Betsey Burgess

Brief Life History of Betsey

When Betsey Burgess was born on 27 December 1784, in Columbia, New York, United States, her father, Ebenezer Burgess, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Moorehouse, was 26. She married Winthrop Phelps on 24 December 1803, in Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 3 October 1826, in her hometown, at the age of 41, and was buried in Chatham Center, Chatham, Columbia, New York, United States.

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Winthrop Phelps
Betsey Burgess
Marriage: 24 December 1803
Oris Phelps
Orrin Phelps
Louisa Phelps
Joanna Phelps
William Phelps
Lovisa Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Winthrop Phelps
Israel H. Phelps
Ebenezer B Phelps

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  • Betsey Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bible, family and miscellaneous records from New York state; ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-B3RK-YN1H
  • The Descendants of Col. Andrew Morehouse and Capt. John Langdon []

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.


Established in 1795

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

Americanized form of French Bourgeois .

History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

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