Cornelia Augusta Betts (1837-1917)

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Cornelia Augusta Betts
Sex: Female
Birth: September 16, 1837
New York
Death: June 24, 1917
Brooklyn, New York
Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn, New York
Father: Matthew Betts (1796-1853)
Mother: Nancy King (1801-?)
Spouse/Partner: Richard B. Patterson I (1835-1908)
Marriage: circa 1855
Children: Louise Patterson (1857-?)
John C. Patterson (1861-1920)
Cornelia M. Patterson (1863-1940)
Richard B. Patterson II (1869-1930)
Marion Patterson (1871-?)
Grace E. Patterson (1873-?)

Cornelia Augusta Betts (1837-1917) was a housewife. (b. September 16, 1837, New York City, New York, USA - d. June 24, 1917, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York, USA)


She was the daughter of Matthew H. Betts (1796-1853) of England; and Nancy King (1801-?) of New York. Matthew was lost at sea on January 12, 1853 and it was reported in the New York Times on January 27, 1853.


She was born on September 16, 1837.


Brooklyn, New YorkEdit

In 1850 the family was living in Brooklyn, New York and Matthew was working as a "pilot" and William was working as a "clerk". They were living with Jonas Martin.


She married Richard B. Patterson I (1835-1908) around 1855.


New York CityEdit

In 1860 the family was living on Brooklyn and Richard was working as a "printer". In 1870 they were living in Manhattan and Richard was working as a "shoe dealer". The family appears in the 1880 United States Census living in Manhattan. In 1900 United States Census they are living in Brooklyn again. The 1900 census states they have 7 children with 7 living and they are living with a granddaughter who was born in 1880 or 1881 in Pennsylvania. They were living at 1090 Madison Street in Brooklyn in 1900 and Richard was working as a "salesman", most likely still selling shoes.


She died on June 24, 1917 at age 79 of "arterial sclerosis". Her death certificate number was "13170" for New York City. She was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery on June 27, 1917.


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