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Neltje Blanchan De Graff

Female 1865 - 1918  (52 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Neltje Blanchan De Graff was born on 23 Oct 1865 in Chicago, Illinois (daughter of Liverius De Graff and Alice Fair); died on 21 Feb 1918 in Canton, China.

    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.]

    Neltje married Frank Nelson Doubleday on 9 Jun 1886 in Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey. Frank (son of William Edwards Doubleday and Ellen Maria Dickinson) was born on 8 Jan 1862 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died on 30 Jan 1934. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Nelson Doubleday was born on 16 Jun 1889 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died on 11 Jan 1949 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Liverius De Graff was born about 1839 in New York; died on 5 Jun 1869 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Liverius married Alice Fair. Alice (daughter of Robert Fair and Ann Maitland) was born on 25 Sep 1840 in New York; died on 11 Dec 1932 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Alice Fair was born on 25 Sep 1840 in New York (daughter of Robert Fair and Ann Maitland); died on 11 Dec 1932 in New York, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1841

    Notes:

    The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy entry for her mentions her marriage to Liverius ("Levvineus") De Graff, but doesn't include Neltje among her listed children.

    Following her husband's death in Chicago in 1869, she shows in the 1870 census as still in Chicago, but according to the 1880 census, she was back in New York City by then, along with her by-then 15-year-old daughter Neltje.

    The 27 Jul 1899 Brooklyn Eagle obituary for her mother indicates that Alice lived at that time at 87th Street and Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

    Children:
    1. 1. Neltje Blanchan De Graff was born on 23 Oct 1865 in Chicago, Illinois; died on 21 Feb 1918 in Canton, China.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Robert Fair was born about 1813 in New York (son of Thomas Fair and Ann); died on 16 Feb 1857 in New York, New York.

    Robert married Ann Maitland. Ann was born about 1813 in Ireland; died on 26 Jul 1899 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; was buried on 27 Jul 1899 in Friends Cemetery, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Ann Maitland was born about 1813 in Ireland; died on 26 Jul 1899 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; was buried on 27 Jul 1899 in Friends Cemetery, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.
    Children:
    1. 3. Alice Fair was born on 25 Sep 1840 in New York; died on 11 Dec 1932 in New York, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Thomas Fair was born about 1783 in Ireland; died on 14 May 1854 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    Arrived with his wife Ann on the Jupiter from Belfast, landing at New York before 1 Jun 1811. According to the Jupiter manifest, their previous residence was "Saintclaire."

    Thomas married Ann. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Ann
    Children:
    1. 6. Robert Fair was born about 1813 in New York; died on 16 Feb 1857 in New York, New York.