Elizabeth Polhemus

19 May 1786–19 July 1871 (Age 85)
Harlingen, Montgomery Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Polhemus was born on 19 May 1786, in Harlingen, Montgomery Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Daniel Polhemeus, was 40 and her mother, Cornelia Van Vechten, was 39. She married Peter Garretson on 9 December 1807, in Harlingen, Montgomery Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870. She died on 19 July 1871, in Hillsborough, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Hillsborough Reformed Church Cemetery, Somerset Courthouse, Hillsborough Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Garretson
Elizabeth Polhemus
Marriage: 9 December 1807
John S Garretson
Magdalen Garretson
Corneila Ann Garretson
Sarah Garretson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1807Harlingen, Montgomery Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 12
    Known as Western Precinct of Somerset County until 1798
    Age 26
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: Latinized form of Polheim, a habitational name from a place in southern Germany or Switzerland.History: Johann Theodore Polheim, otherwise known as Johannes Theodorus Polhemus, was a 17th-century Lutheran minister, probably of German-Swiss origin. His earliest pastorates were probably in the Palatinate. In the early 1630s he was pastor at Meppel in the province of Overijssel, the Netherlands, then from 1637 to 1654 he was a pastor in the Dutch settlement in Brazil. When that settlement failed in 1656, he came to Amersfoort, New Netherland, as its first Dominie.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Elizabeth Garretson in household of Peter A Dumont, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Polhemus Garretson, "Find A Grave Index"

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