Antipas Bartlett's page
.....Lois probably moved with her family to New Salem, MA, when she was about 5. Her parents and siblings were in Putney, VT, by 1769. Antipas lived in Northborough, and there is no apparent connection between the Bartletts and Whites that may have led to Lois and Antipas' marriage in Lancaster, which is not very near Northborough. Lois may have returned to the area to live with relatives before she married since her marriage inention published at Lancaster says she was of that town. Her grandmother, Eunice (Wilder) White, was an elderly widow in Lancaster when Lois married, and she may have been chosen to move back to Lancaster to help her. She is called "Lois White, Jr." in that record, surely to distinguish her from another woman of that name who was born in 1747 and was likely not married.
.....Lois died at the home of her grandson William Felton in Marlborough, according to his brother Cyrus, a family genealogist. She very likely was the woman over 45 who was living with Gill Bartlett in Northborough when the 1820 census was taken. No likely household for her has been found in 1830, but she was with William Felton (Jr.) in 1840. She was likely buried next to Antipas in Northborough, where there is an unmarked space.
children of Lois White and Antipas Bartlett:(4)
i. Lucy b. 5 March 1772
ii. Gill b. 15 October 1773
iv. Jotham b. 1781-2
vi. Josiah b. 17 January 1784
vii. Lois b. 8 April 1785
viii. Hannah b. 31 May 1787, d. 1796
ix. Antipas b. 2 February 1790
x. Thirza b. 6 June 1791
vital records sources: Lois' birth date comes from the Leominster vital records. Her marriage date is recorded in the Lancaster vital records. Her death is recorded in the Marlborough vital records, widow of Antipas, age 95 years, 18 days and born in Lancaster (from which Leominster was formed). No proof has been found that Thomas and Sarah (Broughton) White were her parents, but circumstantial evidence makes it certain. Her age at death puts her birth date 10 days away from that of Thomas and Sarah's daughter, and that may be due to a clerical error - she may have died on 10 April rather than 1 April . Only one other Lois White in the Lancaster area was born near the right time, and she can be otherwise accounted for. Also, one of her grandsons was named Edward Broughton Bartlett (Sarah Broughton's father was Edward).
4. Northborough, MA, vital records and Antipas' will.
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