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Gardner Betterton
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1833
Death: Sep. 8, 1914

G Betterton Details

Gardner and Emily Betterton are found on the 1856 and 1860 census in Washington Township of Wapello Co., next door to his parents in 1856, and next door to his mother in 1860. In about 1863, Garner and Emily moved to Marion Co., IA where they lived the rest of their lives. They farmed in Knoxville Township. They were parents of 10 children

Emily Betterton was the daughter of Jesse Sutton, who is found on the 1850 Van Buren Co., Iowa census, with his second wife (Rhoda Parker) and three children.

Betterton, Gardner. Farmer and stock raiser, P.O. Knoxville. Was in born in Elkhart, Indiana, June 13, 1833. His father William was a native of the District of Columbia and was raised in Washington city. . The subject of this sketch came to the Territory of Iowa with parents in 1837, locating at Iowaville. The senior Betterton was a resident of Iowa to his demise, March 13, 1860. He underwent all the hardships of pioneering that were incident to that time. The subject of this sketch was a resident of Wapello County until October 1863 when he came to Marion County. He married, February 5, 1854 Miss Emily J. Sutton, a native of Illinois. They have nine children living: Obadiah, Harriet, Jessie, Viola, Charles, Francis, Fred, Ora, and Arthur. Lost one, William.

Knoxville Express, Wednesday, September 16, 1914

Gardner Betterton Obituary

Gardner Betterton, son of William and Mercy Betterton, was born in Elkhart, Indiana, June 13, 1833. In 1838, when Iowa was still known as Black Hawk Territory, the family removed from Indiana to the new and widely advertised Indian Country across the Mississippi, and settled in what is now known as Wapello County, near Agency City. They resided there until the father, William Betterton died March 13, 1860. Prior to the death of the father, on February 5, 1834, Gardner Betterton and Emily J. Sutton were united in marriage in Van Buren County near Keosauqua. Miss Sutton was also a member of a pioneer Iowa family, her folks having removed from Illinois to Van Buren County in 1838 when she was only 4 years old.

In 1863, after a residence of half of the average lifetime in Wapello and Van Buren Counties, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Betterton removed to this county, landing in Knoxville in October 27 of that year, and lived a sufficient length of time in this community to be rightfully reckoned among the pioneers.

Children surviving are Obadiah J, Knoxville; Charles A., Woodland, Cal.; Frances, Mrs. Mattox of Georgia; Ora, Dannebrog, Neb; Arthur, Knoxville.

Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. George L. Minear; interment in Graceland. _ _ _ _ _ _

Knoxville Express, Wednesday, July 20, 1910
Family links: 
  William Gardner Betterton (1801 - 1860)
  Emily Jane Sutton Betterton (1834 - 1910)
  Harriet C Betterton Garrison (1857 - 1937)*
  Viola R Betterton Woodle (1862 - 1938)*
  Mary Betterton Hatch (1827 - 1894)*
  Lucinda Betterton McClain (1831 - 1924)*
  Gardner Betterton (1833 - 1914)
  Edwin Betterton (1840 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Marion County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Cynthia Schenck
Record added: Jan 09, 2012
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Gardner Betterton
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Gardner Betterton
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