Ira Garrison Betts and Anna E. "Annie" Humphrey

Ira & Anna Betts' Grave
Ira Garrison Betts
(1806 - 1892)
Anna E. "Annie" Humphrey
(1809 - 1892)
Cambria #1 Cemetery
Cambria, Hillsdale Co., MI
Provided by: Burton Dean Fuller

Taken from an email from: Bill Betts
            Anna Betts was born at Stephentown, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Feb 22, 1809 and died Feb 8, 1892, nearly 83 years of age. She was married to Ira Betts Nov. 7, 1829, and side by side have they journeyed together through life for nearly 63 years. About ten years after their marriage they moved to VanBuren, Onondaga County, N.Y. where they lived about thirty years then came to Cambria, Hillsdale county, Mich., twenty one years ago and have resided there since that time. To them have been born seven children four sons and three daughters, Mrs. M. L. Brown, of Apula, N.Y. John F. of Waterloo, N.Y. George, of Chicago, Ill., Calvin of Mt. Vernon, South Dakota, Mrs. Jane Spore and Mrs. M. Jones, of Cambria, and Oscar A. of North Adams, Mich, the oldest 59 years and the youngest 41 and all of them present except one, to pay the last tribute of love respect to her whom through all these years, they have called wife and mother, and whose death is the first break in the family circle. Twelve years ago last November they celebrated their golden wedding, at which all their children were present, a circumstance of which few families can boast after fifty years to be gathered by father's and mother's call to sit down together to dinner an unbroken circle. She very early in life gave her heart to God, at eight years of age she was baptized, and at fourteen she joined the Free Will Baptist church, and at about thirty she joined the M. E. church and for over fifty years she has been an active earnest worker for the cause of her Maker, only a few weeks ago she testified in class meeting her explicit and trusting faith in him, and a hope of meeting beyond the grave where death cannot part. She was buried Friday, Feb. 12, services were held at the M. E. church, Cambria Rev. T. B. Card, officiating, who after a few well chosen words of comfort to the friends preached an excellent sermon from, second Corinthians, 5th chapter and 1st verse, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.

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