not 
come in the Mayflower, that he was the son of Christopher, 
and strange to relate he and his wife died about the same 
time and were. of the same age as Richard the Pilgrim and 
his wife." 

To my mind it is a preposterous story that there were 
two Richard Warrens of the same generation, who came to 
the colonies about 1620, who had wives both of whose names 
wire Elizabeth, that the two Richards and the two Eliza- 
beths died about the same time, and that Richard, the son 


of Christopher and his wife, and Richard the Pilgirm and 
his wife, were the same age when they died. 

The coincidence, if it did happen, I predict never had its 
parallel before and never will again in the history of the 

I desire now briefly to call your attention to what geneal- 
ogists and others have written in relation to the Warrens to 
show that there was not another Richard Warren named of 
that generation except the Mayflower Pilgrim. The next 
one mentioned was Richard, son of Nathaniel, who was son 
of Richard the Pilgrim. We do not find another Richard 
Warren until we come to the seventh generation from the 
Mayflower; so much in relation to the confusion of names. 

1 quote first from a book entitled ' The Wheelers and 
The Warrens," compiled by Henry Warren Wheeler, Joel 
Munson's Sons, publishers, Albany, N. Y., 1892: John War- 
ren, Boston, Mass., 1630, through Ebenezer Warren, Leices- 
ter, Mass., 1744. Emigrants of this name settled in Plym- 
outh, Watertown, and Boston, but no proof has been dis- 
covered of a connection between these families. 

Richard was the first of the name to settle in America. 
He came in the Mayflower and settled in Plymouth. John 
came from England to Watertown in 1630 and another John 
settled in Boston the same year. Among the Virginia col- 
onists also there were two Warrens, Joseph, who came from 
England in the ship Alice in 1635 and afterwards settled in 
New England, and John, who came in 1635 in the Plaine 
Joan. John Warren of Boston came with Governor Win- 
throp in the Arbella and arrived in Salem 12th June, 1630. 
The name John Warren appears in the first list of those who 
took the Freeman's oath 18th of May, 1631. 

This John was doubtless the father of Peter, whose eld- 
est son was named John. Peter Warren, born in 1628, pur- 
chased land in Boston 8th March, 1659 and is there styled 
Mariner. He married Sarah, daughter of Robert Tucker 
of Dorchester, 1st August, 1660. Children of Sarah and 
Peter W 7 arren: John, Joseph, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Robert, 
Ebenezer, and Peter. Children of Peter and Hannah War- 
ren (2d wife) : Hannah, Mary, Robert. Not a Richard in this 

History of Roxbury, Massachusetts," by Francis S. 
Drake, published 1878, page 212: The Warren estate was 
bought in 1687 by Joseph Warren (3), Peter (2), John (1). 
The Warren homestead was built by Joseph Warren (3) in 
1720. In November, 1805, it came into the possession of 
Dr. John C. Warren (5), Joseph (4), Joseph (3), Peter (2), 
John (1). 


Joseph Warren (4) and Mary (Stevens) Warren had four 
sons: Joseph (5), Samuel (5), Ebenezer (5), John (5). Three 
of these sons, Joseph, Ebenezer, and John were in the battle 
oi Lexington. 

Ebenezer W 7 . Pierce in his book published 1874, " Histor- 
ical, (icnealogical, and Biographical," gives an account of the 
genealogy of the Warrens, for which he says he was mainly 
indebted to Dr. John C. Warren (5), being the result of his 
labors while in Europe in 1851. Dr. John stated that John 
Warren (22 on the chart), brother of Richard and son of 
Christopher (21) came to America. Referring to the book 
ddie Warrens and The Wheelers," we find three Johns men- 
tioned: John came from England to Watertown in 1630 and 
another John settled in Boston the same year, and John who 
came in 1635 in the ship Plaine Joan and settled in Virginia. 
I leave it for others to decide which of the three Johns, if 
either, was John Warren (22) son of Christopher (21), who 
Dr. John Warren (5) says came to America. 

What I wish you in particular to observe is that in all 
the history not a Warren by the name of Richard appears 
except the Mayflower Pilgrim. 

In conclusion, first let me call your attention to the 
Richard and John on the chart, sons of Richard Warren and 
Widow Elizabeth (Jouat) Marsh. Elizabeth Warren, wife of 
Richard, died in Plymouth in 1673, aged ninety years, mak- 
ing her forty years old when she came in the Ann with her 
five daughters. The father came alone and three years later 
the mother came with the five daughters. The sons Richard 
and John must have been nearly twenty years old and re- 
mained in England so far as any records show. 

Therefore, I believe, not finding any record whatever to 
the contrary that Richard Warren (22), the Mayflower Pil- 
grim, was the son of Christopher Warren (21) and his wife 
was Widow Elizabeth (Jouat) Marsh, and their children were 
Richard, John, Mary, Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Abigail, 
born in England, and Nathaniel and Joseph, born in Plym- 
outh, Mass. Nathaniel was married in 1645, and Joseph 
was married in 165 1. There is nothing to militate against this 
statement. On the contrary all the circumstances and records 
so far as I have been able to discover substantiate in the 
most convincing manner the conclusion to which I have 



Copied from the Chart of the Harlerian Society of Visitations of the 
county of Devonshire, England, date of 1620. 

18 John Warren of Hedbury in the parish of Ashburton. 

19 Christopher Warren son and heir. 

20 William Warren married Ann daughter oi Thomas Mable of 

Carlstooke in Cornwall. 


21 Christopher Warren son and heir, married Alice, daughter ol 

Thomas Webb ol Sidnam. 


22 Robert Warren 1st son. Parson of Rame in Cornwall married 

Margaret daughter of Peter Burgis of Peter Tavy in Corn- 

22 John Warren. 
=* 22 Richard Warren of Greenwich in Kent. Merchant married 
Elizabeth Jouatt and relict of Marsh, and had Richard 

and John. 

22 Christopher Warren ot London married Sarah daughter of Nich. 
Opie of Plymouth, England. 

22 Thomas Warren. 

22 William Warren of London merchant married Mary daughter of 
Will Culling of Woodland. 

22 Ann Warren married John Richards. 

Ann, wife of William Warren (20) married (2(\) Will Culling and had 

William Culling 
Thomas " of London 

22 Rev. Robert Warren 1st son Parson of Rame in Cornwall married 
Mary daughter of Peter Burgis of Peter Tavy in Cornwall. 


Christopher Warren 1st son. 

Robert " 2A " 

Thomas 3(\ " 

Peter " 4th " 

Nathaniel " 5th " 
Margaret 1st daughter. 

Anne 2d 

According to the foregoing chart William Warren (22,) 
grandson of William Warren (20) and Ann, married Mary 
Culling, granddaughter of Ann by her second husband, 
Will Culling. 

L 63 j 



South Hanson, Mass., September 23, 1911. 

After working for more than twenty years in compiling 
the genealogy of the Tilson family, I am pleased to announce 
to you that the Tilson genealogy has been published in book 
form, 610 pages, size 6 l A inches by 9)4 inches, with thir- 
teen half-tone illustrations and the family coat-of-arms, 
and the family name embossed in gold on the front cover. 

The book is bound in cloth and makes a volume which, 
I think, will be a treasure to every Tilson who takes pride 
in the men and women who have been their ancestors, and to 
every descendant of the Tilsons whose lives are epitomized 


The book contains an account of the family in England 
back to the year 1066 and of Edmond Tilson who resided in 
Plymouth, Mass., in 1638. 

Three hundred volumes have been printed and I do not 
expect that any subsequent edition will be issued. These 
volumes I am offering for sale for four dollars, with the 
postage of twenty-four cents, and on receipt of this amount, 
$4.24, I shall be pleased to mail the volumes published until 
the edition is exhausted. 

Kindly remit at once, as I should be pleased, on account 
of the condition of my health, to be able to dispose of these 
volumes without delay. 

Very truly yours, 

M. V. Tilson. 




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Allen, Mrs. Mary P Springfield, Mass.' 

Miss Blanche Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Madoline Springfield, Mass. 

Ashley, Mrs. Daisy M Elmwood, Mass. 

Miss Sarah H Elmwood, Mass. 

Allstine, Mrs. Myra B Dalton, Mass. 


Bartlett, Ephraim D Plymouth 

Cornelius Plymouth 

Cornelius, Jr Plymouth 

James E Plymouth 

Francis K Plymouth 

Robert A Plymouth 

Miss Sarah A Plymouth 

Miss Mary J Plymouth 

Mrs. Hattie D Plymouth 

Arthur L Springfield 

Frank K .Springfield 

Herbert L Springfield 

Miss Beatrice Springfield 

Miss Mabel M Springfield 

Miss Katherine G Springfield 

Miss Dorothy R Springfield, 

Miss Jessie M Springfield 

Mrs. Leota G Springfield 

Mrs. Lillian F Springfield 

Horace Worthington 

Guy Worthington 

Mrs. Emily B Worthington 

Miss Marguerite Worthington 

Miss Elsie Worthington 

Miss Marian Worthington 

Miss Alice Worthington 

Charles C Dalton 

Kenneth Dalton 

Lewis Dalton 

Homer Dalton 

Miss Mildred .• Dalton 

Miss Thelma Dalton 

Mrs. Ida B Dalton 

Tilson Lee 

Earl R Lee 

Richard W Lee 

George E Lee 

Miss Mildred A Lee 

Miss Helen R Lee 

John A Brockton 

Miss Marcia J Brockton 

Miss Edith E Brockton 




Miss Isabella M Brockton, Mass. 

Henry J Roxbury, Mass. 

Mrs. Sarah S Roxbury, Mass. 

Miss Sarah B Roxbury, Mass. 

Francis Boston, Mass. 

Clyde Boston, Mass. 

Francis Manomet, Mass. 

E. Paran Manomet, Mass. 

Irving C Greenfield, Mass. 

Irving L., Jr Greenfield, Mass. 

Richard S Greenfield, Mass. 

Charles H Dorchester, Mass. 

Robert W New Bedford, Mass. 

Miss L. Florence Belmont, Mass. 

Otis B Holyokc, Mass. 

Leroy C Marshfield Center, Mass. 

Walter R Rockport, Mass. 

Peter Hinsdale, Mass. 

Miss Julia A Florence, Mass. 

Cecil Westfield, Mass. 

Wesley L Pittsfield, Mass. 

William H New Haven, Conn. 

Walter L New Haven, Conn. 

Miss Ruth T New Haven, Conn. 

Miss Evelyn A New Haven, Conn. 

Lucius W. ; Windsor, Conn. 

Warren T Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. Zilpha J Windsor, Conn. 

Miss Anna E Hartford, Conn. 

David W West Haven, Conn. 

Matthew H E. Hartford, Conn. 

Joseph W Dallas, Tex. 

Frederick W .• Dallas, Tex. 

Byram Dallas, Tex. 

Miss Ruth Dallas, Tex. 

Miss Gertrude Dallas, Tex. 

Richard W Tacoma, Wash. 

Harold Tacoma, Wash. 

Miss Faith Tacoma, Wash. 

Ephraim H Peacham, Vt. 

Edwin M Wilmington, Vt. 

Virgil . Cheyenne, Wyoming 

Mrs. Maria G Cheyenne, Wyoming 

William P Richville, N. Y. 

Miss Helen L Salt Lake City, Utah 

Howard Peoria, Arizona 

Cephas H Tipton, la. 

Edward Barrington, R. I. 

W. Russell Harriman, Tenn. 

Bird, Horace A Brockton, Mass. 

Frederick H Brockton, Mass. 

Bearce, George H Brockton, Mass. 

Bird, Henry W E. Bridgewater, Mass. 

Miss Helen E. Bridgewater, Mass. 

Simeon A Campello, Mass. 

Boomer, Mrs. Rebecca W Campello, Mass. 

Bird, W. Ellery Kingston, Mass. 

Brewster, Miss Ada A Kingston, Mass. 


Bryant, Mrs. Sarah W Brant Rock, Mass. 

Miss Edith E Brant Rock, Mass. 

Bates, Mrs. Amanda B Worthington, Mass. 

Frank Worthington, Mass. 

Brooks, Mrs. Nina Worthington, Mass. 

Bird, Henry M Stoughton, Mass. 

Bodfish, David I Palmer, Mass. 

Browne, William B Blackington, Mass. 

Bates, David M Plymouth, Mass. 

Bird, Luther ( ) N. Easton, Mass. 

Benjamin, Mrs. Melissa W. Cummington, Mass. 

Bickford, Marshall New York, N. Y. 

Miss Amy G New York, N. Y. 

Miss Lucille G New York, N. Y. 

Barnard, Mrs. Mabel E Garfield, Utah 

Miss Sarah Garfield, Utah 

Baxter, Mrs. Grace Seattle, Wash. 

Brown, Mrs. Mabel Seattle, Wash. 

Burdick, Mrs. Alice P Hartford, Conn. 

Blackman, Mrs. Mary E Winsted, Conn. 

Burdick, Edwin P Newark, N. J. 

Barclay, Mrs. Elizabeth I) Philadelphia, Pa. 

Blackman, Miss Will may Richmond, Cal. 

Burton, Charles P Aurora, 111. 

Burns, Mrs. John, Jr Boston, Mass. 

Emily Longfellow Boston, Mass. 

Silvia Wadsworth Boston, Mass. 


Carver, Horace A Elmwood, Mass. 

Mrs. Elizabeth A Elmwood, Mass. 

Cooper, Mrs. Marv D Plymouth, Mass. 

Clark, Mrs. Sarah B Plymouth, Mass. 

Cross, William B Brockton, Mass. 

William W Brockton, Mass. 

Cushing, Mrs. Edith I Middleboro, Mass. 

Clark, George W W. Springfield, Mass. 

Conn, Mrs. Mary M W. Cummington, Mass. 

Coates, Mrs. Anna G Easthampton, Mass. 

Cleveland, Mrs. Elizabeth M Washington, D. C. 

Raymond M Washington, D. C. 

Kilbourne Worthington, Ohio 

Cassiday, Mrs. Elizabeth Portland, Ore. 

Frederick W Portland, Ore. 

Clark, Mrs. Catherine B New York, N. Y. 

Churchill, Arthur H Montclair, N. J. 

(lark, Clinton I Los Angeles, Cal. 

Colgan, Mrs. Addie W Spokane, Wash. 

- D 

Desoe, Harlan J W. Springfield, Mass. 

Harlan T W. Springfield, Mass. 

Lyndon A W. Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Madoline T W. Springfield, Mass. 

Dewey, Mrs. Carrie K New Lenox, xMass. 


Dean, Mrs. Marian (' Springfield, Mass. 

Dill, Wallace Dalton, Mass. 


Eddy, Charles A Milford, Conn. 

Albert ' Milford, Conn. 

Miss Beulah Milford, Conn. 

Miss Grace Milford, Conn. 

Miss Ethel Milford, Conn. 

Frank B West Springfield, Mass. 

Carroll B West Springfield, Mass. 

Virginia Frayc West Springfield, Mass. 

< '.corge Keuka Park, N. Y. 

Eager, Miss Katherine L Salt Lake City, Utah 

Miss Lucy Salt Lake City, Utah 

John Ely, Nevada 

Franklin, Mrs. Mabel B Hinsdale, Mass. 

Irwin Hinsdale, Mass. 

Farry, Mrs. Mary B Dorchester, Mass. 

Fuller, Mrs. Mary E Kingston, Mass. 

Forbes, Mrs. Alice B Hartford, Conn. 

Miss Barbara H Hartford, Conn. 

( .corge B Hartford, Conn. 

Fuller, Mrs. Cornelia P Oilman, Canada 

Sylvanus ( iilman, Canada 

Ferguson, Mrs. Jane T Springfield, Mass. 


Gray, Mrs. Martha B Springfield, Mass. 

Gordon, Mrs. Nellie B Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Mildred Springfield, Mass. 

Granger, Mrs. Permelia B Worthington, Mass. 

( Gilbert, Mrs. Abbey I Neponset, Mass. 

Glunz, Mrs. Emily H Easthampton, Mass. 

Randolph Holyoke, Mass. 

Garlinger, Mrs. Emeline Seattle, Wash. 

Miss Ida Seattle, Wash. 

Gordon, Ray Brooklyn, N. V. 

Miss Dorris F Brooklyn, N. V. 


Haskin^, Mrs. Angeline T Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Edith Springfield, Mass. 

Hayes, Irving C Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Edith M Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Ethel J Springfield, Mass. 

Hopkins, Mrs. Susan M. Weymouth, Mass. 

Miss Mary A Weymouth, Mass. 


Harlow, Mrs. Minnie B Whitman, Mass. 

Miss Florence I Whitman, Mass. 

Hubbard, Miss Jennie S Plymouth, Mass. 

Miss Sarah Plymouth, Mass. 

Hawley, George Ware, Mass. 

Mrs. Agnes B Ware, Mass. 

I lolmes, Mrs. Ellen B Brockton, Mass. 

Harlow, Miss Mary F N. Easton, Mass. 

Hawley, James \V. Cummington, Mass. 

Hoag, Mrs. Susie W Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

Hubbard, Mrs. Evelyn B Winsted, Conn. 

Harrison, Mrs. Mattie B Winsted, Conn. 

Hovt, Mrs. Madeline B New Haven, Conn. 

Hay, Mrs. Edith C Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt. 

Harned, Mrs. Lillian Portland, Ore. 


Johnson, Mrs. Mary E Salt Lake City, L T tah 

Miss Zilpha Salt Lake City, Utah 

Miss Elna Salt Lake City, Utah 

Miss Miriam Salt Lake City, Utah 

Mrs. Anna M Roxbury, Mass. 

Mrs. Anna M Middleboro, Mass. 


Kilhourne, Charles Worthington, Mass. 

Mrs. Mary Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Beatrice Worthington, Mass. 

Alfred B Worthington, Mass. 

Knapp, Mrs. Agnes. P Cummington, Mass. 

Fordyce L Cummington, Mass. 

E. Clayton Cummington, Mass. 

Keith, Mrs. Mary B E. Bridgewater, Mass. 

Mrs. Susan E. Bridgewater, Mass. 

Kilbourne, Miss Lucy Springfield, Mass. 

James N Pittsfield, Mass. 

Knight, James New Milford, Conn. 

Miss Blanche Brookfield, Conn. 

Ray Brookfield, Conn. 

Mrs. Mary Z Middletown, Conn. 

Kratzer, Mrs. Helen K Windsor, Conn. 

Kurtz, Mrs. Ada B Athens, Ohio 

Kilbourne, Joseph N N. Yakima, Wash. 

Link, Mrs. Jessie T Superior, Wis. 

Miss Margaret Superior, Wis. 

Ernest Superior, Wis. 

Lovell, Mrs. Eugenie B Whitman, Mass. 

Logan, Mrs. Annie C Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Leonard, Mrs. James B Brockton, Mass. 

Lapham, George A McLouth, Kan. 


Longfellow, Arthur New York, N. Y. 

Henry Grenville New York, N. Y. 

Miss Ellen T Boston, Mass. 

Miss Louise A Portland, Me. 

Mrs. Marian Boston, Mass. 


Mason, Mrs. Edith Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Marian Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Dorris Worthington, Mass. 

Dudley Worthington, Mass. 

Stanley Worthington, Mass. 

Winifred Worthington, Mass. 

Mellen, Orson J Dalton, Mass. 

Lewis B Dalton, Mass. 

John O Dalton, Mass. 

Mason, Miss Flora L Taunton, Mass. 

Walter M Taunton, Mass. 

Frank B Taunton, Mass. 

McGrevy, Mrs. Alida W. Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Dorothy V W. Springfield, Mass. 

Mann, Mrs. Elizabeth B Stoughton, Mass. 

Moon, Mrs. Ella B Stoughton, Mass. 

McFarlin, Miss Helen S. Cowes, Mass. 

Marshall, Mrs. Harriet A Whitman, Mass. 

Morton, Mrs. Martha B Plymouth, Mass. 

Mason, John W Northampton, Mass. 

Miss Martha Waltham, Mass. 

Charles W Roxbury, Mass. 

Charles N. . . New York, N. Y. 

McGregory, Mrs. Minnie T Hamilton, N. Y. 

Miss Edith Hamilton, N. Y. 

Miss Gladys Hamilton, N. Y. 

Donald E Hamilton, N. Y. 

Harry L Akron, Ohio 

McCullough, Mrs. A. Starr Peoria, Arizona 

Macey, Mrs. Mercie W Somerville, Mass. 

Morris, Henry Wadsworth Goldfield, New 

Edward F Goldfield, Nev. 

John Alden Goldfield, Nev. 

William Longfellow New York, N. Y. 

Winifred Grey New York, N. Y. 


Nickerson, Mrs. Margaret B Chiltonville, Mass. 

Miss Lina B Chiltonville, Mass. 

Charles A Chiltonville, Mass. 

John C Chiltonville, Mass. 

E. Elliott Chiltonville, Mass. 

William B Worcester, Mass. 

Mrs. Polly M Plymouth, Mass. 

Nichols, Mrs. Cora L Winsted, Conn. 

Miss Leora Winsted, Conn. 

Newcomber, Mrs. Elizabeth T Brockton, Mass. 



Olds, Mrs. Ella S Dalton, Mass. 

Silas S Dalton, Mass. 

Orcutt, Alpheus Napa, Cal. 


Packard, Henry W. Cummington, Mass. 

Miss Lillian W. Cummington, Mass. 

Miss Margoric W. Cummington, Mass. 

Miss Margaret A W. Cummington, Mass. 

William W. Cummington. Mass. 

Muriel ... W. Cummington, Mass. 

John H W. Cummington, Mass. 

Charles E W. Cummington, Mass. 

Miss Olive M. W. Cummington, Mass. 

Miss Rachel M W. Cummington, Mass. 

Herbert M W. Cummington, Mass. 

Thomas T W. Cummington, Mass. 

Harold C W. Cummington, Mass. 

Frank YVilliamsburgh, Mass. 

Joseph A YVilliamsburgh, Mass. 

Charles A Williamsburgh, Mass. 

Ralph A Williamsburgh, Mass. 

George O. Williamsburgh, Mass. 

Walter A Williamsburgh, Mass. 

Clifford I. . . Williamsburgh, Mass. 

Miss Ida M Williamsburgh, Mass. 

Miss Rachel A Williamsburgh, Mass. 

Miss Ruth E Williamsburgh, Mass. 

Luther W Plainfield, Mass. 

Cyrus W. . . Plainfield, Mass. 

Clayton L. Plainfiled, Mass. 

Clifford S Plainfield, Mass. 

Miss Minnie R Plainfield, Mass. 

Miss Anna E Plainfield, Mass. 

Miss Mary E Plainfield, Mass. 

Miss Ruth A Plainfield, Mass. 

Henry Springfield, Mass. 

Parker Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Lucy Springfield, Mass. 

