Brechtje Blauvelt

28 March 1723–
Tappan, Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States

The Life of Brechtje

When Brechtje Blauvelt was born on 28 March 1723, her father, Cornelius Blauvelt, was 28 and her mother, Margrietje Theunisen Tallman, was 26. She married Abraham Johannis Ackerman on 5 May 1763, in Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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Abraham Johannis Ackerman
Brechtje Blauvelt
Marriage: 5 May 1763

Spouse and Children

5 May 1763
Bergen, New Jersey, United States

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World Events (6)


Age 53

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 53

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 63

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone living in a place known as ‘the blue pastureland’.

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

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The Blauvelt Family genealogy

(169) BRECHE BLAUVELT, (Cornelius Blauvelt, 36), was born March 28, 1723, and she was baptised at Tappan, #421, on April 16th., 1723. According to the New Jersey marriages, (N.J. A r c , Vol. XXH) she …

Sources (2)

  • Brache Blauvelt, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Brache Blauvelt, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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