Birth Name: Betsey Lee Johnson (possibly)
Place of Birth: Wethersfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 10, 1942
*English, German (mother)
Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer.
Betsey is the daughter of Lena Virginia and John Herman “Chick” Johnson. She was raised in Terryville, Connecticut. Betsey has a daughter with sculptor Clark Murray.
Betsey has stated that she has Swedish roots.
Betsey’s paternal grandparents were John H. Johnson and Tecla/Tekla A. John and Tecla were Swedish.
Betsey’s maternal grandfather was William W. Ham (the son of Joseph F. Ham and Mattie). William was born in Virginia.
Betsey’s maternal grandmother was Emma Jane Padgett (the daughter of William W. Padgett and Rachel Agnes Heek/Heck). Emma was born in Virginia. William was born in Virginia, the son of J. Padget. Rachel was born in Virginia, the daughter of Auguston Monroe Heck and Margaret Ann Short.
Sources: Betsey’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Betsey’s father – http://articles.courant.com
Betsey’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org