Abraham Lefferts Schuyler

about August 1785–13 March 1830 (Age 44)
Albany, Albany, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham Lefferts

When Abraham Lefferts Schuyler was born about August 1785, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Schuyler, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Clopper, was 31. He married Elizabeth Van Voorhees on 28 August 1806, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 13 March 1830, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Lefferts Schuyler
1785–1830
Elizabeth Van Voorhees
1787–1852
Marriage: 28 August 1806
Eliza Schuyler
1807–
Maria Schuyler
1808–1904
Margaret H. Schuyler
1809–1896
Samuel Schuyler
1811–1868
Peter Clopper Schuyler
1814–1888
Cornelius Van Allen Schuyler
1816–1896
Abraham L. Schuyler
1818–1858
Jane Ann Schuyler
1825–1956

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1806Albany, Albany, New York, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 12
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 15
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: altered form of Van Schuylder, itself an altered form of German Schüller (see Schuller ). Surnames Schuyler and Van Schuylder are not found in the Netherlands anymore.History: Schuyler is the name of one of the oldest and wealthiest Dutch families of NY, established there by Philip Pieterse Schuyler from Amsterdam; His father, Pieter Tjercks (1601–1656), born in Emden, took the surname of his wife, Geertruyt Philips van Schuylder (1603–1651), who was born in Oldenburg, Germany. The marriage of Philip Pieterse Schuyler is recorded in North America in 1650. He was a merchant and colonial administrator. Four generations later one of his best-known descendants was Philip Schuyler (1733–1804), a member of Congress and a leading figure in the American Revolution; he was in command of the American army at Saratoga before being replaced by Horatio Gates.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Schuller

    Sources (3)

    • Abraham Lefferts Schuiler, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
    • Abraham L Schuyler in entry for Peter Clopper Schuyler, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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