History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, Vol. II.
William Henry Perrin, ed.
(Chicago: O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers)
Perry Bartlett--Farmer, P. O. Walnut Prairie, is a native of Clark County, Ill., and
born September 8, 1851. He is a son of Warren and Sarah A. (Smith) Bartlett, of whom
mention has already been made. Perry Bartlett was raised in Melrose Township, and received
the elements of an English education in the common schools of the county. In 1871
(September 1), he was married to Miss Sarah B. Janney, daughter of Isaiah B. and Hannah S.
Janney. She was also born in Clark County, on March 23, 1850 (for biography of her parents
see biography of Sumner Maring). Their family consists of two sons, viz.:
Elizabeth Bartlett, born November 20, 1872; Avery B. Barnett, born March 2, 1875. Mrs. Bartlett is a member of the United Brethren Church. Subject owns a farm of 122 acres, on which in 1880 they erected a handsome frame residence; farm situated in Section 1 of Melrose Township. Politics, Republican. His farm bears the imprint of an industrious and systematic management, and it is only a matter of time when his influence will be forcibly felt in the community.
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