Betsy Ward

22 March 1770–10 March 1851 (Age 80)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Betsy

Betsy Ward was born on 22 March 1770, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She married Willard Bristol on 22 June 1793. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 10 March 1851, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Amenia, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Bristol
1770–1844
Betsy Ward
1770–1851
Marriage: 22 June 1793
Thomas Bristol
1796–1856
Willis Bristol
1796–
Merrit Bristol
1810–
Mabel Bristol
1819–
Elizabeth Bristol
1820–
Almon Bristol
1797–1855
Alexis Bristol
1805–1893
William Bristol
1809–1830
Seneca Bristol
1817–1885
Nancy Bristol
1820–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 June 1793
children

(10)

    Thomas Bristol

    Male1796–1856Male

    Willis Bristol

    Male1796–Male

    Almon Bristol

    Male1797–1855Male

    Male1805–1893Male

    William Bristol

    Male1809–1830Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 11

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 24

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

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