Sara Van Alstyne Yates


Sara Van Alstyne was born in June 1727. She was a daughter in the small family of Albany-area residents Jacob and Pietertje Van Iveren Van Alstyne. Her father died in November 1730.

Sometime in 1749, she married Albany native Pieter Yates. By 1767, seven children were christened at the Albany Dutch church.

After raising her young ones in an aspiring smith's house in the third ward, by the late 1770s she had moved with her family to Schaghticoke where her husband became a highly visible American patriot.

One source noted that Sara Van Alstyne Yates died in Schaghticoke on November 6, 1793. She was not mentioned in the will filed by her husband in 1807.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Sara Van Alstyne Yates has not been assigned a CAP biography number . This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/25/07