cousin we can believe in
Cousin we can believe in is, Mary Jane Nettles, granddaughterofTempseyBettis
whomarried CharlesAdkison in Greene Co Arkansas who soon after they married moved to Bosque Co Texas which borders Erath Co Texas were her 1st cousin John Calvin Bettis was in 1900 per census records .My Adkisons, Scotts
settled in Bosque, Erath Co Texas where my 3rdgreat grandfatherSimeonScott died in 1815 Stephenville, Erath Co Texas.
The unproven cousin of John Calvin Bettis was Jesse Richard Bettis of Brown Co Texas regardless of what Ms. Kerrigan has in her book about these two Bettis being cousins. There are no records to support Ms. Kerrigan statement.
John Calvin Bettiswasin Dallas Co Arkansas in 1880 and in Texas by 1900
Jesse Richard Bettis was in Clarke Co Alabama in 1880 and Texas by 1900
Both ofthesemenhaddiedby 1918 John Calvin, Jesse Richard by 1908.
This isthesame old storythat has been posted several times but no one can offer a Source to prove they were cousins and the reason is because they were not cousins, again regardless of whatMs Kerrigan has in her book. These men needed to be cousins to support Ms Kerrigan story about the lost son of Tennessee” Marshall” which is just agrosserror inher research. There was not alost son of Tennessee.
As for Nat Bettis book whichI only have a few pages, so I can only makea comment on his work.
His work was on Alfred Bettis and Margaret Conyers and only listed William, Samuel andAlfredBettis as Wyatt’s sonsanda daughter Polly . Polly was the daughter of William and Sarah Patterson Bettisand not of Wyatt.
If NatBettis haddonemore detailed researchonWyatt’s family he would have foundrecords that Wyatt had sons John, William, Samuel, Alfred, Wyatt,Jr and daughters Sarah, Nancy, Hickery,andTempsey Bettis.
Pg8 of Nat Bettis book he stated that Alfred Bettis, the son of WyattBettis was born in 1798 in Richmond Co near Augusta, Ga.( We know this isincorrect because William and Wyatt Bettis was in Washington Co Gaby1796.Nat assumed this because of Kerrgan book and had no recordsor Source to prove his statement. However I do have SourcesforWashingtonCo. Ga where Wyatt, William settled for a short time after leaving Franklin Co NC. Beforemoving on to WilsonCo Tennessee.
Just for the records here;Tempsey Bettis is thegrandmotherto Mary Jane Nettles and had daughter Mary Adkison who married Sidney Ray Scott had son John Charles Scott, my father
So the Bettis surname belongstomany not just one as stated here by others.
Name calling and hate messages will not change the Sources for these Bettis Families.