Bartow Family Genealogy Forum
Thank you Betty Jane Pool for the information on the Bartows. We in the family have been trying to sort out the Hesfords from Charitys husband George on back. Having no children listed for Charity and George, we kind of overlooked her as a possible lead in our search. You say one of Charitys married names was Edgar. I had seen this information in the book on Harrison Co. but could make no sense of it as pertaining to us. What drew me to the article was the name EDGAR. Georges son George named his oldest son Edgar Burns. He was my Grandfather. Of course that still doesn't explain why my Grandfather was named EDgar. Georges parents were supposedly John and Betsey Pinkney. The three of them came to America when George was a baby and his little brother John was born at sea with his birth place being given as Pennsylvania. Supposedly, the family left in disgrace because Betsey married beneath her station.
While playing around with the names Pinkney and Bartow in England around the turn of the 19th century, I find two names in common. Bell and Snell. If the Bartows and Pinkneys are related I would appreciate knowing. Supposedly the boys were raised by someone in Cadiz after their parents met with premature deaths. The only name so far that makes sense is Braden, neighbors who owned land next to George and who his son was named for, John Braden.
Can you make any sense of this? Do any of the above names sound familiar? Georges son George married the daughter of a man born in Guernsey Co. Robert Burns Hill. Not sure when George and Sarah were married but they had all three sons, Edgar Burns, Virgil Leroy and Guy George in the area of Muscatine Iowa. Actually, Guy was born in Scott Co. where his mother died after his birth. They were raised by an Aunt in Muscatine.
Any information on George beyond what I have shared would be of great help. Thank you so much for the information you have shared. Colleen Rowe