One Pennsylvania Bartley Family

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  • ID: I626410423 View Post-em!
  • Name: William John BARTLEY
  • Given Name: William John
  • Surname: Bartley
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1765 in Ireland
  • Note:
    Wm. J., sometimes called simply "John", left Ireland, ca 1800, but exactly from where? Family memory preserved in Wm. J.'s James' James' descendants was that the place of origin was "Milletroy" (20th Century History of Butler Co., ed., James A. McKee, Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., 1909). Also, reproduced at Robert Bartley (1814), is a letter of Gordon Bartley mentioning the elusive Milletroy, Co Antrim. No such placename exists in Ireland.

    Research on one possible variant, Moyletra Toy, Desertoghill Parish, in Co Londonderry by the Ulster Historical Foundation has so far not been positive.

    Mullaghwotragh, Co Tyrone, and Mulladry, Co Armagh, the only other close established townland matches to "Milletroy" have also proved fruitless.

    One possibility is that Mullaboy [Mullaghbuoy], Clonfeacle Parish, Co Tyrone, with a dense cluster of Bartley families in Ulster may be the source of this family.

    Alternatively, an exact Y-chromosome match has been uncovered recently between a living descendant of William John Bartley's family and a descendant of Andrew Barclay, b. 1820 in Ireland, leading to possibilities for Co Donegal with a Barclay family cluster; thus far, only Milltown [one of many so-named Irish towns] has been discovered in this area with relation to "Milletroy" .

    This and other evidence for the equality, Bartley = Barclay, recovers the likelihood of Co Antrim [G. Bartley's letter], with further support from a recently discovered Sarah Barclay with known Antrim roots living in close proximity to William John, his son, James and family, and also a possible niece, Elizabeth Bartley, in the early 1800s---all in Pine Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A pre-1800 Barclay family, indeed with the correct given names, is known to have lived within 2 miles of populated area, Millerstown, and within 10 miles of Mullindreen [possible "Milletroy" variants], Co Antrim. See Post-ems for details.

    Interesting Articles and Post-ems [Use Index above to locate individuals]:

    Authors and contributors to this file - at William John Bartley (in other words, HERE; click "ViewPost-em" above)

    Conjectures as to family origin in Ireland - at William John Bartley

    Letter from Gordon Bartley - Robert Bartley (1814)

    Link to related Barclay family - at William John Bartley

    Link to interesting early family at Mullaboy, Ireland - at William John Bartley

    Robert Bartley's will and its proving - Robert Bartley (1777)

    Thomas Bartley's will - Thomas Bartley (1774)

    James Bartley's will and proving by wife, Margaret - James Bartley (1775)

    Immigration story - Robert Bartley (1777)

    Thomas' bio and info about Margaret Logan's family - Thomas Bartley (1774)

    James Bartley's bio - James Bartley (1775)

    The mysterious Elizabeth Bartley (1779) - William Fleming (1762), William Bartley (1804), and James C. Bartley (1808)

    Sibs married to sibs - John L. Bartley (1807) or William L. Bartley (1810)

    Joseph Bartley's will - Joseph L. Bartley (1818)

    Dixon Bartley's will - Dixon Bartley (1806)

    Family rift during the Civil War - Thomas Smith Bartley (1841)

    Family abandonment - David A. Shakely (1849)

    First-cousins' [kissing!] marriage - James C. Bartley (1841) or Margaret Bartley (1856)

    Bio of Owen Bartley - at Alfred Gilmore Bartley (1847)

    Bio of Murray Hill Bartley and Ella Campbell - at Murray Hill Bartley (1879)


    Early Bartley landscapes, Butler County, Pennsylvania - at William John Bartley

    Census (from 1810) images of early family - at William John Bartley

    Robert's gravestone - Robert Bartley (1777)

    James' Margaret's gravestone - James Bartley (1775)

    Census (1800) images for family of Elizabeth Bartley (1779) - William Fleming (1762)

    John A.'s, Sarah's and Nettie's gravestones - John A. Bartley (1806)

    Dixon (ABT 1880) - Dixon Bartley (1806)

    Family gathering (ABT 1909) at Dixon's house, Bruin, Pennsylvania - Dixon Bartley (1806)

    Three daughters of Dixon and their nephew, thirty years later at Dixon's house - Dixon Bartley (1806)

    Arabella Bartley and Charles Wesley Steele with family - Arabella Bartley (1867)

    Elvira Bartley and maybe a daughter - Elvira Bartley (1854)

    Lavina Bartley and Asa Steele - Lavina Bartley (1854/1855)

    E.G. Bartley and Florence Veach - Edward Gillmore Bartley Jr. (1877)

    Thomas Bartley and Margaret Graham - Thomas Smith Bartley (1841)

    Murray Hill Bartley and Ella Campbell - Murray Hill Bartley (1879)

    The White Inn, Fredonia, New York - Thomas Smith Bartley (1841)

    The beautiful Clara Bartley - Clara Etta Bartley (1874)

    Alfred with mules and at an oil pump station - Alfred Gilmore Bartley (1847)

    Alfred's wife - Emily Cumberland (1828)

    John Isaiah - John Isaiah Bartley (1859)

    Charles W. Bartley and family - Charles Washington Bartley (1878)

    Marriage 1 Miss WILLIAMSON b: in Ireland
      1. Has Children Thomas BARTLEY b: 1774 in N. Ireland
      2. Has Children James BARTLEY b: 1775 in Ireland
      3. Has Children Robert BARTLEY b: 1777 in N. Ireland
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