Anna Van Aken

1778–January 1861 (Age 83)
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Anna

When Anna Van Aken was born in 1778, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Abraham Van Aaken, was 32 and her mother, Janneke Louw, was 32. She married Jacob De Graaf in 1803, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in January 1861, in New York, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Jacob De Graaf
Anna Van Aken
Marriage: 1803
Samuel De Graff
Abraham De Graff
Maria De Groff
William Smith DeGraff
Benjamin Louw De Graff
James Elmore De Graff
Hannah DeGroff
Jane Ann Degraff
Abraham De Groff
Margaret Maria DeGraff
Matthew VanAken DeGroff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1803Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 3
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 19
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 22
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Anna De Graff in household of Liman Elsworth, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Anna Degraff in household of Jacob Degraff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ann Van Aken in entry for Samuel Degraff, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

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