Person:Stephen Van Rensselaer (1)

Stephen Van Rensselaer, III
b.1 Nov 1764 New York City
  1. Stephen Van Rensselaer, III1764 - 1839
  2. Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer1767 - 1824
  3. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer1768 - 1841
m. 6 Jun 1783
  1. Catherine Schuyler Van Rensselaer1784 - 1797
  2. Stephen Van Rensselaer1786 - 1787
  3. Stephen Van Rensselaer, IV1789 - 1868
m. 17 May 1802
  1. Catherine Van Rensselaer1803 - 1874
  2. Henry Van Rensselaer1810 - 1864
Facts and Events
Name Stephen Van Rensselaer, III
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1 Nov 1764 New York Cityat the home of his grandfather Philip Livingston
Marriage 6 Jun 1783 Schuylerville, Saratoga, New York, United Statesto Margarita Schuyler
Marriage 17 May 1802 New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States[2nd wife]
to Cornelia Paterson
Death[1] 26 Jan 1839 New York City, New York, United States
Reference Number? Q323610?
Alt Death[2] 26 Jan 1839 Albany, New York, United Statesat the family's Manor House
  1. 1.0 1.1 Stephen Van Rensselaer, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Stephen van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1764 – January 26, 1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New York as well as a statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the largest estates in the New York region at the time, which made him the tenth richest American of all time, based on the ratio of his fortune to contemporary GDP. He founded the institution which became Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Reynolds, Cuyler. Hudson-Mohawk genealogical and family memoirs: a record of achievements of the people of the Hudson and Mohawk valleys in New York state included within the present counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub., c1911), 4:1814-1821.

    ... General Stephen Van Rensselaer was the eighth Patroon of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, which became Albany, New York, on the province of New York, passing from the Dutch to the English rule. He was sixth in descent from Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, the first Patroon. He was born in the house of his respected grandfather, Philip Livingston, the signer, in New York City, November 1, 1764, and died in the Manor House at Albany, January 26, 1839, having lived a life which brought him great respect throughout his state and nation, for he had not only been elected lieutenant-governor of New York state, in 1795, and sent to Congress, in 1823, but he had served his country as an officer on the battlefield in the war of 1812. Besides this, he was a philanthropist in the cause of education. ...

    ... General Stephen Van Rensselaer had twelve children, fifty-one grandchildren, and fifty-eight great-grandchildren, and one or two generations before 1910. ...