Elizabeth "Betsy" Adamson

22 December 1800–13 November 1871 (Age 70)
Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth "Betsy"

When Elizabeth "Betsy" Adamson was born on 22 December 1800, in Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Adamson Sr, was 24 and her mother, Agnes Baird, was 18. She married Peter McAuslan on 18 December 1820, in Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Marysville, Yuba, California, United States in 1860 and Yuba City, Sutter, California, United States in 1870. She died on 13 November 1871, in Sutter, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Peter McAuslan
Elizabeth "Betsy" Adamson
Marriage: 18 December 1820
Agnes McAuslan
Peter McAuslan
William McAuslan
Jane Marshall McAuslan
Bethia "Betsy" McAuslan
William Adamson McAuslan
Ann McAuslan
Francis Robertson McAuslin
Christina McAuslan
Janet McAuslan
David McAuslan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1820Lightburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 2
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 19
    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

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Adamson in entry for Peter McAuslan, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Betsey McCoslin in household of David McCoslin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Betsy Adamson in entry for Agnes Allan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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