Jacobus Alyea

1730–1797 (Age 67)
New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Jacobus

When Jacobus Alyea was born on 9 April 1730, in New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Pieter Alyea, was 45 and his mother, Margritie Albertse Van Voorhees, was 35. He married Annatje Secord on 18 May 1752, in Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 14 December 1797, in Harrington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Westwood, Washington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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Jacobus Alyea
Annatje Secord
Marriage: 18 May 1752
Margrieta Jacobus Alyea
Daniel Jacobus Alyea
Fytje "Sophia" Alyea
Catrintje Jacobus Alyea
Peter Alyea
Susanna Jacobus Alyea
Rachel Alyea
Sarah Alyea

Spouse & Children

18 May 1752
Hackensack Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 45

"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 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 53

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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 (3)

  • Jacobus James Alyea, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jacobus Alyi in entry for Pieter Alyi, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Jacobus Alye, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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