Eliza Ann (Parry) Bethune

Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #6

(~1808 – 1878)

Eliza Ann was born abt 1808 (died age 67) and died 30 January 1878. She married Godfrey Bethune who is buried next to her.

Information about her marriage, parents and children may be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.

Eliza is descended from several families who have been in Nova Scotia a very, very long time. One ancestor of Eliza’s may have been William Knowlton, whose grave marker in Shelburne is among the earliest for any English settler in Nova Scotia, it simply reads “William Knowlton, 1632“.  Eliza is also descended from the Corning family – with her Corning ancestry going back through Jonathan Corning whose parents were Ebenezer and Abigail (Batchelder) Corning who came to Yarmouth Township in 1764 from Beverly, Mass. and settled in Overton.

Below is an ahnentafel for Eliza – a kind of ancestor table that lists her ancestors going back to the mid-1500′s.

Please leave a comment if you have information about Eliza Ann and her family.

Ahnentafel (only a guide; all information should be verified)

Ahnentafel (only a guide; all information should be verified)

1. Eliza Ann Parry m Godfrey Bethune.

2. David Parry, b Parrsboro, Cumberland Co N.S. 29 Aug 1783; m Elizabeth “Betsy” Corning.

3. Elizabeth “Betsy” Corning, b Yarmouth Township N.S. 15 May 1785.

4. John Parry, b 1755; m Tryphena Smith.

5. Tryphena Smith.

6. Jonathan Corning, b 9 Aug 1761; m Yarmouth Township N.S. 12 Oct 1782 Mary Foote.

7. Mary Foote.

8. John Parry, m Rebecca —?—.

9. Rebecca —?—.

12. Ebenezer Corning, b Beverly, Essex Co Mass. 2 Oct 1732; m Beverly 5 Nov 1751 Abigail Batchelder.

13. Abigail Batchelder, b 20 Aug 1734.

14. Zachariah Foote, b abt 1729 (d age 55); lost at sea abt 1 Jan 1784; m 5 Jan 1752 Elizabeth Ives.

15. Elizabeth Ives.

24. David Corning, b 14 Jun 1705; d Beverly, Essex Co Mass. 9 Feb 1752; m 23 Feb 1726 Priscilla Thistle.

25. Priscilla Thistle, b Beverly, Essex Co Mass. 21 Oct 1707.

26. Daniel Batchelder, d Aug 1751; m Beverly, Essex Co Mass. aft 19 Jan 1729 Abigail Butman.

27 Abigail Butman, b Beverly, Essex Co Mass. 4 Mar 1708/09; d 1749.

28. Samuel Foote, b 1700; m 1 Aug 1723 Elizabeth Brown.

29. Elizabeth Brown.

48. Samuel Corning, b 1 Jun 1670; m 27 May 1690 Susanna Knowlton.

49. Susanna Knowlton, b Ipswich, Mass. Bay Colony 25 Aug 1673.

50. Richard Thistle, m Martha Thorndyke.

51. Martha Thorndyke.

52. John Batchelder, b Salem, Mass. Bay Colony 26 Feb 1675; d 1747; m 22 Apr 1696 Bethiah Woodbury.

53. Bethiah Woodbury, b 1672; d 24 Oct 1708.

56. Samuel Foote, b 1673; m 1696 Mary Palmer.

57. Mary Palmer.

96. Samuel Corning, b 1640; d 11 May 1714; m Hannah Batchelder.

97. Hannah Batchelder, d 17 Feb 1718.

98. John Knowlton, b Ipswich, Essex Co Mass.; d Ipswich 8 Oct 1684; m Bethia Edwards.

99. Bethia Edwards.

102. Paul Thorndike, b abt 1642; d bef 3 Dec 1701; m Beverly, Mass. Bay Colony 28 Apr 1668 Mary Patch.

103. Mary Patch.

104. John Batchelder, b bef 23 Jun 1649; d 6 Aug 1674; m Mary Herrick.

105. Mary Herrick, b Beverly, Essex Co Mass. 10 Oct 1654; d 19 Aug 1684.

112. Isaac Foote, m 1668 Abigail Ingalls.

113. Abigail Ingalls.

192. Samuel Corning, b 1603; d Beverly, Essex Co Mass. 1694; m Beverly Elizabeth Huntley.

193. Elizabeth Huntley, b abt 1603; d Beverly, Essex Co Mass. 18 Aug 1688.

194. John Batchelder, b Canterbury, Kent England abt 1610; d Salem, Mass. Bay Colony 13 Nov 1675; m Elizabeth Herrick.

