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Bethiah (Eldridge) Trefry (aft. 1785 - bef. 1860)

Bethiah Trefry formerly Eldridge
Born after in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1812 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 75 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiamap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jan 2010
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Biography

Bethiah Eldredge was the daughter of Elishama and Sarah (Wing) Eldredge of Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia[1]

In 1812 she married Joshua Pitman Trefry 3rd, and had children[1] [2], including:

  1. Kimball, born 1813, who married Mary Godfrey the daughter of a lightkeeper from West Lubec Maine[3] [1]
  2. Lydia, born 1815, who married Levi Teal of Cambridge, Mass[4] [1]
  3. Thomas, born 1817, who went west. Was last heard from in 1870.[1]
  4. Meredith, born 1819, who married Mary Smith of Lubec, Maine.[5] [1]
  5. Emily, born 1821, who died at age 4[1]
  6. Reuben Clements Trefry, born 1823, who married Letitia Kimball, daughter of Captain Samuel Kimball of Barrington on December 27, 1848[6] [7] [1]
  7. William, born 1825, who settled in West Dennis Cape Cod and had a family.[8] [1]

This profile shows she died before her husband remarried in November November, 1860[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Genealogies : Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald, by George S. Brown; prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy, assisted by John McDonald Hilton ... et al.; published in Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1993. ISBN: 0806313722; see page 257-8 for Elishama, page 589 for Bethiah with her spouse and family
  2. Familysearch shows several family trees with this information
  3. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFQW-P8Y : 14 July 2016), Kimball Trefry, Lubec, Washington, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district ED 178, sheet 248B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0490; FHL microfilm 1,254,490.
  4. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZCD-9ST : 30 December 2015), Lydia Teel in entry for Levi C Teel, 1860.
  5. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDH2-FFC : 30 December 2015), Meredith Trefrey, 1860.
  6. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6R-BN5 : 18 November 2014), Reuben Trefry, Cheboque, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 32; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13171, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,807.
  7. Find A Grave, database and images : accessed 27 July 2019, memorial page for Reuben Clements Trefry (1822–1916), Find A Grave: Memorial #139064429, citing Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by MacSwamp (contributor 46881955).
  8. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MWVB-KF6 : accessed 2017-03-12), entry for William Henry TREFFRY.
  • Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4NX-QS4 : 24 May 2018), William H. Treffrey and Adaline Snow, 20 Nov 1867; citing Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,025.
  • Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 22, The Descendants of William Bradford, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004. "The Silver Book" Page 510


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