Catharine Vanderbilt

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Vanderbilt was born on 13 February 1757, in Flatbush, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Jeremias Vanderbilt, was 41 and her mother, Sartje Rutgertse Van Brunt, was 38. She married Johannes E. Lott on 12 January 1775. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 23 October 1840, in her hometown, at the age of 83, and was buried in Flatbush, Kings, New York Colony, British Colonial America.

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Johannes E. Lott
Catharine Vanderbilt
Marriage: 12 January 1775
Jeremiah Lott
Johannes Lott
Maretje Lott
Abraham Lott
Sarah Lott

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  • Catherine Vanderbilt Lott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The Lott Family in America

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1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Bilt): topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from bilt, a variant of bult ‘low hill’. De Bilt is the name of an area just northeast of Utrecht.

History: Cornelius van der Bilt came from the Netherlands to Long Island, NY, in the second half of the 17th century. His descendant Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794–1877), financier and railroad and shipping magnate, was born on Staten Island, NY. He was the founder of a family of powerful financiers.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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