Anna Wendell Schuyler


Anna Wendell was born in December 1743. She was the eldest daughter of Harmanus and Catharina Van Vechten Wendell. She grew up as a member of the large family of a prominent Market Street merchant.

In April 1765, she married a somewhat older Philip P. Schuyler at the Albany Dutch church. By 1785, nine children had been christened in Albany. One daughter married jurist Abraham Van Vechten. Two others became the second and third wives of James Van Ingen.

These Schuylers raised their family on Schuyler property located along the river to the north of Albany. In 1790, their farm was served by five slaves.

In 1769, the daughters were provided for but not named in the will filed by her father.

Anna Wendell Schuyler died in December 1802 and was buried from her church. Her husband lived until 1808.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Wendell Schuyler is CAP biography number 8207. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/25/08