Biography of Joseph B. Betts
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Betts, Joseph B., born near where he now resides August 12, 1821, is the son of Thomas and Catherine (Wheeler) Betts. Thomas was a son of Nathan who came from Norwalk, Conn., with his family about 1785 and kept a hotel near where Richard Derrick now lives; they had three children, Thomas, Burwell and Nathan. Thomas followed farming; his children were Esther, Edward, Azubah, Mary A., Jane Ann, Joseph B.; Thomas was a Quaker and took great interest in religious work, also was active in town and county affairs; he was overseer of the poor, asces sor, etc. In early life Joseph B. attended the district school winters and farmed summers, which occupation he has followed to the present time. He has been overseer of the poor three terms. October 26, 1841, he married Sarah E. Clum and has five children, Thomas A., Maria A., Clarence E., Caroline O. and Frances O.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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