Pawlet (VT) One Hundred Years
J. Munsell, Albany
BETTS, SELAH, from Norfolk, Conn., 1783; settled on the present homestead of John Betts.
in the battle of Danbury, Conn., under Gen. Wooster. During the battle, the lock of his gun was
shot away, when he coolly remarked, " They have shot off the lock of my gun," seized another
musket and continued the fight. He died in 1826, aged 68; his wife, Sibel, in 1849, aged 87.
BETTS, JOHN, m. Lydia, da. of Hosea Loveland, and, with his brother Selah, Jr., succeeded to the
homestead. He raised a family of six sons and two daughters: Orson F., d. in 1858, aged 34;
Marshal, d. in 1856, aged 27; Willis W., Royal C., m. Melissa E. Holmes, and is an attorney at Granville
and special judge of Washington county, N.Y., Sidney, who lives in Fort Miller; Franklin, who
lives in Poultney; Sibel and Laura.
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