Harriet Betts

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Betts was born on 19 February 1831, in Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Betts, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Bennett, was 23. She married David Broadhead on 29 January 1850, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 30 March 1927, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Broadhead
Harriet Betts
Marriage: 29 January 1850
Elizabeth Amelia Broadhead
Rose Broadhead
Harriet Broadhead
Julia Marinda Broadhead
David Betts Broadhead
William Golding Broadhead
Joseph Broadhead
Elijah Broadhead
Thomas Broadhead
Rosa Broadhead
Sarah Broadhead
Elizabeth Broadhead
Hyrum Broadhead
Samuel Daken Broadhead

Sources (44)

  • 1850 - Harriet Broadhead in household of David Broadhead, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Copy of Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Betts - Individual or family possessions: birth: 19 February 1831; Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • 1850 - Harriet Betts, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Baby Warren BIRTH 14 Nov 1835 DEATH 14 Nov 1835 BURIAL Vine Bluff Cemetery Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 26896195 · View Source

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bett , with excrescent -s, a patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.

Americanized form of German Betz .

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

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The Life of H A R R I E T B R O A D H E A D Pioneer of 1851 Harriet Broadhead was born in Warrickshire, England on February 19, 1831 and was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Betts. Her girlhoo …

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