Ransom Van Leuven

25 April 1811–18 February 1899 (Age 87)
Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Ransom

When Ransom Van Leuven was born on 25 April 1811, in Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Van Leuven Sr., was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Pulver, was 43. He married Lucinda Wiswell Harvey on 7 June 1831, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 18 February 1899, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Ransom Van Leuven
Lucinda Wiswell Harvey
Marriage: 7 June 1831
Matilda Anne Van Leuven
Mary Lois Van Leuven
Seth Alvin Van Leuven
Leverett Van Leuven
Charles Van Leuven
Eliza Jane Van Leuven
Sarah Ellen Van Leuven
William Elliot Van Leuven
Harriet Lucinda Van Leuven
Ransom Carlos Van Leuven

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1831Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 1
    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 25
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Ransom Van Leuvan(1811-1899)

    "Our grandfather Ransom Van Leuvan came to live with us. His hair was white. He was blind and deaf, and he walked with a cane. This was my mother's father; his name was Ransom Van Leuvan. It be …

    Sources (34)

    • Ransom Vanburan, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ran... ... in entry for Mary Lois Clifford, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Ransum Van Loyan, "United States Census, 1870"

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