Lena Ten Eyck Schuyler
Stefan Bielinski

Lena Ten Eyck was born in 1745. She was the first child of Albany merchant Barent Ten Eyck and his wife Lena Ryckman.

Shy of her nineteenth birthday, she married Stephen J. Schuyler in 1763. Eight of her ten children were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were members.

Shortly after the wedding, the couple moved to the Schuyler property at the Flats where Stephen soon built a new house. Surrounded by children and servants, these Schuylers lived on the large farm from where Stephen managed his large and diffused estate.

Preceeded in death by six of her children, Lena Schuyler passed in May 1818 at the age of seventy-two. Her husband died two years later.



the people of colonial Albany The life of Lena Ten Eyck Schuyler is CAP biography number 4874. Like her mother, she was baptized "Lena." Later, she was sometimes referred to as "Helena" or even "Helen." This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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