Elizabeth (Betsy) Everhart was probably born in Rockingham County Virginia in 1799 not long before her parents Jacob and Catharine Everhart moved to Hawkins County Tennessee.
Betsy was married to Henry Brotherton ca. 1819 probably in Hawkins County. Henry was born in Greene County Tennessee in ca. 1798, the son of William Brotherton and Esther Bone.
Henry and Betsy Brotherton lived on Dodson's Creek south of the Holston River near her parents and were the parents of four children:
Jacob Brotherton was born ca. 1820 in Hawkins Co. Tennessee.
Henry Brotherton died before 1830. His will was dated June 10, 1829. Betsy was named executrix.
When the 1830 census was taken Betsy and the children were living next door to her parents on Dodson's Creek. In 1836, the heirs of Henry Brotherton were taxed for 55 acres of land in district #15. District #15 was the district south of the Holston River that included the Dodson Creek neighborhood and what later became Persia.
In 1840 Elizabeth Brotherton was still living in district #15, but none of the children were living at home. Betsy died sometime before 1844.
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