Betsy Hutcheon

Name Betsy Hutcheon
Date of Birth 1836-07-09
Place of Birth Laurencekirk, Kincardine, Scotland
Date of Marriage 1876
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Ann Croll
Name Thomas Cumming (senior) (3rd marriage)
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From Robert Osgood's The Hutcheons in Canada:

Betsy, b 9 July 1836 in Laurencekirk, Kincardine, Scotland. She was a widow when she came to Canada with her brother James in 1873 to the “Scotch Colony” in New Brunswick. She then married another of the settlers, Thomas Cummings Senior. Tom was married to Maria Jack in Scotland and they had 3 children in 4 years of marriage before she died in Oct 1855. Tom then married Maria’s younger sister Mary and had 11 children all born in Scotland. Two died as infants and 9 moved to Canada along with the previous three with Thomas and Mary. Mary died in the colony on July 15, 1875 after almost 20 years of marriage. Betsy became the third wife at age 40 when she married 52 year old Tom in 1876 and became mother to 11 children ranging in age from 4 to 19 years old. She had no children of her own. They were married for 34 years when they both passed away in 1910 just 6 months apart.

She was a widow who came to New Brunswick to the “Scotch Colony” with her brother James. Soon after arriving she became Betsy Cummings by becoming the 3rd wife of Tom Cummings Senior in 1876 in Upper Stonehaven NB. The Cumming family had arrived on the same ship with her and James. She had no children by birth but she was the step mother to Tom 11 children ranging in age from 4 to 19 years. Betsy and her husband Tom took in Alexander’s daughter Anne after the death of Anne’s mother Helen in 1896.