Thursday, February 15, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 3rd Cousin 8 Times Removed Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) of New Hampshire, a Declaration of Independence Signer

This week's famous cousin is Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795). the noted New Hampshire governor and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Here is the FamilySearch Family Tree Brief Life History biography:

When Governor Josiah Bartlett was born on 21 November 1729, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Deacon Stephen Bartlett, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Webster, was 37. He married Mary Bartlett on 15 January 1754, in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. In 1792, his occupation is listed as governor of New Hampshire. He died on 19 May 1795, in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Plains Cemetery, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

His Wikipedia entry is here.

The FamilySearch Family Tree indicates that I am his 3rd cousin 8 times removed. Here is the closest relationship path from Relative Finder:

My most recent common ancestors with cousin Josiah Bartlett are my 10th great-grandparents Richard Bartlett (1575-1647) and his wife, Joan --?-- (1585-1643).

Are you related to Josiah Bartlett?  Check it out on FamilySearch Family Tree by clicking the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to be a profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.


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