Caroline Van Fleet

1816–

The Life 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
1816–1878
Caroline Van Fleet
1816–
Marriage: about 1837
Oscar O Finn
1840–1922
Mary Temperance Finn
1847–1927
Ezra Finn
1848–
Mary Jane Finn
1842–1910
Emory Finn
1844–
Hannah Elizabeth Finn
1846–1867
Stark Finn
1849–
Ada E Finn
1851–1911
Daniel Kirk Finn
1856–1880
Hattie A Finn
1860–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1837
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Van Fleet

    Male1786–1877Male

    Christiana Gardner

    Female1788–1833Female

siblings

(13)

    Eliza Van Fleet

    Female1800–1877Female

    Male1806–1853Male

    Female1808–Female

    Alva A. Van Fleet

    Male1810–1870Male

    Mary Van Fleet

    Female1812–Female

+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.
1863

Age 47

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Caroline Finn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caroline Finn or Ferris in household of Sidney Finn or Ferris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Finn in household of Sidny Finn, "United States Census, 1860"

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