What I knew about her through records; she was the daughter of Elias W. Bartltett Sr. I wasn't for sure who her mother was. I presumed that her first name was Rachel, Elias's first wife.
I came across records of Lucy marrying a Joshua A. Mossell in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1900. Lucy was a school teacher. They had no children.
It wasn't until I posted a blog on Lucy's sister Sarah "Sallie" Bartlett Peyton, my search on Lucy unfolded. I found more on her. I was totally surprised on my discoveries.
It was on Friday the 13th of June when I made some fascinating discoveries. I was searching city directories online for Lucy Mossell. As I keep scrolling down the list, I came across a Laura A. Mossell. I checked her out.
At first, I couldn't see the connections on her. I saw another Mrs. Laura A. Mossell. I checked her address. Bingo! She was Lucy. I later found her, late husband's death date in the city directory. He passed on in March of 1909.
I couldn't find Lucy's death record in MO. But, I believed that she passed away in MO. My father said she went to Brookfield MO. However, I did find a Charles Bartlett who passed away in 1944. He was born in Carrollton, MO. I believed that he was Lucy's brother.
I believed that Lucy had remarried after her husband passed away. I wondered where Lucy passed away. I had one clue for the 1911 city directory. It stated that Mrs. Laura A. Mossell moved to Chillicothe, MO. And so my search was on.
I searched on ancestry.com for any Lucy E. in Livingston County MO. I came up with a Lucy E. Gross. I didn't make the connection at first. But, I believed that she was the one.
I keep searching the marriage records. I came up with a Lee E. Mossell who married a Geo A. Gross in St. Joseph, MO. Geo was from Chillicothe. I put two and two together and noticed that the same Rev. that married Lucy and Joshua Mossell was the same Rev Chron.
Once I saw that connection, I started to check the Missouri Death records for Lucy Gross. I didn't find her. But, I found G. Albert Gross' death record. I keep searching for all the Lucy's in Livingston County Missouri. I saw one the caught my eyes.
As I was looking I was in awe. What I read was a Lucy E. Horan...a retired school teacher. Born in Carrollton, MO. Father's name ? Mr. Bartlett. Yes, I found Lucy! I was so happy.
The next day , June 13, 2014, I was up late searching for what records were online for Livingston County MO. I see that there was a newspaper. I searched it. I typed in Lucy. I was trying to connect the Lucy Gross with Lucy Horan. I believed that they were the same person.
Lo and behold I typed in Lucy Horan. And I located her obituary in the paper. It was Great Aunt Lucy. This confirmed what I thought about Charles Bartlett being her brother. Also found Lucy's husband's obituary with other confirmation.
|Lucy E. (Bartlett) Mossell Gross Horan's Obituary in Chillicothe Missouri newspaper.|
|Jackson William Horan's Obituary in Chillicothe, Missouri newspaper.|
I hope that others will search for their Bartlett Family Connections. I believe that there are more info out there. I'm so thankful for leads.
Thanks for reading.