New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1869|
Chauncey Betts was the son of Nathan Betts and Anna Northrup of Betts Corners, near Salem, New York. The four corners of the road was named for Chauncey Betts' store which sat smack on the crossroads and is now called Lysander, New York.
He married Maria Ann Mather of Schaghticoke, New York on 11 Feb 1817/18. They settled in Delavan, Wisconsin with their children: Carrie, Jane Ann Eliza, William Chauncey, Ann Marie, Julia F, Harriet Mather, George Frank H. and Charles A. H. Betts.
History of Walworth Co., WI Vol 1, page 690:
Chapter of History of Delavan, Walworth WI
"Chauncey Betts, deceased, was born in Troy, NY., on March 27, 1796; was married in 1819, to Maria H. Mather and moved to the town of Lysander, Onondaga Co, NY. The site of his old home is still known as Betts Corner's. He was engaged in mercantile and lumber business at this point until 1852, when he moved to Delavan, Wis. On his Arrival at this place, he began business as a dealer in grain, wool and livestock, and continued it until shortly before his death which occurred Feb 18, 1869. Before leaving the East, Mr. Betts had served as a member of the New York Legislature, and after coming to Wisconsin, was conspicuous in Public Affairs. He took an active part in securing aid and encouraging the building of the Racine and Mississippi Railway through Walworth County; he was President of the Village of Delavan, and for eight years a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb. He was possessed of devout religious opinions and was a member of the Congregational Church for forty-eight years. There were three daughters and two sons born to him. The eldest, Charles A. H., and the second, George F., are spoken below in a separate sketch. The eldest daughter, Harriet, is the wife of E.S. (S.E) Clark, of Salem, NY. Julia F. is now Mrs. Joseph Hall of Michigan. Carrie M. was the wife of Samuel Kelsey, one of the pioneers of Delavan; her death occurred in the spring of 1859. Mrs. Betts, was also a member of the Congregational Church. She died at Albany, NY, while on a visit to friends, Nov. 26, 1872."
One puzzlement of Chauncey Betts is his death. There is the following listing in the Cook County Death Records:
Betts, Chauncey (last column, 16 from Bottom) 2-21-1869. The far northwest corner of Cook County, IL is approximately 40 miles from Walworth County, WI. Did Chauncey Betts die in a hospital, or was he visiting someone and became ill?
Nathan Betts (1753 - 1844)
Anna Northrup Betts (1755 - ____)
Maria Ann Mather Betts (1798 - 1872)*
Harriette Mather Betts Clark (1824 - 1906)*
Spring Grove Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Scotti McCarthy
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
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