Elizabeth "Betsey" Broadwater, wife of William Walls

Elizabeth "Betsey" Broadwater was born about 1777, daughter of Cornelius Broadwater and Mary (Piper) Broadwater. Betsey married William Walls.

William Walls came to Allegany County, MD, from Lancaster County, PA. Amos Broadwater, Sr., reported that William and Betsey lived on the National Road (now Alternate U. S. Route 40) "near Thomas Johnson's." (Johnson operated an inn along the National Road three miles west of Frostburg.) Amos said that William "was a stone mason by trade, which he followed in the summer and taught school in the winter." William and Betsey had one daughter "Sallie" who married George Fazenbaker. At the time of the 1830 census, William's household contained only himself and his wife.

William may have been deceased by the time of the 1850 census. This census shows that Betsey was living in her daughter Sally's home in the Grantsville District of what is now Garrett County, MD. Betsey died 7/12/1869.

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