Betsy Bristol

12 June 1776–4 January 1847 (Age 70)
Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Betsy

When Betsy Bristol was born on 12 June 1776, in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Sergeant Justus Bristol, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Hawkins, was 36. She married Medad Candee on 7 April 1790. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 4 January 1847, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Medad Candee
Betsy Bristol
Marriage: 7 April 1790
Russell Parley Cande
Betsey Candee
Rosetta Cande
Lyman Candee
Maria Candee
Esther Cande
Lansing Cande
Emily Cande
George Cande
Charles Cande

Spouse and Children

7 April 1790


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Parents and Siblings

    Sergeant Justus Bristol





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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 5

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bristow , respelled to conform to the spelling of the modern place name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betsy Bristol Candee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Connecticut, Church record abstracts
  • Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts

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