Mrs. Mary C Brockton, Mass. 

Herman ' Brockton, Mass. 

Payson, Mrs. Julia R Medfield, Mass. 

Pratt, Mrs. Elizabeth B Dorchester, Mass. 

Perkins, Mrs. Amanda B Bridgevvater, Mass. 

Porter, Mrs. H. G Middleboro, Mass. 

Puffer, Mrs. Mary T Newton, Mass. 

Pease, Kenneth Worthington, Mass. 

Payson, Mrs. [erusha H Windsor, Mass. 

Packard, Harrv Pasadena, Cal. 

Harley Pasadena, Cal. 

Payson, George E Alexandria, Ind. 

Packard, Robert B Cincinnati, Ohio 



Rice, Airs. Lilla E Springfield, Mass. 

.Miss Jessie K Springfield, Mass. 

Ralph W Springfield, Mass. 

Reed, Mrs. Phebe A Springfield, Mass. 

Randall, Harrison E Cleveland, Ohio 

Robbins, Hiram Abington, Mass. 

Miss Susan B Abington, Mass. 

Robinson, Miss Flora B Medfield, Mass. 

Rice, Mrs. Joanna T Waltham, Mass. 

Ritchie, Mrs. Hortense K. Enfield, Mass. 

Robbins, Loring . . .Turner, Me. 

Randall, Herbert Hartford, Conn. 

Scharf, Mrs. Paul Washington, D. C. 

Dorothy Washington, I). C. 

Eugene Washington, 1). C. 

Priscilla Alden Washington, I). C. 

Smart, Mrs. Mary K Springfield, Mass. 

Sydney, Jr Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Virginia Springfield, Mass. 

Squier, Mrs. Cora B. Springfield, Mass. 

Sturtevant, Aimer V Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Alice Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Zilpha Springfield, Mass. 

Smith, Walter W. Worthington, Mass. 

Ralph W W. Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Verna W. Worthington, Mass. 

Standish, Henry E Middleboro, Mass. 

Mrs. Ellen S Middleboro, Mass. 

Soule, Mrs. Amanda B Middleboro, Mass. 

Smith, Miss Dorris L Holyoke, Mass. 

Karl D Holyoke, Mass. 

Lawrence F Holyoke, Mass. 

Suhanek, Mrs. Ermina B Holyoke, Mass. 

Strong, Mrs. Eunice B W. Springfield, Mass. 

Simmons, Mrs. Mary B Plymouth, Mass. 

Streeter, Mrs. Vesta W Cummington, Mass. 

Sampson, Mrs. Mary H. Northampton, Mass. 

Sheibley, Mrs. Jessie B Washington, D. C. 

Singleton, Frank E Washington, I). C. 

Mrs. Blanche K. Washington, D. C. 

Sternberger, William A Peoria, Arizona 

Jesse H Peoria, Arizona 

Schultz, Mrs. Velva M • Cedar Rapids, la. 

Miss Ruby Cedar Rapids, la. 

Miss Mildred Cedar Rapids, la. 

Howard Cedar Rapids, la. 

Earl Cedar Rapids, la. 

Elva Cedar Rapids, la. 

Singleton, Mrs. Lucy B Middletown, Conn. 

Miss Clara I Middletown, Conn. 

Sylvester, John E Wellston, Ohio 

Short, Mrs. Josephine F Hoboken, X. J. 


Spence, Mrs. Lulu B Tipton, la. 

Miss Eva Tipton, la. 

Smith, Kirby Arlington, Cal. 


Tower, Henry L Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Mary A Worthington, Mass. 

Cullen Worthington, Mass. 

Walter Worthington, Mass. 

Trow, Mrs. Ida B Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Bessie Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Margaret Worthington, Mass. 

Miss Nancy Worthington, Mass. 

Tower, Charles W Springfield, Mass. 

Herbert Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Esther Springfield, Mass. 

Miss Grace Springfield, Mass. 

Tillson, Edmund Springfield, Mass. 

Leroy E Springfield, Mass. 

*Mercer V South Hanson, Mass. 

Roland F . Fall River, Mass. 

Tower, Theodore P Cummington, Mass. 

Taintor, Mrs. Bessie B Brookline, Mass. 

Tillson, Edward H Naperville, 111. 

Miss Mabel Naperville, 111. 

Harold '. . . . Naperville, 111. 

Arthur Naperville, 111. 

Earl Naperville, 111. 

Fred H Rockford, 111. 

Miss Marian Rockford, 111. 

Town, Mrs. Mabel T Earlville, 111. 

Tillson, Byron W Bracebridge, Canada 

Lawrence B Bracebridge, Canada 

Miss A. Lenora Bracebridge, Canada 

Miss Dorothy F Bracebridge, Canada 

Thrall, Mrs. Emma B Windsor, Conn. 

Miss Alice Windsor, Conn. 

Oliver Windsor, Conn. 

Joseph B Windsor, Conn. 

Tillson, John Q New Haven, Conn. 

Cyrus M Hamilton, N. Y. 


Llrich, Mrs. Flora B Hartford, Conn. 

Miss Olive E Hartford, Conn. 

Leroy Manchester, Conn. 


Wcllman, Mrs. Mary E Walpole, Mass. 

Miss Fanny Walpole, Mass. 

Miss Louise Walpole, Mass. 

Edward C Walpole, Mass. 

Charles Walpole, Mass. 

♦Since Deceased. 


Wood, Mrs. Helen K Cheshire, Mass. 

Miss Winifred B Cheshire, Conn. 

Fred L Cheshire, Mass. 

Wilson, J. Edward Holyoke, Mass. 

Mrs. Kate B Holyoke, Mass. 

Weatherbee, Miss Blanche G Marshfield Hills, Mass. 

Miss Clara G Braintree, Mass. 

White, J. Bartlett N. Hanson, Mass. 

Miss Eliza B Brant Rock, Mass. 

Wood, Mrs. Harriet B Plymouth, Mass. 

Williamson, Mrs. Flora B Campello, Mass. 

Waterman, Mrs. Amanda B Kingston, Mass. 

White, Miss Mabel M N. Easton, Mass. 

Wheaton, Earl Springfield, Mass. 

White, Mrs. Emma B Toledo, Ohio 

Miss Flora Toledo, Ohio 

Warren, Charles H Providence, R. I. 

Weyman, Wesley New York, N. Y. 

Wh'itty, Mrs. Mabel H Norfolk, Va. 


Young, Mrs. Carrie B Bryant ville, Mass. 

Miss Grace M Newark, N. J. 

Youmans, Mrs. Theodora W Waureka, Wis. 


The Fifth Annual Meeting and Reunion of the Society 
of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet (1) of Plymouth, 
Mass., Inc., will be held at Mountain Park Pavilion, Mt. 
Tom, Holyoke, Mass., on Saturday, July 27, 1912. A short 
business session at 11 o'clock a. m. 

Accommodations for a fifty cent dinner will be provided 
from 1 to 2 p. m. at the Pavilion. Families or parties who 
desire to provide themselves with a basket lunch will find 
tables for their accommodation in the park. 

Trolley cars from Springfield and Holyoke to Mountain 
Park every ten minutes. Good hotel accommodations can 
be obtained in Springfield or Holyoke for those who wish 
to spend more than the day in the vicinity. 

Mt. Tom and Mountain Park furnish special attrac- 
tions for an all-day's pleasure trip. Come early and stay 
late and let us enjoy the day together. 

Descendants, with Friends, All Welcome. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett, President. 
Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, Secretary. 



Fifth Annual Rkiwion, July 27, 1912 

Members of the Robert Bar tlet Society, Brethren and Friends- 

It is with much pleasure that I greet you again today and 
extend to you a hearty welcome to this our fifth annual 
meeting and reunion. 

The sign at the entrance is not as clean and spotless as 
are the characters of those assembled here, but it has the 
distinction of having reported for duty at every meeting from 
the beginning. We have no extended program of exercises 
this year, thinking it better to give the time aside from the 
business meeting, to sociability, making the acquaintance of 
the members of our family and enjoying the pleasures of this 
beautiful mountain resort. For this reason I will occupy 
but a few minutes of your time. There is another reason, 
but never mind that. 

During the past year we have lost three members by 
death, Mrs. Amanda B. Waterman, of Kingston, Mrs. 
Alice P. Burdick, sister of the President, and Mr. Mercer V. 
Tilson, First Vice-President of the Society. Mention of 
them will be made in the Historian's report. You will par- 
don me, however, if I say a word in regard to Mr. Tilson. 

Our acquaintance began in 1905, when I engaged him to 
trace out my ancestral line, which I did not know back of 
the fifth generation from Robert. In 1908 I spent a week's 
vacation at his home in South Hanson and together we trav- 
eled over the roads of Stoughton, Halifax, and Plymouth 
and learned many things which were invaluable to me and 
the Bartlett Society also. He loved the work and gave freely 
of his time in searching for the Boulder and superintending 
the work of erecting our memorial to Robert and Mary (War- 
ren) Bartlet. He was of great assistance to your President 
and I feel his loss a personal one. 

It is with regret I have to state that our Historian, 
Mrs. Marian Longfellow, of Brookline, Mass., who is recov- 
ering from a very severe illness, is not able to be present with 
us today. She writes that her enforced absence is a bitter 
disappointment to her. 

We have with us here today some officers and members 
of the Tower Genealogical Society- of Hingham, Mass. 
The Towers, the Tillsons, and the Bartletts are so blended 
together on genealogical lines in this western part of Mass- 
achusetts, I trust you will pardon me if I again inflict upon 
you a little of their history. 


Peter Tower (5) married Deborah Stowell, in Hingham, 
Mass., November 25, 1746. Peter Tower removed from 
Hingham to Cummingtpn, Mass., near the close of the Revo- 
lutionary War. At this time or soon after his several children 
(there were ten of them) went there also. His oldest child 
and daughter Leah (6) who had married Nathaniel Tower (5) 
was among the number. Nathaniel Tower (5) married Leah 
Tower (6) in Hingham, October 18, 1770. He was a soldier 
in the War of the Revolution, and here I wish to quote you 
from the Tower Genealogy: 

" A Pension of 866.66 per Annum was granted to his 
widow Leah Tower, Dec. 9, 1845 with arrears to Sept. 1845 
of $966.57. At the date of the Certificate she had entered 
upon the 99th year of her age. In her affidavit Leah Tower 
says, ' We were extremely poor and his wages would not sup- 
port our family, and he was advised to remove to the west- 
ern part of the state. Have heard my mother say they 
moved with an ox team and were weeks on the way and his 
pay as a soldier, 815.00 per month in Continental money, 
would buy just five quarts of milk at that time.' He seems to 
have removed about 1780 and near this time a number of his 
relations by the name of Tower and many others of other 
names who were relatives removed from Hingham, Cohasset, 
Weymouth, and the vicinity, to the hill towns west of the 
Connecticut River, then for the most part unoccupied, where 
they became important factors in converting this wilderness 
into well cultivated and flourishing farms, rearing large fam- 
ilies of sons and daughters, who in their turn have repeated 
the lessons of enterprise and industry so thoroughly learned 
upon those hill-tops and have gone out through successive 
generations in other fields to reclaim the wilderness until 
the waves of the Pacific Ocean bar any further progress." 

Leah Tower died in Cummington, January 25, 1847, aged 
ninety-nine years, two months, nine days. I was nearly 
six years old when she died. I remember going with my 
parents once to visit her, probably from the circumstance that 
she gave me a silver five-cent piece at the time. 

The Tilsons removed from Halifax to Cummington and 
Edward Bartlett with his family of twelve children removed 
from Stoughton to Cummington in 1795. Seth Ames and Isaac 
Bird of Stoughton followed two of the daughters, Elizabeth 
and Zilpha, and took them back to Stoughton. The rest of 
the family remained in Cummington. 

The Towers, Tilsons, and Bartletts owned farms adjoin- 
ing each other and their homes were less than a mile apart. 
Steven Tower (6), son of Peter (5), married Anna Bowker 
of Scituate, April 21, 1776. They had 15 children and 84 


grandchildren. Four of the children of Edward Bartlett 
married Towers, and two of them married Tilsons. 

Welcome Tilson, brother of Edmund (who owned and lived 
on the Bryant place for many years) married Leah Tower (7), 
whose mother was a Bartlett. From the foregoing four fam- 
ilies, one Bartlett, one Tower, and two Tilsons, have descended 
about 400 of the 600 Bartlett descendants we have on our 
mailing list, and more than 100 of them live within a radius 
of twenty-five miles of Springfield, Springfield being the 
banner town in the state. What more fitting, then, than 
this our fifth annual meeting and reunion should be held at 
this beautiful park under the shadow of Mt. Tom and, on 
the other side of the Connecticut, Mt. Holyoke, standing as 
sentinels to watch and guard over those beautiful valleys 
which were the ancestral homes of so many of us. 

The roster which we have here, that was issued January, 
1911, containing 450 names, has 168 names who are descendants 
of Robert Bartlet (1) and John Tower (1), 136 descendants of 
Robert Bartlet (1) and Edmund Tillson (1), and 84 who are 
descendants of all three of them. 

I received a letter from one member saying he was plan- 
ning to come all the way from Chicago for the purpose of 
seeing what there is to the Bartlett-Tower-Tillson combina- 
tion. I trust you all may receive both pleasure and profit 
in this coming together and carry away with you to your 
homes such pleasant memories of the occasion that you will 
resolve to come again next year. 


(For Preceding Year) 

Aug. 12, 1911. 

Report of the Fourth Annual Reunion of the Bart- 
lett Society 

The Fourth Annual Reunion of the descendants of Robert 
(1) and Mary (Warren) Bartlet, was held in Plymouth, Mass., 
on Saturday, August 12, 1911. 

The morning session held in the Chapel of the Methodist 
Church, for the transaction of business, opened at 10.30 
with a few words of welcome by the President, Mr. Lucius 
Warren Bartlett, of Hartford, Conn., and a song " Summer is 
Here," by Miss Marv A. Hopkins, of Weymouth, Mass. 

The roll-call of 'members proved thirty-two present at 
that hour to answer to their names, and fifty-seven names in- 


eluding visitors were registered in the Journal as attending 
the morning session. 

The Secretary's report of the previous meeting was read 
and accepted. The Treasurer's report and that of work for 
the year, were also read and accepted. 

Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet moved a rising vote of thanks to 
the Secretary for the work she had done during the year. 
This was cheerfully given and later a very hearty vote of 
thanks was accorded to the President for his faithful services 
in the interest of the Society. 

The elections of officers for the coming year followed 
these reports. The officers of the previous year were unani- 
mously elected, the votes being cast by the Secretary, and were 
as follows: 

President, Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett, Hartford, Conn. 

First Vice-President, Mr. Mercer V. Tilson, South Hanson, 

Second Vice-President, Mr. Charles H. Bartlett, Dorches- 
ter, Mass. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Historian, Mrs. Marian Longfellow, Brookline, Mass. 

LTnder the head of new business, the committee on by- 
laws presented three amendments for consideration, notice 
of which had been previously sent to all members of the 

First. To see if the Society will repeal Section 1 of Article V of the 
By-Laws, and insert in place thereof the words: " Section 1. Fiscal 
Year. — The Fiscal Year of the Society shall be from January 1st to 
December 31st. New members who join the Society between October 
1st and December 31st of any given year, and paying the membership 
fee, shall be considered .as having paid their annual dues for the next suc- 
ceeding fiscal year. 

Second. To see if the Society will amend Section 1 of Article VI of 
the By-Laws to read as follows: "Dues. — The membership fee which each 
member shall pay on joining the Society shall be one dollar ($1.00), and 
thereafter there shall be an annual fee of one dollar ($1.00), due and pay- 
able to the Treasurer on the first of January each year." 

Third. To see if the Society will amend the By-Laws by adding the 
following words to be designated as Section 2, Article 11: " Associate 
Members. -- The officers and members of other societies of similar charac- 
ter and objects and other interested persons upon application, paying the 
membership fee and being approved by the Executive Committee, may be 
enrolled as associate members entitled to all the privileges of the Society 
except voting and holding office. The husband or wife of a descendant, 
who is not in his or her own right a descendant of Robert Bartlet, of 
Plymouth, may be eligible as an associate member under this clause." 

Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, Secretary. 
L. \V. Bartlett, President. 


These three amendments were acted upon separately 
and each passed by unanimous vote. 

Owing to the change in the date of the fiscal year from 
January 1 to December 31, instead of as formerly from June 
1 to May 31, it was voted that all who had paid one dollar 
membership fee at this meeting be given receipt in lull for 
dues to December 31, 1912, and that all who had paid fifty 
cents since May 31, 1911, should also, upon the payment ot 
another fifty cents, be given receipt in full to December 31, 

The matter of some permanent badge for the members of 
ilic Society was brought up by your President. A sample 
design was exhibited which seemed pleasing to the members. 
Several expressed a wish for such a badge and wanted to 
order more than one. No further action was taken. 

The Secretary was ably assisted during this session by 
Miss Anna K. Bartlett, of Hartford, Conn., who received and 
made record of dues paid and of contributions to the Memorial 
Fund, also by Miss Alice M. Thrall, of Windsor, Conn., 
who registered the name and address of each member and 
guest attending. 

There being no further business at 12.30 the meeting 
adjourned for lunch served in Wesleyan Hall by the Ladies'. 
Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was 
cause for much regret that such an enjoyable dinner must 
be hastened that we might take the 1.15 car for the site of 
the Memorial Tablet, where the afternoon exercises were to 
be held. The day was a perfect one and the privilege of 
sitting in the open air, in the shade of the near trees, to dedi- 
cate the beautiful Memorial Tablet right before us was a 
happy diversion from the business session of the morning. 
The memory of the occasion will linger long in the minds 
of those so fortunate as to be present. 

Mr. Charles H. Bartlett, our Second Vice-President, 
was presiding officer for the afternoon. The exercises opened 
with a song, "The Golden Pathway," by Miss Mary A. Hop- 
kins. The songs rendered by Miss Hopkins were very pleas- 
ing additions to our program and we felt proud 1 am sure of 
so fine a singer in our family. 

The next treat for the afternoon was a paper on " The 
Ancestry of the Warrens," by our President, Mr. Lucius 
Warren Bartlett. Following this was a very interesting 
review of the history of the Society from its organization to 
the present time by our Historian, Mrs. Marian Longfellow. 
She included in her review some historical notes of its officers, 
especially of the President and in her happy way held and 
charmed her audience to the last. 

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Unfortunately Mrs. Flora S. Matthewson, of South 
Braintree, Mass., Secretary of the Alden Kindred of America, 
whose name was on the program, could not be present. 

Mr. George Warren Tower, of South Boston, President 
of the Tower Genealogical Society, preached us a little ser- 
mon, as he called it, from the text, Faith, Hope, and Charity. 
He emphasized the teaching of the fifth commandment, 
honor, love, and reverence for our ancestors and urged upon 
his audience the advisability of keeping a record or history 
ot their lives, assuring them that it would be esteemed a most 
choice possession by their descendants. 

Rev. George A. Smith, of Boston, Secretary of the Amer- 
ican Society of Colonial Families, gave us a fine talk, his 
theme being 'Getting Together." I think he almost per- 
suaded us to join the Society he represented and be in name 
as we are in truth, one of the Colonial Families of America. 

Remarks were made by Mr. Charles H. Bartlett, and other 
members of the Society. 

After all this fine entertainment, the sun was sinking 
behind the trees and with the song " Home, Sweet Home," 
by Miss Hopkins, and the benediction by Rev. George A. 
Smith, the Bartlett Family separated hoping to meet again 
next year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, Secretary. 


Treasurer's Report, 1911-12 


Membership fees at $1.00 for 191 1 
" " " " " 1912 

" " " " 1913 

Total .... 

Contributions for Memorial Table! : 
Mrs. Sarah S. Bart let 
Mrs. Hattie R. Bartlctt 
Mr. W. Ellerv Bird . 
Mr. C. H. Bartlett . 
Mr. William H. Bartlett . 
Miss L. Florence Bartlett . 
Mrs. Edith Carman Hay . 
Mr. Horace Bird 

Total .... 

Total Receipts 

Cash in Treasury at last Report 

Grand Total 

$2 . 00 



$109.00 $109.00 






1 .00 

1 .00 


$9 . 50 

$9 . 50 

SI IS. 50 

1 . 50 

$120. CO 


To rent of chairs, August 12, 191 1 

Delivery and return of chairs 

Dinner tickets for guests 

Janitor service .... 

Floral emblem for the late Mr. Mercer \ 

Call for 1912 reunion 

Printing of same 

4 packages of stamped envelopes . 

Badges for 1912 reunion 
Paid on deficit of last report 

Total Expenses 
Balance in Treasury 

Grand Total .... 

$2 . 00 



1 . 00 

'. Tilson 












Annual Report of the Historian, July 27, 1912 

Descendants of Robert Bartlet and Mary Warren his 
wife, place another milestone today in the history of this 
Society. The Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. F>mina Bart- 
lett Suhanek, has given you the statistics of the Society as 
to numbers and membership, finances, etc. It is my province 
to endeavor to give a history of the work of the past year. 

As ever, we owe to the untiring zeal, the steady purpose, 
and generous response of our President, Lucius W. Bartlett, 
most, if not all, of our success and progress. At the last 
regular meeting or reunion of the Society it was voted to 
raise the " dues " to the rate of SI. 00 per annum instead of 
the manifestly inadequate sum of fifty cents. This has been 
a wise step. The Society has this year called the reunion 
at another place than Plymouth, thus giving recognition to 
the central portion of the state. An insignia, embodying the 
Bartlet coat-of-arms, has been definitely adopted this year. 
It is beautiful in design ; is modest in proportions, and is 
well worthy a place in the finest collection of insignia of 
patriotic and genealogical bodies. 

Insignia of the Society 

The Society has become a part of the American Society of 
Colonial Families, thus adding to its usefulness and extend- 
ing its influence. At two of the large banquets of the Ameri- 
can Society of Colonial Families, held in Boston, the Society 
of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass., 
was represented; the first one being on October, 1911, at 
Ford Building, Beacon Hill, where your Historian had the 
honor to deliver, by request, an address, and the other in 
April of 1912, at Park Street Church, Boston, when your 
President, Lucius Warren Bartlett, gave a paper on The 
Origin and Progress of the Society of the Descendants of Rob- 
ert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass.," which was listened to with 
marked interest. 

