Anna Van Aken

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Van Aken was born in 1786, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Abraham Van Aaken, was 40 and her mother, Janneke Louw, was 41. She married Jacob De Graaf in 1803, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 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 75.

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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
Margaret Maria DeGraff
Matthew VanAken DeGroff

Sources (5)

  • Anna De Graff in household of Liman Elsworth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston : Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
  • Ann Van Aken in entry for Samuel Degraff, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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