I am starting from the beginning to try to trace my Bartleson roots and so far have come up with nothing. My father is Richard Oliver Bartleson (b. 10/22/39), and his parents were Oliver Pershing Bartleson (12/2/18--4/23/70, last resided in Athens, PA) and Hazel Irene Mekeel Bartleson (4/21/20-10/7/88, died in Montverde, FL).
My grandfather Oliver's parents, in my understanding, were Victor Bartleson and Daisy Lee Bartleson, which is where my trail grows cold. I do not know where the family resided, except that it was someplace around Binghamton, NY, or south into PA. They were farmers and had the following children that I know of: Earl , Helen (middle initial "F", married twice with second husband Cook, no children), Walter, Lela (married Harry Crozier, several children), and Oliver (one child, my father, only).
The last I heard (from a friend in Endicott, NY), Walter was still alive and lived in the Tioga or Broome County, NY, area, but he could not provide additional info except that Uncle Walt's son's name was James (Jimmy), who is roughly my Dad's age.
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