Person:Betsey Unknown (35)

Betsey A. Unknown
b.Abt. 1822
m. bef. 11 Jun 1846
  1. Emma HarknessAbt 1854 -
  2. Philip Harkness1859 - 1900
Facts and Events
Name Betsey A. Unknown
Gender Female
Birth? Abt. 1822
Marriage bef. 11 Jun 1846 to William Harkness
Death? 2 May 1885 Bethel, Branch, Michigan, United States

1860 US Census, Coldwater, Branch Co, MI
Harkness, William, age 41, carpenter, born in NY
Harkness, Betsy A., age 38, born in NY
Harkenss, Mariann, age 13, born in MI
Harkness, Edwin, age 9
Harkness, Eunice/Emma??, age 5
Harkness, Phillip, age 9 months

1870 US Census, Bethel, Branch Co, MI
Harkness, Betsey, age 48, born in NY
Harkness, Emma, age 13
Harkness, Philip, age 10

1880 US Census, Bethel, Branch Co., MI
Harkness, Phillip, age 21, Farmer, MI/NY/NY
Harkness, Betsey, age 58, mother, NY/NY/NY

From Coldwater Semi-Weekly Republican, Tues. May 5, 1885.

Mrs. Betsey Harkness of Bethel Township, after a long and painful illness, passed away last Saturday at 3 o'clock p.m. Her funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Lockwood church in Ovid Township.

Mrs. H. leaves a son and daughter Mrs. Isaac Butcher, and three grandchildren, besides many friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. H. was a pioneer, having lived on the farm where she died about 35 years. Her husband, Mr. Wm Harkness, died in defence of his country at Annapolis, Md, in 1863; he was a member of the Sixth Michigan Cavalry. Mrs. H. felt his loss very deeply, being left with two small children to care for.

  1.   Peterson, David P. Descendants of Adam Harkness, 8.