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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Family Time Line

Frederick Nicolaase Van Patten
1753–1869
Elizabeth Ann Say
1770–1860
Marriage: 12 January 1791
Lena Van Patten
1791–
Adam Van Patten
1793–1888
Nicholas Van Patten
1795–1877
Petrus "Peter" Van Patten
1797–1886
Hannah Van Patten
1801–1896
Margaret Van Patten
1803–1872
Simon F. Van Patten
1807–1894
Silas Wilscia Patten
1808–1869
Frederick D. Van Patten
1810–1869
Elizabeth Van Patten
1813–

Spouse and Children

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

(10)

    Lena Van Patten

    Female1791–Female

    Adam Van Patten

    Male1793–1888Male

    Nicholas Van Patten

    Male1795–1877Male

    Male1797–1886Male

    Female1801–1896Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Adam Zeh Say

    Male1744–Male

    Anna Margareth Ecker

    Female1750–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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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