She was 15 when she married Aug. 30, 1835 in IL to James "Jimmie" Willard, a 31-year-old widower with 4 small children. James' first wife had died leaving him with 4 small children. Betsy's mother had died in 1834; they lived 2 houses away from James.
Two of her Willard step-children married her Jolliff cousins. In 1840 they were in Jefferson Co., IL. In 1850 they were in neighboring Washington Co.
They moved to Oregon Co., Mo. about 1856, where her brothers Randolph & William Jolliff, and James' brother Martin Willard already lived.
James died Aug. 8, 1893 (age 89). Betsy lived with son Bill until she died Oct. 2, 1903 (age 83). Both were buried in Jolliff Cemetery near Rover, Mo. in Oregon Co.
She passed away in 1903.
Find A Grave: Memorial #15522248
Source for birth/death dates: tombstone, Jolliff Cemetery.
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