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Burnt Hills in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bettys Family

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, January 22, 2019
1. Bettys Family Marker
Inscription.  Joseph died 1804 and Abigail died 1791 local innkeepers and unfortunate parents of Joseph, convicted traitor & spy who was hung in 1782
 
Erected 2013 by William C. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 42° 54.369′ N, 73° 53.791′ W. Marker is in Burnt Hills, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Kingsley Road, on the left when traveling north. In the Burnt Hills Baptist Church Cemetery along the southern boundary. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnt Hills NY 12027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burnt Hills Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Ballston (approx. mile away); Kingsley Inn (approx. mile away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stevens School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Waterman House
Bettys Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, January 22, 2019
2. Bettys Family Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Centennial Barn (approx. one mile away); Larkin House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnt Hills.
 
Regarding Bettys Family. Joseph Bettys was serving in the American cause when he was captured at the Battle of Valcour Island. He joined the British side, and after 1777, he was involved in several operations to capture American leaders and disrupt the Patriots in Saratoga County. He was captured in 1782 carrying a coded message to a British commander in New York. He was taken to Albany and there tried and executed.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Bettys (Wikipedia). Joseph "Joe" Bettys (1754[1] – April 1, 1782) was a soldier in the American Revolution best known for being hanged as a British spy in 1782. (Submitted on January 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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