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
Elsie Benedict
Marriage: 13 August 1806
Delia Ann Betts
Benjamin Aaron Betts
Esther Mariah Betts
Harriet Elizabeth Betts
Lucy Elsy Betts

Spouse and Children

13 August 1806
Connecticut, United States


    Delia Ann Betts


    Benjamin Aaron Betts


    Esther Mariah Betts



    Lucy Elsy Betts


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Betts


    Ada Taylor




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.

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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