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Neltje Blanchan De Graff

Female 1865 - 1918  (52 years)


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  • Name Neltje Blanchan De Graff 
    Born 23 Oct 1865  Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Feb 1918  Canton, China Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6627  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2017 

    Father Liverius De Graff,   b. Abt 1839, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1869, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Mother Alice Fair,   b. 25 Sep 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1932, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F3982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frank Nelson Doubleday,   b. 8 Jan 1862, Brooklyn, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1934  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1886  Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Nelson Doubleday,   b. 16 Jun 1889, Brooklyn, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1949, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the National Cyclopedia of American Biography (citation details below):

      "The De Graffs and Blanchans, the latter originating in French Flanders, were among the first settlers of the Dutch-Huguenot colony at Esopus, N.Y. (1660). [Neltje Blanchan De Graff's] mother came of Scotch-Irish stock. One of her ancestors was Governor De Graff of St. Eustatius, Dutch West Indies, who was the first foreigner to salute the American flag (Nov. 16, 1776). Three years later a salute was given to the flag of Paul Jones' Ranger by the commander of a French squadron, but according to the historian Griffis, 'De Graff's was personally a nobler and bolder act, since he believed and acted on his own faith without orders.'" [The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.

    2. [S1544] Who's Who in America, 1911.

    3. [S1550] The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Volume XIII. New York: James T. White & Company, 1906.

    4. [S2244] 1880 United States federal census, on ancestry.com., year only.

    5. [S1544] Who's Who in America, 1911., date only.