Jacob Alyea

1771–1821 (Age 49)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Alyea was born on 17 January 1771, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Isaac Alyea, was 38 and his mother, Annatje Mors Demarest, was 30. He died in 1821, in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 50.

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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 (8)


Age 4

"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 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 15

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

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)

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

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