Elizabeth Or Betsy Blanchard

2 November 1795–3 November 1879 (Age 84)
Pittston, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Or Betsy

When Elizabeth Or Betsy Blanchard was born on 2 November 1795, in Pittston, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, Asa Blanchard, was 26 and her mother, Lydia White, was 23. She married Willam Wakefield on 3 January 1818, in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 3 November 1879, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Willam Wakefield
1793–1867
Elizabeth Or Betsy Blanchard
1795–1879
Marriage: 3 January 1818
Sophronia Ann Wakefield
1818–1850
William A. Wakefield
1820–1874
Louisa Jane Wakefield
1822–1836
Frederick M. Wakefield
1824–
George H. Wakefield
1825–1825
Emily Ann Wakefield
1827–1909
Charles Greenleaf Wakefield
1830–1842

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 January 1818
Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States
children

(7)

    Sophronia Ann Wakefield

    Female1818–1850Female

    William A. Wakefield

    Male1820–1874Male

    Louisa Jane Wakefield

    Female1822–1836Female

    Frederick M. Wakefield

    Male1824–Male

    George H. Wakefield

    Male1825–1825Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Asa Blanchard

    Male1769–1835Male

    Female1772–1850Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1799

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

French and English: from the French medieval personal name Blancard, Blanchard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements blank ‘white’, ‘shining’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Betsey Wakefield in household of William Wakefield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsey Wakefield in household of William Wakefield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Betsey Wakefield in household of William Wakefield, "United States Census, 1860"

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