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 Voorhis 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.
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.