Wyntje Lavinia Forshee

12 April 1813–7 June 1900 (Age 87)
Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Wyntje Lavinia

When Wyntje Lavinia Forshee was born on 12 April 1813, in Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States, her father, Johannes "John" W Forshee, was 23 and her mother, Leah L. Bogert, was 23. She married James Van Orden on 27 June 1835, in Washington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Harrington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and New Jersey, United States in 1870. She died on 7 June 1900, in Park Ridge, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 87.

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James Van Orden
Wyntje Lavinia Forshee
Marriage: 27 June 1835
Lucy A. Van Orden
William Van Orden
Elizabeth Van Orden
Garrett Van Orden
Emma Van Orden
John Van Orden
Cornelius James Van Orden

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  • Marriage
    27 June 1835Washington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 14
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 23
    In April 1836, Samuel Colt formed a corporation of venture capitalists to bring his patented "revolving gun" to the market. The Patent Arms Manufacturing of Paterson, New Jersey had been chartered the month before (March 5) and promised Colt a commission for each sale in exchange for the patent rights. Due to the popularity of the patent, Colt had a monopoly on revolver manufacture until 1857.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Foshay , a surname of Breton origin.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Lizzie Forshee in household of Cornelius Vanorden, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Lavinia Vanorden in household of James Vanorden, "United States Census, 1850"
    • New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965

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