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  • ID: I459
  • Name: Elizabeth Cheatwood
  • Given Name: Elizabeth
  • Surname: Cheatwood
  • Nickname: Betsey
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: 8D62DEB2BDC4994B992A74F3EC4EC6243250
  • Change Date: 20 Nov 2011
  • Birth: ABT 1783 in Powhatan County, VA
  • Death: BEF 1860 in Overton County, Tennesee



    Father: William Cheatwood b: in Powhatan County, VA
    Mother: Jean Flournoy b: in Powhatan County, VA

    Marriage 1 John Dennis\Tennison b: 1748 in Charles County, Maryland
    • Married: 3 MAR 1798 in Caswell County, NC
    • Note:
      <b>North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
      </b>Betsey Cheatwood

      Spouse: John Tennison

      Marriage Date: 3 Mar 1798
      Marriage State: North Carolina

      1
    Children
    1. Has Children Asariah Dennis b: ABT 1798 in Caswell County, NC
    2. Has Children Reuben Cartwright Dennis b: 11 FEB 1800 in Caswell County, NC
    3. Has No Children Mary Dennis\Tennison b: 1802 in Caswell County, NC
    4. Has Children Harriet Gregory Dennis b: 22 JUL 1804 in Caswell County, NC
    5. Has Children Nancy Dennis b: 1805 in Caswell County, NC

    Marriage 2 Edmond Lyon b: ABT 1774 in North Carolina
    • Married: ABT 1808 in Caswell County, NC
    Children
    1. Has Children Rebecca Lyon b: 1819 in Tennesee, USA

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Tennison Family
      Title: Tennis - Tennisson - Tennyson Genealogy by Faye Tennyson Davidson
      Tennyson/Tennison Queries
      http://www.fmoran.com/tenn000.html
      Tennison family history note
      Text: 1798 - Caswell County, NC - Betsey Cheatwood m. John Tennison, March 3, 1798 - Elizabeth (Betsey) Cheatwood, born 1783/84, is the daughter of William Cheatwood and Jean (Flournoy?) of Powhatan County, Virginia. Her first husband, John Tennison, appears to have been in the Caswell County, NC, area for several decades before his death in 1807. County records spell his name a variety of ways: Tennison, Tennis, Tenneson, Dennis, Dennes, Dinnis. The family of Ignatius Tennison is also in the county at the sametime, but appears to use the same spelling fairly consistantly. The children of John Dennis/Tennison appear to uniformly adopt Dennis once they left Caswell County. I have no clue as to why such a disparity in spelling.Elizabeth Cheatwood is John's second wife, his first wife unknown??? - he had eight children from his first marriage, and five with Elizabeth. One of the guardians of his minor children by Betsey married the widow, in about 1808. Edmond Lyon was the grandson of Robert Lyon, who died in Caswell County in 1804. Edmond and his sister Elizabeth were orphans, apparently the children of the oldest son of Robert who predeceased him and remains unnamed in records found to date. (Bummer!) They were neighbors of John Dennis and Ignatius Tennison. Edmond and Elizabeth (Betsey) Lyon moved west after selling her inherited estate in 1811, settling in Overton County, TN. They had at least six children of their own. Elizabeth disappears from census forms after 1850, and may be the Elizabeth Lyon (Lions in TN records) buried in Rutherford County, TN, in 1857. I believe one of her children may have settled there - but I need to do the TN research there, not from a distance. Interestingly, after Betsey dies, Edmond Lyon moves in with the oldest child of John Dennis/Tennison and his first wife: Levi Dennis and his wife, Susan, who also moved to Overton County, TN. He dies before the 1870 census. Received from J. A. Dresser, email dated December 2, 1998.

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