Alford Bettis

Washington County, Georgia, USA
Death 1857 (aged 58–59)
Dallas County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Dallas County, Arkansas, USA
Plot Unmarked Grave
Memorial ID 59597568 · View Source
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Records clearly makes Alford Bettis a son of Wyatt Bettis of Wilson Co Tennessee and grandson of James Bettis of Franklin Co., NC,

Family Finder DNA has proven the connections of
Alfred Bettis to a proven descendant of Tempsey Bettis and two proven descendants of Alfred Bettis as 4th cousins


Estate Sale of Wyatt Bettis, Wilson Co., Tennessee;

Estate Sale; Wyett Bettes 19 January 1828. Among buyers; John Bettes,
John Golston, Samuel Bettes, Alford Bettes, William Bettes, Polly Bettes and the widow. Sons and daughter.

3/3/1822 Alford Bettis to Margaret Conyers Abner Hill-Minister/William Bettis bondsman, brother

Alford was clearly the Bondsman for his sister Tempsy;
10/7/1819 James Nettles/Tempsy Bettis Abner Hill- Minister AlfredBettis bondsman, Brother

And Below Alford clearly states he was born in Georgia not South Carolina.

Wyatt Bettis last four children were born in Washington Co GA., Where we find Wyatt Bettis, his brother William and William sons John and James along with Wyatt's brother-in Law Harrison Harris, and Gideon and Drury Patterson, brothers to Sarah Patterson who married William Bettis.

Nancy, John, Tempsey and Alford Bettis all born in Washington Co Ga.

1840 Haywood Co. Tennessee Census, pg 418 Eunm.Date Sept 16, 1840
Name of Census in 1840 Alford Bettis

1850 DeSoto Co. Mississippi Census, Northern Division, pg. 381
S/B Alford/Alfred
Albert Bettis | 52 M W | Farmer 800 | GA Margaret Bettis | 52 F W TN| Mary Jane Bettis | 17 F W TN | md James R. Ham 21 Jul Thomas Bettis| 15 M W | . . | TN John C. Bettis | 13 M W | . . | TN | Lucenda Bettis | 11 F W | . . | TN W.H. Bettis | 9 M W | . . | TN Francis Bettis | 6 F W | . . | TN Lenore Bettis | 3 F W | . .

Alfords's father-in-law Thomas Conyers sells Alford Land in Wilson Co.Tennessee,and Alford Sells this land in 1835 before he leaves Wilson Co. and removes to Haywood Co., Tennessee.

Wilson Co. Tennessee Deeds, Bk. P
Thomas Conyers, Sr. to Alfred Bettis 91 acres on
Barton's Creek. 9 October 9, 1833

Wilson Co. Tennessee Deeds. Bk. S
Alfred Bettis to William Allen 91 acres on Barton's Creek
4 October 1835

Some researchers want you to believe that Matthew was the father of Alford that is simple that possible and
this comes from the poorly written Book Bettes from England to American

Matthew Bettis only had 4 sons and proven in Census from Edgefield,SC.

Matthew Bettis
1790 Edgefield Co., South Carolina
1 male +16 1 Females 1 Slave

Matthew Bettis
1810 Edgefield Co. South Carolina Census,
Males under 10- 2 Francis, William James 10-15-1 John16-25-1Jessie 26-44-1 Matthew
Females under 10-1Lavinia 10-15-2 Sarah, Mary 26-44-1 Winnifred

Four of Alfred's children married in Dallas Co., Ark.

Dallas Co. Arkansas Marriages;

John C. Bettis- Margaret E. Marsh Feb. 4, 1858
William Bettis-E.J.V. Little Oct. 15, 1865
Mordica Hudson-Lucinda E. Bettis July 6, 1854
James H. Kelly-Lenora E. Bettis Nov. 3, 1868

Copy of an approved application for membership of the daughters of the American Revolution. It lists Thomas' children as Margaret (m. Alfred Bettis), Samuel (m. Elizabeth Kenedy), Polly (m. Aaron Romine), Thomas(m. Sally Aust), and John (m. Susanah Spradlin).

Thomas Conyers Pension File; {Alfred Bettis affidavit 1846.}

State of Tennessee Haywood Co., Personally appeared before me CharlesR. Johnson as acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County Alfred Bettis, after being duly sworn according to Law deposes andsays, that the above named Thomas Conyers is the indentical person whohas formerly drew his pension at the agency in Nashville, and that thesame Thomas Couyers who has taken the foregoing oath is the sameindividual who is subscribed in the foregoing affidavit. his
Sworn to and subscribed before Alfred X Bettis
me this 15 day of June 1846 mark
C.R. Johnson, JP

I have a copy of the marriage of Tempsey Bettis and Alfred Bettis was witness and Bondsman

Alfred and Margaret Children were;

George Washington Bettis. He was born Abt. 1822 in Wilson Co. Tennessee.
He married Druscilla Williams. They were married on 08 Jan 1842. He died Bef.
1900 in Crockett Co., Tennessee.

Benjamin Larson Bettis. He was born on 15 Sep 1824 in Wilson Co.,
Tennessee. He married Louisa Sims. They were married Abt. 1846. He died on
15 Dec 1886 in Hot Spring Arkansas. Burial on 17 Dec 1886 in Dallas Co.
Arkansas (Delamar Cemetery).

Mary Jane Bettis. She was born Abt. 1833 in Wilson Co.,Tennessee. She
married James R. Ham. They were married on 19 Jul 1850 in DeSoto Co., MS..

Thomas Conyers Bettis. He was born Abt. 1835 in Wilson Co., Tennessee. His death
on 02 Nov 1862 in Tulip, Arkansas (From Diseae in Civil War). Burial Unknown.

John Calvin Bettis. He was born on 07 Feb 1836 in Wilson Co., Tennessee. He
married Margaret E. Marsh. They were married on 04 Feb 1858 in Dallas Co.
Arkansas. Residence 1880 in Manchester, Dallas, Arkansas, United States [1]. He
died on 26 Dec 1918 in Dublin, Erath Co., Texas. Burial on 28 Dec 1918 in Dublin
Earth Co., Texas (Barbee Cemetery

Lucinda E. Bettis. She was born on 10 May 1839 in Haywood, Tennessee. She
married Mordica Hudson. They were married on 06 Jul 1854 in Dallas Co.
Arkansas. She died on 20 Feb 1923 in Pine Grove, Dallas Co. AR.. Burial in
Dallas Co., AR. (Chapel Hill Cemetery).

Francis Bettis. She was born Abt. 1844 in Haywood, Tennessee.

Sarah Lenora Bettis. She was born on 05 Nov 1846 in Haywood, Tennessee.
She married James Kelly. They were married on 03 Nov 1868 in Dallas Co.
Arkansas. She died on 30 Sep 1904 in Dallas Co, Arkansas. Burial on 02 Oct
1904 in Dallas Co. Arkansas (Tulip Cemetery).

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