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Betsey Crego Huson
Birth: Aug. 11, 1801
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1881
Yates County
New York, USA

Her obituary reads:

Died, in this village, on the 18th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth (Betsey) Huson, widow of the late Mr. Calvin Huson, aged 80 years, 1 month and 6 days.

Her maiden name was Crego. She was born in Canaan, Columbia county, N.Y., August 12, 1801, and was married to Mr. Huson in Hillsdale, same county, in 1817, and in 1818 came to this town, then a part of Reading, where she remained some years, when they went to Seneca, New York, until after the death of Mr. Nathaniel Huson, Sen., the father of her husband, when they returned to Starkey, and purchased the old homestead, and she has lived in this town ever since, and in the village for the last 13 or 14 years. Mr. Huson died in 1869, and she has remained a widow till the close of her life. She was the mother of 16 children, the first of them died quite young, the rest lived to manhood, seven of them have died and only one of them (the eldest) has passed away within her reach, so she has not seen any of them die or attended their funerals except her first born.

She was a woman of integrity and decision of character, extremely industrious and fixed determination of purpose, and was generally respected. Trained to domestic labor in her youth, she steadily taught her children that labor was honorable and becoming to all, and enforced her precepts by her constant example. She filled her station in life, in all its relations in a conscientious manner, and ever managed her domestic concerns in a manner that bespoke a woman of managing ability.

The living children are widely scattered, and only four of them were at her funeral, which was attended on the afternoon of the 19th, and her remains were then laid in Hillside, beside her husband to rest from labor, while the world in which she has played an active part so long passes on, and others occupy the place left vacant by her removal. In religious matters Mrs. Huson was in independent liberalist. She thought for herself; life hereafter as a reward of those duties, ever acted from principle, and a innate sense of duty and did not stop to ask what others might think of her course, yet while she claimed the free exercise of her own intellect, and the enjoyment of her own opinion, she was willing to accord to others a like privilege.

She was a social companionable woman who relished pleasant lively company, and ever evinced a disposition to take her part in making it so when with her friends, and she retained this disposition till near the last. She was a robust woman, not afraid of any duty, or to grapple with any seeming difficulty which might loom up before her as she was ever accustomed to think that courage, activity, and perseverance, could and would accomplish any work, and overcome any hindrance that might present itself before her, and never while in the vigor of life, allowed herself to use the word can't. It was not in her vocabulary.

Her life has been a long and eventful one. She has seen great changes in this country. In her time the wilderness has disappeared, and the land has bloomed under the influence of civilization. The log cottage has been superseded by the stately mansion, and the thriving villages have sprung up, where she saw in the past a dense forest. When she came here the Lakes of the Lake country were land locked and of no special use to the world, only for the fish they afforded, but canals were made, and Lakes made available to the commerce of the world. These have been succeeded by the railroads, and, for the last few years she has heard the whistle, and seen the trains from her dwelling daily.

We have had an intimate acquaintance with her for a long time. She was our friend, and thus we enter in our journal the fact that another of our long time friends has departed. Her vigorous frame has given way, old age has shown its withering influence upon her, and she has entered upon that quiet slumber to which all are to come. She has outlived her generation, and was becoming a stranger among her surroundings, and she has laid aside labor, and gone from the trails of earth. Let her memory be sacred and her grave honored. Adieu to our friend, till the coming day shall open, when immortality shall be revealed.

Please note: This memorial's creator has not researched the parentage of Betsy (Crego) Huson. Instead, it was provided by RLE, who did not include source information. Please confirm the information before claiming it as fact. Also, please give credit to those whose research you are relying on. Thank you.
Family links: 
  David Crego (1773 - 1869)
  Susannah Poultney Crego (1776 - 1848)
  Calvin Huson (____ - 1869)*
  Calvin Huson (1822 - 1861)*
  Emeline Huson Hair (1828 - 1906)*
  Lewis Madison Huson (1836 - 1904)*
  Charles Myron Huson (1839 - 1888)*
  Betsey Crego Huson (1801 - 1881)
  Clarissa Crego (1807 - 1889)*
  Emeline Crego Landon (1810 - 1900)*
  David Crego (1813 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
Yates County
New York, USA
Created by: SKP
Record added: Sep 24, 2005
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- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Jan. 7, 2016
Another remembrance, Betsey Huson, with so much respect- my grgrgrgrandmother
- Annie
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014
Wish I'd known you, grgrgrGrandmother, what a wonderful woman. Grateful to learn of you.
- Annie
 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
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