how is Elizabeth Betsy Enslin and Betsy Enslin the same person?

+9 votes
i have in a book source that Betsy Enslin married John Burleigh but anything else i find is for Elizabeth Betsy Enslin or Elizabeth Enslin. i am a bit confused and cant find anything else for Betsy Enslin.

the book source is Commemorative biographical record of northeastern Pennsylvania. Betsy Enslin is on pages 37 & 301. i need help on finding out why the change if they are the same person or where did Betsy Enslin go?
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Burleigh
in Genealogy Help by James Webb G2G2 (2.5k points)
Betsy is a somewhat common nickname for Elizabeth.
ok if thats so why in the book it's Betsy Enslin not Elizabeth like everything else?

2 Answers

+3 votes
Her formal name at birth would be Elizabeth - possibly as anyone and everyone referred to her as Betsy - that is what would be documented.  Sometimes even a death, burial record may show Betsy.  Or a marriage record etc.
by Living Bowling G2G6 Mach 6 (65.2k points)
i understand that fully but what gets me is that only one source, the book i am talking about, calls her Betsy Enslin. all the other Sources calls her Elizabeth Enslin. my Problem/where i am confused is that if her Birth was Elizabeth Enslin, then the Boook on both mentions of her would call he Elizabeth Enslin, not Betsy Enslin. i can assume that she changed her name? the book first came out in 1900.
+2 votes
Hi... My name is Betsy Enslin (my married name) and I am from northeastern PA... Scranton to be exact.  My husband Dale Enslin is from Varden PA which is near Lake Ariel PA although we have lived in Florida for many years.  Dale's parents were Howard and Dorothy (Brown) Enslin and had a farm in Varden.  My husband, his brother Richard, and his sister Virginia (Ginny) all graduated from Lake Ariel High School.  I don't know anything about the Betsy Enslin in your book although Dale's brother has the same biographical record book that you mentioned and I've seen her name in there.  All I know is we share the same name but this Betsy Enslin is alive and well.
Ok thank you very much. Now Is Dale related to any of the South Canaan, pa Enslin? If so we are cousin.

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