Schuyler family

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Schuyler
Current region United States
Place of origin Netherlands
Members Philip Schuyler
Connected families Bayard family
Livingston family
Van Cortlandt family
Van Rensselaer family Roosevelt Family
Estate Schuyler Mansion
Schuyler House
The Grove
Name origin and meaning "scholar"

The Schuyler family was a prominent Dutch family in New York and New Jersey in the 17th and 18th centuries, whose descendants played a critical role in the formation of the United States, in leading government and business in North America, and served as leaders in business, politics and society in the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

By 1650, Philip Pieterse Schuyler had emigrated to the New Netherland, settling in Beverwyck. His brother, David Pieterse Schuyler, also emigrated from Holland.

The Schuyler family ancestry and ties were factors in several major American families, including the Livingston family, the Oyster Bay branch of the Roosevelt Family, the Bayard family, the Bush family and the Kean family, among others.

Family tree[edit]

  • Pieter Tjercks Van Schuylder ∞ Geertruyt Philips
    • Philip Pieterse Schuyler (1628–1683) ∞ Margarita Van Slichtenhorst (1627–1710)
      • Geertruy Schuyler (b. 1654) ∞ Stephanus van Cortlandt (1643–1700)
      • Alida Schuyler (b. 1656) ∞ in 1675 (1) Nicholas van Rensselaer (1636–1678), his death; ∞ in 1679 (2) Robert Livingston the Elder (1654–1728)
      • Pieter Schuyler (1657–1724), first mayor of Albany ∞ (1) Engeltie Van Schaick (died 1689), ∞ (2) Maria Van Rensselaer, the daughter of Jeremias Van Rensselaer
        • Margarita Schuyler (b. 1682) ∞ Robert Livingston (1663–1725), nephew of Robert Livingston the Elder
          • Angelica Livingston (b. 1698) ∞ Johannes van Rensselaer (1708–1793), son of Hendrick van Rensselaer
            • Jeremiah van Rensselaer (1738–1810) ∞ (1) Judith Bayard (1740–1817), great-granddaughter of Nicholas Bayard; ∞ (2) Helena Lansing (1743–1795)
              • Johannes Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1762–1828) ∞ Catharina Glen (1765–1807)
            • Robert Van Rensselaer (1740–1802) ∞ Cornelia Rutsen (1747–1790)
            • Hendrick I. van Rensselaer (1742–1813)
            • James van Rensselaer (1747–1827)
        • Gertruj Schuyler (b. 1694) ∞ Johannes Lansing
        • Col. Phillipus Schuyler (b. 1696) ∞ Margarita Schyuler
        • Pieter Schuyler (b. 1698), a twin of Jeremiah ∞ Catherine Groesbeck.
          • Pieter P. Schuyler (1723–1753) ∞ Geertruy "Gertrude" Schuyler (1724–1813), his cousin
            • Cornelia Schuyler (1746–1822) ∞ Walter Livingston (1740–1797)
            • Pieter P. Schuyler, Jr. (1748–1792) ∞ Geertruy "Gertrude" Lansing (b. 1748/9)
          • Philip P. Schuyler (1736–1808) ∞ Anna Wendell (1743–1802)
        • Jeremias Schuyler (1698–1753), a twin of Pieter ∞ Susanna Bayeux
      • Brandt Schuyler (1659–1752) ∞ Cornelia Van Cortlandt (1659–1722)
      • Arent Schuyler (1662–1730) ∞ (1) Jannetje Teller, ∞ (2) Swantje Van Duyckhuysen (1679–1720), ∞ (3) Maria Walter
        • Margareta Schuyler (b. 1685)
        • Philip Schuyler (b. 1687) ∞ Hester Kingsland
        • Maria Schuyler (b. 1689), died young
        • Olivia Schuyler
        • Judik Schuyler (b. 1692)
        • Casparus Schuyler (1695–1754)
        • Wilhemus Schuyler (b. 1700), died young
        • Peter Schuyler (1707–1762) ∞ (1) Hester Walter, ∞ (2) Mary Walter
        • Eva Schuyler (d. 1737) ∞ Peter Bayard
        • Adonijah "Adonis" Schuyler (1708–1763) ∞ Gertrude Van Rensselaer (b. 1714), daughter of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
        • John Schuyler (1710–1773) ∞ Anne Van Rensselaer (b. 1719), daughter of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
          • Elsey Schuyler Heminover (1760-1848) ∞ Anthony Heminover (1750/1824), Patriot Soldier From Moravia
          • Mary Schuyler Roosevelt (b.1762) ∞ Johannes Roosevelt (1751/1820), Great uncle to Theodore
        • Cornelia Schuyler (1715–1785) ∞ Pierre Guillaume DePeyster (1707–1785)