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Death has taken from our midst our First Vice-President, 
Mercer Y. Tilson, of South Hanson, Mass., who passed from 
our midst on May 28, 1912. He was ever an earnest worker 
for the welfare of the Society, ably seconding the efforts of 
our President. One of the local papers published an interest- 
ing account of Mr. Tilson, as soldier, genealogist, and author. 
His " Tilson Genealogy " has been published since our reunion 
of last year, and was the result of much careful investigation, 
and is a book of value to genealogists. He was a member 
of the Old Bridgewater Historical Society. Mr. Tilson's 
funeral was held in the Congregational Church at South 
Hanson, June 2, 1912, where his favorite hymns, "Nearer, 
my God, to Thee," ' Abide with Me," and that beautiful 
one, " One Sweetly Solemn Thought," were sung by a quar- 
tette. We miss him from our midst and it is due his memory 
that we should today express our appreciation of him as a 
man and a valued officer of the Society. 

Death has also taken a member of the Society this year. 
Mrs. Alice P. Burdick, a sister of our President, died January 
4, 1912, at the home of her son, Mr. Edwin P. Burdick, in 
Millburn, X. J. Mrs. Burdick had been in failing health for a 
long time. 

In closing this report, your Historian regrets that a long 
and severe illness prevents her attendance at the reunion 
of the " Society of Descendants of Robert Bartlet, of Plym- 
outh, Mass.," and to wish every member of it Godspeed. 

Marian Longfellow, Historian. 



Notice is hereby given that the Sixth Annual Meeting 
and Reunion of the Society of the Descendants of Robert 
Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass., Inc., will be held in the vestry 
of the Porter Church, North Main Street, Brockton, Mass., 
on Saturday, August 16, 1913. The vestry will be open 
all day for the accommodation of those who attend. The 
Porter Church is about three minutes' walk from the railroad 
station. Eor those who want hotel accommodations would 
recommend the Fraser house, No. 148 Main Street; rooms 
75 cents per day for single person, SI. 00 for two. 


The morning will be devoted to becoming acquainted with 
the members of our family who are present. At 11.30 a. m. 
the meeting will come to order for the business session. At 
1.30 p. m. there will be a recess for dinner, which will be 
served at the " Bon-Ton " restaurant, 24 West Elm Street. 
Price, 50 cents per plate. After the dinner there will be 
voluntary speaking and music from members and others for 
the remainder of the day. 

Rev. George A. Smith, secretary of the American Soci- 
ety of Colonial Families has accepted an invitation to be 
present. The American Society of Colonial Families in 
which the Bartlet Society holds membership, publishes 
a magazine called ' The Colonial," issued quarterly. Sub- 
scription price fifty cents per year. Each society has one 
page, each issue, for its exclusive use, and the descendants 
of such society are requested to send fifty cents to their sec- 
retary as a subscription and thereby keep in touch with what 
their own and other societies are doing. 

The Historian is compiling a complete report of our Soci- 
ety's work from its organization in 1908. The meeting of 
August 16, 1913, will be included therein. It will be pub- 
lished in pamphlet form by the Society and sold to members 
and others at cost of publication, thus preserving, in perma- 
nent form, these valuable records for those who come after 
us. It is also proposed to place a certain number of copies of 
this report in the larger libraries. We earnestly request all 
members who would like a copy for self or friends to notify 
the Secretary to that effect. 

The insignia of the society is a pin in white and black 
enamel and gold, a facsimile of which you will find on the 
corner of the envelope. Upon receipt of 75 cents by the sec- 
retary one of these pins will be mailed to you. 


Extracts from the By-Laws 

Article II, Section J. Membership: Any person by making 
application to the Secretary and proving to the satisfaction 
of the executive board that the applicant is a descendant of 
Robert (1) and Mary (Warren) Bartlet and paying a mem- 
bership fee of SI. 00 may become a member of the Society. 

Article II, Sec. 2. Associate Members: The officers or 
members of other societies of similar character and other in- 
terested persons upon application, paying the membership fee 
and being approved by the Executive Committee, may be en- 
rolled as associate members, entitled to all the privileges of 
the Society except voting or holding office. The husband 
or wife of a descendant who is not in his or her own right a 
descendant of Robert of Plymouth, may be eligible as an 
associate member under this clause. 

Article V, Sec. 1. The fiscal year of the Society shall 
be from January 1 to December 31, inclusive. Members who 
join the Society between October 1 and December 31 of any 
given year, and pay the membership fee, shall be considered 
as having paid their annual dues for the next succeeding 
fiscal year. 

Article VI, Sec. 1. The dues which each member shall 
pay on joining the Society shall be Si. 00, and thereafter there 
shall be an annual fee of Si. 00, payable to the Treasurer on 
the first day of January each year. 

Mrs. Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, Secretary. 
Lucius Warren Bartlett, President. 


President's Address of Welcome 
Sixth Annual Reunion 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Members and Friends of the Society 
of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet, of Plymouth, Mass: It 
gives me great pleasure to again welcome you to this, our 
sixth reunion and fifth anniversary. 

The persons bearing the name of Bartlett in this country 
are legion. Thomas Edward Bartlett in his book, published 
in 1892, gives on page 88 the names of twenty-three Bartlets, 
original settlers, who came to these New England colonies 
previous to 1700 (nearly all of whom are known to have had 
descendants), Robert of Plymouth being the first. Thomas 
Edward's book, and one other somewhat smaller, by Levi 
Bartlett of Warner, N. H., are the only genealogical books of 
the Bartlets that I am aware of and these contain only their 
own direct ancestral lines. Thomas Edward from John 
Bartlet of Weymouth and Cumberland, 1666, Levi Bart- 
lett from Richard Bartlet of Newbury, 1635. 

Of the Bartlett Societies I know of but one other, that of 
Robert Bartlet, of Hartford, Conn., 1640, said to have 
been of Cambridge, Mass. in 1632, removed to Northampton 
in 1665 and was killed there by the Indians in 1676. Octav- 
ius W. Bartlett, of Meriden, Conn., is Secretary. 

In the short time to which I must confine my remarks, 
perhaps a brief account of how this Bartlet Society came 
into existence might be of interest. Soon after the close of 
the war of the Revolution, four families removed from this 
section of Massachusetts to Cummington, which at that 
time was nearly an unbroken forest. They were: 

Peter Tower (5), 10 children, from Hingham; Edward 
Bartlett (5), 12 children, from Stoughton; Edmund Tilson 
(7), 13 children, from Halifax; Welcome Tilson (7), 5 children, 
from Halifax. 

They settled on land adjoining each other. This colony 
of forty persons naturally intermarried more or less, as the 
result of which we have on our mailing list about four hundred 
living descendants of these four families. 

Some time previous to the publication of the Tower 
Genealogy in 1891, a representative of Charlemagne Tower 
came to Cummington and stopped at the home of Luther B. 
Tower, a son of Stephen and Milly (Bartlett) Tower. He 
was there several weeks collecting data for the Tower Geneal- 

It was at that time I became interested to know who my 
Bartlett ancestors were. In the family Bible of Stephen 


and Milly ( Bart let t) Tower was this record: Benjamin Bart- 
let, died April 23, 1786, age 77; Hannah Bartlet, died 
December 17,1 799, age 86. Millie ( Bartlett) Tower said these 
were her grandparents, father and mother of Edward Bart- 
lett, who came from Stoughton. Beyond this record no 
one of the descendants there could give me any information. 
Time went on, and in 1905 a notice came into my hands 
from Mercer V. Tilson of South Hanson, that the Tilson 
Genealogy was ready tor publication, and asking for sub- 
scriptions for the book. 

My grandmother being a Tilson, I subscribed for a copy. 
It came to my mind then that Mr. Tilson would be just the 
person to trace my ancestral line in the eastern part of the 
state. Correspondence followed, and with this clue from 
the family Bible he found on the Plymouth records the mar- 
riage of Benjamin Bartlet and Hannah Stevens, April 8, 
1737. They were born in Plymouth and the date or their 
birth corresponded with the age and date in this Bible rec- 
ord. The line from this Benjamin (4) to Robert (1) w r as eas- 
ily traced. They had a son born in Plymouth May 7, 1739. 
From that date this family completely disappeared from the 
Plymouth records. Where did they go? When did they 
arrive in Stoughton? I went to South Hanson, and with 
Mr. Tilson we canvassed Stoughton and adjoining places 
to find some person who could locate the Bartlet place. 

Isaac Bird of Stoughton married one of Edward Bart- 
let's daughters and one of his descendants said he would 
show me the old Bartlett place, for he had hunted through- 
out the neighborhood when a boy. He went with me and 
we found the three cellars, which were near together, where 
Benjamin Bartlet, Sr., and his two sons, Benjamin, Jr., 
and Edward lived. Mr. Tilson in searching the records 
for names of those who owned land adjoining the Bartlet 
place, found the name of Jeremiah Beal, who lived in North 
Parish of Bridgew r ater (now Brockton) on North Pearl Street. 
The clerk told him that a grandmother of Mr. Beal was living 
in Brockton (since deceased). He called on her and found 
that she had her grandfather's account book, where were 
recorded dealings with Benjamin and Hannah, his wife, and 
the sons Benjamin and Edward. It seems they were in 
Stoughton about 1760. Eater I found in the Mayflower 
Descendants Magazine, April, 1910, vital statistics of Dux- 
bury: Births, Benjamin Bartlet, son of Benjamin and Han- 
nah, his wife, born August 17, 174E Edward Bartlet, son 
of Benjamin and Hannah, his wife, born February 18, 1744, 
which shows that they removed from Plymouth to Stoughton 
by way of Duxbury. There is little more to tell. 


Iii making this canvass in search of the Bartlel place, 
I met Mrs. Eugenie F. Lovell of Whitman, Mrs. Edith I. 
dishing of Middlcboro, our hrst Secretary, the Birds of 
Stoughton, the Packards of Brockton, and others, whose 
acquaintance I did not wish to summarily drop. Later I 
suggested to Mr. Tilson that he find a place in Brockton 
where I could invite them for a day, have a dinner and social 
visit together, not having the remotest idea of forming a Bart- 
lett Family Association. Mr. Tilson suggested that I in- 
clude any descendants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth. I 
prepared a circular and mailed it to all Bartletts whose name 
and address I could obtain. In a room in the Y. M. C. A. 
building in the city of Brockton, on August 13, 1908, the 
meeting was held. Mr. Tilson, my very efficient colleague 
since 1905, was not aware all this time that he was in any 
manner a Bartlett descendant. In the fall of 1908 he dis- 
covered in the Duxbury records that through Ruth Bart- 
let (4), Benjamin (3), Benjamin (2), Robert (1), that he was, 
and had four Mayfloiver ancestors. 

At this 1908 meeting the number in attendance and the 
interest manifested was such that it was decided to form an 
organization, which is now five years old, and as I look over 
this company gathered here today itseems to be quite a healthy, 
growing child. I hope it may attain to many years of life 
and usefulness. 

Report of the Secretary 
Mrs. Ermina B. Suhanek 

Report of the Fifth Annual Reunion of the 
Bartlett Society 

The Fifth Annual Meeting and Reunion of the Society 
of the Descendants of Robert (1) and Mary (Warren) Bart- 
let, of Plymouth, Mass., was held at Mountain Park, Mt. 
Tom, Holyoke, Mass., July 27, 1912. 

The business meeting was called to order at 12 m. by the 
President, Lucius Warren Bartlett, of Hartford, Conn., 
and was opened with a song entitled, " Promised," by Miss 
Mary A. Hopkins, of Weymouth, Mass. 

The President gave a hearty and cordial welcome to all 
present, followed by a short address. No literary program 
was planned for the occasion as it was desired to give the time 
to sociability and getting acquainted with our Bartlett 

The President in his address made mention of the death 
of two members of our family during the year: Mrs. Alice 

















P. Burdick, of Hartford, Conn., who passed to the higher life 
January 4, 1912, and Mr. Mercer V. Tilson, of South Hanson, 
Mass., May 28, 1912, paying a beautiful and most fitting 
tribute to our late First Vice-President, Mr. Tilson. He also 
gave some very interesting facts and reminiscences of the 
descendants of Robert Bartlet (1) in relation to their con- 
nection with the Towers and Tilsons of Western Mass- 

The Secretary's report of the fourth annual reunion, 
held August 12, 1911, was read and accepted. The Treas- 
urer's report for the year was read and accepted. In it 
mention was made of nine additional contributions toward 
the expense of the Memorial, viz: 

Mrs. Sarah S. Bartlet 
Mrs. Hattic R. Bart let t . 
Mr. W. Ellery Bird 
Mr. Charles H. Bartlett . 
Mr. William H. Bartletl 
Miss L. Florence Bartlett 
Mrs. Edith Carman Hay 
Mr. Horace Bird 

Total $9.50 

Our Historian, Mrs. Marian Longfellow, being absent 
on account of illness, her interesting paper was read by 
your Secretary. 

The following were then elected officers for the ensuing 

President, Mr. Lucius Warren Bartlett, Hartford, Conn. 

First Vice-President, Mr. Charles L. Bartlett, Dorchester, 

Second Vice-President, Mr. John A. Bartlett, Brockton, 

Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Ermina B. Suhanek, Hol- 
yoke, Mass. 

Historian, Mrs. Marian Longfellow, Brookline, Mass. 

Under the head of new business, suggestions were called 
for as to the time and place of the next reunion. 

No further business being presented, at 1.15 the meeting 
adjourned for dinner. 

Following the dinner a group picture was taken of those 
present at the meeting, some fifty or more in number, after 
which they separated for the mountain and other places of 

Your Secretary was ably assisted during the business 
session by Miss Alice M. Thrall, of Windsor, Conn., and by 
Mrs. Arthur L. Bartlett, of Springfield, Mass. There were 
on sale in the hall, photo-engravings of the Bartlet coat-of- 


arms, executed by the Bartlett Engraving Co., of Springfield, 
Mass. There are more of them for sale, together with a 
short history of the coat -of -arms, price twenty-five cents. 

Much credit and thanks are due the Mountain Park and 
Mt. Tom management, for their excellent dinner, free use of 
the hall for our gathering and most considerate and kindly 
attention throughout the day. It will be a long time before 
we find a more convenient and enjoyable place for our re- 
union. We only regretted that more of our members were not 
present to enjoy the day with us. 

The President's address and the Historian's paper are 
appended to this report. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ermina Bartlktt SriiAXEK, Secretary. 

Treasurer's Report 
From July 27, 1912 to August 16, 1913 


Dues for 1911 .... 

" " 1912 
" " 1913 
" " 1914 

Total dues ... 
For sale of sixty badge pins 
For sale of cards at reunion 
Subscriptions to Colonial Magazine . 
Cash on hand at last report 

Total Receipts .... 


Paid balance of deficit for 1911 
Janitor service at reunion, 1912 
Newspaper reports with cost of mailing 
Sixty badge pins with boxes for mailing 
Expressage on record books 
Traveling expenses of Historian from Bosl 
return ...... 

Stationery and printing .... 

First and second issues of Colonial Magazine 


2 . 00 


1 . 00 









Total expenses 
Balance in Treasury 


to Holyoke and 












Respectfully submitted, 

Ermina B. Suhanek, Treasurer. 

Note. — Reports of the Treasurer have been made out from the date 
of one annual meeting to the next, although since the change in the By- 
Laws, the Fiscal Year for membership fees is the calendar year from 
January to January. 



The work of the year has been mainly of correspondence, 
no small part of it in relation to ancestry falling to the lot of 
your President. We have kept no record ot the number of 
letters or addressed envelopes mailed. The records neces- 
sary to be kept and letters compelling our attention being 
quite sufficient to consume all the spare time at our command. 

In the month of December, 1012, the following call was 

issued : 

Holyoke, Mass., December 13, 1 ( > 1 2 . 

There will he a meeting of the Executive Board of the Robert Bart- 
let (1) Society, Inc., at the Committee Room of the Park Street Church, 
Boston, on Thursday, January ( ), 1913, at 2.30 p. m. for the transaction of 
any business proper to come before the meeting. 
Per order, 

Ermina B. Suhanek, Secretary. 
L. W. Bartlett, President. 

Following is the report of the meeting: 

Board meeting of the Society of the Descendants of 
Robert Bartlet (1) of Plymouth. 

A meeting of the Executive Board of the Society of the 
Descendants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth was held at 
the Park Street Church, Boston, at 2.30 p. m. on January 9, 
1913, the President, Lucius Warren Bartlett in the chair. 

In the unayoidable absence of the Secretary and Treas- 
urer, Mrs. Ermina B. Suhanek, of Holyoke, Mass., the His- 
torian, Mrs. Marian Longfellow, served as Secretary pro 

The first report was that of the Treasurer, and was as 

Receipts ........ $75.78 

Disbursements ...... 60.24 

Balance $15.54 

This report was accepted and filed. 

The next order of business was the choice of time and 
place tor the next annual reunion. It was moved by Mrs. 
Marian Longfellow, and seconded by Mr. Charles H. Bartlett, 
that the place be Brockton, Mass. This was done because 
Brockton was the scene of the first meeting at time of organ- 
ization, and because a number of members resided in and 
about Brockton. The motion was unanimously carried. 

It was moved by Mr. Charles H. Bartlett, and seconded 
by Mr. John A. Bartlett, that the time be Saturday, August 
16, 1913. This was carried. 


The President submitted a plan for printed matter rel- 
ative to this reunion, and also relative to bills to be issued for 
dues to be sent out at an early date. Mrs. Marian Long- 
fellow moved, and Mr. John A. Bartlett seconded the motion 
that the President be authorized to have such printing done. 
This was carried. 

The President stated that all badges of the Society which 
he had had on hand had been sold to members, and it was 
moved by Mrs. Marian Longfellow and seconded by Mr. 
(diaries H. Bartlett, that the President be authorized to pur- 
chase ten more pins to supply demands that might be made 
therefor. This was also carried. 

Tie President submitted a proposition relative to print- 
ing and having ready for sale after the next annual reunion on 
August 16, 1913, a report that should cover the history of the 
Society's inception, August 13, 1908, down to, and including 
the annual meeting of 1913, should funds warrant the Society 
so doing. It was moved by the President, who resigned the 
chair for that purpose, that such report be printed, subject 
to the condition imposed. This motion was seconded by 
Mr. John A. Bartlett and carried. The President then 
resumed the chair. 

The proposition submitted by the American Society of 
Colonial Families that a publication be printed for the uses 
and benefit of that Society and the affiliated families, was 
presented to the Board, and the offer of the American Soci- 
ety of Colonial Families to assign one hundred copies per year, 
at an annual cost to the Family Association of $16.00, each 
family of the Association to have one page of said publi- 
cation for its exclusive use, was accepted, Mr. John A. Bart- 
lett making said motion, which was seconded by Mr. (diaries 
H. Bartlett. 

Mrs. Marian Longfellow was appointed as editor ol such 
a page in the general publication. 

There being no further business the Board adjourned 
and later took part in the reception and dinner of the Ameri- 
can Society of Colonial Families. 

Marian Longfellow, Secretary pro tern. 

We have on file one hundred and forty-five names, ol 
persons who are, or have been members of the Bartlett Society, 
representing fourteen different states, viz.: Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, 
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Utah, Ari- 
zona, Florida, and Texas. 


From this number of members, five have signified during 
the past year their desire for different reasons to give up 
their membership. 

We have lost since organization five of our members by 
death, two during the past year, of whom your Historian will 
make mention. 

We have gained seven new members during the year, 
and have beside ten associate members. 

We are extremely pleased to be able to say that from a 
present membership of one hundred and fifty-five, one hun- 
dred and four have greatly encouraged and aided the work of 
the Society by promptly paying their dues. 

The outlook for the Society is gratifying, and we bespeak 
for it a happy and prosperous future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ermina B. Suhanek, Secretary. 

In the absence of Mrs. Marian Longfellow, the Histo- 
rian, her report was read by Mrs. Ermina D. Suhanek, the 
Secretary, and was as follows: 

" Again I am obliged to send you my greetings instead 
of bearing them in person; but far from having lost my inter- 
est in this organization of which I have the honor to be His- 
torian, I find that this Society, its objects, its work, and its 
bond of good fellowship, tightens its grip upon me as the days 
go on, and that while I have been compelled to give up some 
activities among the clubs, I cannot let my interest in this 
organization wane. Whether I continue to serve you in 
my present capacity or to work in the ranks, I shall ever give 
my best efforts for its purposes. 

1 The work of an historian must look backward and make 
record of the past. The future is unknown, but the past is 
written in indelible characters. 

' What a nation, a state, an organization, or an individ- 
ual does is forever done; no power, no desire may erase it 
from the annals of time. Therefore is the office one of re- 
sponsibility and one to be carefully and thoughtfully entered 
upon, and faithfully carried out. To fail you even in one 
instance would be dishonorable. The work of your Society 
is growing rapidly; there is steady advancement and the Soci- 
ety has taken its place, and a place of no mean proportions, 
in that galaxy of ' The American Society of Colonial Fam- 
ilies,' whose able Secretary, Rev. George A. Smith, is with 
you today. He is an'optimist of the optimists, and his greet- 
ing to you today will be full of cheer and achievement. 


" During (lit' past year the membership of this Society 
has grown to 150. Your founder and President, Lucius 
Warren Bartlett, has given freely, as is his custom, of his 
time, strength, and watchful interest to the Society, which 
owes so much already to him. Your Secretary's long, faith- 
ful, and efficient service is well known to you, and Mrs. 
Ermina B. Suhanek needs no praise from me. ' Young blood,' 
the slogan of the times, is represented amply in your two Vice- 
Presidents, Charles W. Bartlett and John A. Bartlett, who 
may be trusted to put their shoulder to the wheel and get us 
out of dangerous ' ruts,' should we show an inclination to 
subside into such. 

' You meet today in a bustling, typical New England 
city, a city of accomplishment. In this neighborhood, 
though far from realizing the dimensions to which it was to 
grow, came Bartlets of the old stock. It is to honor them, 
second only to the honor paid to their progenitor, that we 
have chosen this place for our pilgrimage, this year. 

" On that great pilgrimage, in which their steps turned 
generations ago, have also entered the feet of some of our own 
beloved membership in this Society and on the scroll of that 
vast army have been inscribed the names of Mrs. Amanda B. 
Waterman of Kingston, Mass., who died in June, 1912, but 
the notice of whose death had not been sent in to our Sec- 
retary previous to the meeting at Mountain Park, Mt. Tom, 
in July of 1912. 

" We have also to record the passing on of Mrs. Emily 
Bartlett, of Worthington, Mass., who was with you but one 
short year ago. Let us stand for a minute in silent memorial 
to those who have preceded us into the ' great beyond.' 

" There is a higher light, a broader outlook granted to 
them, but for us all remains the opportunity to make our 
life now of real benefit to our kind. 

' There is an old hymn beginning with these words: 
' God be with us till we meet again,' and it is with this 
wish that I subscribe myself as your Historian, 

Marian Longfellow." 

An interesting report of the work of the past year was then 
read by Mrs. Suhanek and was followed by her report as 

Secretary's Report 

There is a membership of one hundred and fifty, and a 
mailing list of six hundred persons who are connected with 
the Society by ties of blood. 


