John Van Cott

Male7 September 1814–18 February 1883

Brief Life History of John

When John Van Cott was born on 7 September 1814, in Canaan, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Losee Van Cott, was 24 and his mother, Lovina Jemima Pratt, was 27. He married Lucy Lavinia Sackett on 15 September 1835, in Canaan, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 18 February 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Van Cott
1814–1883
Caroline Amelia Pratt
1840–1915
Marriage: 2 February 1857
Anson Van Cott
1859–1859
Orson Van Cott
1859–1859
Viola Van Cott
1860–1931
Oscar Mortimer Van Cott
1863–1955
Marlon Van Cott
1867–1941
Ray Van Cott
1869–1944
Harold Van Cott
1873–1934
Edith Van Cott
1875–1941
Lovina Van Cott
1877–1964

Sources (90)

  • John Bancott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Van Cott, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"
  • John in entry for Nephi Van Cott, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1857
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    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. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 6

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 22

    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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