Robert S. Van Deusen

9 August 1807–
Claverack, Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Robert S.

When Robert S. Van Deusen was born on 9 August 1807, in Claverack, Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Derick Van Deusen, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Harder, was 25.

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Derick Van Deusen
Rebecca Harder
Hanna Van Deusen
Jacob Van Deusen
James Van Deusen
Robert S. Van Deusen
Rebecca Van Deusen
Elisa Christina Van Deusen
John D. Van Deusen

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 39

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

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert Van Deusen, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Robert Van Deusen, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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