Miss Isabelle M. Bartlett moved that the Secretary he in- 
structed to write a letter of sympathy to the Historian upon 
the death of her brother, Mr. William Pitt Preble Longfellow, 
of Cambridge, Mass. The motion was seconded by Miss 
Mary A. Hopkins, and was carried. 

The re-election of the present officers was unanimous, 
and the vote of the Society was cast for the following: 

President, Lucius Warren Bartlett, Windsor, Conn. 

First Vice-President, (diaries H. Bartlett, Dorchester, 

Second Vice-President, John A. Bartlett, Brockton, Mass. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Ermina D. B. Suhanek, Hol- 
yoke, Mass. 

Historian, Mrs. Marian Longfellow, Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Suhanek showed the Bartlet coat-of-arms, and the 
President exhibited a mortar and pestle which Mrs. Sarah 
Achsah Bartlett of Plymouth had forwarded to the Society 
through him as a gift, in October, 1910, of (diaries Holmes, 
whose ancestress, Betsey Bartlett, the wife of Amasa 
Holmes, was said to have brought over in the good ship Ann 
in 1623. 

This mortar and pestle had been kept in the family all 
these years. It is a precious addition to the other relics in the 
possession of the Society. 

The place of meeting of the next reunion is left to the selec- 
tion of the Executive Board. Suggestions, however, were 
called for by the President in order to ascertain the prefer- 
ence of the members. 

At 1.15 the meeting adjourned and the members were 
photographed in a group in the grounds of the Porter Church. 
Luncheon followed, the blessing being asked by the Rev. 
William P. Bartlett. 

At 2.30 p. m. the afternoon session was called to order by 
the President. Social enjoyment was the order of this meet- 
ing. There were brief addresses by Rev. Oeorge A. Smith, 
Secretary of the American Society of Colonial Families, who 
has been an honored guest at several of the reunions, and 
who spoke in his usual forceful and interesting vein. An- 
other speaker was Rev. William P. Bartlett whose remarks 
were listened to with interest. 

The simple and straightforward manner and earnest 
words of the President met with the usual warm response 
from those present. 

Miss Mary A. Hopkins of Weymouth, Mass., a regular 
and enthusiastic member of the Society, was the vocalist ot 
the day, singing at the morning session the reunion song of 
this year, words by herself. It was entitled, 'Again Do 

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We Greet You," and was sung to the air of ' Fair Har- 
vard," or, to be more exact, to that to which Tom Moore's 
words, "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," 
is sung. 

The exercises of the day came to a musical close by the 
singing, by Miss Hopkins, of the anthem of the " Old North 
Chapter, D. A. R., the music being " America," and the words, 
" Flag of Our Native Land," by its Regent. 

A general history of the Society of the Descendants of 
Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Inc., is being compiled by its 
Historian, and will be published in the near future by the 
Society. Copies may be purchased at cost upon application 
to the Secretary. 

Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Lucius W. 
Bartlett, of Windsor; Mrs. Ermina Bartlett Suhanek, of Hol- 
yoke; Mrs. Emma Bartlett Thrall, of Windsor; Miss Alice M. 
Thrall, of Windsor; Charles H. Bartlett, of Dorchester; Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward H. Tillson, of Naperville, 111.; Rev. William 
P. Bartlett of Canaan, N. H.; Miss Lucy E. Aver, of Need- 
ham; Elisha Avery Tillson, of South Hanson; R. F. Tillson, 
of Fall River; Mrs. John M. Rice, of Waltham; Mrs. I). R. 
Puffer, of West Newton; John A Bartlett; Miss Elizabeth D. 
Barclay, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Flora A. Williamson; H. A. 
Bird; Charles Wesley Tower, of Springfield; George Warren 
Tower, of Hingham; Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bartlett, of Plym- 
outh; Leroy C. Bartlett, of Marshfield; Mrs. Mary Bird Keith, 
of East Bridgewater; Mrs. Anna Johnson, of Dorchester; Miss 
Helen Bird, of East Bridgewater; Mr. and Mrs David T. 
Burrill; Miss Mary A. Hopkins, of Weymouth; Herman 
Packard, Mrs. Susan M. Hopkins, of Weymouth; Mrs. 
E. J. Eager, of Milton; Henry Marshall Bird, of Stoughton; 
Mrs. Rebecca C. W. Boomer; Miss Mary F. Harlow, of 
North Easton; Miss Mary L. Bartlett, of Rancocas, N. J.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Bartlett of Springfield; Mrs. Mary 
M. Farry, of Dorchester; Miss Isabelle M. Bartlett; Mrs. 
Jessie Bartlett Sheibley, of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. 
George A. Smith, of Boston; Paul W. Conant, of Dorchester; 
Miss Mary A. Stevens, of Lewiston, Me.; Harold E. E. 
Stevens, of Lewiston, Me. 



Sung at the Sixth Reunion of the " Society of Descendants of 

Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Massachusetts," Brockton, 

August 16, 1913 

Tune, " Fair Harvard." 

Words by 
Miss Mary A. Hopkins, of Weymouth, Mass. 

Again do we greet you upon this glad day, 
And renew our firm friendship once more; 

And welcome with pleasure fond memory's sway 
In the hearts that are now brimming o'er. 

In the Home where our ancestors' story is told, 

Which we cherish with fondest delight, 
In hearts that are strengthened, and friendships enrolled, 

This Reunion now sheds its bright light ! 


IHUS have the years glided by since the 
Society of the Descendants of Robert Bart- 
let of Plymouth was launched, and the Socie- 
ty has grown in strength and in numbers as 
should be the case. 

What it has accomplished so far is small 
in view of what its founder and charter 
members, and the general body hope it may attain. It has 
grown from the tiny acorn to the stately tree and bids fair 
to last. 

The motto of the Bartlet coat-of-arms is Mature -- in 
good time, and so we, not without justification, venture to 
hope and look forward to that "good time" when it shall 
have arrived at its perfection. 

There remains now but to include the biographical sketches 
of its officers. 

The Historian feels a most natural reluctance to include 
in a history compiled by herself, so very flattering a sketch 
as has been written about her; but she has been warned that 
her " superior officers " have so ruled and that her respon- 
sibility ceases when she becomes the subject of the sketch. 

Editor's Note. — Concerning sonic repetition, it must be borne in 
mind that mention of the same facts have been necessarily made on sev- 
eral occasions. 

This is also noticeable in giving the history of the Bartletts of America 
when different officers or ex-officers treat of the subject. 

There is an old saying, " You cannot have too much of a good thing," 
and however some of us may be inclined to endorse the statement, and 
some not, we fall back upon the leniency of our readers and trust to their 

It has been said also that all poets are mad. I am quite oi the opinion 
that many genealogists are so, or in a fair way of becoming so ! 




No. 1 


Lucius Warren Bartlctt, the founder and President of 
the Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet of Plym- 
outh, Mass., since its organization in August, 1908, was born 
in Cummington, Mass., April 3, 1841. Cummington was 
the home town of the poet William Cullen Bryant. Mr. 
Bartlett was the third child and only son in a family of eight 
children. His father dying when he was sixteen years old, 
his education was that which could be obtained in the public 
schools at that time. He carried on the small farm left by 
his father, taught school winters, until in April, 1867, at the 
age of twenty-six he went to Hartford, Conn., and entered the 
Bryant & Stratton Commercial School as a pupil; received 
his diploma in three months' time, being engaged to fill the 
position of Professor of Mathematics in the Bryant & Strat- 
ton Commercial School, and took up bookkeeping and work 
of expert accountant as a profession and Hartford has been 
his residence since, with the exception of ten years, 1872-1882, 
when he resided just across the Connecticut River, in East 
Hartford. He built a house in Windsor in 1912, six miles 
north of Hartford, where he now resides. 
Mr. Bartlett's ancestors are as follows: 
Robert Bartlet (1), Joseph (2), Benjamin (3), Benja- 
min (4), Edward (5), Ephraim (6), Ephraim T. (7), Lucius 
Warren Bartlett (8). His mother was Salome Tower, 
daughter of Warren and Rhoda (Tower) Tower. Warren and 
Rhoda were descendants in two separate Tower lines from 
John Tower (1) of Hingham, Mass., 1637, the original 
ancestor of the Tower Genealogical Society. On the pater- 
nal side his grandmother was Elizabeth Tillson (7), a direct 
descendant of Edmund Tillson (1) of Plymouth, 1638. Ben- 
jamin (4) removed from Plymouth to Duxbury about 1740, 
where Edward (5) was born. After 1750 Benjamin (4) and 
his sons Benjamin (5) and Edward (5) were in Stoughton, 
Mass. Their three houses were only a few rods apart and 
the cellars were plainly marked at this date. The farm was 
widely known as the Bartlctt farm. The picture of the first 
annual outing at Brockton, Mass., August 13, 1908, was taken 
at this Bartlett farm. Edward Bartlett (5) removed with 

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his family of twelve children from Stoughton to Cumming- 
ton, Mass., in 1795. 

Peter Tower (5) removed from Hingham to Cumming- 
ton near the close of the Revolutionary War. At this time 
his several children (ten) went there also. Stephen Tower 
(6), one of the ten, married Anna Bowker of Scituate, April 
2, 1776. Stephen (6) and Anna (Bowker) Tower had thir- 
teen children born in Hingham and Cummington. Rhoda 
Tower (7), mother of Salome was the thirteenth child. The 
Tillsons, Elizabeth (7), Edmund (7), and Welcome (7), chil- 
dren of Ephraim (6) and Fear (Waterman) Tilson, born in 
Halifax, Mass., were in Cummington, Mass., about 1810. 
Elizabeth Tilson (7) married Ephraim Bartlett (6) son of 
Edward (5), of Cummington, Mass., October 15, 1812. 
Edmund Tilson (7) married, November 7, 1807, Phebe Bart- 
lett (6). She was sister of Ephraim (6). Edmund and 
Phebe had thirteen children. Welcome Tilson (7) married, 
August 27, 1820, Leah Tower. Leah Tower's mother was 
Rachel Bartlett (6), a sister of Ephraim (6). Welcome Til- 
son (7) purchased the Bryant farm in Cummington in 1834 
of Austin Bryant, a son of Dr. Bryant, and brother of 
William Cullen Bryant. He sold the place to William Cul- 
len Bryant in 1865, having resided there thirty-one years. 
The parents of Salome Tower died when she, the eldest child, 
was sixteen years of age. She went to live with Welcome and 
Leah (Tower) Tilson, and was married in the Bryant home, 
June 1, 1837, to Ephraim T. Bartlett (7). 

These three families, Edward Bartlett (5), twelve children; 
Stephen Tower (6), thirteen children; Edmund Tilson (7), 
thirteen children, owned farms adjoining each other and their 
homes were less than a mile apart. Four of the children of 
Edward (5) married Towers, and two of them married Til- 
sons. From the foregoing four families, one Bartlett, one 
Tower, and two Tilsons, have descended about four hundred 
of the Bartlett descendants we have on our mailing list. 

The father of Lucius Warren Bartlett was one of the 
original " free soil " men, voting in 1840, and who had be- 
come a Garrison Abolitionist as the term was known then. 
His farm sheltered the fugitive slave in more than one instance. 
He was also a leading member in the church which had a 
free platform. 

Lucius Warren Bartlett was a teacher in the district 
schools of Hinsdale, Worthington, and other towns, begin- 
ning his work along these lines when but eighteen years of 
age. In 1860 he went to New York City and entered the em- 
ploy of Cutter and Tower, stationers, remaining there one 
year; his health breaking down, however, he returned to 


Cummington and carried on the farm until it was sold. Be- 
fore he left New York he saw the steamer that had been sent 
to reinforce Fort Sumter, and saw the cannon ball mark in 
her side. He was also fortunate enough to hear Abraham 
Lincoln's great speech at Cooper Institute at that time. 

A man of strong convictions, of which he has the cour- 
age, and a close follower of duty, he went in the spring of 
1866 to Florence and then to Northampton, where he worked 
for Samuel L. Hill, who owned and oparated the mills of the 
Nonotuck Silk Company. In 1867 Mr. Bartlett went to 
Hartford, Conn. 

Mr. Bartlett has remained in Hartford, Conn., since 1867. 
He is now the factory manager of the Sterling Manufactur- 
ing Company. 

In 1871 he married Mary Chalmers, of Scotch birth, at 
Thompsonville, Conn., and had six children by her, of whom 
five are living. His wife died in 1900, and in 1902 Mr. Bart- 
lett married Mrs. Zilpha (Bartlett) Crozier, she being of Bart- 
let descent herself. 

Always interested in politics, Lucius Warren Bartlett, 
in 1884, declared himself on the side of the Prohibition Ticket, 
and has been interested in the subject of prohibition ever since. 
He was the treasurer, and has been on the Executive Board 
of the State Council for several years. He joined the Put- 
nam Phalanx and was its secretary, compiling its history in 
a very attractive form, and has been a captain in its veteran 
corps. He is " Past Grand " of the I. O. O. F. and a trustee 
in this organization for the past fifteen years. 

Those of us who are privileged to know him as a private 
individual know his worth and the many acts of helpfulness 
and kindness which are a marked characteristic of his daily life. 

He has been untiring and most generous in his work for 
this Society and has filled the position of President with wis- 
dom and ability. 

The line of Lucius Warren Bartlett is as follows: 

\ Robert Bartlet (1) 

( Mary Warren 

] Joseph Bartlet (2) 

/ Hannah Pope 

\ Benjamin Bartlet (3) 

/ Sarah Barnes 

\ Benjamin Bartlet (4) 

/ Hannah Stephens 

j Edward Bartlett (5) 

/ Zilpah Cole 

j Ephraim Bartlett (6) 

I Elizabeth Tilson 

3 Ephraim T. Bartlett (7) 

/ Salome Tower 

- Lucius Warren Bartlett (8) 


Bryant House at Cummington, Mass. 

It is evident that this was a very attractive spot, and was dear 

to the heart of the poet, as is shown by his 

repurchasing it 

Many years ago the poet Bryant presented Mrs. Salome (Tower), 
wife of Ephraim Tilson Bartlett, the mother of Lucius Warren Bartlett, 
with an autograph copy of his poem entitled " The Rivulet." It is a 
matter of deep concern, not only to her family, but to the Society, that so 
valuable a gift should have been lost in the passage of years. 


This little rill, that from the springs 
Of yonder grove its current brings, 
Plays on the slope awhile, and then 
Goes prattling into groves again, 
Oft to its warbling waters drew 
My little feet, when life was new. 

When woods in early green were dressed, 
And from the chambers of the west 
The warm breezes, travelling out, 
Breathed the new scent of flowers about, 
My truant steps from home would stray, 
Upon its grassy side to play, 
List the brown thrasher's vernal hymn, 
And crop the violet on its brim, 
With blooming cheek and open brow, 
As young and gay, sweet rill, as thou. 

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And when the days of boyhood came, 
And I had grown in love with fame, 
Duly I sought thy banks, and tried 
My first rude numbers by thy side. 
Words cannot tell how bright and gay 
The scenes of life before me lay. 
Then glorious hopes, that now to speak 
Would bring the blood into my cheek, 
Passed o'er me; and I wrote, on high. 
A name I deemed should never die. 

Years change thee not. Upon yon hill 
The tall, old maples, verdant still, 
Yet tell, in grandeur of decay, 
How swift the years have passed away, 
Since first, a child, and half afraid, 
I wandered in the forest shade. 
Thou, ever-joyous rivulet, 
Dost dimple, leap, and prattle yet; 
And sporting, with the sands that pave 
The windings of thy silvery wave, 
And dancing to thy own wild chime, 
Thou laughest at the lapse of time 
The same sweet sounds are in my ear 
My early childhood loved to hear; 
As pure thy limpid waters run; 
As bright they sparkle to the sun; 
As fresh and thick the bending ranks 
Of herbs that line thy oozy banks; 
The violet there, in soft May dew, 
Comes up, as modest and as blue; 
As green amid thy current's stress, 
Floats the scarce-rooted watercress; 
And the brown ground-bird, in thy glen, 
Still chirps as merrily as then. 

Thou changest not — but I am changed 
Since first thy pleasant banks I ranged; 
And the grave stranger, came to see 
The play-place of his infancy, 
Has scarce a single trace of him 
Who sported once upon thy brim. 
The visions of my youth are past 
Too bright, too beautiful to last, 
I've tried the world — it wears no more 
The coloring of romance it wore. 
Yet well has Nature kept the truth 
She promised in my earliest youth. 
The radiant beauty shed abroad 
On all the glorious works of God, 
Shows freshly, to my sobered eye, 
Each charm it wore in days gone by. 


Yet a few years shall pass away, 
And I, all trembling, weak, and gray, 
Bowed to the earth, which waits to fold 
My ashes in the embracing mould, 
(If haply the dark will ot Fate 
Indulge my life so long a date), 
May come for the last time to look 
I'pon my childhood's favorite brook. 
Then dimly on my eye shall gleam 
The sparkle of thy dancing stream; 
And faintly on my ear shall fall 
Thy prattling current's merry call; 
Yet shalt thou flow, as glad and bright 
As when thou met'st my infant sight. 

And I shall sleep — and on thy side, 

As ages after ages glide, 

Children their early sports shall try, 

And pass to hoary age and die, 

But thou, unchanged from year to year, 

Gayly shalt play, and glitter here; 

Amid young flowers and tender grass 

Thy endless infancy shall pass; 

And, singing down thy narrow glen, 

Shall mock the fading race of men. 


No. 2. 

Mr. Bartlett was born in Boston, educated in the public 
schools of that city, and is a young man of pleasing person- 
ality and of an earnest devotion to the Society and all it rep- 

He has been one of its workers since the early days, and 
his bright optimism is a potent factor in the questions that 
arise at times, as to the best method to be followed on some 
given point. 

Where the Bartletts congregate one is sure to see Charles 
H. Bartlett, ever willing and helpful. 

Mr. Bartlett's home is in Dorchester and his business is 
connected with the engineering department of the N. E. Tel. 
and Tel. Co. While this is his occupation he is deeply inter- 
ested in music, being a composer of song and other melodies. 
He is also an excellent pianist, and is generally chosen to 
act as chairman of the committees on music for the several 

He fills his office to satisfaction and is not afflicted with 
that most troublesome of creatures, the " presidential bee," 
but stands ever ready to support the present incumbent. 

Charles H. Bartlett's line of descent from Robert Bart- 
let and Mary Warren, his wife: 

j Robert Bartlet 
/ Mary Warren 

Joseph Bartlet 
Hannah Pope 

Robert Bartlet 
Sarah Cook 

Lemuel Bartlet 
Mary Doty 

William Bartlett 
Mary Holmes 

Clement Bartlett 
Frances T. Whittemore 

Henry L. Bartlett 
Elvina F. Russell 

■ Charles H. Bartlett 

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No. 3 

Young blood among the officers of this Society is repre- 
sented by the two Vice-Presidents. 

John Albert Bartlett is in his second year of office as second 

He was born in Brockton, where he has lived always, and 
was educated in the public schools of that city. He was 
connected with one of the local newspapers and was at one 
time a clerk in one of Brockton's drug stores. 

His present business is in automobile lines. He is a 
member of the Porter Congregational Church of Brockton, 
and is connected with a number of societies and clubs. 

Mr. John A. Bartlett is always ready to act with the 
First Vice-President in work for the Society, and among the 
various clubs to which he belongs, the Society of Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, Mass., stands very 
high in his regard. 

He is ninth in descent from Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, 
Mass., as follows: 

John Albert Bartlett's line of descent from Robert Bart- 
let and Mary Warren, his wife: 

Robert Bartlet 

Mary Warren 

Joseph Bartlet 

Hannah Pope 

Benjamin Bartlet 

Sarah Barnes 

Benjamin Bartlet 

Hannah Stephens 

Benjamin Bartlet 

Susannah Hayden 

Ebenezer Bartlett 

Martha Manley' 

George Washington Bartlett 

Harriet Newell Foster 

fohn M. Bartlett 

Martha E. McMillen 

John Albert Bartlett 

It is the policy of the Society to recognize the younger 
members of its family and to bestow office upon such, rather 
than to confine all the honors to its veterans. 

We look for conspicuous service from these two young 
men, in years to come; meanwhile they are taking up the 
work of the Society and are showing commendable interest 


No. 4 


Mrs. Suhanek has filled the office of Secretary-Treasurer 
with satisfaction to the Society and has been untiring in her 
efforts for its welfare. 

Like her brother, Lucius Warren Bartlett, she was born 
in Cummington, Mass. She was but thirteen years of age 
when her father died, and at fifteen she began to teach in a 
summer school. In the spring of 1861 she went to Oneida Sem- 
inary for one year. In 1863 she taught school at Brookfield, 
and remained in that work for one year. In 1864 she en- 
tered the Westfield Normal School, from which she gradu- 
ated in 1866. She taught at Hadley in that same year and 
followed the profession of teaching until 1889, when she mar- 
ried Joseph Suhanek, an Austrian by birth, but a natural- 
ized citizen of the United States. In 1894 Mr. Suhanek 
died, and in 1907 his widow removed to Holyoke where she 
has since resided. It has been an exceedingly difficult 
matter to obtain data about the Secretary, because of her 
great modesty in speaking of herself. 

It would be unfair to close this modest biography of a 
woman whose work has been so important to the Society, 
without adding a word as to her personal character. 

Endowed with a peculiarly lovable nature, with a heart 
open to the needs of all with whom she comes in contact, a 
writer of very sweet verse and a well-read woman, Mrs. 
Suhanek goes on in her quht way, filling a place in this world's 
economy that is far more important than that of many a more 
showy person. 

Mrs. Suhanek is the author of a volume of original verse 
entitled " Songs of Friendship," 1913. 

Mrs. Suhanek's line is: 

j Robert Bart let (1) 

/ Mary Warren 

\ Joseph Bartlet (2 ) 

/ Hannah Pope 

\ Benjamin Bartlet (3) 

( Sarah Barnes 

\ Benjamin Bartlet (4; 

I Hannah Stephens 

j Edward Bartlett (5) 

/ Zilpah Cole 

j Ephraim Bartlett (6) 

/ Elizabeth Tilson 

V Ephraim T. Bartlett (7) 

I Salome Tower 

•j Ermina Bartlett (8) 


No. 5 

At the Fourth Annual Reunion of the Society of the 
Descendants of Robert Bartlett (1) of Plymouth, Mass., our 
Historian gave us a history of the Society from its organiza- 
tion to that time, August 12, 1911. In that historical paper 
she included a brief account of the life of its President and 
other officers not including herself. 

The life of our Historian has been one of such unusual 
activity in her special line of work that I gladly append to 
the record of the Society this brief account of it. 

