Jane Alyea

1826–1900 (Age 74)
Pompton Plains, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Alyea was born on 10 June 1826, in Pompton Plains, Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, Albert Alyea, was 32 and her mother, Jannetje Blauvelt, was 28. She married John Voorhis on 23 July 1844, in Pompton Plains, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Saddle Brook Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Connecticut, United States in 1870. She died on 24 November 1900, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jane Alyea
John Voorhis
Marriage: 23 July 1844
Jacob Voorhis
Jane Voorhis
Ella Voorhis
Frances Voorhis
Kate Westeroll Vorrhis
John Voorhis
William Alyea Voorhis
Jennie Voorhis
Bertha A Voorhis

Spouse & Children

  • Female1826–1900Female

  • John Voorhis


23 July 1844
Pompton Plains, Morris, New Jersey, United States


  • Jacob Voorhis


  • Jane Voorhis


  • Female1852–1889Female

  • Female1854–1943Female

  • Kate Westeroll Vorrhis


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1817–1861Male

  • Female1819–Female

  • Margaret Alyea


  • Female1826–1900Female

World Events (8)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 3

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of a French Canadian name, probably Allier (of Germanic origin, from adalhari ‘noble army’) or Elier, Hélier, variants of Hilaire ( see Hillary ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jane Voorhis in household of John Voorhis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Voorhist in household of John Voorhist, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Alyea Vorrhis in household of John Vorrhis, "United States Census, 1880"

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