♂ Martin Van Buren

1782 - 1862

 

Old Kinderhook

Martin Van Buren
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Parents
Abraham Van Buren
Abraham Van Buren
1737 - 1817
Spouse
Hannah Hoes
Hannah Hoes
1783 - 1819

8th president of the United States.

1782


Dec 5

birth


Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States ⇓
The picture is of a historical marker at his birthplace in a Kinderhook, which at the time was an isolated village of mostly Dutch descent. Martin Van Buren was the only president to speak English as a second language. His father was a farmer and owned an inn there. He had four full siblings, and three older half-siblings from his mother's first marriage.
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1782 Saint Petersburg has 300,000 inhabitants.

1782


Dec 15
Age: 10d

baptism


Baptismal record from the Kinderhook Dutch Reformed Church. Van Buren's name was spelled "Maarten" in Dutch.
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1782 Laird of Johnstone, George Ludovic Houston invites people to buy marked plots of land which, when built upon, form the planned town of Johnstone, Scotland, to provide employment for his thread and cotton mills.

1807


Feb 21
Age: 24y

1837


Age: 53y

occupation


Elected in 1836, US president until 1841. The picture is an 1858 portrait on display at the White House. He coined the term "OK" for his presidential campaign, short for "Old Kinderhook", partly responsible for the wide usage of the word today.
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1862


Jul 24
Age: 79y

death


Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States ⇓
Van Buren's health began to fail later in 1861, and he was bedridden with pneumonia during the fall and winter of 1861-1862. He did not recover, and died of bronchial asthma and heart failure at his Lindenwald estate in Kinderhook at 2:00 a.m. on July 24.
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1862 • American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers from returning fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.

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