Betsy Wikes, or Wilkes, Howe was born on 26 January 1838 in England, probably Northamptonshire. Her parents were William Howe and Elizabeth (possibly Kilsby). Betsy married William A. Blincow in October 1860, in England.
Betsy and William had eight children, five born in England.
William Blincow (1861-1946)
Richard Blincow (1864-1872)
Frederick Howe Blincow (1867-1952)Mary Elizabeth “Polly” Blincow (1869-1951)
Eliza “Nellie” Helen Blincow (1870-1955)
After immigrating in 1872, William and Betsy had three more children, all born in Nebraska.
Frank Robert Blincow (1872-1945)
Ada Louise Blincow (1873-1957)
George Blincow (1877-1952)
The family was listed in the 1880 census in York County, Nebraska, but by 1900 they were in Thomas County, Kansas. Sometime after William died, Betsy moved in with her daughter Nellie and her family. Betsy died in 1915 at the home of J.A. and Nellie Horning and is buried in Beulah Cemetery, in Thomas County, Kansas.