Sarah Margaret Van Cleef Voorhees

25 July 1865–
Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sarah Margaret Van Cleef

When Sarah Margaret Van Cleef Voorhees was born on 25 July 1865, in Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Ralph J Voorhees, was 39 and her mother, Ann B. Brokaw, was 41. She married William Brokaw Brewster on 12 January 1886, in Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Roosevelt, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

William Brokaw Brewster
Sarah Margaret Van Cleef Voorhees
Marriage: 12 January 1886
Helen Letitia Brewster

Spouse and Children

12 January 1886
Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ralph J Voorhees





World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 14

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 31

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from a place in Drenthe called Voorhees.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margaret V Brewster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margerite Brewster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah M Voorhees in household of Ralph Voorhees, "United States Census, 1870"

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