      • Philipse "Philip" Schuyler (1666–1724) ∞ (1) Elizabeth De Meyer in 1687 ∞ (2) Catherine Schierph in 1719, widow of Ritsert Brouwer
        • Nicholas Schuyler (1691–1748) ∞ (1) Elsie Wendell (1689–1744) in 1714; (2) Mary Stevenson in 1744.
          • Ariaantie Schuyler (1720–1763) ∞ Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1717–1781)
      • Johannes Schuyler (1668–1747) ∞ Elizabeth Staats (d. 1737) in 1695
        • Philip Johannes Schuyler (d. 1745), killed during the French and Indian raid on Saratoga on November 28, 1745.[1]
        • Johannes "John" Schuyler Jr. (1697–1741) ∞ Cornelia van Cortlandt (1698–1762), his first cousin
          • Geertruy "Gertrude" Schuyler (1724–1813) ∞ (1) Pieter P. Schuyler (1723–1753), her cousin; ∞ (2) John Cochran (1730–1807)
          • Gen. Philip Schuyler (1733–1804) ∞ Catherine Van Rensselaer (1734–1803)
            • Angelica Schuyler (1756-1814) ∞ John Barker Church (1748–1818)
              • Philip Schuyler Church ∞ Anna Matilda Stewart, daughter of Walter Stewart
            • Elizabeth Schuyler (1757-1854) ∞ Alexander Hamilton (1755/7–1804), a founding father of the United States
            • Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler (1758–1801) ∞ Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764–1839)
              • Stephen Van Rensselaer IV (1789-1868) ∞ Harriet Elizabeth Bayard (1799–1875)
                • Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1819–1897) ∞ (1) John de Peyster Douw (1812–1901) ∞ (2) Wilmot Johnson (1820–1899)
                • Cornelia Patterson Van Rensselaer (1823–1897) ∞ Nathaniel Thayer, Jr. (1808–1883)
                • Stephen Van Rensselaer (1824–1861) ∞ Annie Louise Wild
                • Catherine Van Rensselaer (1827–1909) ∞ Nathaniel Berry (1811–1865)
                • Justine Van Rensselaer (1828–1912) ∞ Dr. Howard Townsend (1823–1867)
                • Bayard Van Rensselaer (1833–1859) ∞ Laura Reynolds (1830–1912)
                • Harriet Van Rensselaer (1838–1911) ∞ John Schuyler Crosby (1839–1914)
                • Eugene Van Rensselaer (1840–1925) ∞ Sarah Boyd Pendleton (1846–1923)
            • John Bradstreet Schuyler (1765–1795) ∞ Elizabeth Van Rensselaer (1768–1841)
            • Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768–1835) ∞ (1) Sarah Rutsen (d. 1805) ∞ (2) Mary Anna Sawyer
              • Philip P. Schuyler (1789-1875) ∞ Rosanna Livingston
              • Stephan Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1792-1859) ∞ Catherine Morris
              • Catherine Schuyler (1793-1875) ∞ Samuel Jones (1770-1853)
              • John Rutsen Schuyler (1796-1875)
              • Robert Livingston Schuyler (1798-1855) ∞ Lucinda Wood (1807-1882)
              • William Schuyler (1807-1829)
              • Sybil Schuyler (1809-1813)
              • George Lee Schuyler (1811-1890) ∞ (1) Eliza Hamilton (1811-1863) ∞ (2) Mary Morris Hamilton (1815-1877)
            • Rensselaer Schuyler (1773–1847) ∞ Elizabeth Ten Broeck, daughter of Abraham Ten Broeck
            • Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1781–1857) ∞ (1) Samuel Malcolm ∞ (2) James Cochran (1769–1848), her first cousin
        • "Madame" Margaret Schuyler (b. 1701) ∞ Phillipus Schuyler, her first cousin
        • Catalentie Schuyler (b. 1704) ∞ Cornelis Cuyler
          • Hendrick C. Cuyler (b. 1735), royalist
          • Margarita Cuyler Low (b. 1738) ∞ Isaac Low (1735–1791), a royalist
            • Isaac Low, became a field officer in the British army.
            • Helena Low ∞ Dirck Hansen, operator of the Albany-Greenbush ferry
          • Sir Cornelius Cuyler, 1st Baronet (1740–1819)
          • Abraham Cuyler (1742–1810), royalist mayor of Albany, imprisoned in Fishkill, New York ∞ Janet (Jannetje) Glen
          • Elizabeth Cuyler
          • Peter Cuyler
      • Margareta Schuyler (1672–1748) ∞ Jacobus Verplanck (1671–1771)
    • David Pieterse Schuyler (1636–1690) ∞ Catharina Verplanck (1639–1690), both died during the Schenectady massacre of 1690

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