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Betsy Peckham

Betsy Peckham

Female 1798 - 1883  (85 years)

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  • Name Betsy Peckham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 14 Feb 1798  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 May 1883  Pulaski, Oswego County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12195  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Family Hezekiah Thomas Butterworth,   b. 25 Jan 1798, Warren, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1881, Pulaski, Oswego County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1818  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. George N. Butterworth,   b. 1819, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1896  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. Alfred N. Butterworth,   b. Mar 1820, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1911, Albion, Oswego County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)  [natural]
     3. Lydia H. Butterworth,   b. Abt 1830, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1915  (Age ~ 85 years)  [natural]
     4. Adeline P. Butterworth,   b. 30 Oct 1833, Albion, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1908  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     5. William Horace Butterworth,   b. 1823, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1907, Albion Center, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F2703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - May 17, 1883 Pulaski Democrat - Albion - Mrs. Betsey Butterworth, widow of Hezekiah Butterworth, after a very severe sickness of a few days died May 7th, 1883, in the 88th year of her age, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lydia Smith in Lacona. Deceased was born in Rehoboth, Mass., Oct 16, 1795, was married October 1818, came to this State, April 1821, with their three oldest children, arrived at Ellisburgh Jefferson county and staid there on year. They moved to Albion, Oswego county, in 1825, where they bought a piece of land and settled a mile in the woods, no road to it except by marked trees. They built a log house moved in without a door or floor except a few boards on a small part of it. They put up a few boards at the doorway at night and put a large chest against them to keep out the bears and other wild animals (which were quite plenty in those days) while they slept. Their hardships were very severe for several years but with fortitude, perseverance and economy they suceeded in paying for and clearing up their farm, built a good fram house and had a family of six children, four sons and two daughters, five of whome are still living, to adorn their home, share in their labors and cheer them through life's rugged pathway. Since Mr. B's death she has lived with her children. She had been a member of the Pulaski Baptist church about fifty years and was highly esteemed as a Chrisitan and neighbor. The friends were severly shocked at the bereavement but bow with submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well. Her funeral was attended on the 9th inst. at her daughter's. Sermon preached by Rev. L. Muzzy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S587] New York, State Census, 1855, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).

    2. [S586] New York, State Census, 1875, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).

    3. [S561] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Albion, Oswego, New York; Roll: 913; Family History Film: 1254913; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 228; Image: 0046.

    4. [S1751] Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).