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Owen Betterton
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1813
Clinton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1886
Hermon
Knox County
Illinois, USA

Owen Betterton was the son of Joshua and Mary West Betterton. He was one of thirteen of their children.

Owen Betterton married Nancy "Ann" Moon, daughter of John and Elizabeth Mount Moon on December 14, 1833 in Martinsville, Ohio.

In 1850, Owen and Ann with eight children migrated to Illinois and secured government land in Chestnut township. There they established a home and cultivated their fields. Owen Betterman became a prominent man in the area and for many years served as a Justice of the Peace.

Owen was a member of the Masonic fraternity and both Owen and Ann were active members of the Christian Church.

Owen and Ann had ten known children. Their children were:

Elizabeth (1835-1917) married Henry Davis
Mary Jane (1936-1905)
John (1840-1922) married Amelia Ellen Barnard
Cyrus (1842-1907) married Amanda Cowman
George L. (or R.?) (1843-1912) married Rebecca Ann Morris
Joshua (1846-1918) married Liza Pickeral
Susan (1848-1875) married Benjamin Coffman
Sarah Ellen (1851-1929) married Pleasant Grice
Laura Marie (1855-1942) married Henry Clay Jones
Emma Arnetta (1858-1937) married Edward G. White

At least one reliable family tree indicates another daughter Bernice, born in 1834, who married a Mr. Brown but no evidence has thus far been found to document her place in this family.

John, George and Joshua were members of the Company D, Seventh Illinois Volunteer Calvary in the Civil War.

The above biography is from "Our Ancestors, Havlik, LaHue, Ryman, Wisdom" by Laurence L. Wisdom now under the stewardship of Jan Lange and with thanks to Thomas J. Bittman and his excellent "The Family History of Henry Davis and Elizabeth Betterton of Knox County, Illinois".

DAR Lineage Accepted December 2012
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joshua Betterton (1771 - 1834)
  Mary West Betterton (1788 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Ann Moon Betterton (1814 - 1871)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Betterton Davis (1835 - 1917)*
  Mary Jane Betterton (1836 - 1905)*
  John Betterton (1839 - 1922)*
  Cyrus Betterton (1842 - 1907)*
  George R. Betterton (1843 - 1912)*
  Joshua Betterton (1846 - 1918)*
  Susannah Betterton Coffman (1848 - 1875)*
  Sarah Ellen Betterton Grice (1851 - 1929)*
  Laura Marie Betterton Jones (1855 - 1942)*
  Emma Arnetta Betterton White (1858 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Betterton Ousley (1811 - 1870)*
  William W. Betterton (1811 - 1885)*
  Owen Betterton (1813 - 1886)
  Mary Betterton Garner (1815 - 1893)*
  Eleanor Betterton Barr (1817 - 1870)*
  Susannah Betterton Garner (1818 - 1872)*
  Isaiah Betterton (1823 - 1890)*
  Pleasant Betterton (1830 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aged 73 Yrs. 3 Mos. 16 Ds.
 
Burial:
Hermon Christian Church Cemetery
Hermon
Knox County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Jan Lange
Originally Created by: Florence Banks
Record added: Jan 01, 2003
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- Mamie Betterton Carter
 Added: Aug. 25, 2012

- Jan Lange
 Added: Aug. 22, 2011

- Dana Meeks
 Added: Jun. 27, 2011
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