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The Bartell Family

Image of South Carolina Flag Immigrated from Knichhagen, Hesse-Kassel Image of South Carolina Flag
(now in the Federal Republic of West Germany)

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Note: (** Denotes Original Ancestor)


  • Caroline Bartell - (1819 - ?)
  • Elizabeth Bartell - (1785 - ?)
  • Hampton Halbert Bartell - (1817 - ?)
  • **Jacob Bartell, Sr. - (1747 - 1832) - (Hessian Rev. War Veteran - British)
  • Jacob Bartell, Jr. - (1787 - ?)
  • Jaspar Bartell - (1821 - 1895)
  • Mary Bartell - (ca. 1793 - 1837)
  • Peter Bartell - (1791 - ?)
  • Peter Bartell - (1823 - ?)
  • Phillip Bartell - (1782 - 1850)
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Eliza) Bartell - (1815 - 1893)
  • William Bartell - (1789 - 1862)

  • The Descendents of Jacob Bartell, Sr. and Mary Stone

    I. Jacob Bartell, Sr.
        Jacob was born in 1747 in Knichhagen, Hesse-Kassel, now in the Federal Republic of West Germany and died in 1832 in South Carolina. He married Mary Stone, daughter of Phillip Stone (b. 1714 d. 1781) and Margaret (b. 1720 d.1785). Mary was born ca. 1750 in South Carolina and died December 8, 1833 in South Carolina.

    By VANIK S. EADDY, Ph. D.:

    "Jacob Bartell was a Hessian soldier who fought with the British in The Revolutionary War in South Carolina. It was reported in a family legend that he was captured by some men of the Francis Marion Brigade when he would not abandon his horse which broke through a bridge over Mingo Creek (or another creek in that area). The details of the legend may vary depending upon the source. We know for certain that he chose to remain in America after the war and settled first on the Marion County side of the Lynches River and later in Rheims, SC. His descendants later settled in the Indiantown Community, Williamsburg County, South Carolina, and became prosperous farmers and prominent citizens. The Eaddy and Bartell families have intermarried numerous times beginning with Edward Drake Eaddy and Mary Bartell. He must have been a superb craftsman and teacher. This became evident in the lives of his sons who kept meticulous diaries and were known to possess skills including blacksmithing, watchmaking, carpentry, coffin making, farming, soldiering, and numerous other pursuits. The best known of his sons was William Bartell who was Commissioner of Roads and Waterways. He recorded the daily events for over 30 years of his life. In his diary are found accounts of the lives of numerous residents of the communities in which he traveled to perform all those extraordinary skills. Jacob Bartell left a legacy of superb genetics in his descendants as well as demonstrations of "Old World" artistry and craftsmanship. His talents were surely needed in the development of that wilderness into the prosperous agricultural region it became under the management of his descendants and many others in this region who persevered through numerous challenges to provide a legacy for their descendants to enjoy."

    The following information was found in a book entitled HESSICHE TRUPPEN IN AMERIKANISHER (INDEX NACH FAMILIENNAMEN), translation Hessian Troops in America ( Index to Family Names), as far as my very limited German goes. Entry no. 471 is as follows: Barthel, Jakob
    - Born 1747/1748 in Knichhagen, Hesse-Kassel, now in the Federal Republic of West Germany;
    - Rank, Private (Gemeiner) in the von Knyphausen Regiment of Grenadiers (after 1784 the von Donop Regiment);
    - listed as a prisoner of war.

    This regiment was formed in Zurenberg, Germany at the end of January, 1776 as part of the Grenadier Battalion Block (later Lengerke). The unit was newly formed at the request of the British especially for the American Campaign.

    Forming the largest contingent of troops in German mercenary units serving in North America from 1776-1784, it consisted of:

    15 infantry regiments
    4 grenadier battalions
    1 courier corps
    1 artillery corps
    Total: 15,000 men

    Most of these troops arrived in August, 1776 and were first used in New York and New Jersey. In 1777 the Grenadiers were in Pennsylvania, then embarked for North Carolina where they arrived in February, 1780. They saw service in Charleston and Savannah, and were part of the British forces storming Ft. Moultrie in April of 1780. In May/June, 1780 they returned to New York. A proposed expedition for the relief of General Cornwallis at Yorktown was cancelled and what remained of the Block eventually returned to Germany and was disbanded there.
    Additional Sources Used for Jacob Bartell, Sr. include:
  • The Promised Land - The James Eaddy Family in South Carolina by Elaine Y. Eaddy

    The 6 known children of Jacob Bartell and Mary Stone are as follows:

