Bailey Bartlett

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Bailey Bartlett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
November 27, 1797 – March 4, 1801
Preceded by Theophilus Bradbury
Succeeded by Manasseh Cutler
Personal details
Born January 29, 1750
Died September 9, 1830
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Peggy Leonard White[1]
Children Anna Bailey Bartlet, b. 1787;
Elizabeth
Margaret;
Sarah
Harriet
Catherine Leonard;
Edwin;
Abby Osgood;
Charles Leonard;
Mary Augusta;
Francis;
Louisa Ameila.[2]

Bailey Bartlett (January 29, 1750 – September 9, 1830) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to Enoch Bartlett[3] (April 5, 1715 - January 1789) and Anna Bayley (March 4, 1725 - January 23, 1750) and engaged in mercantile pursuits there until 1789.

In 1786 Bartlett married Peggy Leonard White.[1] Together they had twelve children.

Career[edit]

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1781 to 1784, and again in 1788. He was a member of the convention which adopted the Constitution of the United States in 1788. He served in the Massachusetts Senate the next year. He was appointed high sheriff of Essex County by Governor John Hancock and served from July 1, 1789, until December 5, 1811. He was elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy after the resignation of Theophilus Bradbury. He was reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from November 27, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1800. He served as treasurer of Essex County in 1812. He was again appointed high sheriff of Essex County on June 20, 1812, and served until his death. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820.

Death and interment[edit]

He died on September 9, 1830 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and is buried in Pentucket Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Essex Institute (1888), Essex Institute historical collections, Volume 24, Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, p. 124. 
  2. ^ The Essex Institute (1888), Essex Institute historical collections, Volume 24, Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, pp. 123, 127. 
  3. ^ Bartlett, Levi (1876), Genealogical and biographical sketches of the Bartlett family in England and America, Lawrence, MA: Levi Bartlett, p. 22. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theophilus Bradbury
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

November 27, 1797 – March 4, 1801
Succeeded by
Menasseh Cutler