Catherine Van Benthuysen Wendell
Catherine Van Benthuysen was born in January 1761. She was the daughter of Jacob and Rachel Van Vredenburgh Van Benthuysen. She grew up in the mid-Hudson valley and was noted as an heir in the will filed by her father in 1767.
She raised her large family on Market Street in the old Dutch house where John H. Wendell grew up.
Catherine Van Benthuysen Wendell died in January 1817 at age fifty-five. Her husband survived until 1832.
Sources: The life of Catherine Van Benthuysen Wendell is CAP biography number 5404. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/25/06