John Ryer Van Patten

Male26 September 1815–31 August 1907

Brief Life History of John Ryer

When John Ryer Van Patten was born on 26 September 1815, in Preble, Preble, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Ryer Van Patten, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Spence, was 28. He married Betsy Egbertson on 2 January 1839, in Preble, Preble, Cortland, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cortland, New York, United States in 1860 and Preble, Cortland, New York, United States for about 30 years. He died on 31 August 1907, in Preble, Preble, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Preble, Preble, Cortland, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ryer Van Patten
Betsy Egbertson
Marriage: 2 January 1839
Deborah Ann Van Patten
Mary Louise Van Patten
Raralou Vanpatten
Ryer Van Patten
Rosalvo Van Patten
Astor Van Patten
Andrew Van Patten
William James Van Patten
Lorenzi Van Patten

Sources (17)

  • John R Vanpatten, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Ryer VanPatten, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jno. R. Vanpatten in entry for Lorenzi Vanpatten and Eveline Vanpatten, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1839Preble, Preble, Cortland, New York, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 12

    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 31

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

    Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

    Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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    John Ryer Van Patten " John R. was born Sept. 26, 1815 receiving a good common school education and being continually engaged on a farm and at the time his opportunities were not the best. He marr …

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