Betsy Adeline Close

Female10 November 1785–before 4 October 1850

Brief Life History of Betsy Adeline

When Betsy Adeline Close was born on 10 November 1785, in Saratoga MM, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Charles Close, was 29 and her mother, Hannah Whitney, was 16. She married William Rowland Church on 20 September 1817, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 4 October 1850, in Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rowland Church
Betsy Adeline Close
Marriage: 20 September 1817
Hannah Church
Silas Church
Chester Church
Alonzo Church

Sources (2)

  • Betsy Adeline Close Church, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adeline Close in entry for Silas Church, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1817New York, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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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.


    Age 18

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard, from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos, from Late Latin clausum, past participle of claudere ‘to close’). Possibly also a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in such a place.

    English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.

    Dutch: variant of Cloos .

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

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