Marian Adele Longfellow was born in Portland, Me., 
and is a niece of the poet Longfellow, whom we can also 
claim as a distinguished descendant of our own Robert Bart- 
let (1). Her father was Stephen Longfellow (5), elder 
brother of the poet Henry W. Longfellow. Her mother was 
Marianne Preble, daughter of Hon. William Pitt Preble, 
Judge of the Supreme Court of Maine and at one time Envoy 
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court 
of the Netherlands. 

Marian Longfellow was educated in and near Boston. 
She spent sixteen years in Washington, D. C, when she 
was one of the press correspondents on the White House 
lists, during the administration of President Theodore Roose- 
velt. She founded the League of American Pen Women in 
1897, an organization of newspaper women and authors. 
She is a charter member, being No. 203, of the National 
Society Daughters ol The American Revolution; a member 
of the Society of Mayflower Descendants; of the National 
Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America; 
of the National Society of New England Women; President 
of the Daughters of Maine, and is a member of the "Founders 
Society " of the Massachusetts D. A. R. 

Marian Longfellow founded the Old North Chapter of Bos- 
ton D. A. R., November 25, 1911, and is its Regent. She is 
also a member of the Hereditary Orders of Americans of Armo- 
rial Ancestry and of the Descendants of Colonial Governors; 
a member of the Alden Kindred of America; Historian of 
the Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlett (1) of 
Plymouth, Mass.; former chairman of the Board of Assist- 
ants of the American Society of Colonial Families; member 
of the National Geographical and of the National Genealog- 
ical Societies of Washington, D. C. 

Marian Longfellow married first, William Francis Morris. 
May 7, 1876, by whom she had three children: William 

I 109 I 

Longfellow Morris, a lawyer in New York City; Madeline 
Preble Morris, now Mrs. Paul Scharf of Washington, D. C, 
and Henry Wadsworth Morris, of Nevada, who is interested 
in mining. 

On December 15, 1891, she married second, Michael 
Francis O'Donoghue, a lawyer in the Patent Office Branch of 
the Government Service. There are no children by her 
second marriage. 

At the time of the third annual reunion of the Bartlet 
Society, June 16, 1910, in Plymouth, Mass., she was invited 
to make the address, and chose for her subject " Our Pilgrim 
Ancestors and the Debt We Owe Them." 

As an author, Marian Longfellow has written of the ques- 
tions of the day, especially along lines of reform; she has pub- 
lished a volume of poems entitled ' Contrasted Songs," 
and translated from the French and published " A Romance 
of the West Indies"; has translated other French works, 
and has written short stories for adults and children. 

As a lecturer, she has a wide range of subjects, historical, 
literary, and otherwise, which have won for her much praise 
throughout New England, New York, and Washington, 
D. C. She has been of great service to the Bartlet Society 
during her membership and we hope to claim her for long years 
to come as our gifted and beloved Historian. 

Sketches of her are to be found in the publication 
" Woman's Who's Who of America," by The American Com- 
monwealth Company, and The National Encyclopedia of 
American Biography, published by James F. White Co., 
also of New York, besides other books and magazines. 

Ermixa B. Suhanek. 

[ 110 

Lines of Descent 
from Robert and Mary (Warren) Bartlet of 

Mrs. Marian Longfellow 

1st line 2d line 

Robert Bartlet j 

Mary Warren ) 

Benjamin Bartlet j 

Sarah Brewster j 

Benjamin, Bartlet Jr. j 

Ruth Pabodie '( 

John Samson i 

Priscilla Bartlet / 

Peleg Wadsworth ( 

Lusannah Samson ] 

Gen. Peleg Wadsworth < 

Elizabeth Bartlett / 

Stephen Longfellow J 

Zilpah Wadsworth ( 

Stephen Longfellow | 

Marianne Preble \ 

Robert Bartlet 
Mary Warren 
Joseph Bartlet 
Hannah Pope 

Joseph Bartlet 
Lydia Griswold 

Samuel Bartlet 

(Mrs.) Elizabeth (Lothrop) Wetherel 

Gen. Peleg Wadsworth 
Elizabeth Bartlett 

Stephen Longfellow 
Zilpah Wadsworth 

Stephen Longfellow 
Marianne Preble 

Marian Adele Longfellow 

-! Marian Adele Longfellow 



ate Vice-President of the Society 1842 — 1912 

Mercer V. Tilson might well have been surnamed ' the 
Honest," for if one quality dominated his other characteris- 
tics, honesty was that quality. 

Honesty of word, thought, and deed, and no tampering 
with the truth. He was born October 19, 1837, in Pembroke, 
Mass., but in 1840 his parents removed to Kingston, Mass. 
In 1843 they again removed, this time to Hanover, Mass. 
His parents, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Louisa 
Alcott, appear to have moved from place to place, doubt- 
less to better their condition. At fourteen years of age, the 
boy was apprenticed at the trade of shoe-making, but in 
1854 was sent to learn the trade of iron-moulding. When 
President Lincoln called for troops April 16, 1861, Mercer 
Tilson, who was a member of Co. P., 4th Regt. of the State 
Militia, was one of the early men sent to Fortress Monroe, 
Va. He served faithfully through the Civil War, returning 
to his home in Massachusetts in January of 1866. 

Mr. Tilson, carrying through life the inspiring thought of 
his Pilgrim ancestors, turned his attention to colonial history 
and genealogy. He was an earnest worker in these fields. 
He did notable work in both this Society and that of the 
Tower Genealogical Society, and gave freely of his time, 
strength and advice to the descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth. He took a special interest in the erection of 
the Boulder at Manomet. His enduring memorial is his 
book, " The Tilson Genealogy," upon which work he devoted 
many years, and of which mention is made earlier in this 

His later days were spent at South Hanson, Mass., and 
he leaves behind him a record of duties well performed and 
the grateful recognition of his merit on the part of his 


*u JHcmorfam 

In all times and among all nations its dead have been 
enshrined and preserved from forgetfulness. 

The Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet of Plym- 
outh, Mass., holds in loving remembrance and places upon 
its memorial page the following members: 

Mrs. Vesta Bartlett Tower, May 11, 1910. 

Mrs. Alice Bartlett Burdick, January 4, 1912. 

Mercer V. Tilson, Vice-President of the Society, May 29, 1912. 

Mrs. Amanda B. Waterman. June 10, 1912. 

Mrs. Emily Bartlett, March 20, 1913. 


An invitation to attend the Panama-Pacific Universal 
Exposition at San Francisco, in 1915, has been extended to 
the Society of the Descendants of Robert Bartlet, as follows: 

The President and Directors of the Panama-Pacific Universal Exposi- 
tion to be held in San Francisco in 1915 have the honor to extend to the 
Bartlett Family a cordial invitation to hold its 1915 meeting in San Fran- 

The city has been selected by Congress with the approval of the 
President of the United States, as the official site for celebrating the unit- 
ing of the waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic through the Panama Canal, 
the greatest physical accomplishment achieved by man. The Exposition 
will not only attempt to show that which is most advanced in invention, 
most interesting in Art, and of greatest scientific value, embracing all that 
is most important in the material progress of the world, but it will be the 
aim of the Directors to make this rank in intellectual interest above all 
previous Expositions; to bring together so much of Wisdom, so much of 
Practical, Scientific Thought and so much of Broad Grasp of the World's 
important Problems, that the progress of mankind shall be advanced a 
quarter of a century. 

To assist in achieving this aim, we invite your presence in the City of 
San Francisco the year Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen. 

Chas. A. Wood, President. 

Rudolph J. Taussig, Secretary. 





Aldington (Mass.), 73. 
Abolitionists see Garrison. 
Adams, Elizabeth (Bartlett), wife of 
Seth, 77. 
Seth, 77. 
Addresses: — 

President's, 33-34, 48-49, 58-62, 

76, 80, 87-89, 91. 
Historian's, 38-47, 54-58, 80, 83- 
84, 91. 
Akron (Ohio), 71. 
Albany (N. Y.), 61. 
Alcott, Louisa, 112. 
Alden, John, 42. 

Priscilla (Molines), wife of, 42. 
" Alden Kindred of America," 42. 81, 
Secretary of the, 48, 81. 
(See also Societies.) 
Alexandria (Ind.), 72. 
Alice, the (ship), 61. 

(See also Ships.) 
Allen, Miss Blanche, 66. 
Madolin, 66. 
Mrs. Mary P., 66. 
Allstine, Mrs. Myra B., 66. 
America, 38, 61. 

" America," tune of, Miss Mary A. 
Hopkins sings anthem of 
"Old North" chapter, 
D. A. R., 97. 
American Biography, National En- 
cyclopedia of, 110. 
Colleges, 12. 

Commonwealth Company, The, 1 10. 
Society of Colonial Families, 10, 81, 
83, 96, 97. 
Secretary of, 48, 81, 96, 97. 
Board of Assistants, 109. 
(See a/so Societies.) 
" Americans of Armorial Ancestry," 
Order of, 109. 
{See also Orders.) 
Ancestral lines: — 

Charles H. Bartlett, 106. 
Ermina (Bartlett) Suhanek, 108. 
John Albert Bartlett, 107. 
Lucius Warren Bartlett, 100-101, 

Marian Longfellow, 111. 

Ancestry see Ancestral lines. 
Ann, the {ship), 9, 11, 15, 19, 22, 23, 
35, 38, 39, 40, 49, 55, 59, 60, 
62, 96. 
(See also Ships.) 
Antiquarian research, 26. 

(See also Research.) 
Arbella, the (ship), 60, 01. 

(See also Ships.) 
Arizona, 67, 71, 73, 93. 
Arlington (Cal.), 74. 
Army, Bartletts in the, 12, 41. 

official register of volunteers in, 12. 
(See also Professions.) 
Art : - 

Sculpture, 41. 

noted sculptor, 41. 
(See also Sculpture.) 
Articles of Incorporation see Societies. 
Ashburton (parish of), 63. 
Ashley, Mrs. Daisy M., 66. 

Miss Sarah M., 66. 
Associate members of Society of 
Descendants of Robert Bart- 
let of Plymouth, rules gov- 
erning, 10. 
(See also Societies.) 
Athens (Ohio), 70. 
Aurora (111.), 68. 
Austria, native of, 108. 
Autograph poem given Mrs. Salome 
Bartlett by William Cullen 
Bryant, lost, 103-105. 

Avon, river (England), 24, 54. 
swans kept on, 24, 54. 
(See also Rivers. ) 

Aver, Miss Lucy E., 97. 


Badge, permanent, ot Society see 

(See also Societies.) 
Barclav, Mrs. Elizabeth D., 68, 97. 
Barnard, Mrs. Mabel E., 68. 

Miss Sarah, 68. 
Barnes, Sarah, 102, 108. 
Barrington (R. I.), 67. 

Bartelot, 7, 13, 34. 
Adam, 34. 
(See also Barttelot.) 

Bartlct coat-of-arms, 8, 24, 34, 54, 
64, 90, 96. 
heraldic terms of, 8. 

(See also Heraldry.) 
name of, 9, 12, 13, 54. 

conspicuous in law, divinity, med- 
icine, army and navy, 9. 
in later years spelled with double 

t, 40. 
one hundred and thirty of, on 

rolls of American colleges, 9. 
previous to 1700, 13. 
twentv-three original settlers by, 
Bartlet, name of, 
(See also Bartlctt.) 
Aruna, 25. 
Benjamin (2), 111. 

Sarah (Brewster), wife of, 111. 
Benjamin (3), 10, 11, 23, 55, 88. 100, 
102, 107, 108, 111. 
record of birth, 88. 
marriage, 88. 
death, 87. 
Ruth (Pabodie), wife of, 111. 
Benjamin (4), 102, 107, 108. 
Benjamin (5), 107. 
Edward, 10, 11, 88. 
Elizabeth, 40. 

Ephraim (6) see Bartlett, Ephraim. 
Ephraim (7) see Bartlett, Ephraim. 
Hannah, 10, 88. 

record of death of, 88. 
John, 9, 13, 24. 

John, of Weymouth (Mass.), 87. 
Joseph (2), 2, 11, 35, 55, 57, 100, 
102, 106, 107, 108, 111. 
house builded by (1680), 15, 
16, 32. 
cradle in, 16. 
inheritance of, 23. 
fire-back in house of (1660), 

35, 57. 
burial place of, 24. 
Hannah (Pope), wile ot, 111. 
Joseph (3), 111. 

Lydia (Griswold), wife of, 111. 
Dr. Josiah, Signer of the Declara- 
tion of Independence, 40, 41. 
delegate to the Continental Con- 
gress, 4 1 . 
Lemuel (4), 106. 
Lydia, 23. 
Mary (Warren), 5, 25, 32, 47, 52, 

54, 58, 76, 78, 86. 
Mercy, 23. 
Milly, 10. 

Priscilla, wife of John Samson, 111. 
Rebecca, 23. 

Richard, 9, 13, 24, 25. 

Robert (1), of Plymouth (Mass.), 
lines of descent from: 
Joseph (2), Benjamin (3), Ben- 
jamin (4), Edward (5), Eph- 
raim (6), Ephraim T. (7), 
Lucius Warren (8), Ermina 
Joseph (2), Robert (3), Lemuel 
(4), William (5), Clement (6), 
Henry L. (7), Charles H. (8). 
Joseph (2), Benjamin (3), Ben- 
jamin (4), Benjamin (5), 
Ebenezer (6), George Wash- 
ington (7), John (8), John 
Albert (9). 
Benjamin (2), Benjamin (3), 
Priscilla (4), Susannah Sam- 
son (5), Gen. Peleg Wadsworth 
(6), Zilpah Wadsworth (7), 
Stephen Longfellow (8), Mar- 
ian Adele Longfellow (9) (1st 
Joseph (2), Joseph (3), Samuel 
(4), Elizabeth (5), Zilpah 
Wadsworth (6), Stephen 
Longfellow (7), Marian Adele 
Longfellow (8) (2d line.) 

Robert (1), 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 17, 
18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 

32, 33, 38, 40, 42, 43, 47, 
48, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 
66, 75, 78, 83, 86, 87, 89, 99, 
100, 102, 106, 107, 112. 

probable burial place of, 24. 
will of, 23. 

lines of descent from, 100-111. 
admonished by Court, 24. 
descendants of, 10, 19, 24, 54, 

group pictures of, 14, 56, 90. 
(See also Societies.) 
Society to erect memorial on site 

of original house of, 17, 32, 

33, 52, 57. 
great-great granddaughter, 40. 
great-grandson, 40. 

maps of site of home of, 51, 58. 
Robert (3), 106. 

Robert of Hartford (Conn.), 87. 
Samuel (4), 111. 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Lothrop) Wether- 
ell, wife of, 111. 
Miss Sarah B., 30, 67. 
Sarah Elizabeth, 23. 
Mrs. Sarah S., 17, 20, 21-25, 26, 
27, 30, 33, 34, 67. 
vote of thanks to, for valuable 
services, 52. 

Bartlet, Thomas, 13, 24, 41. 
William, 23. 
William Francis, 41. 
Bartlett, name of, 8, 12, 13, 24, 25, 76. 
reason to be proud of the, 41. 
(See also Bartlet.) 
descendants, 78. 
Miss Alice, 66. 

Anna E., 30, 67, 80. 
Arthur Lucius, 66, 97. 

Mrs. (Leota Grey), 90, 97. 
Miss Beatrice, 66. 
Byram, 67. 
Cecil, 67. 
Cephas H., 67. 
Charles, 35. 
Charles C, 66. 
Charles Dana, 35, 57. 
Charles H., 6, 26, 27, 30, 33, 51, 
67, 79, 80, 81, 82, 90, 92, 96, 
97, 106. 
ancestral line of, from Robert 

(1), 106. 
birthplace of, 106. 
Clement (6), 106, 107. 
Clyde, 67. 
Cornelius, 66. 
Cornelius, Jr., 66. 
David W., 67. 
Miss Dorothy R., 66. 
Earl R., 66. 
Miss Edith E., 30, 66. 
Edward, immigration of (1795), 77. 

children of, 78. 
Edward (5), 100, 102, 108. 
Edward, 15, 87, 88. 
Edward M., 67. 
Edward O., 67. 
' Miss Elsie, 66. 

Mrs. Emily B., 66, 95, 113. 
Ephraim (6), 100, 102, 108. 
Ephraim D., 20, 30, 34, 35, 53, 66. 
Rev. Ephraim H., 30, 67. 
Ephraim T. (Tillson), 11, 17, 100, 
102, 103, 108. 
Salome (Tower), wife of, 100, 101, 
102, 108. 
E. Paran, 31, 67. 
Miss Evelyn A., 67. 

Faith, 67. 
Francis, 30, 67. 
Francis K., 66. 
Frank K., 66. 
Frederick W., 67. 
George E., 66. 
George Washington, 107 
Miss Gertrude, 67. 
Guy, 66. 
Harold, 67. 

Mrs. Hattie D., 66. 
Hattie R., 82, 90. 
Miss Helen L., 30, 67. 

Helen R., 66. 
Henry L. (7), 106. 
Herbert L., 66. 
Homer, 66. 
Horace, 66. 
Hosea C, 35, 57. 
Howard, 67. 
Miss Ida B., 66. 
Irving C, 67. 
Irving L., Jr., 67. 
Miss Isabelle M., 30, 51, 67, 96. 

motion made by, 96. 
James E., 66, 97. 
John, 6, 12, 17, 19, 20, 57. 
John (author), 25. 
John (8), 107. 

John Albert, 30, 66, 90, 92, 95, 96, 
birthplace of, 107. 
ancestral line of, 107. 
John Russell, 41. 
Joseph W., 67. 
Miss Julia A., 67. 
Miss {Catherine G., 66. 
Kenneth, 66. 

Miss L. Florence, 31, 67, 82, 90. 
Mrs. Leota (Grey), 30, 66, 90, 97. 
Leroy C, 31, 67, 97. 
Levi, 13. 

book written by, 87. 
(See also Genealogies.) 
Mrs. Lillian F., 66. 
Lucius Warren, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 
20, 25, 26, 27, 30, 33, 36, 50, 
51, 53, 55, 58, 62, 67, 75, 78, 
79, 80, 83, 86, 89, 90, 95, 96, 
97, 108. 
biography of, 100-102. 
ancestral line, 100-101, 102. 
birthplace, 100. 

bookkeeper and expert account- 
ant, 100. 
professor of mathematics, 100. 
past officer in I. O. O. F., 102. 
first wife of, 102. 

second wife of, 30, 53, 67, 97, 102. 
interest in politics, 102. 
Putnam Phalanx, Secretary of, 
wrote history of, 102. 
Captain in veteran ranks of, 
founder Society of Descendants 
of Robert Bartlet of Plym- 
outh, 100. 
work for the Society, 102. 


addi esses liefi 11 c I h< Society, 1 5 
19, 33, 34, 48, 49, 58-62, 76. 
80, .83, 87-80, 91. 

report as chairman of committee 
on memorial, 36. 

report on Insignia, 85. 
Miss Mabel M., 66. 

Marcia J., 30, 66. 

Marguerite, 31, 66. 
Mrs. Maria G., 67. 
Miss Marian, 66. 

Mary J., 66. 

Mary L., 97. 

Matthew H., 67. 

Mildred, 66. 

Mildred A., 66. 

Octavius W., 87. 
Otis B., 67. 

Peter, 67. 

Richard H., 67. 

Richard S., 67. 

Richard W., 66, 67. 

Robert (1), one hundred and sixty- 
eight descendants of, on ros- 
ter, 78. 

Robert A., 66. 

Robert W., 66, 67. 

Miss Ruth, 67. 
Ruth T., 67. 

Samuel, 40. 

Samuel Colcord, 41. 

Miss Thelma, 66. 

Thomas Edward, 12, 87. 

Tilson, 66. 

Truman H., 44. 

Virgil, 67. 

Colonel Walter B., 13. 

Rev. Walter R., 33, 67. 

Warren Tower, 26, 27, 30, 67. 

Wesley L.. 67. 

William (5), 106 

William Ashmead, 25. 

William H., 67, 82, 90. 

Rev. William P., 67, 96, 97. 

W. Russell, 67. 

Mrs. Zilpah (wife of Lucius War- 
ren), 102. 
Bartlett Engraving Co., 53, 91. 

photo-engravings of the Bartlet 
coat-of-arms, 90, 91. 
Bartlett-Tower-Tillson combination, 

intermarriages, 101. 
" Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," 25, 

Barttelot, 7. 

Adam, 8, 13, 24, 54. 

Edmund, 13. 

John, 8, 13, 24, 54. 

Richard, 13. 

Thomas, 13. 

Sir Walter, 24. 
Bates, Mrs. Amanda B., 68. 

David M., 68. 

Frank, 68. 
Beacon Hill (Boston), 83. 
Beal, Jeremiah, 88. 
Bearce, George H., 67. 
Belmont (Mass.), 31, 67. 
Benjamin, Mrs. Melissa, 68. 
Bible, family, record, 10. 

of Stephen Bartlett Tower, 87-88. 

(See also Records.) 

record of deaths, 88. 
Bickford, Miss Amy G., 68. 

Lucille G, 68. 

Marshall, 68. 
Biographies of officers of the Society: — 

Lucius Warren Bartlett, President, 

Charles H. Bartlett, First Vice- 
President, 106. 

John Albert Bartlett, Second Vice- 
President, 107. 

Ermina (Bartlett) Suhanek, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer, 108. 

Marian Adele Longfellow, Histor- 
ian, 109-111. 

Mercer V. Tilson, late First Vice- 
President, 112. 
Biography, genealogy and history, 62. 

(See also Genealogies.) 
Bird, Frederick H., 30, 67. 

H. A., 97. 

Miss Helen, 17, 20, 30, 53, 67, 97. 

Henry Marshall, 30, 53, 68, 97. 

Henry W., 67. 

Horace A., 67, 82, 90. 

Isaac, 88. 

Luther O., 68. 

Simeon A., 30, 67. 

W. Ellery, 67, 82, 89, 90. 

Zilpha Bartlett, wife of Isaac, 77. 
Births: — 

in vital statistics of Duxbury 
(Mass.), 88. 

(See also Duxbury^. 
Blackinton (Mass.), 30, 68. 
Blackman, Mrs. Mary E., 68. 

Miss Willmay, 68. 
Board of Assistants, American Soci- 
ety of Colonial Families, 109. 

(See also Societies.) 
Bodfish, David L., 17, 19, 30, 68. 
Boer War, 24. 

(See also Wars.) 


