Abraham Lefferts Schuyler

Brief Life History 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 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 lived in Queens, New York, United States in 1820. 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 Voorhis
Marriage: 28 August 1806
Eliza Schuyler
Maria Schuyler
Margaret H. Schuyler
Samuel Schuyler
Peter Clopper Schuyler
Cornelius Van Allen Schuyler
Abraham L. Schuyler
Jane Ann Schuyler

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  • Abraham L Schuyler, "United States Census, 1820"
  • 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"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.


Became State Capitol in 1797

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

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