John Zane

Brief Life History of John

When John Zane was born on 9 October 1740, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Isaac Zane, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Elfreth, was 30. He married Sarah Pemberton before 1775, in British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died from 1741 to 1830, and was buried in Friends Arch Street Meeting House Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Zane
Sarah Pemberton
Martha Zane
Thomas Zane
Isaac Zane
Sarah Zane
John Zane

Sources (3)

  • John Zane, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Zane, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Zane, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): apparently a nickname from Middle English seine ‘cured, healed’, with West Country voicing of the initial fricative consonant.

Italian (Venice and Mantua): from a variant of the Venetian personal name Z(u)an(n)i ‘John’ (see Zanni ).

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Zahn .

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

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