Liberty Bartlett

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Liberty Bartlett (born 1810) was a circuit judge in Arkansas.

Bartlett was born in 1810 in Williamstown, Massachusetts.[1] He lived in California for a time, and later moved to Arkansas.[1] He became a circuit judge of the fifth circuit in Little Rock on November 12, 1854.[1][2]

Judge Bartlett attempted to establish a settlement in 1872, at the present site of Marche, Arkansas.[3] The settlement, which would have been named Bartlett Springs, did not succeed, and the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad ended up acquiring the property and naming it Warren Station.[3] It was later named Marche, and settled by Polish immigrants.

Bartlett was reported to have lived to "extreme old age."[4]


  1. ^ a b c Bartlett, Levi (1876). "Hon. Liberty Bartlett". Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Bartlett Family in England in America. Geo. S. Merrill & Crocker. pp. 83–84. 
  2. ^ Goodspeed, Weston Arthur (1904). The province and the states. The Western Historical Association. p. 320. 
  3. ^ a b Metrailer, Jamie (12 May 2008). "Marche (Pulaski County)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. The Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Perry, Arthur Latham (1899). Williamstown and Williams College. Norwood Press. p. 534.