Cornelia Vanderpoel Vandenbergh


Cornelia Vanderpoel was born during the 1660s. She was the daughter of Beverwyck trader Wynant Gerritse and Tryntie Melgerts Vanderpoel. These Vanderpoels lived on what became State Street. However, Cornelia lost her mother about 1671 and her father later moved to New York where he died in 1699.

In 1684, she married widower Cornelis G. Vandenbergh. Over the next decade and a half, seven children were christened at the Albany Dutch church.

These Vandenberghs lived in Albany and then across the Hudson on a Rensselaerswyck farm.

Cornelia Vanderpoel Vandenbergh was named sole executrix of the will filed by her husband in March 1714. It named eight living children and real properties in Albany, New York City, and a "homefarm" on the east side of the Hudson River - one mile back into the woods as well. The will passed probate in 1717. Perhaps she died sometime afterwards.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Cornelia Vanderpoel Vandenbergh is CAP biography number 6245. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 8/10/07; updated 2/5/12