Betsy Valate Lerwill

20 July 1838–20 June 1909 (Age 70)
East Down, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Betsy Valate

When Betsy Valate Lerwill was born on 20 July 1838, in East Down, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Lerwill, was 32 and her mother, Mary Rawle, was 26. She married James Tucker on 26 May 1860, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 11 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Croydon, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 20 June 1909, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Tucker
Betsy Valate Lerwill
Marriage: 26 May 1860
Mary Priscilla Lerwill Tucker
Lydia Ann Tucker
Susan Tucker
James Henry Tucker
Susanah Tucker
Emily Elizabeth Tucker
Lucy Grace Tucker
Bertha Augusta Tucker
Annie Tucker
Rose Lerwill Tucker
Lillie Lerwill Tucker
Jenette Lerwill Tucker
William Lerwill Tucker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 May 1860Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 16
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Lerwell in Chittlehampton (Devon). The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Betsy Lerwill Tucker

    BETSY LERWILL TUCKER By her daughter Priscilla My mother, Betsy Lerwill Tucker, was born at Kentisbury, Devonshire, England, July 20, 1838. My mother and her sweetheart, James Tucker, and he …

    Sources (37)

    • Betsy Lerwell in entry for Emily Elizabeth Condie, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Betsey Tucker in household of James Tucker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Betsy Luswell in entry for Lydia Ann Tucker Muir, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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