Elizabeth 'Betsey' Rockwell

31 October 1785–31 March 1835 (Age 49)
Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth 'Betsey'

Elizabeth 'Betsey' Rockwell was born on 31 October 1785, in Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. She married Walter Jewett on 8 May 1804, in Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Cortlandville, Cortland, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 31 March 1835, in Cortland, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Jewett
Elizabeth 'Betsey' Rockwell
Marriage: 8 May 1804
Elvira Jewett
Mary Scott Jewett
Laura Marie Jewett
Myron Star Jewett
Minerva Jewett
Diantha Christiana Jewett
Ruth Ann Jewett
Homer Octavius Jewett
Ambrosia Elizabeth Jewett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1804Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 12
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 15
    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 (Buckinghamshire): habitational name either from Rockwell End in Hambleden (Buckinghamshire), derived from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ + holt ‘wood, thicket’, or from one or more unidentified places in southwestern England apparently named Rockwell. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

    Sources (2)

    • Elizabeth Jewett in household of Walter Jewett, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth Rockwell Jewett, "Find A Grave Index"

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