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Thomas Nicholas Bartlett
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Not much is known about Thomas.
He was born on 22 March 18201 in Knox County, Tennessee,2 the second son and seventh child of Jesse BARTLETT and Frances CALLAWAY. Most likely he is named for his grandfathers, Thomas CALLAWAY and Nicholas BARTLETT.
He was about five years old when the family moved from Tennessee to Illinois and was age eleven when they arrived in Texas in late 1831.3
He died on 15 September 1834 at age 14,4 and probably was buried on the family's plantation in Washington County, Texas. He was their first child to die after his sister, Cornelia Caroline, who died a year before him, at not quite ten months of age..
1. Holy Bible
(Philadelphia, Pa.: M. Carey & Son, 1817), p. 678. This bible was originally owned by
Jesse Bartlett and Frances Callaway Bartlett and was in the possession of Ruby Lynn
Shelton, Rice, Tex., in 1974. On the flyleaf, believed to be in Jesse's hand, is
"Jesse Bartlett his Book."
2. Supposition as to place, based on family's residence.
3. Joseph C. Bartlett, letter to Gen. Robertson, 9 May 1873, "J. C. Bartlett 1873-76" folder, box 2H118, Texas Veterans' Association Papers, A-Fn, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, Tex. (stating that he arrived in Texas in December 1831; presumably brother Thomas and the rest of the family also arrived then).
4. Bartlett-Callaway bible, above, p. 680.
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