Pioneer, FarmerBurial: Vienna Township Cemetery
Birth: April 2, 1764, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: January 2, 1805, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
From History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: H. Z. Williams & Bros., 1882), Volume 2, p. 353:
Abiel Bartholomew came to Vienna from Waterbury, Connecticut, arriving in October, 1804. His son Ira came with him. Ira married Boadicea Church. They raised five children : Abiel, Mary, Eli, Rachel, Erastus. Abiel resides in Vienna, Eli in Indiana, Mary (Fuller) in Vienna. Rachel and Erastus are dead. Abiel was born September 14, 1805. He married Lorinda Maria Tyrrell in 1830. They have seven children : Rebecca, Mary Antoinette, Epenetus R., Boadicea, Ira, Celesta and Austin. All are married and have families. Mr. Bartholomew is the oldest native of the township now living in Vienna.
From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 1, p. 594:
The Bartholomew family were long identified with Vienna. R. Bartholomew, of the second generation, a carpenter and contractor by trade, early moved to Cuyahoga county, and when he was twenty-two returned to Warren, where he lived a great many years. He then went back to Vienna and died recently. Two of his daughters, Ida and Mary, married and resided in Chicago. Another member of this family, William Bartholomew, for many years lived in Warren, and died in 1908. His oldest daughter married J. M. Gledhill, so long connected with the Warren Chronicle. One of the older members of this family, Abial, died after he had been in the new settlement but a year. He was killed by a falling tree. Miss Lulie Mackey says “The kind neighbors cleared away a little space of the forest, and in a rough coffin, on a bleak winter day, laid him away,--the first in that silent city, which has grown until today its inhabitants are even more numerous than the living around them.”