Betsey M. Healey

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

The Life Summary 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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Seth Michael Doolittle
Betsey M. Healey
Marriage: 19 April 1826
Sarah Melvira Doolittle
Justine A Doolittle
Mary Doolittle
Phebe Elizabeth Doolittle
Jane Doolittle
Etta Doolittle
Edwin W Doolittle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1826Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    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

    English: habitational name from Healey (Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Northumberland), Heeley (Yorkshire), or Healaugh (North Yorkshire, Yorkshire). The main origin in Yorkshire was Healey (in Shelley) but the Yorkshire name has also probably been confused with Haley . The placenames derive from Old English hēah ‘high’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish: variant of Healy .

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Betty Healey - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: Betsey M. Healey
    • Betsey Skinner in household of E C Stillman, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Betsey M. Dolittle, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

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