Betsey Riddle

1800–1888 (Age 88)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey Riddle was born in 1800, in Vermont, United States, her father, John Riddell, was 39 and her mother, Olive Blodget(t), was 34. She married Harley Howe about 1820. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1888, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harley Howe
Betsey Riddle
Marriage: about 1820
Relief A Howe
Thaddeus C. Howe
Helena Howe
Mary Ann Howe
Harley J Howe
William Howe

Spouse and Children

about 1820


    Relief A Howe



    Mary Ann Howe


    Harley J Howe


    William Howe


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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.

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 27

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English:1. habitational name from Ryedale in North Yorkshire, being the valley of the river Rye (a name of Celtic origin). 2. variant of Riddell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betsey Howe, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Elizabeth Howe in household of Helen M Leggett, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Elizabeth Howe in household of Alfred Leggett, "New York State Census, 1875"

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