Betsy (Molthrop) Crawford (1790 - 1855)

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Partner: James Crawford
Children with James: Purthena (Crawford) Lampman

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1821 - When she was 31 years old, on March 5th, President James Monroe was sworn in for his second term. Because March 4th - the day that the inauguration was supposed to be held - was a Sunday, Monroe moved it to Monday, the 5th. Also, the swearing in was held indoors because of a snowstorm.

1835 - At the age of 45 years old, Betsy was alive when on June 2nd, P. T. Barnum and his "circus" began their first tour of the U.S. He had paid $1,000 for an elderly slave named Joice Heth, who he claimed was 161 years old and a former nurse for George Washington. Touring the northeast of the U.S., he made more than $1,000 per week. Joice died the next year - at about 80 years old.

1839 - She was 49 years old when in The Boston Morning Post, on March 23rd, the first recorded use of the word "OK" appeared. A columnist in the paper said this: "The "Chairman of the Committee on Charity Lecture Bells, is one of the deputation, and perhaps if he should return to Boston, via Providence, he of the Journal, and his train-band, would have his 'contribution box,' et ceteras, o.k.—all correct—and cause the corks to fly, like sparks, upward." While this is the first known time that OK appeared in print, where the word came from is still disputed.

1845 - She was 55 years old when on January 23rd, the US Congress created a uniform date for federal elections. From that date on, they were held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November - the date when Presidential elections are held currently.

1855 - In the year of Betsy (Molthrop) Crawford's passing, on June 29th, The Daily Telegraph began in London. The newspaper began as The Daily Telegraph and Courier and still has the reputation of being a quality paper.

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Betsy (Molthrop) Crawford, mother to 1 child, died in 1855 at 65 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1790. Betsy's partner was James Crawford. and they gave birth to Purthena (Crawford) Lampman.

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