Elizabeth "Betsy" Merrill

about 1799–21 June 1878 (Age 79)
Litchfield, Litchfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth "Betsy"

When Elizabeth "Betsy" Merrill was born about 1799, in Litchfield, Litchfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Solomon Woodruff Merrill, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Stoddard, was 23. She married Benjamin Wolcott on 23 June 1816, in Tompkins, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Virgil Township, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 21 June 1878, in Millbrook Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Wolcott
1795–1878
Elizabeth "Betsy" Merrill
1799–1878
Marriage: 23 June 1816
Emily Wolcott
1817–1888
Laura Wolcott
1819–1833
Ransom Wolcott
1821–
Henry Brown Wolcott
1824–1895
Almira P. Woolcott
1826–1864
Jane C Wolcott
1828–1848
Wolcott
1830–1830
Sylvester K Wolcott
1831–1905
Ellsworth Wolcott
1833–1914
Charles C. Wolcott
1836–1855
Wolcott
1839–1839
Wolcott
1840–1840
Caroline Wolcott
1844–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 June 1816
Tompkins, New York, United States
children

(13)

    Emily Wolcott

    Female1817–1888Female

    Laura Wolcott

    Female1819–1833Female

    Ransom Wolcott

    Male1821–Male

    Henry Brown Wolcott

    Male1824–1895Male

    Almira P. Woolcott

    Female1826–1864Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1818

Age 19

Illinois is the 21st state.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 21

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with the Old English elements myrige ‘pleasant’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betsy Wolcott in household of Sylvester Wolcott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Betsy Woolcot in household of B Woolcot, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Betsey Woolcot in household of Benj Woolcot, "United States Census, 1850"

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