Posted By:Carla Barringer Rabinowitz
Subject:Re: Some reasonably reliable info about the Elijah Bettis family
Post Date:February 21, 2005 at 14:49:45
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Forum:Bettis Family Genealogy Forum
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My information about Ransom's siblings is compiled from a variety of descendants, and seems to be pretty reliable, although not all of the birth dates are verified.

Children of Elijah Bettis and Amey Overton Bettis:

Jean, b. 1769? m. George Jackson
Sally, b. 1771? m. William(?) Alston
Eleanor, b. 1772? m. Ezekial Rubottom
Elijah, b.? m. Elizabeth Robinson
Lovely, b. 1784? m. Edward (?) Matthews
Ransom Sutherland, b. 1787, m. Mary "Polly" Kelley
Overton, b. 1789, m. Civility Rubottom

Wayne Co. history says that Lovely's husband killed Sally's husband with a handspike, but was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. One of Lovely's descendants says they have the wrong Matthews. Everyone seems to think that Overton married his own niece, but I don't see any reason why Civility couldn't have been one of Ezekial's sisters rather than his daughter.

I'll be sending you a more complete history and genealogy chart by e-mail.