Maria Van Allen Van Benthuysen
This Van Benthuysen family set up their home in the first ward where Gerrit was a prominent businessman and member of the city council.
Their marriage ended abruptly when Maria Van Allen Van Benthuysen died just before her thirty-fifth birthday in January 1738. Her newborn daughter had been christened a few days earlier. Eleven months later, her husband re-married. Gerrit Van Benthuysen then re-located to Dutchess County and lived several decades longer.
Sources: The life of Maria Van Allen Van Benthuysen is CAP biography number 5627. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/20/07