Elizabeth “Bette” Sears Norcott

27 August 1733–13 June 1828 (Age 94)
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth “Bette”

When Elizabeth “Bette” Sears Norcott was born on 27 August 1733, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Sears, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Gorham Howes, was 34. She married William Norcott IV on 5 October 1753, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 13 June 1828, at the age of 94.

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William Norcott IV
Elizabeth “Bette” Sears Norcott
Marriage: 5 October 1753
William Northcutt
Reuben Norcott
Ruth Norcott
Sarah Norcott
Abner Norcott
Hannah Norcott
Ephraim Norcott

Spouse and Children

5 October 1753
Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America



    Reuben Norcott


    Ruth Norcott



    Abner Norcott


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World Events (6)


Age 43

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 43

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 50

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair, which in turn may be a patronymic from a Gaelicized form of the Old English personal name Saeger (see 2 below).2 English: patronymic from a Middle English personal name Saher or Seir ( see Sayer 1).3 Americanized form of French Cyr .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bette in entry for Reuben Norcott, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Bette in entry for Sarah Norcott, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Bette in entry for Hannah Norcott, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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