Betsey Jane Broughton

Female 1835 - 1923  (87 years)


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  • Name Betsey Jane Broughton 
    Born 18 Aug 1835  Gaines, Orleans County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Mar 1923  Orient, Faulk County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Doncaster (Union) Cemetery Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I554963288  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2006 

    Father Michael II Broughton,   b. 20 Aug 1784, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1859, Beaver, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Sarah Gillam,   b. 14 Jun 1802, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1885, Ashtabula County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1827  Silver Lake, Wyoming County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F523167137  Group Sheet

    Family Charles Perry Griswold,   b. 27 Jun 1831, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1925, Orient, Faulk County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 08 Mar 1857  Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F523218712  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1835 - Gaines, Orleans County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Mar 1857 - Crawford County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Mar 1923 - Orient, Faulk County, South Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Doncaster (Union) Cemetery Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Walter Broughton

      Notes for BETSEY JANE BROUGHTON:
      Lillian Ruth (Broughton) Donovan, annotates a photo as
      great aunt Jane (Broughton) and uncle Charley Griswold and Thelma Conover
      (a granddaughter)

      Aunt Jane was my grandfather's only sister...... Her mother sent 7 sons
      to the civil war, four came back - two died at Andersonville prison, one was
      never accounted for, my grandfather Eli died years later from some disease he got in the war.

      Betsey Jane's will is dated 21 April, 1914, and is on file in the Yellow Medicine County Court House.

      Betsey Jane Barnes Broughton Bible
      All the handwriting in this Bible is in pencil except where indicated; most of it looks pretty unpracticed, and sometimes it looks a bit like the German Suetterlin script. It was published in 1854, and is small enough to have accompanied a pioneer family out West. First it was presented by Jones R. Broughton to Betsey Jane Broughton Griswold, wife of Charles Perry Griswold, who presented it to her daughter Phemia. It wound up in the hands of the Yellow Medicine County Museum in Granite Falls, MN, who sent it to Fred Griswold 6/2/2000. Then it went into the hands of Katherine E. Smith, then to her daughter Sandra K. Freestone of Littleton, CO.

      Page 1 the inside front cover, says "Jane B Broughton."

      Page 2 faces the inside front cover and says, in what looks like a different hand: "Jones" - Jona? - "R Broughton/Presented/B Jane Broughton/1856/East Gannesville/Wumang Co/ NY". This was probably East Gainesville, Wyoming Co., though the G in Gannesville looks almost like a German H. Jones R. Broughton was probably Jonas R. Broughton. In the margin, at right angles, in yet another hand, it says, "Presented to Phemia from Mother on/her wedding day June 5th/1896".

      Page 3 is the next page, and says "Jane Griswold died/March 11 1923" in yet another hand.

      Page 4 is the next page, and says "Jane Broughton" in creative lettering.

      Page 5 From the back of the Bible, says, in ink (probably a quill pen),
      Birth___
      Mary S Griswold
      Borned Sep 20th /58 <--- this might be Sept 21
      Carrie ?A Griswold
      Borned Jan 27th /60
      Then, in pencil, in a different hand (some of it almost unreadable):
      Mattie Griswold
      Borned 24 October
      ?Claud Griswold
      Born July 18 1877
      Herb July 5 1877 <--- ?1878

      Page 6 is blank.

      Page 7 contains the last page and the inside back cover. On the last page, possibly in the same hand:
      Carre S. Griswold
      died April 12 /62
      Aged 2 ---s 2 Mon
      and 16 days.
      Sept 25 <--- this is in a different hand

      Page 8, On the inside back cover:
      Earl W. Stein Born June 25//1897
      Helen Leona Stein " aug 23/1899
      Edna Mae Stein Sept 16/1901
      And sideways, in the margin, possibly in the same hand as the "Sept 25":
      Presented to Phemia Griswold
      Stein June-5th 1896

      As for Betsey Jane Broughton, her Record of Funeral says she lived 8/18/1835-3/11/1923, was born in Pa., died in Hand Co. SD like her husband, and is buried in Granite Falls. (The museum in Granite Falls has her buried in Doncaster Cemetery, with a death date of 1930, and says she had a sister Marie Broughton who had a daughter Edith Allen Johnson.) Her parents were both born in Pa. and her mother's maiden name looks like Gillum. One of Sandra K. Freestone's Bibles says she died 3/14/1924. Jay Meierdierck says she was born "probably in Gaines, New York. She was a short, plump lady. She wore small, gold-rimmed glasses. Her father was Michael Broughton and her mother was Sally Gillam Broughton." She may be the Jane Broughton who is in 1850 Conneautville, Crawford Co, age 13, b. OH. The Narvestad book, p. 644, gives this puzzling comment: "Eli Broughton and Charles P. Griswold were married to sisters named Barnes. The Barnes family was from England, tracing their ancestry !
      in the same line as that of Winston Churchill."


      More About BETSEY JANE BROUGHTON:
      Burial: Mar-1923, Doncaster Cem., Granit Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN
      Residence: Abt. 1860, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine Co., MN


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