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Joseph Simon Bartlum (1838 - 1903)

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Joseph Simon Bartlum
Born in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamasmap
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Husband of — married in Key West, Monroe County, Florida, USAmap
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Died in Key West, Monroe County, Florida, USAmap
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Joseph was born 28 June 1838 in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.[1] He was the son of John Bartlum and Sarah Lowe.

He married Mary Elizabeth Roberts on 22 October 1857 in Key West, Florida, in a ceremony performed by W. J. Duval, Minister of the Gospel.[2]

John died on 19 September 1903 in Key West, and he is buried there in the City Cemetery.[3]

John enlisted in the Confederate States Army, as private, company K, 7th Florida Infantry, on March 5, 1862 (date also shown as April 25, 1862). He served in Kentucky and at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. He was furloughed for thirty days on February 6, 1864, and he then transferred to the Confederate States Navy.

He resided, post war, at Key West, Florida and worked as a carpenter and cigar maker.


  1. Joseph's full date of birth is carved on his grave stone. The month and year match his entry in the 1900 census. AMC, "Joseph Simon Bartlum," Memorial no. 110324997, posted 10 May 2013; memorial with photograph, Find A Grave ( : accessed September 2016). 1900 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Florida, population schedule, Key West City Second Ward, enumeration district 99, stamped page 30, sheet 5A, dwelling 86, family 89, Joseph S. Bartlum household; digital image, ( : accessed September 2016); citing National Archives microfilm T623, roll 174.
  2. Monroe County Deeds F: 85, marriage license, Joseph Bartlum and Mary Elizabeth Roberts, 22 October 1857; digital image, FamilySearch ( : accessed September 2016).
  3. AMC, "Joseph Simon Bartlum," Memorial no. 110324997, posted 10 May 2013; memorial with photograph, Find A Grave ( : accessed September 2016).

1860 - 1900 US Federal Censuses.

United Daughters of the Confederacy Patriot Ancestor Album, page 164.

Florida Confederate Pension file no. A00497.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989.

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