Bet (c. 1744-1829) was enslaved in the Sheffield home
of Col. John Ashley.
In 1781 she successfully sued Col. Ashley for her
whereupon she took the name of Elizabeth Freeman and
went with her daughter to work for the Sedgwick
family in Stockbridge.
She was respected as a skilled and caring nurse and
lived the last twenty-one years of her life in her own
home with her family.
She is buried in their family plot in Stockbridge