Elizabeth Lee "Bettie" Adams

22 March 1861–3 March 1944 (Age 83)
Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Lee "Bettie"

When Elizabeth Lee "Bettie" Adams was born on 22 March 1861, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Allen Adams, was 28 and her mother, Ellen Thompson, was 28. She married Frank Bartoldus in March 1887. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 March 1944, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82.

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Frank Bartoldus
Elizabeth Lee "Bettie" Adams
Marriage: March 1887
Virginia Bartoldus

Spouse and Children

March 1887


    Virginia Bartoldus


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Adams in household of Robert Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Betty Bartoldus in household of Donald C Ogdan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bettie Bartoldus in household of Frank Bartoldus, "United States Census, 1920"

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