Eliza Franklin

Female21 December 1801–30 September 1867

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Franklin was born on 21 December 1801, in Clapham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, Michael Franklin, was 36 and her mother, Mary Hardey, was 36. She married Peter Betts on 28 April 1822, in Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 30 September 1867, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Betts
Eliza Franklin
Marriage: 28 April 1822
Martha Betts
Hannah or Susannah Betts
Eliza Betts
William Michael Betts
Peter Michael Betts
Mary Ann Betts
Rebecca Betts
Ruth Betts
Richard Samuel Betts
John Ebenezer Betts
James Betts

Sources (40)

  • Eliza Betts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Harris in entry for John Ebenezer Betts, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Eliza Betts in household of Peter Betts, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1822Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries 1803: Louisiana Purchase, United States 1812: Missouri Territory, United States 1821: Missouri, United States

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 18

    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: status name from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman, freeholder, land-owner of free but not noble birth’ (Anglo-Norman French fraunclein). In general, he was a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, such as Frankel .

    History: The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) was the son of Josiah Franklin, a chandler (dealer in soap and candles), who had emigrated c. 1682 from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, MA, where his son was born.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Stories of Richard Samuel Betts as told by Alma Betts

    In Alma's own words told to George Betts Lyons in 1958 and Lucy Doreen Lyons Parrish in 1962. (info in parenthesis added by E. Lorraine Lyons Strang) Ilene Betts: Tell us about your father crossing …

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