Dr. BARTLETT Josiah

Dr. BARTLETT Josiah[1]

Male 1729 - 1795  (65 years)

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  • Name BARTLETT Josiah 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 21 Nov 1729  Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military 1776  [1
    _UID A016B4E88E704913B319DDB21C99908CD8BD 
    Died 19 May 1795  Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (died in the 65th year of his age.)
    Buried Aft 19 May 1795  Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Plains Cemetery 
    Doctor Josiah Bartlett table gravestone
    Doctor Josiah Bartlett table gravestone
    Dr. Josiah Bartlett
    Mary (Bartlet) Bartlett
    Doctor Josiah Bartlett table gravestone
    Doctor Josiah Bartlett table gravestone
    This monument erected
    over the sacred relicts of
    His Excellency
    Josiah Bartlett, Esq.
    Governor of New Hampshire
    who died
    May 15th, 1705
    in the 65th year of his age
    And
    his virtuous
    and amiable consort
    Mrs. Mary Bartlett
    who died
    July 14th, 1789
    in the 59th year of her age

    EPITATH:

    Fragrant is the recollection of friends
    the most delightful flowers shall be
    scattered upon their valuable remains.
    When we recall the sacred spot to mind
    the congenial tear shall sparkle
    in the eye of sympathy
    their virtues shall be
    embalmed in the warmt
    bosom of affection.

    Doctor Josiah Bartlet table gravestone
    Doctor Josiah Bartlet table gravestone
    This monument erected
    over the sacred relicts of
    His Excellency
    Josiah Bartlett, Esq.
    Governor of New Hampshire
    who died
    May 15th, 1705
    in the 65th year of his age
    And
    his virtuous
    and amiable consort
    Mrs. Mary Bartlett
    who died
    July 14th, 1789
    in the 59th year of her age

    Notes 
    • Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire. He was also the first man to vote for independence, when the issue came up for vote on July 2, 1776. Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the youngest of seven children, where his parents ran a farm called "The Lion's Mouth" in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Josiah's father was also a shoemaker. After some formal schooling, 16 year old Josiah was apprenticed to an Amesbury physician, where for the next five years, he studied medicine and became a doctor, setting up his practice in Kingston, New Hampshire, about ten miles from Amesbury. In 1754, he married his cousin, Mary Bartlett, and they would have twelve children, eight of whom lived to adulthood. In 1765, Dr. Bartlett was elected to the New Hampshire legislature, where he became known as a sharp critic of British policies in the colonies. He was chosen to serve in the First Continental Congress, in 1774, but his house burned down under mysterious circumstances and had to be rebuilt, so he decided not to go. He twice served in the Second Continental Congress, from 1775 to 1776, and again from 1778 to 1779. On July 2, 1776, he was the first congressman to vote for independence, and two days later, he was the first man to vote to approve the Declaration of Independence. During the War for Independence, he worked in Congress to build the American Navy and in spare hours, he worked in a hospital treating wounded soldiers. After the American Revolution, he served as the Chief Justice for the New Hampshire State Supreme Court, from 1788 to 1790, and then as Governor of New Hampshire from 1790 to 1794. In 1787, when the US Constitution was being voted upon in the New Hampshire legislature, he worked tirelessly to have the Constitution adopted. He died at age 65, within a year after leaving office as Governor. The town of Bartlett, New Hampshire, was named after him.
    Person ID I108116  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2015 

    Father BARTLETT Stephen,   b. 21 Apr 1691, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1773, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother WEBSTER Hannah,   b. 5 Oct 1692, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1768, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1712  Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F32193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BARTLET Mary,   b. 27 Dec 1730, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1789, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1754  Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F43289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1729 - Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1754 - Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 1795 - Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Plains Cemetery - Aft 19 May 1795 - Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire
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  • Photos
    Dr. Josiah Bartlett
    Dr. Josiah Bartlett
    Bartlett house
    Bartlett house
    Home of Dr. Josiah & Mary (Bartlet) Bartlett in Kingston, NH, built in 1774 replacing a home destroyed by fire. During the first decades of the 19th century, Greek Revival styling was added to the house, as was a two-story addition to the rear. The Greek Revival elements include large corner pilasters, projecting lintels over some of the windows, and the front door surround, which has pilasters and a cornice.

    The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971, for its association with Bartlett.



  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #2802.

    2. [S280] Book-VR Amesbury, MA to End of 1849, 1:26.

    3. [S4572] Book-Gen & Fam Hist of the State of NH, 3:1446.

    4. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.57.

    5. [S6730] Internet-Database-NEHGS-New Hampshire: Births to 1901, Deaths and Marriages to 1937, Volume: Grooms B to 1901, Page(s): 7582.