Neltie Johnson vanderVoort

about 1731–
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Neltie Johnson

When Neltie Johnson vanderVoort was born about 1731, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Peter Vandervoort, was 30 and her mother, Metje Vanderhooven, was 32. She died in her hometown.

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Peter Vandervoort
Metje Vanderhooven
Magiel van der Voort
Neltie Johnson vanderVoort
Elizabeth Vandervoort
Elizabeth Pieterse Van der Voort
Christina Vandervoort
Cornelius Vandervoort
Metje or Martha Vandevoort
Pieter Vandervoort
Paul Vandervoort

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Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 45

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1776 · The Battle of Brooklyn, the Largest Battle in the American Revolutionary War

Age 45

After the British left Boston, George Washington correctly anticipated an invasion of New York City and split forces between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The morning of August 27, 1776, the British advanced toward the marshy American camp. American General, William Alexander, Lord Sterling, led 400 Maryland soldiers against thousands of British troops led by General Charles Cornwallis. The “Maryland 400” were unable to defeat such numbers and surrendered. The British killed and captured over one thousand Americans, however, they failed to capture Washington and his army. Allowing Washington to escape changed the course of American history. After occupying Brooklyn for seven years, the British surrendered in 1783. The Maryland Monument, erected in 1895, now stands in Brooklyn in honor of the “Maryland 400” who fought that day. A quote by George Washington on the monument reads, “Good God! What brave fellows I must this day lose.” The loss of this battle helped win the Revolutionary War.

Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Voort): topographic name for someone who lived by a ford or crossing point, Middle Dutch voorde, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Tervoort in North Brabant.

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

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