Gilbert Stuart, 1804 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (1785–1879), known as Betsy, was the daughter of a prosperous
shipowner and merchant from Baltimore. She was the first wife of Jérôme Bonaparte, and thereby sister-in-law of Emperor Napoleon I of France.
They had one son, Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte. It is from him that the American line of the Bonaparte family descended.
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