Jacobus Van Cortlandt
|Jacobus Van Cortlandt|
|30th and 33rd Mayor of New York City|
|Preceded by||Ebenezer Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Caleb Heathcote|
|Preceded by||John Johnstone|
|Succeeded by||Robert Walters|
Bergen, New Jersey
Van Cortlandt purchased a parcel of land in what is now Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York, from John Barrett after the death of John's father, Samuel Barrett, around 1691. At that time, the plantation was considered Yonkers.
He died in 1739.
Jacobus's grandson was John Jay, a founding father and first Chief Justice of the United States. Another grandson, Augustus Van Cortlandt, was last Clerk of the City and County of New York under British rule.
- Patricia Heintzelman (May 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Frederick Van Cortlandt House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
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