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Bartholomew, Riley Lucas "R.L."



Map of Richfield
Richfield, MN

Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 11); Senate 1859-60 (District 4)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/30/1807 Date of Death: 9/23/1894
Birth Place: Geneva, Ohio Birth County: Ashtabula Birth Country: United States
Other Names: R.L.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Methodist Episcopal
City of Residence (when first elected):  Richfield

Occupation (when first elected):  Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

JudgeMinnesota (Justice of the Peace) ??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
MilitaryOhio Militia (Colonel, General, Major General) ??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
County GovernmentAshtabula County, Ohio (Sheriff) ??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention11th Council District, Minnesota TerritoryElected07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Fanny A. Watkins (married on April 9, 1829)
Children: Four children: America Almeda, and Virginia Vandalia (daughters); Winfield Wallace, and Rollin Hopkins (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Edgar Nash  - Son-in-Law

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1852 or 1854.

Harmony, Minnesota in Hennepin County is sometimes listed as a place of residence, it was his post office address. Richland, Minnesota in Hennepin County was renamed Richfield, Minnesota in 1858.

His party affiliation was taken from the fact that he served on the Republican Constitutional Convention.

His home has been preserved as the Bartholomew House Museum by the Richfield Historical Society.

Birth date, death date, and children's names provided by a relative.

He was a member of the Richfield Methodist Church.

Religion provided by his eulogy.

Legislative Session: 2nd (1859-1860)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 10/11/1859 Term of Office: 12/7/1859 to 1/7/1861
District: 04 Residence: Richfield
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was taken from the fact that he served on the Republican Constitutional Convention.
Committees:
Militia (Chair)
State Affairs

Photographs
R.L. Bartholomew (date unknown) Photograph Provided By a Relative.
Riley Lucas Bartholomew (ca. 1870) From the Minnesota Historical Society’s Visual Resources Database.
Riley Lucas Bartholomew (ca. 1890) From the Minnesota Historical Society’s Visual Resources Database.

Articles & Books About
Remarks by Elder Mantel at Richfield Baptist Church, Sunday, September 23, 1894 - Eulogy, Transcribed by Marcia Shears

Remarks by Elder Mantel at Richfield Baptist Church, Sunday, September 23, 1894 - Eulogy, Original Format, Source Unknown




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