Helena Van Rensselaer Wendell
These Wendells lived in the third ward where Jacob was a businessman and emerging civic leader.
Jacob Wendell died in September 1745 - several months after the birth of her last child. In her early forties, Helena then became head of their third ward household and was identified on subsequent assessment rolls as late as 1788. She lived near the homes of her children and grandchildren.
Widow Helena Van Rensselaer Wendell survived until January 1792. She had lived almost ninety years.
Sources: The life of Helena Van Rensselaer Wendell is CAP biography number 5081. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/25/06