195. Elizabeth Herrick, d 10 Sep 1675.

196. John Knowlton, b London England abt 1610; d Ipswich, Essex Co Mass. abt 1653; m Margaret —?—.

197. Margaret —?—, d abt 1653.

204. John Thorndike, bur Westminster Abbey, London England 3 Nov 1668; m by abt 1636 Elizabeth Stratton.

205. Elizabeth Stratton.

206. James Patch, m Hannah Woodbury.

207. Hannah Woodbury.

208. John Batchelder. (Same as #194.)

209. Elizabeth Herrick. (Same as #195.)

224. Pasco Foote, d 28 Sep 1670.

226. Thomas Ingalls.

384. Richard Cornell, b abt 1565;d Bumstead at the Tower, Essex England 1631; m Mary —?—.

385. Mary —?—.

388. —?— Batcheller.

392. William Knowlton, b London England abt 1584; m Ann Elizabeth Smith.

393. Ann Elizabeth Smith. b abt 1588; d Ipswich, Essex Co Mass.

408. Francis Thorndike, m Alice Coleman.

409. Alice Coleman.

410. John Stratton; m Ann Dearhaugh.

411. Ann Dearhaugh.

784. Richard Knowlton, b abt 1522; m 17 Jul 1577 Elizabeth Cantize.

785. Elizabeth Cantize, b abt 1556.

 

Eliza-

born abt 1808 (d age 67) <GRM>
died 30 Jan 1878 <GRM>
father: David Parry, son John Parry <GSB 543>
mother: Elizabeth (Corning) Parry, dau Jonathan Corning <GSB 543>
married Godfrey Bethune [W7] <GRM; GSB 543 “Eliza [Parry] m Godfred (sic) Bethune, son Daniel”>

Children

• Elizabeth Bethune m John Porter Durkee (1831-1914) <TPF 197>
• Daniel Bethune (c1837-1909) m Ruth Hannah Durkee (c1838-1910) <TPF 198>
• Augusta Bethune m as 2nd wife Benjamin Harley Goudey (1838- ) <GSB 637>
• [daughter] m George William Landers, son Thomas <GSB 265> Note: Is this Augusta (above)?

 

3 thoughts on “Eliza Ann (Parry) Bethune

  1. Bill, in perusing resident Eliza Ann Parry I note you have no last name for John Parry’s wife Rebecca. My records have her as Rebecca Badger daughter of Nathaniel and Rebecca Simons Badger born 1734 Franklin Conn. and a Richard Warren desccendant.

  2. #8 & #9 Comments

    John B. Perry married Rebecca Badger in 1755 in Ashford, Connecticut. John’s father was John Perry Jr., born 1709 and was married to Mehitabel Moulton on October 26, 1732, by Rev. Richerd Treet as published in the Ashford CT Barbour Collection L & M. The spelling of Perry at this time was Perry with a “E”. John B. Perry’s son John was born in Ashford, Connecticut in 1755. His brother Cyrus, my ancestor was born also in Ashford in 1759. John married Tryphena Smith who was born in 1758. Their son John Perry a farmer (1790-1862) married Sarah Trask (born 1790). There daughter, Tryphena Perry (1819-1888) married James Durkee Raymond (1813-1842). Their daughter Helen Augusta Raymond (1840-1915) married Captain John Goudey Perry (1835-1876) who was my great grandfather. His house sits across the street from the Beaver River Baptist Church. Of course in those times cousins married cousins. Cyrus Perry (1759-1853) married Sarah Ellenwood (1767-?) Their son Robert Perry 2nd (1804-?) married Nancy Goudey (1806-?) and were the parents of John Goudey Perry. The split between the Parry and the Perry spelling came with the children of Cyrus Perry: Mary Parry (1787), Sarah Perry (1789), Cyrus Perry 2nd (1791), Amelia Parry (1793), Rebecca Parry (1796), Martha Perry (1798), Lydia Perry (1800), Samuel Perry 2nd (1802), Maltidfa Parry (1806), Miner Parry (1808), and Jacob Parry (1818).

    I too have Rebecca being the daughter of Nathaniel Badger (1695 ->1768) and Rebecca Simmons (1708-?). The Badger’s trace to colonial portrait painters.

    Keith Perry

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