Jefferson Campbell Van Dyke

16 January 1801–1861 (Age 59)
Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jefferson Campbell Van

When Jefferson Campbell Van Dyke was born on 16 January 1801, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas John Van Dyke, was 24 and his mother, Penelope Smith Campbell, was 17. He married Eliza R. Cocke on 12 October 1829, in Greene, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1861, at the age of 60.

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Jefferson Campbell Van Dyke
Eliza R. Cocke
Marriage: 12 October 1829
Sarah Gille Van Dyck
Vandalia Van Dyck
Caroline van Dyck
Vandalia Ruffin van Dyke

Spouse and Children

12 October 1829
Greene, Alabama, United States


    Sarah Gille Van Dyck


    Vandalia Van Dyck


    Caroline van Dyck


    Vandalia Ruffin van Dyke


Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English diche, dike, Old English dīc ‘dike’, ‘earthwork’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a ditcher or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike. The medieval dike was larger and more prominent than the modern ditch, and was usually constructed for purposes of defense rather than drainage.2 Americanized spelling of Dutch Dijk ( see Dyck ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jefferson C. Van Dyke, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Jeff Van Dyke in entry for Vannie Ruflin Pegrom, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Jefferson C. Van Dyke, "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957"

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