Betsey French

1776–1862 (Age 86)
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey French was born in 1776, in Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Charity French, was 29 and her mother, Mercy Dewey, was 27. She married Luther Harmon in 1792, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 May 1862, in Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Volusia, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Betsey French
Luther Harmon
Marriage: 1792
Eliza Harmon
Philura Jane Harmon
Luther Dewey Harmon
Joseph Harmon

Spouse & Children

Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Charity French


  • Female1776–1862Female

  • William French


  • Female1784–1870Female

World Events (7)


Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 15

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Harmon in household of Luther D Harmon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Betsey Harmon in household of Luther D Harmon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsy Harmon in household of Luther D Harmon, "New York State Census, 1855"

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