I have done some Sawdy research but cannot say with 100 percent accuracy that Valentine was Betsey's brother.
I was also, in the past, in contact with someone else in Michigan who is a descendent through Valentine.
I had been thinking of trying to find a birth certificate for Betsey but hadn't gotten around to it.
It is interesting that the name Sidney was also given to a Safford, along with the name Stephen.Stephen was one of Betsey's son's name.
If you have more information I would love to have it.
Do you have anything about the Sawdy family living in Canadaigua New York?
I have been having trouble with the last Joseph Safford's father, Joseph.I can't find anything concrete about him from 1847 onward. According to my grandmother's accounts he died in either Dearborn or Dixborough but I can't find any evidence of him in Michigan.I did find a death certificate for a Joseph Safford in Canada, over the border from Sheldon, Vt where his sister had lived in the past.There was also an 1850census from Sheldon showing a Joseph Safford living with a nephew.I believe this is our Joseph.I can explain in greater detail later on if you want.
I really don't want to give out my e-mail for anyone to see.If you would be willing to send me yours that would be wonderful.
We had to change our e-mail last year as we were getting between one hundred to twohundred e-mails a day, all spam, some of which were definitely not nice. Now we get around 3 a day, much nicer.