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Are You My Cousin?: Ann Elizabeth (Betsy) Howard

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ann Elizabeth (Betsy) Howard

Ann Elizabeth Howard was the 6th child of Caswell and Mary Adline Harward/Howard. Betsy (Aunt Betts as she was known on our side of the family) was born 26 Jan 1867 and first showed up in the 1870 federal census as Ann E, a 3 year old female. Her father died the following year. In 1880, Ann E. (along with her siblings Mary Henrietta, James Robert and Helen Caswell) was listed as living in Moore County in the home of Allen Suggs Harward and his wife Emma. Their mother Mary Adline was listed as living next door. It is possible they were not living in 2 separate homes, but were in one household.

Betsy married Marshall Simon Bradley (1864-1934). They had six sons: Julian Shakespeare, William Robert, Cary Pierce, Claude Marshall , John Wesley, and Nerlie David. The picture at the top of the post shows Besty with her husband and the five youngest sons.

Marshall and Betsy made their home off of Buckhorn Rd near Broadway, NC. Their road was eventually named Bradley Rd. The homeplace still stands today with Bradley descendents still occupying it.

Betsy passed away 13 Apr 1951. She is buried at Baptist Chapel Church on Buckhorn Rd. Her descendents still live in the area.


Posted by PicasaBetsy, Marshall, and Granddaughter Eugenia.

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