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Job Bartram
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

In office
May 1790 – May 1791[1]
Serving with Eliphalet Lockwood[1]
Preceded by Samuel Cook Silliman,
Thaddeus Betts[1]
Succeeded by Samuel Cook Silliman
Eliphalet Lockwood[1]
Personal details
Born (1735-03-20)March 20, 1735
Fairfield, Connecticut
Died October 28, 1817(1817-10-28) (aged 82)
Black Rock Harbor
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Resting place Ye Old Burying Ground,
Fairfield, Connecticut
Spouse(s) Jerusha Thompson (m. November 18, 1762; d. November 23, 1773), Abigail Starr (m. November 7, 1774), Elizabeth Scudder (m. August 27, 1776)
Children Daniel Starr Bartram, Jane, Isaac (b. 1777, died in infancy), John (b. 1778), Isaac (b. 1780), Guladia (b. 1882), Betsey (b. 1885)
Military service
Service/branch Connecticut Militia
Rank Captain
Unit Fifth Regiment
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
 • Burning of Fairfield

Job Bartram (March 20, 1735 – Oct. 28, 1817) was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk in the sessions of May and October 1790. He served as a Captain of the Connecticut Militia in the American Revolutionary War.

Family and early lifeEdit

Bartram was born in Fairfield, Connecticut on March 20, 1735. He married Jerusha Thompson on November 18, 1762. She died on November 23, 1773. Bartram next married Abigail Starr on November 7, 1774. They had one son Daniel Starr Bartram, born 1775. He next married Elizabeth Scudder on August 27, 1776.

Revolutionary War serviceEdit

Bartram was in command of a company in Connecticut's Fifth Regiment under Colonel Samuel Whiting in 1777. He was wounded in Fairfield, in 1779.

DeathEdit

Job Bartram was drowned along with Stephen Morehouse off Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport.

Tomb inscription: "In memory of Mr. Job Bartram who was drowned October 28, 1817 aged 50 years & 6 months. Also of Jane daughter of Mr. Job & Mrs. Ruth Bartram died Oct 29. 1815, aged 16 months.
Death like an overflowing stream,
Sweeps us away: our life's a dream:
An empty tale, a morning flower.
Cut down and wither'd in an hour."[2]

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Samuel Cook Silliman
Thaddeus Betts
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1790 – May 1791
With: Eliphalet Lockwood
Succeeded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Samuel Cook Silliman

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