Elizabeth M. "Betsey" Lee

1798–27 August 1870 (Age 72)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth M. "Betsey"

When Elizabeth M. "Betsey" Lee was born in 1798, in Washington, Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse Fitzhugh "Jehu" Lee, was 33 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Meadows, was 28. She married Daniel David Walker on 17 December 1816, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Colony Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 27 August 1870, in Millville, Clayton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mallory Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel David Walker
1796–1879
Elizabeth M. "Betsey" Lee
1798–1870
Marriage: 17 December 1816
Joseph Dorris Walker
1815–1863
Miss Berril D Walker
1820–
Miss Walker
1826–
Martha Lee Walker
1816–1872
Horatio Walker
1822–1883
Tobias Lee Walker
1825–1900
John Newstep Walker
1825–1902
James M. Walker
1829–1909
Mary Jane Walker
1830–1900
Elizabeth E. Walker
1832–1868
Adaline B Walker
1833–1908
Rebecca J. Walker
1833–1917
Caroline M. Walker
1836–1923
Daniel D. Walker
1839–1869
William Henry Walker
1842–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 December 1816
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
children

(15)

    Joseph Dorris Walker

    Male1815–1863Male

    Martha Lee Walker

    Female1816–1872Female

    Miss Berril D Walker

    Female1820–Female

    Male1822–1883Male

    Tobias Lee Walker

    Male1825–1900Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1788–1847Male

    Jesse Jehu Lee Jr

    Male1791–1876Male

    Barnett Philander Lee

    Male1795–1869Male

    Female1798–1870Female

    Isaac Lee

    Male1800–1882Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 14

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betsey M Walker in household of Daniel M Walker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsey Walker in household of Daniel D Walker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lee in entry for Rebecca Wolf, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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