Jacobus Schuyler
Stefan Bielinski

Jacobus Schuyler was born in March 1707. He was the son of Abraham and Geertruy Ten Broeck Schuyler. His father was a prominent Albany businessman. However, Abraham Schuyler neglected to name the two-year-old in the will he filed in 1709.

Jacobus married Albany native Geertruy Staats in November 1735. By 1752, their eight children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church.

These Schuylers lived in Albany's north end. Perhaps they resided with his widowed mother! In 1737, Jacob was appointed firemaster for the third ward. In 1742, his name appeared on an Albany freeholder's list. Except for witnessing a will in 1753, subsequent references to him are rare in the community-based record.

Jacobus Schuyler died in the Spring of 1760 and was buried on May 5 from the Albany Dutch church.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacobus Schuyler is CAP biography number 1327. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 4/5/04