Note: he then resided in her brothers household.Ultimately she resided by herself in a log cabin on the James River. Sheinherited land from her parents and by the 1890s stilled owned 30 acres.She had become crippled and was barely able to move and care for herself. She made an agreement with a Judge Gilbert (the Greene Co.Court) in which she deeded her land to him in return for his promise to care for her. He did not uphold his end of the agreement. By 1900 J.E.Inman, Larkin Payne-husband of her niece, Mary- and S.A.D. Owen representing her neighbors and family went to the county court in an attempt to have the court revoke Betsy's agreement with Judge Gilbert and get back her land. They felt she could support herself with the rent from it. The court initiated an investigation in Feb. of that year she killed herself. Springfield Republican, Jan 18, 1900; Feb 4, 1900.
Greene Co., Missouri Census 1880 Elizaeth Sweigert age 35 a widow is living in the household of her sister in law, Elizabeth Patterson(Widow of Albert Gallatin Patterson).
Note: Betsy was in an asylum for three years during the Civil War. The 1880 census suggests that s
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