Bookkeeping and expert accounting, 
(See also Professions.) 
Books, see genealogies, histories, and 

Boomer, Mrs. Rebecca C, 31, 67, 97. 
Boston (Mass.), 36, 39, 44, 61, 67, 68, 
71. 83; 92, 96, 97, 106. 
evacuation of, by the British, 40. 
land in, bought by Peter Warren, 61. 
John Warren who settled in, 62. 
Boulder, erected on site of Bartlet 
home, Manomet, 9. 
to erect, 36. 
picture of, 37, 51. 
list of contributors toward, expense 

of, 53, 82, 90. 
Secretary of Society writes letter 
of acknowledgment for per- 
mission to erect, 58. 
work of Mercer V. Tilson, relative 
to the, 76, 112. 
Boundary line between the United 
States and Mexico, John 
Russell Bartlett appointed to 
set, 41. 
Bowker, Anna, 77, 101. 
Bracebridge (Can.), 74. 
Bradford, Governor, of Plymouth Col- 
ony, journal of, 39. 
name of, 60. 
Family, 42. 

(See also Societies.) 
Braintree (Mass.), 75. 
Brant Rock (Mass.), 67, 75. 
Brewster, Elder William, 42. 
Street, 31, 47, 50. 

(See also Streets.) 
Family, 42. 

(See also Societies.) 
Miss Ada A., 67. 
Sarah, 111. 
Brian (a knight), 8, 13. 
Bridgewater (Mass.), 72. 

once north parish of, now Brockton, 
(See also Brockton.) 
Brockton (Mass.), 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 
30, 54, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 
90, 92, 96, 100. 
once north parish of Bridgewater, 

" Times," 1 1. 

photograph group of first annual 
outing, 55. 
Brookfield (Conn.), 70. 

(Mass.), 108. 
Brookline (Mass.), 51, 74, 76, 79, 90. 
Brooks, Mrs. Nina, 68. 

Brown, Mrs. Mabel, 68. 
Brooklyn (N. Y.), 69. 
Brown, William B., 30, 68. 
Brvant and Stratton Commercial 
Schools, 100. 
bookkeeper and accountant at, 100. 
Professor of mathematics al, 100. 

(See also Schools.) 
Austin, 101. 
Miss Edith E., 68. 
Mrs. Sarah W., 68. 
Bryant estate, 78, 100. 

purchase of, 101. 
picture of the Bryant home at 

Cummington (Mass.), 103. 
William Cullen (the poet), 100, 101. 
home, mother of Lucius Warren 
Bartlett and Ermina (Bart- 
lett) Suhanek, married in 
house afterward the, 101. 
autograph poem given Mrs. Sa- 
lome Bartlett by, unfortu- 
nately lost, 102. 
Bryantville (Mass.), 75. 
Builders of the Nation, 54. 
Bunker Hill, 60. 
Burdett-Coutts, Baroness, 25. 
Burdick, Mrs. Alice P., 30, 68. 
death of, 76, 84, 113. 
(See also Necrology.) 
Edwin P., 68, 84. 
Burgis, Peter, 63. 

Mary, daughter of, 63. 
Burns, Emily Longfellow, 68. 
Mrs. John J., 68. 
Silvia Wadsworth, 68. 
Burrell, D. S., 51. 
Burrill, David T., 97. 

wife of, 97. 
Burton, Charles P., 68. 
By-Laws of Society of Descendants of 
Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, 
to prepare, 20, 26, 30. 
amendments, 79, 91. 
extracts from, 86. 
(See also Societies.) 


California, 68, 72, 74, 93, 113. 
Cambridge (Mass.), 87, 96. 
Campello (Mass.), 30, 31, 67, 75. 
Canaan (N. H.), 97. 
Canada, 67, 74. 
Canton, 11. 

Carlstook (Cornwall), 63. 
Carver, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Ames, 31. 
Elizabeth A., 68. 
Horace A., 68. 


Castine (Me.), fort at, 40. 

(See also Forts.) 
Castle of Fontenoy see Fontenoy. 
Cedar Rapids (la.), 73. 
Chalmers, Mary, 102. 
Chart of the Harlerian Society of 
Visitations of Devonshire 
(Eng.), date of 1620, 63. 
Charter of the Society of the Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, 26-30, 34. 
members, 26-30. 
list of, 30-31. 
expenses for, 34. 
{See also Societies.) 
Charts see Harlerian Society. 
{See also Lands.) 
{See also Maps and Charts.) 
Cheshire (Mass.), 75. 
Cheyenne (Wyo.), 67. 
Chicago (111.), 78. 
Chilton, Mary, 42. 
Chiltonville (Mass.), 71. 
Churchill, Arthur H., 68. 

Second Congregational Church of 

Plymouth (Mass.), 9, 21. 
Methodist Church at Plymouth 

(Mass.), 10, 31, 32, 47. 
Old South meeting-house at Bos- 
ton (Mass.), 39. 
Park Street Church at Boston 

(Mass.), »3, 92. 
Porter Church at Brockton (Mass.), 

England, Church of (Established), 

23, 39. 
Stopham Church in England, 24. 
Church at Leyden (Holland.), 38. 
Separatists' Church, 38. 
Cincinnati (Ohio), 72. 
Civil War (1861-65), 18, 49, 112. 
Bartletts in the, 9, 12. 
commissioned officers by name of 

Bartlett in the, 41. 
youngest Major-General in the, 41. 
Clark and Finney, 34. 
Mrs. Catherine B., 68. 
Clinton L., 68. 
George W., 68. 
Clark's Island, 23. 

first landing near Plymouth, 23. 
{See also Islands.) 
Clerks, town, 9. 

Cleveland, Mrs. Elizabeth M., 68. 
Kilbourne, 68. 
Raymond M., 68. 
Cleveland (Ohio), 73. 
Coates, Mrs. Anna G., 68. 

Coats-of-Arms, 8, 34, 54. 

description of the Bartlet, 8. 
eleven quarterings in, 24. 
crests, 8, 24, 54. 
motto, 8, 99. 
photo-engravings of, 90. 
of the Tilsons (Tillsons), 64. 
Cohasset (Mass.), 77. 

exodus from, 77. 
Cole, Zilpah, 102, 108. 
Colgan, Mrs. Addie Waite, 30, 68. 
Colleges: — 
Dartmouth, 41. 

President of (1877), 41. 
Cooper Institute (New York City), 
" Colonial," The, 85. 
subscriptions to, 91. 
{See also Magazines.) 
Colonial Governors, Order of Descend- 
ants of, 109. 
History and Genealogy, 112. 
Committees of Society of Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, on incorporation 
of Society, 10, 52. 
music for annual reunions, 106. 
on place of meeting, 28. 
Commissioners signing Mayflower 
Compact, 23. 
(See also Mayflower.) 
of Corporations, 27. 

(See also Corporations.) 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

see Massachusetts. 
Composer of music see Music. 

{See also Professions.) 
Conant, Paul W., 97. 

Roger, 22. 
Congresses: — 
Provincial, 60. 

President of the, 60. 
Continental, 41. 
Conn, Mrs. Mary M., 68. 
Connecticut (State of), 12, 19, 26, 30, 
32, 33, 50, 51, 54, 67, 68, 69, 
70, 71, 74, 78, 79, 80, 89, 90, 
93, 97, 100, 102. 
State Council, executive board of, 

Robert Bartlet of Hartford, 87. 
river, 78. 

across the, 100. 
towns west of the, 77. 
Constitution and By-Laws of the Soci- 
ety of Descendants of Rob- 
ert Bartlet of Plymouth, to 
prepare, 20, 26, 30. 
(See also By-Laws.) 


(See also Societies.) 
Continental Congress, 41. 

Dr. (osiali Bartlet, a delegate to 

the, 41. 
value of money issued by, 77. 
" Contrasted Songs," verse, 110. 
Cook, Sarah, 106. 
Cooper, Mrs. Mary D. 
Cooper see Trades, 
wine see Trades. 
Cooper Institute (New York City), 
(See also Colleges.) 
Cornwall (Eng.), 63. 

Rame in, 63. 
Corporation see Society Descendants 
of Robert Bartlet of Plym- 
articles of incorporation, 26-27. 
Corporations, Commissioner of, Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, 
(See also Massachusetts.) 
Correspondent, newspaper, see News- 
paper Correspondent. 
Counties: — 

Cornwall (Eng.), 63. 
Devonshire (Eng.), 59. 
Kent (Eng.), 59, 63. 
Sussex (Eng.), 13. 
(See also England.) 
Court Street, Plymouth (Mass.), 31, 
47, 50. 
(See also Plymouth.) 
(See a/so Streets.) 
Coventry (Eng.), one Richard War- 
ren, said to have been sheriff 
of, in 1620, 59, 60. 
Cradle belonging to Joseph Bartlet, 16. 
Crests: — 

tower, 8, 24, 54. 
swan, 8, 24, 54. 
Cross, William B., 68. 

William W., 68. 
Crozier, Mrs. Zilpha (Bartlett) see 

Bartlett, Zilpha. 
Culling, Will, 63. 

Mary, daughter of, 63. 
William, son of Ann (Warren), 63. 
John, 63. 
Richard, 63. 

Thomas (of Eondon, Eng.), 63. 
Cumberland, 12. 

Cummington (Mass.), 10, 13, 30, 70, 
73, 74, 77, 100, 101, 102 ; 108. 
house at, 102. 

soon after Revolutionary War, 13 
Edward (5) Bartlett settles in (1795) 

names of other settlers, 87. 

Bryant home at, 103. 
Cushing, Mrs. Edith 1., 16, 17, 19, 

20, 21, 30, 33, 34, 68, 89. 
Cutter and Tower, 101. 


Dallas (Tex.), 67. 
Dalton (Mass.), 66, 69, 71, 72. 
Dartmouth College, 41. 
President of (1877), 41. 
(See also Colleges.) 
Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion, National Society, 109. 
Massachusetts, 10'). 
Pounders and Patriots of America, 

National Society of, 109. 
(See also Societies.) 
(See also National.) 
Davis' " Landmarks of Plymouth," 
data taken from, 60. 
Dean, Mrs. Marian C, 69. 
Declaration of Independence, 40. 

a signer of the, 40, 41. 
Deed recorded in Plymouth Land 
Records, of piece of land one 
hundred feet square, granted 
to the Society, 36. 
(See also Plymouth Land Records.) 
Descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, 10, 25, 38. 
Society of see Society. 
(See also Societies.) 
of Colonial Governors, 109. 
(See also Orders.) 
Desoe, Harlan J., 68. 
Harlan T., 68. 
Miss Madoline T., 68. 
Devonshire County (Eng.), 59, 63. 

(See also England.) 
Dewey, Mrs. Carrie K., 68. 
Dighton (Mass.), 33. 
Dill, Wallace, 69. 
Diplomat, 109. 
Diplomats see Professions. 
Divinity, 12. 

(See also Professions.) 
Dorchester (Mass.), 26, 30, 31, 33, 51, 
67, 69, 72, 79, 90, 97, 106. 
Heights, camp at, during the Revo- 
lution, 40. 
Doty, name of, 60. 

Mary, 106. 
Drake, Sir Francis, 22. 
Francis S., 60. 

" History of Roxbury, Massa- 
chusetts," 60, 61. 

vii ] 

Dues of the Society Descendants of 
Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, 
20, 29. 
(See also Societies.) 
Dutch Republic, the, 39. 
Duxbury (Mass.), 88, 100. 

vital statistics, reference from, 88. 
births, 88. 
records of, 89. 

Eager, John, 69. 

Miss Katherine L., 69. 
Lucy, 69. 

Mrs. E. J., 97. 
Earlville (111.), 74. 
East Bridgewater (Mass.), 20, 30, 67, 

70, 97. 
Easthampton (Mass.), 68, 69. 
East Hartford (Conn.), 67, 100. 
Eddy, Albert, 69. 

Miss Beulah, 69. 

Carroll B., 69. 

Charles A., 69. 

Miss Ethel, 69. 

Frank B., 69. 

George, 69. 

Miss Grace, 69. 

Miss Virginia Fraye, 69. 
Education: — 

of the immigrant imperative, 44. 
Edward, the Black Prince, 8. 
Eel River, Plymouth (Mass.), 23. 

Election of Officers see Officers of 
Society of Descendants Rob- 
ert Bartlet of Plymouth. 

Ellis and Clark, 34. 

Elm wood (Mass.), 31, 66, 68. 

Ely (Nev.), 69. 

Emigrants, duty toward, coming to 
our country, 43. 

uneducated, a menace to the coun- 
try, 44. 

(See also Immigration.) 

by name of Warren settled in Plym- 
outh, Watertown and Bos- 
ton, 61. 

Enfield (Mass.), 73. 

England, 8, 13, 22, 24, 35, 38, 39, 57, 
61, 62, 63, 64, 65. 
Church of, supporter of the, 23. 
(See also Churches.) 
county of Cornwall, 63. 
Devonshire, 59, 63. 
Kent, 63. 
Sussex, 13. 

English blood, intermingling of, with 

that of Holland, incentive to 

Pilgrims to come to the new 

world, 40. 

ancestry should be a matter for 

pride, 43. 
Bart let ts in Parliament, 24. 

Ernley (Sussex county, England), 13. 

Europe, 62. 

Executive Committee, see Officers, 
election of, Society of De- 
scendants of Robert Bartlet 
of Plymouth. 

Exposition, Universal, at San Fran- 
cisco, 1 14. 


Fall River (Mass.), 74, 97. 
Families: — 

Alden Kindred of America, 42. 
American Society of Colonial Fam- 
ilies, 42. 
Bradford family, 42. 
Brewster family, 42. 
YVinslow family, 42. 
Farry, Mrs. Mary M., 30, 69, 97. 
Ferguson, Mrs. Jane T., 69. 
Fire-back (1660), 35, 57. 
Flag, the 

immigrants to honor, 45. 
" Flag of Our Native Land," sung at 

sixth annual reunion, 97. 
Florence (Mass.), 67, 102. 
Florida, 93. 
Fontenoy, battle of, 24. 

capture of tower of, 8, 24. 
Forbes, Mrs. Alice Bartlett, 30, 69. 
Miss Barbara Hyde, 30, 69. 
George B., 69. 
Ford Building, 83. 
Fort " Ethan Allen " (Vt.), 70. 
" George," Castine (Me.), 40. 

capture, imprisonment at, and 
escape from, of General Peleg 
Wadsworth, second in com- 
mand of the Penobscot Ex- 
pedition, 40. 
" Sumter," 102. 

steamer sent to reinforce, 102. 
mark of cannon-ball in, 102. 
" Fortress Monroe," 112. 

(See also Forts.) 
" Fortress Monroe" see Forts. 
Forts: — 

" Ethan Allen," 70. 
" George," 40. 
" Sumter," 102. 


Fortune, the {ship), 38, 49. 

{See also Ships.) 
Foster, Harriet Newell, 107. 
Founder of the Society of Descend- 
ants of Robert Bart let of 
Plymouth, 100. 
{See also Societies.) 
" Founders Society" see 
sett " Founders " Daughters 
of the American Revolution. 
{See also Societies.) 
Fourth Regiment Massachusetts State 
Militia, 112. 
{See also Troops.) 
{See also Massachusetts.) 
France, 8, 24. 
Franklin, Irwin, 69. 

Mrs. Mabel B., 69. 
Fraser House, Brockton (Mass.), 85. 
French Ancestry, 42, 43. 
Freeman's Oath, on list of those 

taking, 61. 
Freemen, 9, 61. 
" Free Soil " men, 101. 

{See also Politics.) 
Fuller, Mrs. Cornelia P., 69. 
Mary E., 69. 
Sylvanus, 69. 
Fugitive slaves sheltered, 101. 

Garfield (Utah), 68. 
Garlinger, Mrs. Emeline, 69. 

Miss Ida, 69. 
Garments of the Pilgrims not confined 
in color to black and grey 
only, 42. 
Garrison Abolitionists, 101. 

{See also Politics.) 
Garter King of Arms, grants by, 8. 
Genealogical Societies, 7. 
{See also Societies.) 
research, 26. 
lines, 76, 77, 78. 
Genealogies: — 

Bartlett, 77, 78, 87. 

Colonial history and Genealogy, 1 12. 

" Sketches of the Bartlett Family," 

by Levi Bartlett, 13. 
Tilson, 10, 64, 65, 77, 78, 112. 
Tower, 77, 78, 87. 

" Wheelers, The, and the Warrens," 
Genealogists, books by, 60, 61, 87. 
Germany, Holland and, our form of 
Town meeting derived from, 
{See also Holland.) 

Gilbert, Mrs. Abbey L., 69. 
( jilman (Can.), 69. 
Chin/., Mrs. Emily H., 69. 

Randolph, 69. 
Goldfield (Nev.), 71. 
('.onion, Miss Dorris (Doris?), 69. 
Mildred, 69. 

Mrs. Nellie B., 69. 
^ Ray, 69. 

Granger, Mrs. Permelia B., 69. 
(.rants of Land see Lands. 
Gray, Mrs. Martha B., 69. 
Great Barrington (Mass.), 70. 
Great Seal of the Commonwealth see 

Greenfield (Mass.), 67. 
Greenwich (Kent County, Eng.), 63. 
Griffis, William 39. 
Griswold, Lydia, wife of Joseph (3) 
Bart let, 111. 

{See also Bartlet, Joseph (3). 


Hadley (Mass.), 108. 
Halifax (Mass.), 76, 87, 101. 
Hamilton (N. Y.), 71, 74. 
Handmaid, the (ship), 3$. 

(See also Ships.) 
Hanover (Mass.), 112. 
Harlerian Society, 58. 

visitations of, 59, 63. 

chart of the, 63. 

{See also Societies.) 

{See also Charts.) 
Harlow, Miss Florence J., 31, 70. 

Mrs. Mary F., 70, 97. 
Minnie B., 31, 70. 
Harned, Mrs. Lillian, 70. 
Harriman (Tenn.), 67. 
Harrison, A. M., 35, 57. 

Mrs. Mattie B., 70. 
Hartford (Conn.), 12, 19, 26, 30, 32, 
33, 50, 51, 54, 67, 68, 69, 73 
74, 78, 79, 80, 87, 89, 90, 100 
Haskins, Mrs. Angeline T., 31, 69. 

Miss Edith A., 31, 69. 
Hastings, 8, 13. 
Hawley, Mrs. Agnes B., 70. 

George, 70. 

James, 70. 
Haxtun, Annie Arnoux, 58-62. 
Hay, Mrs. Edith C, 70, 82, 90. 
Hayden, Susannah, 107. 
Haves, Miss Edith M., 69. 
Ethel J., 69. 

Irving C, 69. 


Hedburv, in the parish of Ashburton, 

' 63. 
Heraldry, 8. 

heraldic terms and significations, 8. 
Hereditary Orders, 109. 

(See also Orders.) 
Highways, surveyor of, 23. 
Hill, Samuel L., 102. 
Hill towns west of the Connecticut 
'' River, settling of, 77. 
(See also Towns.) 
Hingham (Mass.), 13, 76, 77, 97, 100. 

exodus from, 77. 
Hinsdale (Mass.), 67, 69, 101. 
Historian, past, of the Society of 
Descendants of Robert Bart- 
let of Plymouth, see Sarah S. 
present, see Marian Longfellow. 
" Historical, Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical " book entitled see 
Pierce, Ebenezer W. 
research, 261 . 
(See also Research.) 
History, Genealogy and Biography 

see Genealogies, etc. 
" History of Roxbury, Massachusetts" 
see Drake, Francis S. 
the Society of Descendants of Rob- 
ert Bartlet of Plymouth, 85, 
96, 97, 109. 
Hoag, Mrs. Susie W., 70. 
Hoboken (N. J.), 73. 
Holland, 38, 39, 40. 

children of English Pilgrims inter- 
marrying with people of, 40. 
form of government, as in town 
meetings derived from Ger- 
many and, 44. 
(See also Germany.) 
Holmes, Amasa, 96. 

Betsey, wife, of, 96. 
Charles, gift by, of fire-back, to 
Society of Descendants of 
Robert Bartlet of Plymouth, 
Holmes, Mary, 106. 

Remember, 25. 
Holyoke (Mass.), 10, 26, 30, 32, 34, 
51, 67, 73, 75, 79, 90, 92, 97, 
Holyoke, Mount, 78, 89. 
Hopkins, Miss Mary A., 31, 47, 48, 
53, 69, 78, 80, 81, 89, 96-98. 
original verses by, written for and 
sung at Sixth Reunion of the 
Society, bv, 97, 98. 
Mrs. Susan J., 31, 53, 69, 97. 
Hoyt, Mrs. Madelyn B., 30, 53, 70. 

Hotels :— 

Crescent Hotel (Plymouth Mass.), 

Fraser House (Brockton Mass.), 85. 

Parker House (Boston Mass.), 52. 
Hubbard, Mrs. Evelyn B., 70. 

Miss Jennie S., 70. 

Sarah, 70. 
Huguenots, 42, 58. 


Illinois, 68, 74, 93, 97. 
Illustrations: — 

house builded in 1660, 2. 
portraits: Lucius Warren Bartlett, 4. 
Ermina B. Suhanek, 6. 
Charles H. Bartlett, 6. 
John A. Bartlett, 6. 
Marian Longfellow, 6. 
Bartlet coat-of-arms, 8. 
group picture at Bartlett Farm, 

Stoughton, 14. 
old house and family cradle at 

Ma no met, 16. 
old fire-back, etc. (1660), 35. 
Boulder on site of original home, 

37, 56. 
group picture of Fourth Reunion, 56. 
Mercer V. Tilson (late First Vice- 
President), 64. 
insignia of the Society, 81. 
Bryant house at Cummington 
(Mass.), 103. 
Immigrant, youthful, to educate, 44. 
duty of Americans to the, 44, 45. 
rights of the, 45. 

must be taught to honor the flag 
of their adopted country, 45. 
(See also Immigration.) 
Immigration: — 
undesirable, 44. 

duty of Americans towards emi- 
grants from other countries, 
(See also Immigrants.) 
Incorporation of Society of the De- 
scendants of Robert Bartlet 
of Plymouth, 10, 52. 
articles of, 26, 27, 52. 
contributions towards expense of, 51. 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
" past grand " of, 102. 
(See also Orders.) 
Indiana, 30, 72, 93. 
Indianapolis (Ind.), 30. 
/;/ Memoriam: — 

Mrs. Vesta (Bartlett) Tower, 112. 
Mrs. Alice (Bartlett) Burdick, 112. 

Mercer V. Tilson, 112. 

Mrs. Amanda B. Waterman, 112. 

Mrs. Emily Bartlett, 112. 
Insignia of the Society of Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth, 80, 83. 

description of, and price, 85. 

sale of, 91. 

cut of, 81. 
Intermarriages between English and 

people of Holland, 40. 
Iowa, 67, 73, 74. 
Iron-molding, 112. 

(See also Trades.) 
Islands: — 

Clark's, 23. 


James F. White Company, 110. 
Joel Munson's Sons see Munson. 

