Elisabeth Van Voorhies

1726–
Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Van Voorhies was born in 1726, in Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, Jan Albertsen Van Voorhees, was 34 and her mother, Elisabeth Adam VanOrden, was 25. She married Peter Post on 24 October 1746. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Peter Post
1725–1781
Elisabeth Van Voorhies
1726–
Marriage: 24 October 1746
Catherine Post
1745–1811
Jan Post
1749–
Mary Post
1753–
Abigail Post
1756–
Pieter P. Post
1748–
Margaret Pieter Post
1755–
Adrian Peter Post
1756–1823
Hendrick Post
1757–
Elizabeth Post
1761–
Hannah Annetje Post
1766–1831

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 October 1746
children

(10)

    Catherine Post

    Female1745–1811Female

    Pieter P. Post

    Male1748–Male

    Male1749–Male

    Female1753–Female

    Margaret Pieter Post

    Female1755–Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1775

Age 49

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 50

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 61

Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two "houses" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested).

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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