William Bartram


Born: ? in ?

Died: 1711 in Province of Carolina

Father: John Bartram (? – ?)

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Elizah ? (? – 1701)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: John Bartram (1698/99 – 1777)

Child: James Bartram (1701 – )

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: ?

Married: Aft 1701 in (unknown)

Child: William Bartram Jr. ( – )

Child: Elizabeth Bartram ( – )


William was a member of the Darby Meeting of the Society of Friends, but was disowned in 1708. It is not known what caused this event, though it may have influenced William's decision to move to the northern part of the Province of Carolina (the area now known as North Carolina) with his second wife and children, leaving the children of his first wife at home with their grandmother.

In 1711, in Carolina, William was killed by natives. His wife and children were abducted and later ransomed and returned to Philadelphia.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 3 Feb 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

Genealogy of the Sharpless family
by Gilbert Cope; Philadelphia, 1887. [applies to name]
Guide to William Bartram's Travels
by Brad Sanders; Athens, Georgia: Fevertree Press, 2002 [applies to notes]
The Maris Family in the United States
by George L. & Annie M. Maris; 1885. [applies to name, death]
The Natures of John and William Bartram
by Thomas P. Slaughter; New York: Alfred A Knopf, Inc., 1996. [applies to name, death, marriage, notes]