Betsey (Ratchford) Lyons
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Elizabeth (Ratchford) Lyons (1762 - 1843)

Elizabeth (Betsey) Lyons formerly Ratchford
Born in Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 May 1779 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 81 in Pereau, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2009
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Betsey was born in 1762 to Capt. Thomas Ratchford and Desire Gore. She married David Lyons May 25, 1779. She had 13 children. She died in 1812 at Cornwallis and was buried at Pereau Cemetery.


  • Vital Statistics of Nova Scotia 1763-1957
  • Canada Census's person ID!45995 Family F2670 The History of Kings Co., Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton page 738

  • Pereau Cemetery Archives

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