Peter Buckhout

about 1734–before 4 June 1784 (Age 50)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Buckhout was born about 1734, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, John Buckhout, was 21 and his mother, Ann, was 16. He married Jean Churchill on 2 November 1755, in Rumbout, Dutchess, New York, United States. He died before 4 June 1784, in Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 50.

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Peter Buckhout
1734–1784
Jean Churchill
1736–1789
Marriage: 2 November 1755

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 November 1755
Rumbout, Dutchess, New York, United States

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siblings

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World Events (2)

1776

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Battle of Brooklyn, the Largest Battle in the American Revolutionary War

Age 42

After the British left Boston, George Washington correctly anticipated an invasion of New York City and split forces between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The morning of August 27, 1776, the British advanced toward the marshy American camp. American General, William Alexander, Lord Sterling, led 400 Maryland soldiers against thousands of British troops led by General Charles Cornwallis. The “Maryland 400” were unable to defeat such numbers and surrendered. The British killed and captured over one thousand Americans, however, they failed to capture Washington and his army. Allowing Washington to escape changed the course of American history. After occupying Brooklyn for seven years, the British surrendered in 1783. The Maryland Monument, erected in 1895, now stands in Brooklyn in honor of the “Maryland 400” who fought that day. A quote by George Washington on the monument reads, “Good God! What brave fellows I must this day lose.” The loss of this battle helped win the Revolutionary War.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the Dutch topographic name Boekhout denoting someone who lived by a beech wood or a habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.

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

Sources (1)

  • Peter Buckhout, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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