Aaron Betts

June 1784–24 September 1858 (Age 74)
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Aaron

When Aaron Betts was born in June 1784, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elijah Betts, was 39 and his mother, Ada Taylor, was 34. He married Elsie Benedict on 13 August 1806, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1840 and Guilford Township, Medina, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 24 September 1858, in Seville, Medina, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Betts
1784–1858
Elsie Benedict
1785–1884
Marriage: 13 August 1806
Delia Ann Betts
1807–1895
Benjamin Aaron Betts
1809–1903
Esther Mariah Betts
1811–1893
Harriet Elizabeth Betts
1814–1864
Lucy Elsy Betts
1816–1830

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 August 1806
Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

    Delia Ann Betts

    Female1807–1895Female

    Benjamin Aaron Betts

    Male1809–1903Male

    Esther Mariah Betts

    Female1811–1893Female

    Female1814–1864Female

    Lucy Elsy Betts

    Female1816–1830Female

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Betts

    Male1745–1800Male

    Ada Taylor

    Female1750–1834Female

siblings

(2)

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 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 4

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1804

Age 20

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.2 Americanized spelling of German Betz .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Aaron Betts, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Aaron Betts in household of Hiram F Sheldon, "United States Census, 1850"

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