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Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1768
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1844
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA

Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh was the son of the Rev. Dr. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh and Dinah (Van Bergh) Frelinghuysen Hardenbergh.

Some sources sate that he was born in Somerville, N.J. on June 19, 1767. Those sources also state that he died in New Brunswick, N.J., on February 13, 1841. The dates of birth and death in this memorial are taken from the grave stone transcription records of The First Reformed Church.

Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh was the first in the ancestral line who could speak the English language as fluently as the language spoken in Holland. His father was the last pastor of the church at New Brunswick to preach in the Dutch language.

He graduated from Queens (afterward Rutgers) college in 1788 and received his A.M. degree in 1791, in which year he was also admitted to practice law.

He was the first president of the Bank of New Brunswick, chartered in 1807, a ruling elder in the First Reformed Dutch church, a trustee of Queens (afterward Rutgers) college, 1792-1841, and secretary of the board of trustees, 1795-1800.

He owned extensive powder mills at Spotswood, N.J., and mills for the manufacture of mahogany veneering, which wood he imported. He inherited a large tract of land in the Hardenbergh patent but being unable to collect the rents peaceably he forsook the claim. His children neglected to re-enter, and his grandchildren were debarred by the peaceable possession by the squatters for over sixty years.

He was a member of the synod of 1825 that changed the name of Queens college to Rutgers in honor of Col. Henry Rutgers of New York.

He married Mary Margaret Low on October 26, 1789, daughter of Cornelius and Catherine (Hude) Low.

Their children were:

Cornelius Low Hardenbergh (who married first, Catherine Richmond and second, Mary H. Warren)
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
Catherine Low Hardenbergh
John Hardenbergh
Dinah Maria Hardenbergh
James Hude Hardenbergh
Lewis Dunham Hardenbergh
Frederick Frelinghuysen Hardenbergh
Joanna Hardenbergh (who married the Rev. Dr. Ransford Welles)
Theodore Frelinghuysen Hardenbergh
Family links: 
  Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1730 - 1790)
  Dinah Van Bergh Hardenbergh (1725 - 1807)
  Mary Margaret Low Hardenbergh (1739 - 1811)
  Cornelius Low Hardenbergh (1790 - 1851)*
  Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1792 - 1829)*
  Dinah Maria Hardenbergh (1795 - 1822)*
  John Hood Hardenbergh (1795 - 1796)*
  James Hude Hardenbergh (1802 - 1827)*
  Maria Hardenbergh Vanderveer (1757 - 1789)*
  Laura Hardenbergh Lane (1757 - 1785)*
  John Hardenbergh (1759 - 1798)**
  Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1768 - 1844)
*Calculated relationship

Memory of
June 19, 1768
Feb. 15, 1844
First Reformed Church Cemetery
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Lot 212
Created by: Charlie Morgan
Record added: Feb 03, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124579281
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
Added by: Charlie Morgan
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
Added by: Charlie Morgan
Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Nov. 4, 2014

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