Buried in Henry Cemetery.
It was said that "Old Betts" as she was called, was ruler of the roost and a hellcat on wheels. It is believed that Betts was married first to a McKissick and he was killed in the Indian wars about 1812. She was expecting a child at that time. Alexander was eleven or twelve at the time of his mother's marriage to John Stinnett.
From the minutes of the New Salem Baptist Church On the fourth Saturday in April 1863; The New Salem Baptist Church of Jones Cove met in business session and brought a charge of fornication against Elizabeth Stinnett, and cited her to the next business meeting to defend herself against the charge. In the next meeting she had a witness that testified for her and she was cleared of the charge by a vote of the body present and restored to full fellowship. There was no mention who the third party was. It probably was Thomas Stinnett, a son of John by a previous marriage. He came to Tennessee and lived for a while. He was listed in the 1860 census as living in the Stinnett household. He either died or moved before the next census. There is a Thomas Stinnett buried in the Number one Henry Cemetery in Old Henry Town.
Elizabeth is not listed in the 1870 census of Sevier County, but in 1874 she made an appearance at the County Court Clerk's Office at Sevierville, Tennessee and gave a sworn statement to the clerk that she had made and signed a deed for fifty acres of land to Alexander Stinnett in 1866. She is next found living with her daughter, Margaret and Thomas Wilkerson in Wear's Valley, District No. 6, Sevier County, Tennessee. She is ninety years of age and she probably died there. No one knows where she is buried, possibly in Wear's Valley or maybe in the Stinnett Cemetery. Alexander was the favorite child and she gave or sold him the farm that belonged to John. It must have caused trouble with their other children and there was a court action over this.
Timothy Welch Stinnett GEDCOM, August 1995.