Elizabeth "Betsy" Haggard

Female18 January 1784–20 March 1869

Brief Life History of Elizabeth "Betsy"

When Elizabeth "Betsy" Haggard was born on 18 January 1784, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, her father, John W Haggard Sr, was 29 and her mother, Mary Jane Shepherd, was 24. She married Joel T Quisenberry on 20 August 1804, in Clark, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 20 March 1869, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Joel Quisenberry Graveyard, Flanagan, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel T Quisenberry
Elizabeth "Betsy" Haggard
Marriage: 20 August 1804
Mary Quisenberry
James H Quisenberry
Virginia Jane Quisenberry
Joicy Quisenberry
Roger J Quisenberry
Pamelia Quisenberry
John Haggard Quisenberry
Tandy Quisenberry
Joseph Quisenberry
Nancy Quisenberry
Thomas Jefferson Quisenberry
Talitha A Quisenberry
Harrison Quisenberry
Isaac Quisenberry

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Quisenberry in household of Unknown, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Betsey Haggard, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Elizabeth Haggard Quisenberry, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1804Clark, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    Age 4

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


    Age 24

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): variant of Hawkyard, a habitational name from Hawk Yard in Saddleworth (Yorkshire).

    English: nickname from Middle English, Old French hagard ‘wild, untamed’. This word was adopted into Middle English as a technical term in falconry to denote a hawk that had been captured and trained when already fully grown, rather than being reared in captivity; the surname may have developed as a metonymic occupational name for a falconer.

    English: possibly also a variant of Agar with prosthetic H- and excrescent -d.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joel Quisenberry and Elizabeth Haggard children

    From Memorials of the Quisenberry family in Germany, England and America. by Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault P. 62 & 63 - published 1900 Joel Quisenberry, b. Jan. 31, 1784, d. Sept. 5, 1847; m. Elizab …

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