Melissa Betties

20 September 1847–13 October 1911 (Age 64)
Pickaway, Ohio, United States

The Life of Melissa

When Melissa Betties was born on 20 September 1847, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States, her father, James Bettis, was 32 and her mother, Sophronia Wells, was 21. She married Enoch L Henry on 11 March 1865, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 13 October 1911, in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in London, Madison, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch L Henry
1842–1875
Melissa Betties
1847–1911
Marriage: 11 March 1865
Willliam Henry
1865–
Elmer Edward Henry
1867–1939
Emma Eveline Henry
1871–1940
Harrison Harry Henry
1872–1935
Amer Renick Henry
1875–

Spouse and Children

    Enoch L Henry

    Male1842–1875Male

    Female1847–1911Female

MARRIAGE
11 March 1865
Franklin, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Willliam Henry

    Male1865–Male

    Male1867–1939Male

    Emma Eveline Henry

    Female1871–1940Female

    Harrison Harry Henry

    Male1872–1935Male

    Amer Renick Henry

    Male1875–Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Bettis

    Male1815–1858Male

    Sophronia Wells

    Female1826–1864Female

siblings

(2)

    Female1847–1911Female

    Missouri Ellen Bettis

    Female1850–1897Female

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 13

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Apparently a patronymic from Pettie .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Melissa Risher in household of John Risher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Melissa Bettis in household of James Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Malissa Roberts in household of William Roberts, "United States Census, 1910"

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