Betsey Herrick

Female7 February 1824–9 December 1886

Brief Life History of Betsey

When Betsey Herrick was born on 7 February 1824, in Aurora Township, Portage, Ohio, United States, her father, James W Herrick, was 35 and her mother, Deborah Tomlinson, was 41. She married Anson Blakesley on 16 February 1846, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Chester Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Loda, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 9 December 1886, in Alden, Hardin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Anson Blakesley
Betsey Herrick
Marriage: 16 February 1846
Miriam A Blakeslee
Deborah I Blakeslee
Abbie A Blakeslee
Levi E. Blakeslee
James Worthington Blakeslee
Anson H. Blakeslee
Owen B. Blakeslee
Jane Blakesley

Sources (12)

  • Betsey Blakeslee in household of Blakeslee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsey Herrick, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Betsey Hessick in entry for James Werthingten Blakeslee, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1846Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1833: Illinois, United States


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, Old Danish, Old Swedish Erik, itself from Proto-Scandinavian ain- ‘one, select’ + rík- ‘rule(r)’ + prosthetic H-.

    Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled, dark red’ or ‘salmon’, and borne by a Christian saint. In Munster and Ulster this name has been changed to Harkin .

    History: The English poet Robert Herrick (1591–1674) was the son of a wealthy London goldsmith, whose family had a long history in the town of Leicester. DNA analysis suggests that the modern surname is monogenetic, i.e. from a single eponymous bearer. The earliest known bearer of the name in Leicester was John Eirich, recorded as a burgess there in 1211. Leicester was one of the headquarters of the Viking army that conquered and settled the eastern midlands in the late 9th century, leading to the English adoption of many Old Norse personal names, such as Eirikr, as personal names. The initial aspirate is first recorded in the name of Nicholas Heyryke, recorded as a Leicester burgess in 1524.

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

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