Betsy (Lane) Bybee

Elizabeth (Lane) Bybee (1801 - 1867)

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Bybee formerly Lane aka Layne, Lain
Born in Washington, Tennessee, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 5 Jan 1820 in Barren County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 14 Mar 2019 | Created 20 Jun 2011
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Betsy (Lane) Bybee was a Latter Day Saint pioneer.


Although Byram's obituary states Betsy's father was "David Lane", David was Betsy's brother and there are no documents establishing her father was ever named nor called, "David", whereas Robert Lain's probated Will ( bequeathed, "(Page 521) To Betsy Bybee, late Betsy Lain, her proportion, lot no. 2, containing 29-acres and bounded as follows, to wit:

Beginning on second corner of lot no. 1 at two beeches and sugar tree, thence north 22 west 52 poles to two beeches in the line of said Sarah F. Lain, thence south 60 west 92 poles to a stake in the (Page 522) original line, thence with the same south 22 poles to a stake corner to lot no. 1, thence with the same north 60 east 92 poles to the beginning.

The Will also includes Byrum Bybee purchasing 1 sorrel stud colt @ $70.50, 1 cow & calf @$6.25 and other items from Robert Lain's Estate, very clearly establishing Betsy's father was Robert Lain/Lane/Layne!

Note John Bybee's Will re-affirming his land borders Robert Lane's land!

Wills 1798-1866 Genealogical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky. On 19 June 1817 Robert Lane, of Barren County, Kentucky, purchased 302 acres of land on Nobob Creek in Barren County, Kentucky from John Bybee and his wife, Betsy, for $612.00.12

The commissioners of the estate of Robert Lain, John Button, Henry Tudor, and John Tudor, met at the house of Robert Lain, inventoried the estate of Robert Lain, deceased, and acknowledged their inventory before Peter Denham, justice of the peace, on 26 April 1827. Their initial inventory recorded the following items: an account against Byrum Bybee, $7.29¼7.29 ¼

A List of the Property of Robert Lain, Deceased, Sold by David Lain, Administrator on the 26th of April 1827

Byrum Bybee, 1 sugar bowl, 1 tea pot1.06 ¼ Byrum Bybee, one gun shot pouch and powder horn 10.00 Byrum Bybee, 1 cow and calf 6.25 Byram Bybee, 1 sorrel stud colt 70.50 Byrum Bybee, 1 pggin .18 ¾

1. Betsy Layne b. 24 Jun 1801 Washington County, Tennessee m. 5 Jan 1820 Byram Bybee d. 7 May 1867 Smithfield, Cache, Utah

(Page 521) To Betsy Bybee, late Betsy Lain, her proportion, lot no. 2, containing 29 acres

Will of John Bybee Barren County Kentucky May 21 1819 In the name of god amen: Fourth: I give and bequeath unto my son Byram Bybee the quantity of land on Nobob Creek out of the survey which I purchased of Robt. Craddock, Agent of Robt. Means, lying within the following boundary Towit: Beginning where Robt. Lanes line crosses the creek, thence with him to Hugh's line thence with Hugh's line to the corner thence to the creek leaving the spring of said Byram Bybee belonging to his said part about sixty yards on the right hand thence down the creek which it is by the will and desire he shall not sell or dispose of till he is twenty five years old.


  • "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Byram Bybee and Betsey Lain, 05 Jan 1820; citing Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, reference 52; FHL microfilm 209,767.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Betsy Bybee in household of Byron Bybee, Jefferson, Andrew, Missouri, United States; citing family 708, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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