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Alexander and Sarah Jenkins Bettis Family pictures including Alexander's father David Bettis.

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David Bettis Sr. Born in Tenn. 1810. Father of Alexander Bettis
Resided in Macoupin County from the 1850-????....and Jerseyville Ill.

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The picture was approximately during 1890-1892 in Girard Ill. The family resided around the North Otter Township....
Alexander and Sarah Jenkins Bettis of South Otter Township, Macoupin Co IL. Resided in the area for about 40 years......1860-1900.

Alexander was born Nov. 21, 1840, d. Mar 24, 1923, buried Mt. Calm Cem., Viola, Arkansas, son of David and Catherine Schott(s) Bettis. His wife, Sarah Margaret Jenkins was born Dec. 16, 1847 to Nicholas and Mary E. Murphy Jenkins, died Feb 17, 1938, also buried Viola, Ark. Alexander and Sarah Margaret were married on Feb. 5, 1863, in Macoupin Co, IL at the home of her parents.

The following identifies the back Row from Left to Right.... Martha Elva Bettis Born Sept 7, 1866 John Henry Bettis Born Jan.15,1863, Lana Armilda Bettis Born Oct. 11, 1873, George Washington Bettis Born Jan. 4, 1869, Daisy Mae Born Dec. 25, 1876 Front Row Left to Right- Bertha Ethel Bettis Born Sept. 4, 1880, Alexander Bettis born 1840, Artie Gale Bettis Born Oct. 29, 1885, Sarah Jenkins Bettis Born 1853, Clarence Elmer Bettis Born Jan. 5, 1883. Not shown in this picture is James Marshall Bettis Born Apr.27,1871 ....

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Viola, Arkansas Homestead circa 1900.
From Left to Right:
Great Uncle Ed Foster & Aunt Artie Bettis Foster Great Aunt Elva Bettis Hart Children - Tena Hart & Fern Hart Children - George Hart, Lee Hart Henry John Henrys' and Aunt Loretta - son - Jessie Lee Bettis Ida Bettis Nellie Bettis Nova Bettis Charlie Great Uncle John Henry Bettis Great Grandma - Sarah Jenkins Bettis Great Grandpa - Alexander Bettis

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These are David Bettis and Catherine Shott Bettis children.
Seating from left to right are:
1. Nancy Ann Bettis- Born February 29, 1852 in Macoupin county Illinois
2. David Bettis - Born in 1850, Macoupin County Illinois
3. Phoebe Bettis - Born January 29,1845, Macoupin County Illinois

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Four Generations:
Alexander Bettis, John Bettis, Jessie Bettis, & Jonnie Sigler

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From Left to Right ???????, Phoebe Bettis, Artie Bettis.
Phoebe Bettis is Alexander Bettis's sister Born in 1845

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From left to right George Washington Bettis, Artie Bettis,
and James Marshall Bettis.
All Resided and raised in North Otter Township.

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From Let to Right Sara Bettis, Elva Bettis,
Alta Brown and daughter Geraldine

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Clarence Elmer Bettis is Alexander's youngest son and Wayne Bettis' grandfather.
Clarence is 2nd from left in the back row.

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