John C. Schuyler
John Cortland Schuyler probably was born about 1767. He would have been the son of Albany native Cortland Schuyler and Barbara Gray Schuyler of Cork, Ireland. At that time, his father was a British officer on duty in Ireland.
Cortland Schuyler then brought his wife and young family to a farm located south of the city of Albany. However, Cortland died in 1773 after falling from his horse. A few years later, widow Barbara returned to Europe with her children.
In 1784, John Cortland, the eldest son, was sent back to America to manage his mother's properties and assets. Perhaps, he took up residence in what became Watervliet.
In January 1790, he married Angelica Van Rensselaer at the Dutch church in Claverack. The marriage does not appear to have produced children.
We seek defining information on the life of John C. Schuyler during the 1780s and 90s.
In December 1793, John C. Schuyler filed a will. Calling himself a resident of Watervliet, he named his wife and mother as his primary beneficiaries. He died during the first half of 1794. Although the subject of subsequent litigation, the will passed probate in August 1797. His widow re-married in that year as well.
Sources: The life of John Cortlandt Schuyler has no CAP biography number. His younger brother, Van Cortlandt Schuyler," was a officer and merchant who died in Ireland in 1821. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
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