Betsey M. Healey

1808–27 July 1899 (Age 91)
Westfield, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Betsey M.

Betsey M. Healey was born in 1808, in Westfield, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Nathan Healey and Ann. She married Seth Michael Doolittle on 19 April 1826, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1880. She died on 27 July 1899, in Point Pleasant, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Point Pleasant, Ocean, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Michael Doolittle
1802–1853
Betsey M. Healey
1808–1899
Marriage: 19 April 1826
Sarah Melvira Doolittle
1826–1905
Justine A Doolittle
1841–1881
Mary Doolittle
1845–
Phebe Elizabeth Doolittle
1829–1920
Jane Doolittle
1833–1883
Etta Doolittle
1843–1898
Edwin W Doolittle
1847–1847

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 April 1826
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Nathan Healey

    MaleMale

    Ann

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1820

Age 12

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Healey near Manchester, named with Old English hēah ‘high’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There are various other places in northern England, for example in Northumberland and Yorkshire, with the same name and etymology, and they may also have contributed to the surname.2 Variant of Irish Healy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betsey Skinner in household of E C Stillman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Betsey Skinner in household of E C Stillman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Betsey Doolittle in household of Seth Doolittle, "United States Census, 1850"

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