Josiah Bartlett

21 Nov 1729 - 19 May 1795

Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) was born 21 Nov. 1729 in Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay, British Colonia America. He was the son of Deacon Stephen Bartlett and Hannah Webster. He married Mary Bartlett on 15 Jan. 1754 in New Hampshire. He died 19 May. 1795 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.

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