(See also Publishers.) 
Johnson, Mrs. Anna Bartlett, 26, 27, 
31, 53, 97. 
poem written by, for a Reunion, 

17, 33. 
Anna M., 70. 
Miss Elna, 70. 
Mrs. Mary E., 70. 
Miss Miriam, 70. 
Mrs. Zilpha, 70. 
Juries, grand, 23. 


Kansas, 70. 

Keith, Mrs. Mary Bird, 53, 70, 97. 

Susan O., 70. 
Kent (Eng.), county of, 59. 

(See also England.) 
Kenka Park (N. Y.), 69. 
Kilbourne, Alfred B., 70. 

Miss Beatrice, 70. 

Charles, 70. 

James N., 70. 

Miss Lucv, 53, 70. 

Mrs. Mary, 70. 

Joseph, 70. 
Kingston (Mass.), 67, 69, 75, 76, 95, 

Knapp, Mrs. Agnes P., 70. 

E. Clayton, 70. 

Fordyce L., 70. 
Knight, Miss Blanche, 70. 

James, 70. 

Mrs. Mary Z., 70. 

Ray, 70. 
Kratzer, Mrs. Helen K., 70. 
Kurtz, Mrs. Ada B., 70. 


" Landmarks of Plymouth" see Davis. 
Lands, 26. 

grant of, to Adam Bartelot, 13, 24. 

Brian (a Knight), 13. 
records of Plymouth (Mass.), 36. 
lot of, to Robert Bartlet from Mrs. 
Richard Warren, 23, 30. 
maps of, 51. 
survey and, 36. 
at Manomet, 23. 
right of way over, 36, 58. 
(See alst) Manomet.) 
bought by Peter Warren in Boston, 

sale of, to Charles A. Stone, 36. 
deed of, recorded at Plymouth 
(Mass.), 36. 
Lapham, George A., 70. 
Law, 12, 109, 110. 

(See also Professions.) 
Laws of New England have made 
her famous for good govern- 
ment and equity, 44. 
" League of American Pen Women" 
(Washington, D. C), 109. 
founder of, 109. 
Lectures, 110. 

lecturer on colonial, historical and 
literary subjects, 110. 
Lee (Mass.), 66. 
Leicester (Mass.), 61. 
Leonard, Mrs. James B., 70. 
Letter to Charles H. Stone from the 
Secretary of the Society of 
Descendants of Robert Bart- 
let of Plymouth, 58. 
(See also Societies.) 
Lewiston (Me.), 97. 
Lexington (Mass.), 62. 

battle of, 62. 
Leyden (Holland), 38. 

Lincoln, Abraham, 112. 

speech of, at Cooper's Institute, 

New York City, 101. 
call of, April 16, 1861, for troops and 

response to, 112. 

Link, Ernest, 70. 
Mrs. Jessie, 70. 
Miss Margaret, 70. 

List of charter members ot the Soci- 
ety, 30, 31. 
contributors toward expense of me- 
morial, 53, 82. 
mailing, of the Society, 87. 
one hundred and forty-five names of 
members, on file, 93. 


Literature, men of, name of Bartlett 

figures among, 40. 
Little James, the (ship), 23, 38, 39. 

(See also Ships.) 
Living Descendants of Robert and 
Mary (Warren) Bart let sec 
Roster of Living Descendants. 
Logan, Mrs. Annie C, 70. 
London (Eng.), 23, 63. 
Longfellow, Arthur H., 71. 
Henry Greville, 71. 
Miss Ellen T., 71. 

Louise A., 7 1. 
Henry Wadsworlh (the poet), 25, 
" 32, 40, 51. 
two lines of descent from Robert 
(1), of Plymouth: 
Robert (1), Benjamin (2), Ben- 
jamin (3), Jr., Priscilla (4) 
Susannah (Samson) (5), Gen- 
eral Peleg (6) (Wadsworth), 
Zilpah (7) (Wadsworth), 
Henry (8) Wadsworth Long- 
Second line: Robert (1), Joseph 
(2), Joseph (3), Samuel (4), 
Elizabeth (5), Zilpah (6) 
(Wadsworth), Henry (7) 
Wadsworth Longfellow. 
Marian Adele, 3, 5, 6, 32, 48, 51, 52, 
53, 71, 76, 79, 80, 84, 90, 92, 
96, 99, 109. 
addresses of, before the Society, 
38-47, 54-58, 80, 83, 84, 91. 
compilation of History of the 

Society, 85, 96. 
letter of sympathy sent by the 
Society to, on death of her 
brother, 96. 
birthplace of, 109. 
first marriage, 110. 
children by, 1 10. 
second marriage, 110. 
two lines of descent from Robert 
(1) Bartlet of Plymouth, 111. 
First line: Robert (1), Benja- 
min (2), Benjamin (3), Pris- 
cilla (4), Susannah (5), (Sam- 
son) General Peleg (6) (Wads- 
worth), Zilpah '(7) (Wads- 
worth), Stephen (8) (Long- 
fellow, Marian Adele 
Longfellow (9). 
Second line: Robert (1), Jo- 
seph (2), Joseph (3), Sam- 
uel (4), Elizabeth (5), Zil- 
pah (6), Stephen (7) (Long- 
fellow), Marian Adele (8) 

Stephen (4), 111. 

Zilpah (Wadsworth), wife of, 109. 
Stephen (5), 

Marianne (Preble), wife of, 111. 
daughtei u! lion. William Pitt 
Preble, Judge of Supreme 
Court of Maine and E. E. 
and M. P. to the Court of 
the Netherlands, 109. 
William Pitt Preble, 96. 
death of, 96. 
sister of, 109. 
Los Angeles (Cab), 68. 
Lovell, Mrs. Eugenia F. B., 30, 33, 

51, 70, 89. 
Lowell, James Russell, 50. 

poem of, quoted by President of the 

Society, 50. 
" What is so rare as a day in June," 


Mable, Ann, 63. 

Thomas, 63. 
Macey, Mrs. Mercie W., 71. 
Magazines: — 

The " Colonial," 85, 91. 
Mailing list of living descendants of 
Robert and Mary (Warren) 
Bartlet, 66-75. 
Maine, 31, 40, 73, 93, 97. 

" Daughters" of, 109. 
Manchester (Conn.), 74. 
Manley, Martha, 107. 
Mann, Mrs. Elizabeth Bird, 30, 71. 

Horace W., 19, 30. 
Manomet (Mass.), 10, 30, 31, 52, 55, 

57, 67. 

White Horse Beach at, 15. 

land at, belonging to Robert (1) 

Bartlet, 23. 
home of Joseph (2) Bartlet at, 57. 
boulder (memorial), 9, 36, 37, 51, 53, 

58, 76, 82, 112. 
Ponds, 9, 35, 579. 

Maps and Charts drawn by Mercer 
V. Tilson 51, 58. 

(See also Charts.) 

{Sec also Lands.) 
Marriages, record of, 88. 

(See also Records.) 
Marsh, Mrs. Elizabeth (Jouat), - s<) , 60, 

62, 63. 
Marshall, Mrs. Harriet A., 71. 
Marshfield Centre (Mass.), 31, 67. 

Hills (Mass.), 75, 97. 
Mason, Charles N., 71. 

Charles W., 71. 


Dorris (Doris?), 71. 
Dudley, 71. 
Mrs. Edith, 71. 
Miss Flora L., 71. 
Frank B., 71. 
Miss Marian, 71. 

Martha, 71. 
Stanley, 71. 
Walter, 71. 
Miss Winifred. 
Massachusetts (Commonwealth of), 
7, 15, 21, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33 
34, 39, 42, 46, 50, 60, 62, 64, 
66, 75, 76, 77, 79, 81, 83, 84, 
85, 86, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 
97, 100, 101, 102, 108, 112. 
Governor of, 
great seal of, 27. 
Secretary of, 26, 27. 
some families of western, 76-78. 
State Militia of, 112. 

Fourth Regiment, Company E, 
Massachusetts Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Revolution, Society ot 
" Founders," 109. 
(See also Socieites.) 
Mathematics, professor of, 100. 

(See also Schools.) 
Matthewson, Mrs. Flora, 48, 81. 
Mayflower, the (ship), 23, 38, 39, 42, 
49, 60, 61, 62. 
compact signed on, 23, 38. 

commissioners signing, 23, 57. 
second voyage of, 38. 
" log," so-called, of the, 39. 
Pilgrims, 59. 
descendants, 89, 109. 
(See also Ships.) 
Mayflower Descendants, Society of, 
banquet of, 39. 
magazine, 88. 
(See also Society.) 
Signers, 58. 
McCullough, Mrs. A. Starr, 71. 
McFarlin, Miss Helen, 71. 
Sampson, 31. 

McGregory, Daniel E., 71. 
Miss Edith, 71. 

Gladys, 71. 
Harry L., 71. 
Mrs. Minnie T., 71 

McGrevy, Mrs. Alida, 71. 

Miss Dorothy V., 71. 
McLouth (Kan.), 70. 
McMillen, Martha E., 107. 

Mecca, the, Plymouth (Mass.), of 
New England, 49. 

Medfield (Mass.), 72, 73. 
medicine, 12. 
Physicians, 12. 
(See also Professions.) 
Meetings of the Society of Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth see Society of 
1 )escendants, etc. 
Mellen, John ()., 71. 
Lewis B., 71. 
( )rson J., 71. 
Memorial on site of home of Robert 
Bartlet, to erect, 17, 32, 33, 57. 
exercises at site of, 47. 
fund, 80. 
work of Mercer V. Tils m, relative 

to, 76, 112. 
buildings, 26, 80. 
expenses of, 34. 

contributions towards, 51, 82, 90. 
tablet, 26, 80. 
cost of, 36. 

photograph of, submitted, 36. 
to Major-Genl. William Francis Bart- 
let, 41. 
Memorial shaft at Plymouth, 42. 

(See also Plymouth.) 
Meriden (Conn.), 87. 
Methodist Church at Plymouth see 

Milburn (X. }.), 84. 
Middleboro, (Mass.), 20, 30, 31, 68, 

70, 72, 73, 89. 
Middletown (Conn.), 70, 73. 
Milford (Conn.), 69. 
Militia, state (Mass.), 112. 

(See also Troops. ) 
Milk, five quarts of milk the equiva- 
lent in value of fifteen dollars 
of Continental money, 77. 
Milton (Mass.), 97. 
Mining see Nevada. 

Nonotuck Silk Company, 102. 
Molines, Priscilla, 42. 

robbed of her birthright, 42. 
Money, Continental, comparative 
value of, with necessities of 
life, 77. 
Montclair (N. I.), 31, 68. 
Moon, Mrs. Ella B., 71. 
Morris, Edward Francis, 71. 
Henry Wadsworth, 71, 110. 
John Alden, 71. 
Madeleine Preble see Scharf, Mrs. 

William Francis, 110. 
William Longfellow, 110. 
Winifred Grey, 71. 

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Morton, Mrs. Martha B., 71. 
Mortar and Pestle said to have been 
brought over in the Ann in 
1623, 96. 
Motives which brought the Pilgrims 
from Holland to the new 
world, 39, 40. 
(See also Pilgrims.) 
(See also Holland.) 
Mount Holyoke, 78. 
Mount Tom (Holyoke, Mass.), 10, 78, 
89, 91, 95. 
Mountain Park, 75, 89, 91. 
Mt. Holyoke see Mount Holyoke. 
Mt. Tom see Mount Tom. 
Munson's Sons, Joel ('publishers), 61. 

(See also Publishers.) 
Music, composer of songs and other, 
Committee on, see Committees. 


Napa (Cal.), 72. 
Napersville (Mass.), 74, 97. 
National Society of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution, 
charter member of the, 109. 
of Daughters of Founders and Pa- 
triots of America, 109. 
New England Women, 109. 
(See also Societies.) 
National Genealogical Society, 109. 
Geographical Society, 109. 
(See also Societies.) 
Nauman, Mrs. Polly McFarlin, 31. 
Navy, 12. 

(See also Professions.) 
Necrology : — 

Benjamin Bartlet, 10. 

Hannah Bartlet, 10. 

Mercer V. Tilson, 10, 76, 83, 90, 

Mrs. Vesta Bartlett Tower, 113. 
Alice Bartlett Burdick, 76, 84, 

89, 90, 113. 
Amanda B. Waterman, 76, 95, 

Emily Bartlett, 95, 113. 

Needham (Mass.), 97. 
Neponset, 69. 

Netherlands, E. E. and M. P. to the 
Court of the, 109. 

Nevada, 69, 71, 110. 

Newark, 68, 75. 

New Bedford (Mass.), 30, 67. 

Newbury or Newberry, 9, 13, 24, 25. 

Newcomber, Mrs. Elizabeth T., 71. 

New England, 22, 38, 39, 44, 61, 95, 
colonies, 87. 

laws of, have made, famous for 
good government and equity, 
(See also Laws.) 
Plymouth the Mecca of, 49. 
New England Telegraph and Tele- 
phone Company, 106. 
Women, National Society of, 109 

(See also Societies.) 
Hampshire, 31,40, 87, 97. 
Haven (Conn.), 30, 67, 70, 74. 
Jersey, 31, 68, 73, 75, 84, 93, 97. 
Lenox (Mass.), 68. 
Milford (Conn.), 70. 
Newport (R. I.), 9. 
Newspaper correspondent, 109. 

(See also Professions.) 
Newton (Mass.), 72 

Highlands (Mass.), 70. 
New York City (N. Y.), 68, 69, 71, 75, 

101, 110. 
New York, 61, 67, 68, 69, 71, 74, 93, 

Nichols, Mrs. Cora L., 71. 

Miss Leora, 71. 
Nickerson, Charles A., 71. 
E. Elliott, 71. 
John C, 71. 
Miss Lina B., 71. 
Mrs. Margaret B., 71. 

Polly M., 71. 
William B., 71. 
Nonotuck Silk Company, 102. 

(See also Mills.) 
Norfolk (Ya.), 75. 
Norman Conquest, 24. 
Normandy, 24. 

Northampton (Mass.), 71, 73, 87, 102. 
North Auburn (Me.), 31. 

Easton (Mass.), 68, 70, 75, 97. 

Hanson (Mass.), 31, 75. 

Pearl St., Bridgewater (Mass.), 88 

(See also Streets.) 
Yakima (Wash.), 70. 


Oath, freeman's see Freeman. 

Officers of the Society of Descendants 
of Robert Bartlet of Plym- 
outh see Societv 

reports of, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. 
election of, 17, 19, 20, 26, 29, 31, 

duties of, 27, 28. 
vacancies on board of, 28. 


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Officers and Emoluments, shameless 

traffic in, 44. 
Ohio, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 93. 
Old Bridgewater Historical Society, 84. 

(See also Societies.) 
" Old North " Chapter, D. A. R., 
anthem of, 97. 
South Meeting House, 39. 
(See also Churches.) 
Olds, Mrs. Ella S., 72. 

Silas S., 72. 
Olin, William M., 27. 
Oneida Seminary, 108. 
Open letter of Mercer V. Tilson see 

Opie, Sarah, 63. 

Nich., 63. 
Orcutt, Alpheus, 72. 
Orders: — 

" Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows," 102. 

" Americans of Armorial Ances- 
try," 109. 
" Descendants of Colonial Gov- 
ernors," 109. 
Oregon, 68, 70. 
Otis, name of, 60. 
James, 60. 
Mercy, 60. 
" Our Pilgrim Ancestors," address, 


Pabodie, Ruth, wife of Benjamin 

(3) Bartlett, 111. 
Pacific Ocean alone barred further 
emigration from the East, 
Packard, Miss Anna E., 72. 

Charles A., 72. 

Charles E., 72. 

Clayton L., 72. 

Clifford I., 72. 

Clifford S., 72. 

Cyrus W., 72. 

Frank, 72. 

George O., 72. 

Harley, 72. 

Harold C, 72. 

Harry, 72. 

Henry, 72. 

Herman, 17, 20, 30, 72, 97. 

Miss Ida M., 72. 

John H., 72. 

Joseph A., 72. 

Miss Lillian, 72. 
Lucy, 72. 

Luther W., 72. 

Miss Margaret A., 72. 

Margorie, 72. 
Mrs. Mary C, 72. 

Mary Carr, 30, 72. 
Miss Mary E., 72. 

Minnie R., 72. 
Muriel, 72. 
Miss Olive M., 72. 
Parker, 72. 
Miss Rachel A., 72. 

Rachel M., 72. 
Ralph A., 72. 
Robert B., 72. 
Miss Ruth A., 72. 

Ruth E., 72. 
Thomas T., 72. 
Walter A., 72. 
William, 72. 
Palmer (Mass.), 19, 30, 68. 
Panama Canal, 113. 
Panama-Pacific Universal Exposition 
at San Francisco (Cal.), 1915, 
invites Society of Descendants of 
Robert Bartlet of Plymouth 
to attend, 1 14. 
Park Street Church (Boston), 83, 92. 

(See also Churches.) 
Parker House (Boston), agreement of 
incorporation of Society, 
signed at the, 52. 
(See also Incorporation.) 
Parliament (England), 24. 
Bartletts in, 24. 
(See also English.) 
Pasadena (Cal.), 72. 
Payson, George E., 72. 
Mrs. Jerusha H., 72. 
Julia R., 72. 
Peacham (Vt.), 67. 
Peabody see Pabodie (old form). 
Pease, Kenneth, 72. 
Pembroke (Mass.), 112. 
Pension of Nathaniel Tower, 77. 
Pennsylvania, 68, 93, 97. 
Peoria (Ariz.), 67, 71, 73. 
Perkins, Mrs. Amanda B., 72. 
Philadelphia (Pa.), 68, 97. 
Physicians see Medicine. 
(See also Professions.) 
Photograph of Memorial submitted, 
36, 51. 
members of the Society, 14, 56, 96, 
Pierce, Ebenezer, 62. 

book by, entitled " Historical, Gen- 
ealogical and Biographical," 


(See a/so < Genealogies.) 
Pilgrim ' Mothers" also worthy of 

note, 40. 
Pilgrims, 9, 15, 17, 22, 23, 38, 39, 40, 
42, 43, 44, 40, 58, 59, 60, 02. 
motives which broughl the, to the 

new world, 39, 40. 
spirit oi i he, 43, 46. 
debt we owe them, 38-47. 
jests at expense of the term "Plym- 
outh Rock," 45. 
Pilgrims, singleness oi purpose' oi the, 
Richard Warren, the Pilgrim, who 
came over in the Mayflower 
(1620), 61. 
Pittsfield(Mass.), 67, 70. 
/'/nine Jinn/, the (ship), 61. 
(See also Ships. ) 

fohn Warren who came in, 62. 
Plainfield (Mass.), 72. 
Plymouth (Eng. ), 63. 
Plymouth (Mass.), 3, 0, 10, il, 15. 
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 
30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 56, 42, 50, 
51, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 02, 
65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 73, 75, 76, 
80, S3, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 80, 
06, 07, 00, 100, 110, 112. 
memorial shall at, 42. 
the Mecca of New England, 40. 
land records of, 36. 
town records, 23, 88. 
colonial history of, 15. 
objects ol interest at, 15. 
Colony, 23, 26, 41. 
White Horse beach, 55. 
Eel river, I. 7 !. 
Court Street , 3, 47. 
Brewster Street, 31, 47. 
deed ot land to Society, recorded at, 

South, 0. 
Rock, 45. 

settlement, 0. 
(.Sec also Set tlements. ) 
(X. 11.), 51. 

Politics: — 

Abolitionist, Garrison, 102. 

Prohibition, 102. 

" Free Soil," 102. 
Pope, Hannah, 102, 106, 108. 
Porter, Mrs. II. G., 72. 

Church, 85. 

(See also Churches. ) 
Portland (Me.), 71, 100. 

(Ore. I, 68, 70. 
Powers, Samuel, 46. 
Pratt, Mrs. Elizabeth B., 33, 12. 

Preble, Hon, William Pitt, Judge of 
the Supreme Court of Maine, 
diid foreign minister to the 
Court of the Netherlands,109. 
Marianne, daughter of, and wife of 
Stephen (5) Longfellow, 111. 
Press correspondent on White House 
list, 100. 
(See also Professions.) 
army, 12. 
Bartlett, name of, figures among 

the, 40. 
bookkeeping mid expert account- 
ing, 100. 
diplomat, 100. 
divinity, 12. 
hi w, 12. 
literature, 108. 
poetry, 108. 
medicine, 12. 

physicians, 12. 
Navy, 12. 

newspaper correspondent of White 
House (Washington, I). C.) list, 100. 
surveyors, 23. 
teacher^, 101, 108. 
Prohibition ticket, 102. 

(See also Politics. ) 
Providence (R. I.), 33, 41, 52, 75. 
Provincial Congress, 60. 
President of the, 60. 
(See also Congresses.) 
Publications, 26. 
Publishers: - 

Joel Munson's Sons, 61. 
Puffer, D. R., 07. 

Mrs. Mary T., wife of, 07. 
Puritans, 38, 50, 44, 58. 
I'm nam Phalanx: - 
Secretary of, 102. 
Captain in veteran corps of, 102. 
history of, written by Lucius Warren 
Bartlett, 102". 


Race intermarriages: - 

Dutch and English, 40. 
Rame (Cornwall, Eng.), 63. 
Rancocas (N. J.), 97. 
Randall, Harrison E., 73. 

I lerbert, 73. 
Records in a family Bible, 10, 87, 88. 

of the town of Plymouth, 23. 
will of Robert (1) Bartlet in, 23. 

of the Bartlet Family, 24. 

land, of Plymouth, 36. 

of the Society, relative to the memo- 
rial to Robert Bartlet, 58. 


of deaths, 88. 
marriages, 88. 

marriage of Hannah Stevens to 
Benjamin Bartlet, 88. 
Reed, Mrs. Phebe A., 73. 
Reports of the President of the Soci- 
ety, relative to its incorpora- 
tion, 52. 
as Chairman Committee on Memo- 
rial see Memorial. 
Treasurer, 34, 53, 82, 89, 92. 
Secretary, 32, 33, 34, 48, 50-53, 78- 

82, 89-92. 
Historian, 21, 22, 25, 57, 92-93, 
(See also Society.) 
Research, antiquarian, 26. 
historical, 26. 
genealogical, 26. 
Revolutionary War (1775-83), 18, 77. 
Cummington (Mass.), soon after 
the close of the, 13, 87, 101. 
named of those who settled, 87. 
Nathaniel Tower, a soldier in the, 77. 
" high cost of living " as shown by 
the purchasing value of his 
pension, 77. 
Rhode Island, 33, 67, 75. 

