Person:William Bartee (8)

William Bartee
b.1739 Virginia
  • HWilliam Bartee1739 - 1786
  • W.  Mary (add)
m. Abt 1759
  1. Nancy BarteeAbt 1765 -
  2. Susan 'Sucky' Bartee1767 - 1825
  3. George Bartee1771 - 1840
Facts and Events
Name William Bartee
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1739 Virginia
Marriage Abt 1759 Virginiato Mary (add)
Death[2] 1786 Franklin County, Virginia


Some researchers believe that this William Bartee was a son of Robert Bartee of Norfolk, Virginia, but it appears that Robert's son, William Bartee was an entirely different person with different children listed in his will. Additional research is necessary to determine this William Bartee's parentage.

    The Bartee family comes originally from Norfolk County, Virginia. In 1780 Robert Bartee of Norfolk County made his will (proved in 1782), providing a legacy for son William , but "if he should never return again, his legacy is to be equally divided between my 3 Sons: Thomas, Robert & James."[1]
    - appears unlikely that this is the son William, additional research necessary.

    It appears that in 1780 William Bartee settled in that part of Henry County, Virginia which later became Franklin County.[2]

    William's service in the Revolution (apparently a Private in the Henry County militia) was recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution.[3]

    On 25 Jan. 1782, William Bartee and William Jamison of Henry County were appointed to view a road from the head of Beever Creek to Calloway's Iron Works and make a report.[4]

    On 22 Apr. 1782, William Bartee bought 485 acres of land on Doe Creek in Henry County “above a branch called Bartee’s Branch whereon said Bartee now lives” for 10 pounds. This was a very low price – was there a family connection between Bartee and Choate? Choate had patented this land on 20 July 1780.[5]

    Franklin County was formed from Henry County in 1786, and William Bartee appears on the personal property tax list in this year, with one adult male, no slaves, and one horse.[6]

    On Oct. 8, 1786, William Bartee was surety on a bond for the marriage between his daughter “Sukey” (Susan) and Benjamin White.[7]

    There was a William Bartee, presumably son of this William, who is mentioned in a 1825 probate record in Campbell County, Virginia, with heirs Frances, William, Lucy, Eliza, Neal, Ann, and Jesse.[8]

    There was a John Bartee, presumably another son of this William, who married Dicey Kirby (widow of Jesse Kirby of Franklin County) on 4 Sept. 1787 and moved to Madison Co., Kentucky.[9]

  2. 2.0 2.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).