Elizabeth Ann Say

8 August 1770–29 July 1860 (Age 89)
Schenectady, Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Say was born on 8 August 1770, in Schenectady, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Adam Zeh Say, was 26 and her mother, Anna Margareth Ecker, was 20. She married Frederick Nicolaase Van Patten on 12 January 1791, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 29 July 1860, in Easton, Adams, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Adams, Wisconsin, United States.

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Frederick Nicolaase Van Patten
Elizabeth Ann Say
Marriage: 12 January 1791
Lena Van Patten
Adam Van Patten
Nicholas Van Patten
Petrus "Peter" Van Patten
Hannah Van Patten
Margaret Van Patten
Simon F. Van Patten
Silas Wilscia Patten
Frederick D. Van Patten
Elizabeth Van Patten

Spouse and Children

12 January 1791
Albany, Albany, New York, United States


    Lena Van Patten


    Adam Van Patten


    Nicholas Van Patten




+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Adam Zeh Say


    Anna Margareth Ecker




World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 6

New York is the 11th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 24

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Sai in Orne or Say in Indre, perhaps so called from a Gaulish personal name Saius + the Latin locative suffix -acum.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of say, a kind of finely textured cloth, Middle English say (from Old French saie, Latin saga, plural of sagum ‘military cloak’). In some instances the surname may have arisen from a nickname for an habitual wearer of clothes made of this material.3 Southern French: topographic name from saix ‘rock’ (Latin saxum), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example, Say in Loire, Saix in Tarn and Vienne, Le Saix in Hautes-Alpes, or Les Saix in Isère.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Van Patten in household of Adam Becker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth See in entry for Frederick Van Patten, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Elizabeth See in entry for Frederick Van Patten, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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