On July 22, 1870, 8 year old Bartow lived with his family in Monroe, Lindley’s District, Walton County, Georgia. The enumerator listed him as Barta.
On June 8, 1880, the family lived in the 415th district of Walton County. Eighteen year old Bartow was a worker on a farm. His father was farming so I’m guessing that since Bartow is the oldest son at home he’s probably helping his father.
On November 28, 1883, Bartow married Ella J. Lumpkin Clegg, daughter of J. Clegg and Francis (last name unknown) in Walton County. Together they had one child (that I know of)—Jesse Manly Jones. Unfortunately, my knowledge of Ella ends here. Did Bartow and Ella divorce? Or did she die? I’ll keep looking.
|Bartow and wife Lillie|
On June 1, 1900, Bartow and his family lived in the Brook District of Walton County. It’s no surprise that Bartow was a farmer. The census record shows that he rented his farm, that he and Lillie had been married for 11 years, and that Lillie had five children, all of which were living.
In 1908, Bartow attended a Jones family reunion in Between, Walton County. Click on this link to see a photo taken that day. Bartow is number 11. My grandmother, Floria Mae Burnette Lankford, is number 17. Her mother and my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Jones Burnette, is number 4. If anyone can help identify someone, please let me know!
|Bartow, plowing through the fields|
By February 14, 1920, Bartow and his family had moved to Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia. He continued to farm on a general farm.
Bartow died of liver cancer in Loganville, Walton County on November 22, 1925 at the age of 64. He was buried at Bay Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Loganville on November 23, 1925.
The picture of Bartow with his mule shows him doing something he must have done many times during his lifetime of farming—plowing through a field!