John Van Eaton

31 December 1817–5 March 1880 (Age 62)
Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of John

When John Van Eaton was born on 31 December 1817, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, John B. Van Eaton, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Bigger, was 23. He married Rebecca C Young on 18 April 1848, in Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in York, York, Livingston, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 March 1880, in Suffolk, New York, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in York, York, Livingston, New York, United States.

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John Van Eaton
Rebecca C Young
Marriage: 18 April 1848
Mary Emma VanEaton
Nellie VanEaton
Margaret Van Eaton
Amy VanEaton
Emma Van Eaton
Charles John VanEaton
Harriet Hattie VanEaton
Frances VanEaton
Fannie Van Eaton
Willie VanEaton
Hellen C Van Eaton
Rollen C. VanEaton

Spouse and Children


    Rebecca C Young


18 April 1848
Butler, Ohio, United States


    Mary Emma VanEaton


    Margaret Van Eaton


    Amy VanEaton


    Emma Van Eaton


    Charles John VanEaton


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 2

The Town of York was formed in 1819 from parts of the towns of Leicester and Caledonia before the establishment of Livingston County.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 (3)

  • John Van Eaton, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • J Van Eaton, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • John Van Eaton, "New York State Census, 1855"

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