Elizabeth <I>Betterton</I> Davis

Elizabeth Betterton Davis

Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Feb 1917 (aged 81)
Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Burial Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section VI
Memorial ID 8027536 · View Source
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Elizabeth Betterton was the daughter of Owen and Nancy Ann Moon Betterton. They farmed in Clinton County, Ohio for the first part of her childhood.

In 1850, when Elizabeth was about 15 years old, she traveled with her parents and seven siblings to Illinois and where her father secured government land in Chestnut township.

Elizabeth married Henry Davis on November 14, 1858 in Knox County, Illinois. Henry was a farmer and also had a blacksmith shop and repaired wagons. They had 13 children:

Emma Almet(1865-1938) married Jacob Lee Wisdom
William Owen (1859-1935) married Anna H. Bonham
Marth Jane (1861-1928) married Elijah J. Brown
George R. (1863-1864)
Cyrus (1866-1946) married Ethel L. Cashman
Elizabeth (1871-1962) married James W. Shiplett
Reuben (1872-1934) married Olive M. Cline
Anna May (1874-1923) married Rufas J. Callison
Evaline (1875-1939) married Stanton E. Merris
Edith (1879-1920) married Henry A. Spies
Judson L. (1868-1937)
Pamela (1869-1873)
Cora (1877-1879)

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 online history "The Family History of Henry Davis and Elizabeth Betterton of Knox County, Illinois".

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  • Maintained by: Jan Wisdom Lange
  • Originally Created by: Florence Banks
  • Added: 25 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8027536
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Betterton Davis (30 Apr 1835–25 Feb 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8027536, citing Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jan Wisdom Lange (contributor 47586771) .