George N. Van Fleet

25 March 1821–23 April 1893 (Age 72)
Benton Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George N.

When George N. Van Fleet was born on 25 March 1821, in Benton Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Van Fleet, was 35 and his mother, Christiana Gardner, was 32. He married Lexa Penina Thacher on 23 March 1845, in Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Benton Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 23 April 1893, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 72.

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George N. Van Fleet
Lexa Penina Thacher
Marriage: 23 March 1845
Benjamin F. Van Fleet
Emmett Van Fleet
Clarissa Ann Van Fleet
G. Luther Van Fleet
Minerva C. Van Fleet
Hannah Van Fleet

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1845Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 9
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (8)

    • George Vanfleet, "United States Census, 1860"
    • George Van Fleet in entry for Clarrissa Ann Scott, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • George Van Fleet, "United States Census, 1870"

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