The Bartholomew farm was located deep in the woods on what is known as
John Bartholomew was born in Warren County, North Carolina in 1782. He was the son of John Bartholomew, the Revolutionary War Soldier in Lieutenant Colonel Harrey’s Company, 2nd North Battalion. John married
John and Nancy raised 5 children in this cabin—Joseph John, William, Elizabeth, Benjamine F., and James C. John died in 1857 at the age of 75.
Their son Joseph John Bartholomew married Julia Ann Wallace in 1839. It is most likely that Joseph built the second room to the cabin. The opening between the two rooms is where the dogs would sleep, which is why porches were commonly referred to as “dog trots.”
Joseph and Julia Ann raised 8 of their own children in this cabin—Mary Ann, Nancy Jane, George Washington (
Joseph died in 1875 at the age of 60. Julia Ann died in 1892. Both are buried at
William Wesley (Wes) Bartholomew, the youngest son of Joseph and Julia Ann, raised his children as well in this cabin. They were Woodard, Nolie, Bessie and Vester. William probably built the third and final room to this cabin, which was used as a kitchen. William died in 1935.
Vester Bartholomew, the youngest son of William Wesley, along with his wife Minnie, were the last Bartholomews to live in the cabin. Vester died in 1967 and Minnie lived there until her death in 1985 ending 157 years of continuous living of the Bartholomew family in their family’s cabin.