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Betsy Cherry

Betsy Cherry[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female 1808 - 1893  (85 years)

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  • Photos
    S.C. Spring Column And Cornice 8-day Weight Clock
    S.C. Spring Column And Cornice 8-day Weight Clock
    This heirloom made cir. 1864 belonging to Peter Stone Howell, has penciled service notations inside such as "3.10.1892 - Cleaned, Mrs. Spencer Stone" (Flora Maude Campbell Stone 1872-1969). Another notation refers to just "Mrs. Spencer" - likely referring to Betsy Cherry (1908-1893) who married William Spencer (1804-1846). Betsy Cherry Spencer outlived her daughter Adelaide Spencer and raised her grandson, Spencer Stone from age 2.

    Clock information: Regulator Strike, Extra Eight Day, Rolling Pinton, Brass Clocks, Manufactured by
    S.C. Spring, Bristol Conn "Warranted if well used."

    Solomon C. Spring was born on January 29th, 1826 in Granby, Connecticut. Early in his life, he was employed in the clock shop of Silas Burnham Terry. Spring then moved to Bristol, Connecticut where he worked as a clockmaker for the Rev. Irenus Atkins owner of the Atkins Clock Company. In 1864, at the age of 38, he bought the land and buildings of the old Birge, Peck and Company (clock makers) in Bristol and renamed it the S.C. SPRING CLOCK COMPANY. The company never issued a catalogue so its hard to know how many styles they made. Most of their clocks were sold to other clock manufacturers, so to find one with the S.C. Spring label in the case is a wonderful "find" indeed !!! Spring retired in 1895 and died in 1906 after producing some excellent and very attractive clocks.

    Documents
    1940 - Nellie Smith Rymal's letters
    1940 - Nellie Smith Rymal's letters
    Letters from Nellie Smith Rymal re: Cherry Family. Mentions Betsy Cherry m. William Spencer. (Cherry Dolezal collection)

  • Name Betsy Cherry  [4, 6
    Born 22 Apr 1808  New Haven, Oswego County, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Birth in 1810 
    Her age given on the 1881 Canadian Census would indicate she was born 
    Alt. Death 7 Aug 1892  Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 7 Aug 1893  Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I1601  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Samuel Cherry, Jr.,   b. 10 Oct 1779, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1823, Belleville, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Abigail Delano,   b. 10 May 1785, prob. Hartford, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1871, Utica, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1803  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Spencer,   b. Abt 1804, Matlock, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1846, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1829  Belleville, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. William Spencer,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Timothy Spencer,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Mary A. Spencer,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Abigail Spencer
    +5. Adelaide Spencer,   b. 22 Feb 1833,   d. 9 Mar 1871  (Age 38 years)
     6. Samuel Spencer,   b. Feb 1846,   d. 22 Dec 1846  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Apr 1808 - New Haven, Oswego County, N.Y. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1829 - Belleville, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 7 Aug 1892 - Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1893 - Chatham, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, Ontario Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • From the 1871 census information, we might surmise that Betsy Cherry was living in her son in law's house helping him raise her grandchildren after her daughter Adelaide's death (which was in 1871 - the same year as the census). [13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S418] JSH, Jr.

    3. [S643] 1871 Canadian Census, Appears as Betsy Spencer age 70 (Reliability: 3).
      From the 1871 census information, we might surmise that Betsy Cherry was living in her son in law's house helping him raise her grandchildren after her daughter Adelaide's death (which was in 1871 - the same year as the census).

      Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Thomas STONE   W   Male   English   54   O    Merchant   Presbyterian 
      Maggie STONE      Female   Irish   19   O       Presbyterian 
      Fred'd STONE      Male   Irish   15   O       Presbyterian 
      Adelaide STONE      Female   Irish   13   O       Presbyterian 
      Spencer STONE      Male   Irish   11   O       Presbyterian 
      Betsey SPENCER      Female      70   USA      Presbyterian 
      Julis ALEXANDER      Female   French   20   O       Catholic

    4. [S791] Maggie Stone's Delano to Stone History, Margaret Stone (1851-1958), (Aug. 1931 http://www.jhowell.com/pics/LannoyByMargaretStoneLowRes.pdf).

    5. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    6. [S1417] Nellie Smith Rymal, Nellie Smith Rymal, (Placerville, CA 1940 - copies provided by Cherry Dolezal), 1940 letter - copy provided by Cherry Dolezal via email 14 March, 2007 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881) (Reliability: 3).
      Year: 1881
      Place: Chatham Town
      Film: C-13280
      Div: 2
      Pg: 42
      Entry: 5
      Fam: 201
      Surname: Spencer
      Given Name: Betsey
      Age: 70
      Birthplace: United States
      Religion: Presbyterian
      Occupation: -

    8. [S626] CBR, J.H. Beers with index compiled by Helen Blackburn, (Pub. 1904), REF 920 Com Desk., p. 49 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S967] OCFA - Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, (Copyright (C), 2000 Ron Demaray. http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/about.html), Prob. - SPENCER Betsy Maple Leaf, Chatham Kent Chatham KT- (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S659] Bradfield, John R. Bradfield, (May 1979 -- http://www.jhowell.com/pics/JRBradfieldDelanoLine.pdf).

    11. [S653] Elayne Pair Gibbons, Elayne Pair Gibbons, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=egibbons&surname=Cherry%2C+Stephen - elayne@pairplace.net), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=egibbons&id=I30203 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1417] Nellie Smith Rymal, Nellie Smith Rymal, (Placerville, CA 1940 - copies provided by Cherry Dolezal), 1940 letter notes: "Betsy, married a Wm. Spencer and lived in Chatham, Canada when last known of.  I thiink it was her home where Grandpa died, but he was buried in New Lisbon, Wis." (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S643] 1871 Canadian Census.