Josiah Bartlett, M. D., an American patriot and statesman, born at Amesbury, Mass., in November, 1729, died May 19, 1795. He commenced the practice of medicine in 1750 at Kingston, and established a reputation during the prevalence of the angina maligna in 1754 by treatment with Peruvian bark, in opposition to the usage of other physicians. He received several appointments from the royal governor, John Wentworth, but was deprived of them in 1775 for being a zealous whig. In 1774 he was appointed to the command of a regiment of militia. Being chosen delegate to the continental congress, he was the first who voted for, and the first after the president who signed the Declaration of Independence. He accompanied Stark in 1777 to Bennington. In 1779 he was appointed chief justice of the common pleas, in 1784 justice of the supreme court, and in 1788 chief justice. He was an active member of the convention called to adopt the federal constitution in 1788. In 1790 he was president of New Hampshire, and in 1793 was chosen the first governor under the new state constitution. .
One Of The Founders Of The Theological Seminary At Andover Bartleit, Mass William., born at Newburyport, Jan. 31,1748, died there, Feb. 8, 1841. He made a large fortune in trade, and besides liberal contributions in aid of the temperance reform, foreign missions, and the education of young men for the ministry, he gave $30,000 toward the foundation of the Andover theological seminary, endowed a professorship, and built a house for the incumbent.