Caroline Van Fleet


The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Van Fleet was born in 1816, her father, James Van Fleet, was 30 and her mother, Christiana Gardner, was 28. She married Sidney B Finn about 1837, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Benton Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Sidney B Finn
Caroline Van Fleet
Marriage: about 1837
Oscar O Finn
Mary Temperance Finn
Ezra Finn
Mary Jane Finn
Emory Finn
Hannah Elizabeth Finn
Stark Finn
Ada E Finn
Daniel Kirk Finn
Hattie A Finn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1837New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


    +5 More Children

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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 4
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 47
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (5)

    • Caroline Finn, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Caroline Finn or Ferris in household of Sidney Finn or Ferris, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Caroline Van Fleet in entry for Temperance A. Carmer, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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