Henrietta Longstreet

Female1855–9 April 1949

Brief Life History of Henrietta

When Henrietta Longstreet was born in 1855, in Rumson, Monmouth, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas R Longstreet, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth B. Conrow, was 31. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Samuel Henry Wycoff. She lived in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1880 and Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1900. She died on 9 April 1949, in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 94.

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Samuel Henry Wycoff
Henrietta Longstreet
Charles Edward Wyckoff
Clara Wycoff

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  • Henrietta Wyckoff in household of Samuel H Wyckoff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henrietta Wyckoff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henrietta Wyckoff, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)


Age 6

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 26

John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Longstreet in Enford, Wiltshire. The placename derives from Old English lang ‘long’ + strǣt ‘Roman road, street’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Langstraat , cognate with 1 above.

History: The confederate general James Longstreet (1821–1904), was born in SC, came from an old Dutch family in New Netherland with the name Langestraet; he was the nephew of Augustus B. Longstreet, a Methodist clergyman born in Augusta, GA, in 1790.

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

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