Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Spotlight On: J.H. and M.C. Bettis

J.H. Bettis
1857 - 1942
Mary C. His Wife
1861 - 1928
Gone But Not Forgotten

Buried in Deer Creek Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 7 November 2014. Note the Masonic symbol above J.H. Bettis' name and the photograph of J.H. and Mary C. Bettis.
Miss M.C. Sullenger married J.H. Bettis 20 April 1890 at W.B. Sullinger's in Crittenden County.[1]

According to her death certificate, Mary Catherine Bettis was born 24 October 1861 in Kentucky and died 2 December 1928 in Blooming Rose Pct, Crittenden County. Her parents were listed as Tom Dutch Sullenger and Elizabeth Porter, both born in Kentucky. The informant for this information was J.H. Bettis.[2]

J.H. Bettis wrote his last will and testament 21 December 1936. At that time he was living in Tolu, Crittenden County. After the payment of his debts, he wanted his wife, Effie Bettis, and his son, Ebb Bettis, to each have one-half of his estate. Mrs. Effie Bettis was to be executrix.  The will was recorded in county court 12 February 1942.  According to the 1900 census, J.H. Bettis was born in March 1857.[3]

J.H. Bettis remarried following the death of Mary C. Bettis.

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriages 1887-1899, Vol. III, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 34.
[2] Kentucky Death Certificate #29859, Mary Catherine Bettis, Kentucky Death Records, Crittenden County, Ancestry.com.
[3] 1900 Crittenden County, Kentucky census, Sheridan, p. 6, E.D. 33, Ancestry.com.

Published 9 October 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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