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Mason Bettinger was born in Richland, Oswego county, August 2 ,1835, son of Jacob and Margaret (Harter) Bettinger of Madison county. The grandparents Philip and Catherine Bettinger were natives of the Mohawk Valley. They came from Madison county at an early day to Sandy Creek, and settled on the farm now owned by subject,  where they died. Mr. Bettinger was at Sackett's Harbor in the war of 1812. Jacob Bettinger was reared on the farm and always followed farming on the homestead. He and his wife were active members of the M. E. Church. Mason was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools and has principally been engaged in farming. He has a farm of seventy acres and carries on general farming and dairying. In 1861 he married Evelina, daughter of William and Catherine Sprague of Sandy Creek, by whom he has three children: Alfred and Lawrence at home, and Nora Ann, wife of Charles McEwin of Ellisburg. They have three sons: Mason, Maurice and Merrill. Mr. Bettinger has held some of the minor offices of the town. His oldest brother, Josiah, was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion and was killed in 1862. The family are members of the M.E.  Church.

 

Source: Churchill, John C.  Landmarks of Oswego County, New York. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Company, Publishers, 1894, p. 189.

 

 

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