Ann B. Brokaw

13 October 1823–25 February 1903 (Age 79)
Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Ann B.

When Ann B. Brokaw was born on 13 October 1823, in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Abraham Brokaw, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Bonney, was 27. She married Ralph J Voorhees on 9 December 1857, in Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1880 and Roosevelt, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States in 1900. She died on 25 February 1903, at the age of 79, and was buried in Elm Ridge Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph J Voorhees
Ann B. Brokaw
Marriage: 9 December 1857
Ralph Erskine Voorhees
Sarah Margaret Van Cleef Voorhees

Spouse and Children

    Ralph J Voorhees



9 December 1857
Somerset, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Brokaw


    Elizabeth Bonney





    Isaac Abraham Brokaw


    Phebe B. Brokaw


    Phebe B. Brokaw


    James Bonney Brokaw


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.

Age 10

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Age 21

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Name Meaning

Altered form of the Dutch personal name Brokaert ( see Broeker ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann B Brokaw in household of Abraham Brokaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann B Voorhees in household of Margerite Brewster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ann B Voorhees in household of Ralph Voorhees, "United States Census, 1860"

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