Husband: Jesse Bartholomew (1)
Wife: Mamre Bradley (3)
from Living in Dryden
One Democrat's perspective on life in the Town of Dryden
We are not able to give the year when Rev. Wm. Miller and his brother Arthur, who was a blacksmith, commenced building in the wilderness of what is now known as the village of Etna, but was first called, after them, Miller's Settlement.
The first grist-mill there was on the same spot and in the same building lately occupied by Jesse Bartholomew as a planing mill. The date of the erection of this mill cannot now be accurately given, and it has been claimed that it ante-dated White's mill at Freeville, but so far as we can learn, without authority, and, as it seems to us, without reason, for Capt. Robertson would not have gone to mill at Ludlowville with his crops of 1799 and 1800 if there had been a mill so near to him as Etna
From Rootsweb: Contact - Robert James
"Jesse Bartholomew moved to Lee, Massachusetts as early as 1783,when he was admitted to the ch urch there, having been previouslybaptized. He removed to Herkimer County, NY, and thence t o Locke, Cayuga County, before 1798. In 1806 he settled in Dryden, Tompkins County, NY, wher e he remained until his death. He was a farmer, and a Baptist; and is said by his children t o have been soeven-tempered as never to have been seen in a passion. He was the father of fif teen children and grandfather of some seventy. "His sons were all men in the full sense of th e word;" the last was born in time to make his father's seventieth year glad. He died just af ter eating a hearty breakfast, 24 January, 1846, at age 83."
Revised: November 26, 2016