Re: betsey dartt/ nathaniel knapp
The VT Birth Index to 1900 (LDS Film #7450072) shows Betsy Eliza b. 22 May 1816 in Shrewsbury Twp., Rutland Co.,daughter of Josiah.
Sally POWERS was the sister of my husband's ancestor, Mary POWERS.They were daughters of Jonathan POWERS and Rebecca WOODS of Weathersfield, Windsor Co. VT.The Weathersfield town clerk says Sally and Josiah married there 6 Feb 1806, and they were both described as "of Weathersfield."Her sister Mary was born in 1794 in Weathersfield and married her first cousin, Benjamin WOODS, in Kirby, Caledonia Co. VT 5 Jan 1818.
Jonathan POWERS and Rebecca WOODS married in 1784 in Dunstable, Hillsborough Co. NH, moved to Weathersfield by 1790, moved to Concord, Essex Co. VT sometime 1798-1800, moved to Kirby, Caledonia Co. VT by 1818, moved to Lyndon, Caledonia Co. VT by 1829, moved to Burke, Lyndon Co. VT ca 1832, and finally to Lowell, Orleans Co. VT by 1840.Jonathan died there on 5 Nov 1840 and is buried in Mountainview Cemetery.I have visited his grave.
His widow Rebecca moved back to Lyndon, probably to live with her son Benjamin Woods POWERS.She died there 29 Jul 1848.I don't know where she is buried, mostly because I haven't tried to locate her grave yet.
I have Jonathan's Rev War pension papers and info on the POWERS and WOODS ancestry if you are interested.
The Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT 1764-1887 says Jonathan and Rebecca had 12 children, but I have found evidence of 14.Two daughters seem to have died quite young, so that is probably why only 12 were known.
Can you tell me more about where Josiah and Sally (POWERS) DART lived and their families?