Enoch Betts

19 May 1748–about 1794 (Age 45)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Betts was born on 19 May 1748, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Captain Elias Betts, was 31 and his mother, Abigail Birchard, was 25. He married Mary Coley on 27 June 1775, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1790. He died about 1794, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Enoch Betts
Mary Coley
Marriage: 27 June 1775
Elias Betts
Mary Betts
David Coley Betts
Enoch Betts
Enoch Coley Betts
Calvin Betts
Enoch Betts
Isaiah Betts

Spouse and Children

27 June 1775
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 33

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 38

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.2 Americanized spelling of German Betz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Enoch in entry for Mary Betts, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) for Mary Coley
  • Mary Coley in the Early Connecticut Marriages

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