Joseph Alyea

1759–1783 (Age 23)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Alyea was born on 27 June 1759, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Isaac Alyea, was 27 and his mother, Annatje Mors Demarest, was 19. He died in 1783, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 24.

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Isaac Alyea
Annatje Mors Demarest
Peter Alyea
Margrietje Alyea
Joseph Alyea
David Alyea
David Isaac Alyea
Jan John Alyea
Jacob Alyea

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World Events (4)


Age 16

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 17

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

Age 21

"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

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 (2)

  • Joseph Alyea, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage
  • Joseph Alyee, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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