Biography of Jerome Bartolomew
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Bartholomew, Jerome, Madrid, was born in Waddington, November 10, 1848. The first ancestor of whom we find trace is Isaac, his grandfather, a native of Vermont. who came to this country when a young man locating on a farm in the town of Waddington. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. and one of the earliest settlers of the county. James. father of Jerome, was the oldest son. He was born in Waddington, June 11, 1820, and has always lived in this county. He followed the blacksmith's trade for a number of years in this section, and over a year in California during the gold excitement. He is now a resident of the town of Potsdam, He married in 1845 Folly, daughter of Zurah Wells of Morley, and they had four children: Oscar, a farmer of Canton; Alma T., wife of Warren Mead of Potsdam; Mary Eugenic, and Jerome. The latter was about six years old when his parents moved into this town, and he has ever since been a resident here. He was educated in the common schools and as soon as he was old enough took up farming, which he has ever since followed. He lived with his father on the old place until twenty four years old, In 1872 he bought a farm of 116 acres, on which he has made many valuable improvements, rebuilding the residence into a pleasant home, repairing the barns, etc. He conducts it as a dairy farm with fourteen head of cattle and selling milk to the butter factory. Mr. Bartholomew has always been an active Republican, and has been a member of the Scotch Presbyterian churoh of Waddington for ten years. He married March, 12, 1872, Susan, daughter of Robert and Mary (Todd) Fisher, and they have one son, George, a student of Potsdam State Normal School.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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