Abraham Lefferts Schuyler

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

The Life 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 Voorhees on 29 August 1805. 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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Abraham Lefferts Schuyler
Elizabeth Voorhees
Marriage: 29 August 1805
Eliza Schuyler
Maria Schuyler
Margaret Schuyler
Samuel Schuyler
Peter C Schuyler
Cornelius Van Allen Schuyler
Abraham L. Schuyler
Jane Ann Schuyler

Spouse and Children

29 August 1805


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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: status name for a scholar or school teacher.

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

Sources (3)

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

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