Eliaphas Van Aken

26 December 1802–22 August 1881 (Age 78)
Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Eliaphas

When Eliaphas Van Aken was born on 26 December 1802, in Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Lt John E Van Aken, was 25 and his mother, Rachel Van Vliet, was 21. He married Jane Ann Eckert in 1827, in Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 22 August 1881, in Port Ewen, Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States.

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Eliaphas Van Aken
Jane Ann Eckert
Marriage: 1827
Margaret Lavina Van Aken

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    Jane Ann Eckert


Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States


    Margaret Lavina Van Aken


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World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 23

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Eliphas Van Aken, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Eliphas VanAken, "Find A Grave Index"

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