When Catharine Vanderbilt was born on 13 February 1757, in Flatbush, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Jeremiah 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.
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.
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