How can Betsy Driggers Greene be the one who found the Tippens family?

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I cannot figure out how Betsy Ann Driggers Greene is the one who found the Tippens family when she was not married to Elisha Green until 1846!  It was Elizabeth Wilkinson and her boys who found the family.  Elisha was away in the Indian war in 1836 when this took place.  I believe there's been a big mistake here ever since Gene Barber wrote his article.  And he should have known better.
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Perhaps if you were to present a reasoned argument with source evidence the profile manager could consider your theory.
Thank you to all who answered.  Anyone who takes a look at the dates would be able to figure out the information is incorrect.  I would love to make the corrections in history.

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Anonymous is correct. The massacre occurred in 1838; so it could not have been Betsy Ann (Driggers) Greene who made the discovery.

See the John Tippins profile, with photo of gravestone reading 1838 for his death.

by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (159k points)
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It would appear the Elizabeth's who were the wives of Elisha Greene have been confused since both of Elisha's wives are named Elizabeth and have the middle name Ann spelled in two different ways Anne and Ann.  Elizabeth Anne Wilkinson, Elisha's first wife, is the likely woman who found the family as she was still living in 1838 and did not die until 1841.
by Carol Wilder G2G6 Mach 5 (59.9k points)

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