1677 list of tithable males
from Cobbs Creek to Crum Creek included John and Andries Bertelsen,
1679, their names were in court records in Chester Co.,
1691, Andrew Bartleson left a will in Salem Co., NJ, naming
wife Catherine and children.
1713-14, his son Zacharias and wife Sarah "over the
river" were sponsors of several baptisms.
1717, their son Richard Bartleson was born in Salem Co.,
1729, Zacharias Bartleson left a will in Salem Co., leaving
wife Sarah and 6 children.
1746, Richard Bartleson married Jane (Jeane) Grooms at
Holy Trinity Church in
1756, Richard and wife Jean of Mannington, Salem Co.,
NJ, sold their land.
1768, Richard Bartleson was on a list of taxables in Rowan
Co., NC, in "The New Jersey settlement" near present-day
Linden, Davidson Co., NC.
1778, Richard was listed in Rowan Co. Court Minutes as
one of 577 persons "who refused or neglected" to take
the Oath of Allegiance to the State." Also listed was Francis
Taylor, so it appears they were Loyalists in the Revolution.
1778, Richard wrote a will naming his wife Jane, three
sons, and six daughters.
In 1782, their daughter Mary Jane "Jane" Bartleson
married Thomas "Little Tom" Taylor, a neighbor of Squire
Boone, probably in Rowan Co., NC; she was the mother of his first
three children (Grooms, Tarleton, and Grace Taylor). She died
abt 1784, and 1784-85 Thomas Taylor married her sister Hannah
Bartleson (widow of James Howard). They had six more children.
In 1787, Richard Bartleson's will was probated in Rowan
Abt 1785, Thomas Taylor and his father (Maj. Francis Taylor
III, 1734-1814) and kinfolk followed the Boones over the mountains
to Cumberland Co., KY. They settled in Madison and Wayne Cos.
The Bartleson family joined them.
1803, Jane Groom Bartleson died and was buried on the
old family farm near Monticello, Wayne Co., KY, a few miles from
Boonesborough. It was a thrill to find the tombstone of this
hardy pioneer Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky
ancestor, intact, though many in the cemetery have been trampled
and broken by cattle because the fence is down.