rtlett, Esq., was born at Plymouth, January 1, 1776, son of Abner and Anna (Hovey) Bartlett.
He was a descendant of Robert Bartlett, who came to Plymouth in the Ann in 1623. Mr. Bartlett, after graduating at Harvard University in 1799, began the stMr. Bartlett, after graduating at Harvard University in 1799, began the study of law and was admitted to the Middlesex bar. He married Sarah Burgess and settled in Medford.
At the bar his speech was rough, his manner hesitating, and his words forcible and emphatic.
He had a singular habit, for which he was ever rememberethere ever emanated from him a succession of grunts, which have been described to me as similar to a bark or growl.
Mr. Bartlett, or Squire Bartlett, as was the fashion to call him, was at one time the only lawyer in Medford.
He was indeed a typiBartlett, as was the fashion to call him, was at one time the only lawyer in Medford.
He was indeed a typical and eccentric character.
He was not only lawyer, but also trial justice, a man of an unquestioned character and of considerable professional learning, and the conveyancer of the town.
The townspeople had great faith and confidence in him. Fai