Secretary of State (1855-1872), 41. 
Rice, Miss Jessie K., 73. 
Mrs. Joanna T., 73. 
John M., 97. 
Lilla E., 73. 
Ralph, 73. 
Richards, John, 63. 
Richmond (Cal.), 68. 
Richville (N. Y.), 67. 
Ritchie, Mrs. Hortense K., 73. 
Rivers: — 

Avon, the (England), 24, 54. 
Connecticut, the, 77, 78. 
Eel (Plymouth, Mass.), 23. 
' Rivulet," the, autograph poem writ- 
ten by, and given by William 
Cullen Bryant to Mrs. Sa- 
lome Bartlet, unfortunately 
lost, 103-105. 
Robbins, Hiram, 73. 
Loring, 31, 73. 
Miss Susan B., 73. 
Robinson, Miss Flora B., 73. 

Rev. John, 38. 
Rockford (111.), 74, 
Rockport (Mass.), 67. 
Roosevelt, Theodore, administration 

of, 109. 
Roster of Living Descendants of Rob- 
ert and Mary (Warren) Bart- 
let of Plymouth, 66-75. 

Roxbury (Mass.), 20, 26, 30, 34, 67, 
70, 71. 
history of, by Francis S. Drake, 60. 
Russell, Elvina F., 106. 

Salem (Mass.), 60, 61. 
Salt Lake City (I'tah), 30, 67, 69, 70. 
Sampson, Mrs. Mary FL, 73. 
Samson, John, 111. 

Priscilla (Bartlel ), wife of, 111. 

Susannah, daughter of, 111. 

and wife of General Peleg Wads- 
worth, 111. 
San Francisco (Cal. ), 1 13. 
Scharf, Dorothy Ellen, 73. 

Eugene Arnold, 73. 

Mrs. Paul (Madeleine Preble Mor- 
ris), 73, 110. 

Priscilla Alden, 73. 
Schools: — 

Bryant and Stratton, at Hartford 
(Conn.), 100. 

professor of mathematics in, 100. 

bookkeeper and expert account- 
ant, 100. 
Schultz, Earl, 73. 

Elva, 73. 

Howard, 73. 

Miss Mildred, 73. 
Ruby, 73. 

Mrs. Velva M., 73. 
Science, name of Bartlett figures 

among men of, 40. 
Scituate (Mass.), 77, 101. 
Sculpture, 41. 

noted sculptor, 41. 
Seattle (Wash.), 68, 69. 
Second Congregational Church at 
Plymouth (Mass.), 9. 

(See also Churches.) 
Secretary-Treasurer, office of, 108. 
Separatists' church, 38. 

(See also Churches.) 
Settlements: — 

first white, previous to 1639, 9. 

Plymouth Rock, 9. 

Second Precinct, 9. 

clerks of, 9. 

Pilgrim, 9. 
Sheriff of Coventry (Eng.) see Cov- 
Ships: — 

Alice, the, 61 . 

Ann, the, 9, 11, 15, 19, 22, 13, 38, 
40, 49, 55, 60, 62, 96. 

(See also Piv 

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Arbella, the, 60, 61. 
Fortune, the, 38. 
Handmaid, the, 38. 
Little James, the, 23, 38. 
Mayflower, the, 23, 38, 39, 42, 49, 

Plaine J nan, the, 61, 62. 
Shoe- ma king, 112. 

(See also Trades.) 
Short, Airs. Josephine F., 73. 
Sidnam (England), 63. 
Signer of the Declaration of Independ- 
ence, a, 40, 41. 
(See also Bartlet, Dr. Josiah.) 
Simmons, Airs. Mary B., 73. 

Moses, 53. 
Singleton, Airs. Blanche K., 73. 
Miss Clara I., 73. 
Frank E., 73. 
Mrs. Eucy B., 73. 
Slaves see Fugitive Slaves. 
Smart, Mrs. Mary K., 73. 
Sidney, Jr., 73. 
Miss Virginia, 73. 
Smith, Miss Dorris (Doris?), 73. 
George A., 48, 81, 97. 
Airs. George A., 97. 
Capt. John, 22, 97. 
Karl £>., 73. 
Kirby, 73. 
Eawrence F., 73. 
Eindsley, Company, 34, 53. 
Ralph W., 73. 
Miss Verna, 73. 
Walter, 73. 
Societies: — 

" Alden Kindred of America," 42, 
81, 109. 
Secretary of the 48, 81. 
" American Society of Colonial Fam- 
ilies," 10,'42, 81, 83, 85. 94. 
banquets of the, 83. 
Board of Assistants, 109. 
magazine of the, 85. 
Secretary of the, 48, 81, 85, 94. 
"Antiquity, Society of" (Worces- 
ter, 'Mass. ), 12. 
corresponding member of the, 12. 
" Bradford Familv," 42. 
" Brewster Family," 42. 

Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution," 109. 
' Daughters of Founders and Pat- 
riots of America," 109. 
" Daughters of Maine," 109. 
' Descendants of Robert Bartlet of 
Plymouth," 10, 19, 24, 54. 
call to organize the, 11. 
by-laws of, 20, 26, .30, 79, 86, 91. 

Bartlett kindred, 49, 54. 
insignia of the, 80, 83, 85. 
" Founders Societv " of the Massa- 
chusetts D. A. R., 109. 
"Genealogical, National," 109. 
" < .lographical, National," 109. 
Harlerian Society " (England), 58, 
(.Sec also PZngland.) 
Mayflower Descendants," 39, 89, 
' 109. 
" Old Bridgewater Historical Soci- 
ety," 84. 
" Tower Genealogical Society," 48, 

57, 81. 
" Winslow Family " and others, 42. 
Society, the, unless otherwise specified 
see Society of the Descend- 
ants of Robert Bartlet of 
Society of the Descendants of Robert 
Bartlet of Plymouth, Inc., 
10, 11, 15, 21, 26, 32, 36, 47, 
52, 55, 57, 58, 83, 84, 87, 89, 
92, 95, 99. 
first meeting, 10. 

second reunion, 15, 16, 17, 32, 57. 
election of officers, 17, 19, 20, 26, 33, 

51, 96. 
President's address, 17-19. 
report of Secretary, 19, 20. 
permanent organization formed, 19. 
list of Charter Members, 30-31. 
third annual reunion, 31, 47, 57. 
records of, 50-53. 
election of officers, 31, 111. 
old, dissolved, charter of new ac- 
cepted, 52. 
deed of land to, 36. 

letter to Charles H. Stone, from 
Secretary of, 58. 
dues of, 20, 79', 83. 
constitution and by-laws, 20. 
report of Treasurer, 21, 82. 

Historian, 21, 22, 25. 
third reunion, -31, 57. 
by-laws, 26, 30. 
"amendments to, 29, 30, 79, 80. 
duties of officers, 27, 28. 
vacancies in office, how filled, 28 
meetings, 28. 
fourth annual reunion, 47, 78-82. 
address of President, 48, 49, 50, 78. 
order of exercises, 47, 48. 
roll-call of members, 78, 79. 
election of officers, 79, 90. 
fiscal year of, 79, 80. 
associate members of, 79. 

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Roster of living descendants, 66-75. 
fifth annual reunion, 75-83, 89— ( > 1 . 
President's address, 76-78. 
Secretary' s report, 89-92. 
Historian's report, 83, 84, 94, 95. 
permanent insignia of, 80. 
sixth annual reunion of, 85-97. 
call for, 85. 
programme of, 85. 
President's address, 87-89. 
Insignia of the Society, 80, 83, 85. 

description and price, 85. " 
gifts to the, 96. 
mailing list of, 87. 
meeting of executive board of, 92. 
general history of, to print, 96. 
place of meeting of, 92. 
policy of the, 107. 
loss and gain in membership, 94. 
growth of, 95. 

members held in loving remem- 
brance by the, 112. 
invitation to the Society to attend 
the Panama-Pacific Universal 
Exposition in 1915, 114. 
Somerville (Mass.), 71. 
" Songs of Friendship," volume of 
verse by Ermina (Bartlett) 
Suhanek, 108. 
Soule, Mrs. Amanda B., 31. 
South Boston (Mass.), 81. 
Braintree (Mass.), 81. 
Cowes (Mass.), 71. 
Hanson (Mass.), 26, 30, 33, 64, 74, 

76, 79, 84, 88, 90, 97, 112. 
Plymouth (Mass.), 9, 35, 57. 
Spence, Miss Eva, 74. 

Mrs. Lulu B., 74. 
Spokane (Wash.), 68. 
Springfield (Mass.), 30, 31, 66, 69, 70, 
72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 90, 91, 97. 
Squier, Mrs. Cora B., 73. 
Standish, Myles, 42. 
State Council of Connecticut, Executive 
Board of, member of the, 102. 
Stationers, 101. 

Stephens, Hannah see Stevens. 
Sterling Manufacturing Company, 102. 
Sternberger, Jesse H., 73. 

William A., 73. 
Stevens, Hannah, 102, 108. 
marriage of, 88. 
(See also Records.) 
Harold E. E., 97. 
Mrs. Mary A., 97. 
Stone, Charles A., 36. 
sale of land to, 36. 
letter to, from the Secretary of the 
Society, 58. 

Stopham (Sussex County, England), 
13, 24. 
church, 24. 
Stoughton (Mass.), 10, 11, 14, 19, 30, 
54, 68, 71, 76, 88, 89, 97, 100, 
removal of Edward Bartlett from, 
77, 87. 
Stowell, Deborah, of Hingham (Mass.), 

Stranger within our gates, the debt 

we owe the, 43. 
Stratton, Bryant and, School, 100. 

(See also Schools.) 
Streeter, Mrs. Vesta W., 73. 
Streets: — 

Brewster (Plymouth, Mass.), 31, 

47, 50. 
Court (Plymouth, Mass.), 31, 47, 

Park (Boston, Mass.), 83, 93. 
North Main (Brockton, Mass.), 85. 
North Pearl (Bridgewater, Mass.), 
Strong, Mrs. Eunice B., 73. 
Sturtevant, Miss Alice, 73. 
Aimer V., 73. 
Miss Zilpha, 73. 
Suhanek, Ermina (Bartlett), 6, 26, 27, 
30, 32, 34, 48, 51, 53, 73, 75, 
79, 81, 83, 86, 90, 91, 92, 94, 
95,96, 97, 110. 
reports of, 32, 33, 34, 48, 50-53, 

78-82, 89-91, 92, 95, 97. 
letter of, to Charles H. Stone, 58. 
birthplace of, 108. 
faithful services of, 95. 
teacher, 108. 

ancestral line from Robert (1), 108. 
author of " Songs of Friendship," 

Joseph, 108. 

birthplace of, 108. 
Superior (Wis.), 70. 
Supreme Court of Maine, Judge of the, 
(See also Law.) 
Sussex County (England), 13, 24. 
Swans, 8, 24. 
Sylvester, John E., 73. 

Tablet, bronze, see Boulder, 
tablets, 26. 
expenses of, 34. 
list of contributors towards expense 
of, 53. 
(See also Memorial.) 


Tacoma (Wash.), 67. 

Taunton (Mass.), 71. 

Taussig, Rudolph J., 114. 

Taylor, Zachary {President of the 

1'nited'States), 41. 
Teachers, 100, 108. 

(See also Professions.) 
Tennessee, 67. 
Texas, 67, 93. 
Thetford (Vt.), 25. 
Thompsonville (Conn.), 102. 
Thrall, Miss Alice, 74, 80, 90, 97. 
Emma B., 30, 74, 97. 
Joseph B. t 74. 
Oliver J., 30. 
Throw, Miss Bessie, 74. 
Mrs. Ida B., 74. 
Margaret, 74. 
Nancy, 74. 
Tillson, Arthur, 74. 
Miss A. Lenore, 74. 
Byron W., 74. 
Cyrus M., 74. 
Miss Dorothy F., 74. 
Earl, 74. 
Edward H., 97. 
Mrs. Edward H., 97, 
Edmund, 74, 87. 
Elisha Avery, 97. 
John A., 74.' 
Miss Mabel, 74. 

Marian, 74. 
Mercer V. see Tilson. 
Roland F., 53, 74, 97. 
Elizabeth (7), wife of Ephraim (6) 

Bartlett, 101, 108. 
Edmund (7), 100, 101. 

Phebe Bartlett, wife of, 101. 
Welcome ( ), 101. 

Leah Tower, wife of, 101. 
Ephraim (6), 101. 

Fear (Waterman), 101. 
Tilson, name of, 13, 15, 64, 76, 78. 
(See also Tillson.) 
family of, 64, 77-78. 
(See also Tilson Genealogy.) 
Edmond, 65. 
Edmund, 13. 
John Q., 30, 74. 

Mercer V., 26, 27, 30, 33, 36, 51, 
58, 64, 74, 79, 82, 88. 
bill rendered by, 34. 
open letter of, 64, 65. 
maps of land, made by, 58. 
death of, 10, 76, 84, 90, 113. 
soldier, genealogist and author, 

biography of, 112. 
tribute to, 112. 

farm, 77. 
Elizabeth, 102. 
Welcome, 78, 87. 

Leah Tower, wife of, 78. 
descendants of Edmund, 78. 
Genealogy, 10, 64, 65, 84, 88, 112. 

price of, 65. 
(See also Genealogies.) 
Tipton (la.), 67, 74. 
Toledo (Ohio), 75. 

Tower of Fontenoy, capture of, 8, 24. 
Tower, name of, 13. 

John (1), of Hingham (Mass.), 100. 
genealogical lines, 76, 77, 78. 
genealogy, 87, 112. 
Leah, date of death of, 77. 

wife of Welcome Tilson, 78. 
Luther B., 87. 
Steven, 87. 

(See also Stephen.) 
line of, 77. 

records in family Bible of, 87, 88. 
Anna (Bowker), wife of, 77, 101. 
Rhoda (7), 101. 
Nathaniel, 77. 

a pensioner of the Revolutionary 

(See also Revolutionary War.) 
Milly (Bartlett), 87, 88. 
descendants of John, one hundred 
and sixty-eight on roster, 78. 
George Warren, 48, 81. 
Walter, 74. 

Genealogical Society, 57, 81, 87, 100. 
officers and members of the, 76. 
(See also Societies.) 
Peter (5), 87, 101. 
line of, 77. 

Deborah (Stowell), wife of, 77. 
Salome, 100, 101, 102, 108. 
Charles W., 74, 97. 
Charlemagne, representative of, 87. 
Cullen, 74. 
Miss Esther, 74. 
George Warren, 48, 81, 97. 
Miss Grace, 74. 
Henry L., 74. 
Herbert, 74. 
John, 13. 

Miss Mary A., 31. 
Stephen, 15. 

Theodore Parker, 30, 74. 
Town clerks, 9. 
moderator, 9. 

meeting, form of, derived from Hol- 
land and Germany, 44. 
Mrs. Mabel T., 74. 
Towns, hill, west of the Connecticut 
river, settled, 77. 


Trades: — 

cooper, 23. 
wine, 23. 

shoe-making, 112. 

iron molding, 112. 
Translations from the French, 110. 
Treasurer's reports, 21, 34, 53. 
Treasurer-Secretary, office of see Sec- 
Troops, State' (Mass.), Militia, 112. 

Fourth Regiment, Company F., 112. 
Tucker, Robert, 61. 

Sarah, daughter of, 61. 
Turner (Me.), 73. 


Ulrich, Mrs. Flora B., 30, 53. 
Miss Olive E., 74. 
W. Leroy, 30, 74. 
United States of America, 41, 44, 45. 
President of the, 41. 
duty of the immigrant to these, 44, 

Coast Survey, 35, 57. 
Volunteers, 112. 

Call of Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 
1861, for troops, 112. 
(See also Wars, Civil.) 
Universal Exposition (1915), Panama- 
Pacific, at San Francisco 
(Cal.), 114. 
Society of Descendants of Robert 
Bartlet of Plymouth invited 
to attend, 114. 
Utah, 30, 67, 68, 69, 70, 93. 


Vermont, 30, 67, 70. 
Verses by Miss Mary A. Hopkins, 98. 
book of, by Ermina B. Suhanek, 98. 
the Historian, 110. 
Virginia, 38, 61, 62, 75. 
Visitations of Devonshire County, 
England, 59, 63. 
(See also Harlerian Society Chart.) 
(See also England.) 


Wadsworth, Elizabeth (Bartlet), wife 
of General Peleg, 40, 111. 
Deacon Peleg, 111. 

Susannah (Samson), wife of, 111. 
General Peleg (Penobscot Expedi- 
tion), 111). 

captured by British, 40. 
imprisoned at Fort George, Cas- 
tine (Me.), 40. 
escaped from, 40. 
Walker, name of, 60. 
Walpole (Mass.), 74. 
Waltham (Mass.), 71, 73, 97. 
War of the Rebellion see Civil War, 
Revolution (1775-1783), 39. 
(See also Wars.) 
Ware (Mass.), 70. 
Warner (N. H.), 13, 87. 
Warren estate, 61. 
name of, 40. 
homestead, 61. 
children of Peter and Sarah. 

John, Joseph, Benjamin, Eliza- 
beth, Robert, Ebenezer and 
Peter, 61. 
Peter, 60, 61. 

children of Peter and Hannah 
(2d wife) : 
Hannah, Mary, Robert, 61. 
Joseph (4) and Mary (Stevens) : 
Joseph, Samuel, Ebenezer and 
John, 61. 
Ann, 62, 63. 
Sarah, 62, 63. 
Elizabeth, 59, 61, 62. 
Abigail, 62. 
Joseph, 62. 

children of Rev. Robert Warren 
and Mary (Burgis): Christo- 
pher, Robert, Thomas, Peter, 
Nathaniel, Margaret, Anne, 
John, of Hedbury (England), 63. 

Christopher, son of, 63. 
William, 63. 
Ann (Mable), 63. 
Robert, 63. 
Margaret (Burgis), wife of Rev. 

Robert, 63. 
Nathaniel, 59, 60, 61, 62. 
Robert, 61. 
Sarah, 61, 62, 63. 
Thomas, 63. 
Alice (Webb), 59. 
Benjamin, 61. 
Charles H., 33, 36, 52, 75. 
Christopher, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63. 
General James, 60. 
John, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63. 
Ebenezer, 61. 
Hannah, 61. 
General Joseph, 60. 
John C, 61, 62. 
ancestry of, 60. 

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Warren, Mary, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 17, 22, 
23, 32, 38, 43, 47, 57, 59, 60, 
61, 62, 63, 66, 83, 102, 106, 
108, 111. 
of French ancestry, 43. 
lines of descent from, 100-1 1 1 . 
(See also Bartlet.) 

Richard (1), 9, 15, 23, 33, 57, 58, 
59, 60, 61, 62, 63. 
wife of, 22, 23, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63. 
son Richard, 63. 
in regard to his family, 59. 
one, said to have been sheriff of 
Coventry (England) in 1610, 
59, 60. 
(See also Coventry, England.) 
grandson of, also Richard, 61. 
children of, and Elizabeth (Jouat), 
widow of Marsh: 

Richard, John, Mary, Ann, Sarah, 
Elizabeth, and Abigail (born 
in England), Nathaniel and 
Joseph (born in Plymouth, 
Mass.), 62. 
of Greenwich (Kent), 63. 
" Warrens," The, address by the Pres- 
ident, Lucius Warren Bart- 
lett, 58-62. 
(See also Addresses.) 
Warrens, the, statements of genealo- 
gists regarding, 61. 
the Virginia, 61. 
and the Wheelers, 62. 
Wars: — 
Boer, 24. 
. Civil, 9, 12, 18, 14, 112. 
Revolutionary, 3, 18, 39, 87. 
Washington (D. C), 68, 73, 109, 110. 

(State), 67, 68, 69, 70. 
Waterman, Mrs. Amanda B., 75, 95. 
Fear, 101. 

Watertown (Mass.), 13, 24, 61. 

John Warren of, 62. 
Waterville (Vt.), 30. 
Waureka (Wis.), 75. 
Weatherbee, Miss Blanche G., 75. 

Clara G., 75. 
Webb, Alice, 63. 

Thomas, 63. 

Wellman, Charles, 74. 
Edward C, 74. 
Miss Fanny, 74. 
Louise, 74. 
Mrs. Mary E., 74. 

Wellston (Ohio), 73. 

West Cummington (Mass.), 68, 70, 72. 

Westfield (Mass.), 67. 

West Haven (Conn.), 67. 

Newton (Mass.), 97. 

Springfield (Mass.), 68, 69, 71, 73. 

W'orthington (Mass.), 73. 
Weyman, Wesley, 75. 
Weymouth (Mass.), 12, 31, 69, 78, 89, 
96, 97. 

exodus from, and other towns, 77. 

John Bartlet of, 87. 

Wheaton, Earl, 75. 

Wheeler, Henry W T arren, 61. 

book by, 61. 

(See also Genealogies.) 

White, Miss Eliza B., 75. 

Mrs. Emma B., 75. 

Miss Flora, 75. 

J. Bartlett, 75. 

Miss Mabel M., 75. 
White Horse beach, 32, 55. 

Crescent Hotel at, 55. 
(See also Plymouth.) 

" White House," the (Washington, 
D. C), 109. 

White settlement, the first, previous to 
1639, 9. 

White, Joseph, 31. 

Whitman (Mass.), 30, 31, 70, 71, 89. 

Whittemore, Frances T., 106. 

Whitty, Mrs. Mabel H., 75. 

William the Conqueror, 8, 13, 40, 54, 

Williamsburg (Mass.), 72. 
Williamson, Mrs. Flora B., 75, 97. 
Wilmington (Vt.), 67. 

Wilson, J. Bartlett, 75. 

Mrs. Kate B., 75. 
Windsor (Conn.), 30, 67, 70, 74, 80, 90, 
96, 97, 100. 

(Mass.), 72. 

Winslow, name of, 60. 
Winsted (Conn.), 68, 70, 71. 
Winthrop, Governor John, 60. 

John Warren who came from Eng- 
land with, 61. 
Wisconsin, 70, 75, 93. 
" Woman's Who's Who in America," 

Wood, Chas. A. Wood, 114. 
Fred L., 75. 
Mrs. Harriet B., 75. 

Helen K., 75. 
Miss Winifred B., 75. 

Woodland (England), 63. 

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Worcester (Mass.), 12, 71. Worthington (Ohio), 68. 

Society of Antiquity, 12. (Mass.^31^ 66,^^68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 

(See also Societies.) Wyoming, 67. 

Worship God, to, in their own way y 

not the only reason for which x - , f ^, , xx , 7C 

, r,., ■ ' , i oumans, Mrs. 1 heodora VV., 75. 

the I llgnms came to the new - r „ t , , ,_ 

wr.rlrl 39 4-0 Young, Dr. Alexander, 39. 
wonci, jy, 4u. Mrs Carrie B ^ ?5 

(See also Pilgrims.) Miss Grace M., 75. 

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