Petrus N. Demarest

Male12 October 1763–26 March 1837

Brief Life History of Petrus N.

When Petrus N. Demarest was born on 12 October 1763, in Bergenfield, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, his father, Niclaes ‘Nicholas’ Demarest, was 39 and his mother, Elsie Demarest, was 40. He married Marie Brouwer on 16 November 1792, in Tappan, Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 26 March 1837, at the age of 73, and was buried in Nanuet, Clarkstown, Rockland, New York, United States.

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Petrus N. Demarest
Marie Brouwer
Marriage: 16 November 1792
Hannah Demarest
Jacob Demarest
Mariah Demarest
Jannetje Demarest
Rachel Demarest
Jacob P. Demarest
Nicholas P Demarest

Sources (9)

  • Petrus Demoree, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Petrus N. Demarest, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • Peter A. Demarest, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    16 November 1792Tappan, Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Age 13

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 20

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    French: regional variant of Demarais , a cognate of 2 below.

    Altered form of French Desmarets: habitational name, with fused preposition and definite article des ‘from the’, for someone from any of various places called Les Marets (from a regional derivative of Old French mareis ‘marsh’). Alternatively, the name may simply have been topographic. Compare Demaray , Demaree , and Demorest .

    History: The progenitor of many of the American Demarests was David Demarest from France, who settled in NY (and later in NJ) in the second half of the 17th century. His father's surname was DesMarets. David Demarest is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (as David Demarêts or Demarest or des Marêts or des Marest) and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America (as David des Marest).

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

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