Jane Holland was the daughter of frontier officer Hitchen Holland and his wife Margaret Collins. She probably was born during the 1730s while her father was on duty at Oswego and other places and before Holland settled on a farm south of Albany.
She inherited a share of her father's estate. Part of that bequest became their home - a farm located just south of Albany. After a sometimes stormy decade, by 1770s they had removed to Van Schaack's birthplace - the village of Kinderhook.
After the war, Van Schaack became a resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. About 1808, he re-established himself in Kinderhook where he and Jane lived out their last days. Jane Holland Van Schaack died in Kinderhook about 1815. Henry Van Schaack died in 1823.
Sources: The life of Jane Holland Van Schaack is CAP biography number 8496. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/10/02