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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Willard Bristol
Betsy Ward
Marriage: 22 June 1793
Thomas Bristol
Willis Bristol
Merrit Bristol
Mabel Bristol
Elizabeth Bristol
Almon Bristol
Alexis Bristol
William Bristol
Seneca Bristol
Nancy Bristol

Spouse and Children

22 June 1793


    Thomas Bristol


    Willis Bristol


    Almon Bristol



    William Bristol


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World Events (8)


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.

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

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