Betsey M. Healey

Female1808–27 July 1899

Brief Life History 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 White Lawn Cemetery, 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
Etta Doolittle
Mary Doolittle
Phebe Elizabeth Doolittle
Susan Jane Doolittle
Edwin W Doolittle

Sources (23)

  • Betsey Skinner in household of E C Stillman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Betty Healey - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: Betsey M. Healey
  • Betsey Healy, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1826Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 5

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list

    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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