Betsy (Phinney) McLellan
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Betsy (Phinney) McLellan (1787 - 1865)

Betsy McLellan formerly Phinney
Born in Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 5 Nov 1808 in Gorham, Mainemap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 77 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Sep 2009
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Betsey Phinney was born on 1 May 1787 in Gorham, Maine. Her parents were Edmund Phinney and Sarah (Hamblen) Phinney[1].

She married David McLellan on 5 November 1808 in Gorham[2]. They had seven children[3]:

1. Emeline, born 7 Apr 1810; married James Edwards
2. Mary P., born 31 May 1813; married Royal Twombly
3. Thomas, born 17 May 1815
4. David, born 19 Feb 1818
5. Betsey, born 22 Aug 1820; died 1827
6. James, born 6 Jul 1823; married Angie Jordan
7. Sarah J., born 27 Jul 1826; married Giles Heath

Betsey passed away on 21 April 1865 in Gorham and is buried in Eastern Cemetery.


  1. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2017), Betsey Phinney, Birth 01 May 1787; citing Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,205,237.
  2. "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), David Mclellan and Betsy Phinney, 05 Nov 1808; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, reference p 14; FHL microfilm 10,930.
  3. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 669.

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