|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1848|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 1899|
Elizabeth Anne Tutt "Betsy" Taliaferro was a belle, five feet tall, reddish hair, and a beauty.
Betsy was married Feb. 15, 1872, by the Rev. Mr. Breck, at the Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Clark Co., KY, to William Morgan Beckner, son of Jacob Locke Beckner and Nancy West Lancaster.
According to her obituary in the Nov. 7, 1899 issue of the Winchester Democrat, "Hers was a joyful, cheery disposition, disposed to look on the bright side of matters and bringing brightness and sunshine into the lives of those with whom she came into contact. No mean or sordid thoughts found lodgment in her mind, and her judgment of the acts and motives of others was always charitable. She had long been a consistent member of the Presbetyrian Church and her presence and counsels will be missed by the surviving members. A good wife, an affectionate and judicious mother, a helpful friend and a large hearted, public spirited citizen, her loss will be keenly felt in our community."
"She was universally popular, not only at home where she was best known, but also in many other parts of the State. She was intensely patriotic and took much interest in the various ladies' organizations based upon the past records of our people. She was Regent of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution [National #14875], and was also a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy."
She was interested in history, genealogy, and an artist. One of her paintings of Lulbegrud Creek, a branch of the Red River, done in 1874, was held by her granddaughter, Phoebe Worth King, and passed along to Nancy King Paris.
Betsy Beckner shopped in Cincinnati, and most of her silver was done by Kinsey, which she had marked usually with two B's, but sometimes with two bumble bees. She died in the afternoon at her home on South Main Street in Winchester at age 51 of meningitis, a daughter of Maj. John Taliaferro and Lucy Elizabeth Hickman. She was buried Nov. 6, 1899, in Winchester Cemetery.
William Morgan Beckner (1841 - 1910)
Lucien Pearson Beckner (1872 - 1963)*
Seth Shackleford Beckner (1874 - 1927)*
Nancy West Beckner Clark (1875 - 1970)*
John Taliaferro Beckner (1878 - 1944)*
Phoebe Herndon Beckner Worth (1881 - 1969)*
William Hickman Beckner (1885 - 1961)*
Created by: Bruce King
Record added: Mar 31, 2012
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