Elizabeth Polhemus

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

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Polhemus was born on 19 May 1786, in Harlingen, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Daniel Polhemeus, was 40 and her mother, Cornelia Veghte, was 37. She married Peter Garretson on 9 December 1807, in Harlingen, 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 Millstone, 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

9 December 1807
Harlingen, Somerset, New Jersey, United States


    John S Garretson


    Magdalen Garretson


    Corneila Ann Garretson


    Sarah Garretson


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

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.
1798 · New Jersey township incorporation

Age 12

It was incorporated on February 21, 1798 by the New Jersey Legislature Township Act of 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.

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

Possible Related Names

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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