Betsey Goodrich

1796–1878 (Age 81)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey Goodrich was born on 23 December 1796, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Eliakim Goodrich, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Leland, was 33. She married Hon. Jonathan Platt III on 16 April 1816, in Owego, Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Tioga, Tioga, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 22 November 1878, in Owego, Tioga, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, Tioga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Betsey Goodrich
Hon. Jonathan Platt III
Marriage: 16 April 1816
Charlotte Platt
Mary A. Platt
Rev. Charles Henry Platt
George Platt
Frances Sarah Platt
Caroline Elizabeth Platt
Edward Jonathan Platt

Spouse & Children

16 April 1816
Owego, Tioga, New York, United States


+2 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 1

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche, Old English Gōdrīc, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’.2 Americanized spelling of German Güttrich, cognate with 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Betsy Platt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Betsey Platt, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Betsey Platt in household of Johnathan Platt, "United States Census, 1850"

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