Edward C. Betts (b1820)

 Lawyer, Planter and Commissioner of Agriculture

Born:August 13, 1820, Madison County, AL
Died:September 18, 1891, Huntsville, AL
Grandfather of:Edward C. Betts (b1890)
Father of:Tancred Betts
Husband of:Virginia A. Betts


•  Son of Charles Edward and Martha Cousins (Chambers) Betts, the former a native of Lunenburg, Mecklenburg County, Va., who later lived at Boydton, finally locating in Madison County, the latter a sister of U. S. Senator Henry C. Chambers for whom Chambers County is named; grandson of Elisfaa and Mary (Parrot) Betts. - Alabama Biography

•  Received his elementary education in private schools in Madison County and under private tutors. He attended the University of Virginia and studied and traveled abroad and in the east. - Alabama Biography

•  After practicing law for some years he retired to his plantation. He served several terms in the Alabama legislature; was judge of the county court of Madison County; first commissioner of agriculture of Alabama; and trustee University of Alabama, a number of years. - Alabama Biography

•  He was a Democrat and an Episcopalian. - Alabama Biography

•  Married: in 1854, at Courtland, to Virginia Augusta, daughter of John M. and Cyntha (Early) Swope of that place; granddaughter of Peter and Ann Adams (Smith) Early; great granddaughter of Joel Early; great-great-granddaughter of Jeremiah Early and wife, a Miss Buford, the former who immigrated from Donegal County, Ireland to Virginia about 1702. Gen. Jubal A. Early and Bishop John Early were among his descendants and he was a lineal descendant of Carbri Lifichar, an ancient king of Ireland, born A. D. 225 and the name was Anglicised as Early during the reigns of the Henrys and Edwards. - Alabama Biography

•  Children: L Rostan, m. Mattie Minor Meriwether; 2. Tancred, m. Maude Minor Brown; 3. Victor, m. Lucy Lee Winston; 4. Augusta Ada Kortrecht; 5. Chambers. - Alabama Biography

•  Last residence: Huntsville. - Alabama Biography

Related Links:

•  Alabama Archives - Bio

•  Alabama Biography - Bio in History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, 1921, p.141

•  Find A Grave - Page originally created by Bobbie christian and is now maintained by Gene Hill.

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Alabama Biography
•  Edward C. Betts (b1890)
•  Tancred Betts
•  Virginia A. Betts