Peter Nicholse Van Patten

21 October 1809–26 February 1879 (Age 69)
Guilderland, Guilderland, Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Peter Nicholse

When Peter Nicholse Van Patten was born on 21 October 1809, in Guilderland, Guilderland, Albany, New York, United States, his father, Nicholas Pieterse Van Patten, was 24 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Fredendall, was 23. He married Eleanor Delaney Acre about 1832. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 26 February 1879, in Hannibal, Hannibal, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hannibal, Hannibal, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Peter Nicholse Van Patten
Eleanor Delaney Acre
Marriage: about 1832
Nicholas N. Van Patten
David Acres Van Patten
Frederick T. Van Patten
Conrad Van Patten
John Van Patten

Spouse and Children

about 1832


    Nicholas N. Van Patten


    David Acres Van Patten


    Frederick T. Van Patten


    Conrad Van Patten


    John Van Patten


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Sources (3)

  • Peter N Van Patten, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Vanpatten, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter M Van Patten, "New York State Census, 1855"

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