Betsey Elizabeth Capwell

Brief Life History of Betsey Elizabeth

When Betsey Elizabeth Capwell was born on 1 January 1835, in New York, United States, her father, John Capwell, was 39 and her mother, Mary Marie Vincent, was 41. She married Rev William Walter Jones on 11 July 1872, in Lemonweir, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Walton Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 23 March 1923, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Jeffrey H Wilcox
Betsey Elizabeth Capwell
Frank Wilcox
Nancy Cornelia Wilcox
Jennie Mae Wilcox

Sources (13)

  • Mrs, Mrs B Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Betsey Elizabeth Jones, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Betsey E. Wilcox, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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Historical Boundaries: 1836: Knox, Illinois, United States


The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)

1858 · A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

English (Worcestershire): variant of Capewell, probably a hypercorrect form of Capell .

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

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