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Jacus, Betsy

Jacus, Betsy[1]

Female 1789 - 1877  (87 years)

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  • Name Jacus, Betsy 
    Born 14 Aug 1789  Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Date is approximate as the cemetery marker says: "Mrs. Betsy Campbell/ DIED/ March 14, 1877/ Aged 87 Yrs. & 9 Mos." New York State census of 1855 and 1865 say she was born in Dutchess County, NY.
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth Jaycox 
    Residence 15 Jun 1870  Westport, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    _UID 803EFB07E7F734408560AAFFCA3884426849 
    Buried 1877  Keeseville, Town of Ausable, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Evergreen Cemetery 
    Jacus stones - Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, NY
    Jacus stones - Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, NY
    Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, NY
    Died 14 Mar 1877  Keeseville, Town of Ausable, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • [Recorded in letter from Kleber A. Campbell 3rd, to Grace Good of the Chesterfield Historical Society. Dated 8-24-2000.] Cemetery marker says: "Mrs. Betsy Campbell/ DIED/ March 14, 1877/ Aged 87 Yrs. & 9 Mos."
    Person ID I94  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 

    Father Jacus, Joseph,   b. 25 Dec 1753,   d. 25 May 1853, Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother [--?--] Jacus, Phebe,   b. 1762,   d. 10 Oct 1832  (Age 70 years) 
    Residence 1790  Granville, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females: 3
      Number of Household Members: 4
    Residence 1800  Peru, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 8
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 10
    Residence 1810  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 6
    Residence 7 Aug 1820  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 4
      Total Free White Persons: 10
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
    Residence 1830  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Campbell, Argyle,   b. Abt 1792, Peru, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1825  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1814  Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Campbell, Joseph,   b. 1814, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860–1865, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. Campbell, Alexander,   b. 28 Sep 1816, Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1882, North Granville, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +3. Campbell, John D.,   b. Aft 1 Jul 1818, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1860, Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years)
    +4. Campbell, Charles Henry,   b. 9 May 1820, Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1901, Belpre, Washington County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1789 - Dutchess County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1814 - Chesterfield, Essex County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 15 Jun 1870 - Westport, Essex County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Evergreen Cemetery - 1877 - Keeseville, Town of AuSable, Clinton County, New York
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1877 - Keeseville, Town of AuSable, Clinton County, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Jacus stones - Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, NY
    Jacus stones - Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, NY
    Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Clinton, NY

  • Notes 


    • Betsy Campbell married Argyle Campbell circa 1812 and they had four sons, the last being born in 1820.. 

      Argyle's departure in 1820 could well have been the act of a "vanishing husband" which has been described as the common practice to get a divorce in the absence of other options.  Her father's (Joseph Jacox) 1852 will identifies Betsy as the "widow of Argyle Campbell late of Chesterfield". 

      Following Argyle's leaving, Betsy (based on US Federal Census analysis) was in 1820 (as of August 7, 1820 which was the Enumeration for that census) living with her father and mother with her four sons in Chesterfield (Argyle did not fit in the profile). Betsy can not be accounted for in 1830 U. S. Federal Census and nor is it known how and when Charles got to Belpre, Ohio.  The following speculation is the result of theoretical analysis of and around facts that are known.
        Nothing was heard from Argyle after he left Chesterfield in mid-1820.  Betsy wanted to find him and took her youngest son, Charles, in tow and set off to find him or seek some knowledge of his whereabouts.  Her older sister, Mary, and family had left Chesterfield, New York, after 1810 and were settled in Danby, New York, about 250 miles distance.  Betsy and Charles went to her sister's home in Danby, New York, with the hope that the possible previous relationship of Argyle with Mary's family circa 1810, might provide some answers.  According to the New York State census for 1825 Danby, New York the family profile could account for Mary's family including Betsy and Charles except for the oldest son Theodore.  He probably was just married (he had a daughter in 1826 born in New York state) and living elsewhere.  The U. S. Census for 1830 does not provide much help.  Mary and William Wilder and their daughter Betsy were in Springfield, Pennsylvania.  Their son Renselaer died in 1830 and was buried in Springfield.  Their son Theodore could have been practicing his medicine somewhere close to Danby, New York and his wife Betsey E. and daughter Caroline were with him.  He does not appear as a head of household in New York in 1830 and may have been living with his wife's family.  It is possible that Charles was there too.  Apparently a deep bonding developed between Charles and Theodore before he moved on to Ohio where he married and settled in Belpre by 1842.  Theodore may have become a surrogate father to Charles (a first cousin fifteen years younger) and after whom Charles later named his first born son, Theodore Wilder Campbell. 
       
      How long Betsy was away from Chesterfield is not known.  She can be accounted for in Danby in 1825.  She is not found in the 1830 U. S.Federal Census.  Her mother Phebe died in 1832 so she may have been home by that time.  In 1840 she can be accounted for again on the census.  This journey for Charles may in retrospect be the most logical means for him make his way eventually to Ohio.

      Based on US Federal Census analysis for 1840 she probably was with father and sons  Joseph and John in Chesterfield; 1850 with sons Joseph and John and her father in Chesterfield; 1860 with son Joseph in Chesterfield; 1870 with son Alexander in Westport, New York.  The New York State Census of 1865 shows her living with her nephew George W. Fowler, Jr. 

  • Sources 
    1. [S866] 1870 US Census - NY: Essex County, Town of Westport; pg 5; Dwelling 37; Alexander Campbell household; 20 April 2017.

    2. [S148] Cemetery marker.
      Marker reads "Mrs. Betsy Campbell, d- May 14, 1877 ae 87 yrs. 9 mos."

    3. [S1039] Campbell, Betsy Jacus, (1789–1877) - FAG #90377685, 1789–1877; 90377685.

    4. [S1581] 1790 US Census - NY: Washington County, pg. 191; Joseph Jicock household; 12 April 2015.

    5. [S1582] 1800 US Census - NY: Clinton County, pg 157a; Joseph Gecocks households; 15 April 2015.

    6. [S1580] 1810 US Census - NY: Essex County, no page; Joseph Jerax (Jacus) household; 12 October 2005.

    7. [S1584] 1820 US Census - NY: Essex County, pg. 397; Joseph Jacox household; 20 April 2017.