Person:Betsey Wardwell (8)

Betsey Wardwell
b.15 MAR 1798 Somers, Tolland, CT
  1. Betsey Wardwell1798 - 1890
m. 1816
  1. Julia O'HaraABT 1830 -
  2. Orvis O'HaraABT 1833 -
  3. Emerette O'HaraABT 1838 -
Facts and Events
Name Betsey Wardwell
Gender Female
Birth? 15 MAR 1798 Somers, Tolland, CT
Marriage 1816 to Albert O'Hara
Death? 13 MAR 1890 Seneca Falls, Seneca, NY
Occupation? Carpet Weaver in 1870 & 1880

"Mrs. Betsey O'Hara , mother of Mrs. Jedediah Edgerton of Ava, was born of David and Elizabeth Wardwell in the town of Somers, in the state of Connecticut, March 15, 1798. She died at her late residence in Seneca Falls on the 13th day of March of the present year. Had she lived two days longer she would have been just 92 years old. She was married to Albert O'Hara in the year 1816. Eight children were born of this marriage, seven of whom are still living. In 1815 she moved from Connecticut to Leray, Jefferson county, in this state. The last 38 years of her life she resided in Seneca Falls. She was a descendent of the Puritans. Her father was a revolutionary soldier, as was her uncle, Samuel Wardwell. Her uncle kept a diary of events during the war. In this diary he related how they lived on horse flesh and that their little decimated army could be followed by the footprints of their bleeding feet. Mrs. O'Hara was a woman of great courage and endurance. Once at the risk of her life, she plunged into a lake and rescued a boy from drowning." -Printed by the funeral home upon her death.

Widowed, living with her daughter Emerette in Seneca Falls, NY at the 1870 census, with real estate valued at $600 and a personal estate of $800. Living again with her daughter in Seneca Falls at the 1880 census.