George N. Van Fleet

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

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

George N. Van Fleet
1821–1893
Lexa Penina Thacher
1827–1903
Marriage: 23 March 1845
Benjamin F. Van Fleet
1846–1914
Emmett Van Fleet
1849–1916
Clarissa Ann Van Fleet
1851–1922
G. Luther Van Fleet
1853–1914
Minerva C. Van Fleet
1860–1927
Hannah Van Fleet
1860–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1845
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

    Benjamin F. Van Fleet

    Male1846–1914Male

    Emmett Van Fleet

    Male1849–1916Male

    Clarissa Ann Van Fleet

    Female1851–1922Female

    G. Luther Van Fleet

    Male1853–1914Male

    Minerva C. Van Fleet

    Female1860–1927Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Van Fleet

    Male1786–1877Male

    Christiana Gardner

    Female1788–1833Female

siblings

(13)

    Eliza Van Fleet

    Female1800–1877Female

    Male1806–1853Male

    Female1808–Female

    Alva A. Van Fleet

    Male1810–1870Male

    Mary Van Fleet

    Female1812–Female

+8 More Children

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.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • George Vanfleet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Van Fleet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Vanfleet, "United States Census, 1850"

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