1811–3 June 1876 (Age 65)
New York, United States
When John Van Vleet was born in 1811, in New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Van Vleet, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Burns, was 21. He married Abigail Brown on 16 February 1837, in Medina, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Owasco, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1860 and Morris, Kansas, United States in 1875. He died on 3 June 1876, in Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States, at the age of 65.
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.
The oral family history passed down through at least four generations tells the story that John Van Vleet died of blood poisoning. He was one of the earliest match makers as in whittle a piece of woo …