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  • Born: 23 May 1699, Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage (1): Ann (II) MENDENHALL on 12 Nov 1729 in Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Died: 22 Sep 1777, Kingsessing, Pennsylvania at age 78

bullet  General Notes:

NOTEWORTHY: John is considered to be the "father of American botany";
He proposed the establishment in the American Colonies of an academy modeled after the Royal Society of London which later became the American Philosophical Society;
He introduced many American plants to Europe, and vice-a-versa;
Was appointed Royal Botanist for the Colonies in 1765 by King George III;
The John Bartram High School in Philadelphia was named after him;
His house and farm is now known as the "Bartram Garden" in Philadelphia, and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark;
His name is remembered in the genera of mosses, Bartramia.

FAMILY: Father of William Bartram, "America's first Ornithologist"
RELIGION: Excluded from membership in the Quakers because of his Unitarian religious views

bullet  Research Notes:

-- Mendenhall Family Association (
-- Wikipedia (
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John married Ann (II) MENDENHALL, daughter of Rev. Benjamin MENDENHALL and Ann A. PENNELL, on 12 Nov 1729 in Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania. (Ann (II) MENDENHALL was born on 22 Sep 1703 in Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania and died on 29 Jan 1789 in Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania.)

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