Jan " John" Alyea

1751–1813 (Age 62)
Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jan " John"

When Jan " John" Alyea was born on 26 January 1751, in Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, his father, Johannes Pietersen Alyea, was 29 and his mother, Annetje Bisset, was 26. He married Elizabeth Mandeville on 1 December 1774, in Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 December 1813, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Jan " John" Alyea
Elizabeth Mandeville
Marriage: 1 December 1774
Annetje Hannah Alley or Alyea
Maria Alyea
Margaret Alyea
Grietje Alyea
Peter Alyea
John Alyea

Spouse & Children

1 December 1774
Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States


  • Annetje Hannah Alley or Alyea


  • Maria Alyea


  • Margaret Alyea


  • Grietje Alyea


  • Peter Alyea


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 24

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 35

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of a French Canadian name, probably Allier (of Germanic origin, from adalhari ‘noble army’) or Elier, Hélier, variants of Hilaire ( see Hillary ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Jan Alye in entry for Grietye Alye, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jan "John" Alyea - Published information: death: 31 December 1813; Ontario, Canada

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