John Francis Ryerson

1723–1798 (Age 74)
Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Francis

When John Francis Ryerson was born on 15 December 1723, in Bergen, New Jersey, United States, his father, Fran Martense Ryerson, was 38 and his mother, Jannetje Dey, was 38. He married Maria Wessels about 1747, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 April 1798, in Dutch Kills, Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Francis Ryerson
1723–1798
Maria Wessels
1727–1764
Marriage: about 1747
Francis Ryerson
1748–1841
Johnnes Reyerson
1750–1828
Evart Ryerson
1753–
Martin Ryerson
1753–
Annetje Ryerson
1754–1836
John F Ryerson
1754–1828
Joris Johannes Ryersen
1759–
George Ryerson
1760–1808
Ann (Antje) Ryerson
1777–1836

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1747
New York City, New York, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (4)

1775

Age 52

"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."
1776

Age 53

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 58

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse(n) or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

RYERSON FAMILY BIBLE

George Ryerson . Holy Bible in Dutch; Dordrecht, Pieter Keur, 1719. This Bible originally belonged to George Ryerson and has his name in it, dated 1781. It contains vari …

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