Betsy Mayfield

12 April 1803–12 July 1871 (Age 68)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Betsy

When Betsy Mayfield was born on 12 April 1803, in Kentucky, United States, her father, George Daniel Mayfield, was 38 and her mother, Hannah Burdette, was 35. She lived in Trimble, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 July 1871, at the age of 68.

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George Daniel Mayfield
Hannah Burdette
Child Mayfield
John Mayfield
Burdette Mayfield
Joseph Mayfield
Mary " Polly" Mayfield
George Mayfield
Joshua Joseph Mayfield
Frederick B. Mayfield
Enoch Mayfield
Betsy Mayfield
Zeba Mayfield
Lucy I. Mayfield
Madison Mayfield
Joseph Randolph Mayfield
Elizabeth I. Mayfield
Baxter Mayfield

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 9

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 18

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Staffordshire and Sussex. The former was named in Old English as ‘open country (feld) where madder (mæddre) grows’, while the latter was named as ‘open country where mayweed (mægðe) grows’. The surname is now most common in Nottinghamshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Mayfiela in household of Baxter Mayfiela, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Mayfield in household of Baxter Mayfield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisabeth Mayfield in household of Baxter Mayfield, "United States Census, 1860"

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