Betsey Main

3 February 1791–22 March 1882 (Age 91)
Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Betsey

When Betsey Main was born on 3 February 1791, in Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Reuben Main, was 29 and her mother, Betsey Johnson, was 22. She married Mr. Hews before 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years and Connecticut, United States in 1870. She died on 22 March 1882, at the age of 91, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mr. Hews
Betsey Main
Marriage: before 1848
Lucinda Hewes or Hughes

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  • Marriage
    before 1848
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 11
    In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname "The Brass City." Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 28
    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

    Scottish: from a shortened form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus , which in Older Scots became Manus and Mane.English (of Norman origin) and French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Ma(g)ino, Meino, from magan ‘strength, might’.English (of Norman origin): nickname for a large man, from Old French magne, maine ‘great, big’.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Betty Main, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Betsey West in household of Perry Potter, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Betsey West, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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