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William Boerum

Male 1796 - 1842  (46 years)


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  • Name William Boerum  [1
    Born 12 Aug 1796  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Nov 1842  [1, 2, 4
    Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I16093  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 

    Father Martin Boerum,   b. 28 Jan 1767,   d. 7 Sep 1822  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Jane Fox,   b. 4 Feb 1769,   d. 16 Dec 1848, Brooklyn, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1786  [3
    Family ID F10085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Browne,   b. 29 Sep 1798,   d. 4 Feb 1878  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Taylor Boerum,   b. 1820,   d. 22 Mar 1899  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F10071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to "vanboerum2", he died at sea, and was at one time acting commander of the U.S.S. Constitution.

      This appears to be born out by his epitaph in Green-Wood Cemetery:

      IN LOVING MEMORY OF
      WILLIAM BOERUM
      COMMANDER U. S. NAVY.
      BORN AUGUST 12, 1796.
      LOST IN THE MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL COAST OF AFRICA
      WHILST IN COMMAND OF THE U. S. S. CONCORD.
      NOVEMBER 2, 1842.
      AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
      EMILY,
      WIFE OF WILLIAM BOERUM, COMMANDER U. S. NAVY
      BORN SEPTEMBER 29, 1798,
      DIED FEBRUARY 4, 1878.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1589] The Wetmore Family of America and Its Collateral Branches, by James Carnahan Wetmore. Albany, New York: Munsell & Rowland, 1861.

    2. [S1701] Find a Grave page for William Boerum.

    3. [S1702] "Boerum-Yarrington Bible Record," from a Bible owned by Elizabeth Yarrington Russell of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Long Island Source Records: From the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987.

    4. [S1692] "vanboerum2", 14 Aug 2008, post to WETMORE-L., year only.