John Concelye

about 1734–
Bushwick, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Concelye was born about 1734, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Pieter Concelye, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Consellie Miller, was 39. He married Rachel Carr on 28 May 1781, in New York, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know John? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Concelye
1734–
Rachel Carr
1755–
Marriage: 28 May 1781

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1781New York, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 42
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Battle of Brooklyn, the Largest Battle in the American Revolutionary War
    Age 42
    After the British left Boston, George Washington correctly anticipated an invasion of New York City and split forces between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The morning of August 27, 1776, the British advanced toward the marshy American camp. American General, William Alexander, Lord Sterling, led 400 Maryland soldiers against thousands of British troops led by General Charles Cornwallis. The “Maryland 400” were unable to defeat such numbers and surrendered. The British killed and captured over one thousand Americans, however, they failed to capture Washington and his army. Allowing Washington to escape changed the course of American history. After occupying Brooklyn for seven years, the British surrendered in 1783. The Maryland Monument, erected in 1895, now stands in Brooklyn in honor of the “Maryland 400” who fought that day. A quote by George Washington on the monument reads, “Good God! What brave fellows I must this day lose.” The loss of this battle helped win the Revolutionary War.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 66
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    Greek: the Lord gave graciously; whom Jehovah gave; whom Jehovah bestowed.

    Sources (3)

    • John Conselyea, "United States Census, 1810"
    • John Counsely, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.