Brigadier General Isaac Zane

Male26 April 1743–22 August 1795

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Brigadier General Isaac Zane was born on 26 April 1743, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Isaac Zane, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Elfreth, was 33. He married Elizabeth " Betsy" McFarland from 1774 to 1808. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 August 1795, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 52.

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Brigadier General Isaac Zane
Elizabeth " Betsy" McFarland
Marriage: from 1774 to 1808
Isaac Zane

Sources (4)

  • Isaac Zane, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Isaac Zane , Jr. - Published information: death: 22 August 1795; Pennsylvania, United States
  • June 17, 1795. Will of Brig. Gen. Isaac Zane of the militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia

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  • Marriage
    from 1774 to 1808
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 33

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


    Age 33

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

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 40

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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