    II. William Bartell
  •   Elizabeth Bartell  b. 1/05/1785   m. James Creel
  •   Peter Bartell  b. 6/12/1791  
     + (Muster Roll of Captain Samuel  Bigham's Company. War of 1812)
  •   Mary Bartell  b. Abt. 1793   d. 4/01/1837   m. Edward Drake Eaddy
  •   Phillip Bartell  b. 11/04/1782   d. 7/09/1850   m. Frances Stone
      + Will is recorded in Will Book 2, Marion Co, Page 143, 7/18/1850)
  •   Jacob Bartell, Jr.  b. 1/02/1787

    II. William Bartell

        William was born on 5/03/1789 in Marion County, South Carolina and died on 12/15/1862 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married Senea Stone Bef. 1815 in Marion County, South Carolina. She was born 11/30/1794 in Marion County, South Carolina and died bef. 1850 in Marion County, South Carolina.

    By VANIK S. EADDY, Ph. D.:

    William Bartell who married Senea Stone was an exceptionally talented person and was a traveling craftsman who was multi-talented as evidenced by entries in his diary which was maintained for more than 30 years of his life. He recorded short phrases about events, people, and places wherever he traveled. His daily descriptions detailed an amazing list of crafts and trades mastered by this most unusual man. He repaired watches, clocks, guns, bells, steel traps, and anything made of metal. He tailored clothes for the men and boys. He made shoes from leather he tanned. He made jewelry, violins, rifles, coffins, canoes, flats, and weaving looms. He built water mills for milling grain, cotton gins, and homes. He designed and built furniture. When his neighbors and family were sick, he performed phlebotomy (bleeding). William Bartell served as Commissioner of Roads, an important duty which included responsibility for building and maintaining roads and bridges. He was also charged with maintaining the creek channels for water traffic, primarily canoes and flats. His signature is frequently found on wills and other legal documents. He was present at numerous social events including visits to the sick, weddings, burials, dances, log rollings, corn huskings, sporting events, church meetings, hunting trips, fishing trips, and meetings of the Militia in which he rose to the rank of Captain. His travels were extensive and includes many places known today and may others which may no longer be located. Evidence is still available, even as recently as 2001, of the superb craftsmanship of William Bartell. Mr. Chris Hirsch of Houston, Texas reported that in the early 1980's he had purchased a flintlock longrifle from a gun collector in Houston, Texas. The rifle has a small silver plate inlayed in the barrel that is engraved, "WILLIAM BARTELL 1850". He learned from reading the "Bartell Journals" that Bartell began making his "Little Rifle" in 1847 and that it was completed in 1850. Bartell writes of putting the patchbox and the catch spring in place. These items are all found on the rifle. The journals reveal that Bartell "refreshened out" or re-cut the bore about 1856-1857. He also described "facing the steel" on the rifle and the frizzen shows evidence of having been refaced. Finally, Bartell reported taking the rifle to a shooting match; but, it is unknown whether or not he won anything. Pictures of William Bartell's "Little Rifle" were provided courtesy of Mr. Chris Hirsch of Houston, Texas who is a descendant of John Foster, one of the original 300 Stephen F. Austin settlers in Texas.

    Additional Sources Used for William Bartell include:
  • The Promised Land - The James Eaddy Family in South Carolina by Elaine Y. Eaddy
  • DAR Membership #769744 - Austin Stone
  • Muster Roll of Captain Samuel Bigham's Company, Commanded by Major John Keith from 6/29/1812 - 9/1/1812.
  • 1860 South Carolina Census, Marion District Slave Schedule, Page 315

    The 5 known children of William Bartell and Senea Stone are as follows:

    III. Sarah Elizabeth (Eliza) Bartell
  •   Hampton Halbert Bartell  b. 7/10/1817   m. Sarah Parker
  •   Caroline Bartell  b. 5/02/1819
  •   Jaspar Bartell  b. 7/01/1821   d. 2/01/1895
  •   Peter Bartell  b. 11/08/1823

    III. Sarah Elizabeth (Eliza) Bartell

        Eliza was born 4/25/1815 in Marion County, South Carolina and died 9/01/1893. She is buried in Florence County, South Carolina. She married Samuel Jackson Eaddy on 8/03/1843 in Lynches River, Marion County, South Carolina. He was born 1823 in Marion County, South Carolina and died 6/02/1860 in Marion, South Carolina. He is buried in Florence County, South Carolina.
    Additional Sources Used for Sarah Elizabeth Bartell include:
  • The Promised Land - The James Eaddy Family in South Carolina by Elaine Y. Eaddy
  • 1850 United States Federal Census, Marion County
  • DAR Application ##769744 - Austin Stone

    **My Bartell line ends here with Eliza Bartell and becomes EADDY


    **Note: The information gathered here is a piece by piece collection from many sources that I have combined personally to create a more complete early BARTELL Family History. If you would like to know the sources used to gain this information, please feel free to email me.