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Cornelius Peter Van Ness
Birth: Jan. 26, 1782
Kinderhook
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1852
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Governor of Vermont, Diplomat. He studied law under his brother William, was admitted to the bar in 1804 and moved to Vermont. President Madison appointed him Vermont's US Attorney in 1809 and Collector of Customs in 1813. In 1816 Madison appointed him as one of the commissioners to settle the Canadian boundary under the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812. In 1818 Van Ness was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives. He served as Vermont Chief Justice from 1821 to 1823. In 1823 Van Ness was elected Governor and served three one year terms. In 1829 President Jackson appointed him Minister to Spain, and he served until 1836. He then settled in New York City and practiced law. From 1844 to 1845 he was Collector of the Port of New York. Van Ness's brother William was Aaron Burr's second in the duel with Alexander Hamilton and later served as US District Judge for southern New York. His brother John served as a Congressman from New York and Mayor of Washington DC. His son James served as Mayor of San Francisco. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Van Ness (____ - 1804)
  Elbertie Van Ness (____ - 1806)
 
 Children:
  James P. Van Ness (1809 - 1872)*
  Cornelia Van Ness Roosevelt (1810 - 1876)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Peter Van Ness (1770 - 1846)*
  William Peter Van Ness (1777 - 1826)*
  Cornelius Peter Van Ness (1782 - 1852)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Van Ness, Lot 173 East, Van Ness Mausoleum
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13038892
Cornelius Peter Van Ness
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Cornelius Peter Van Ness
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Cornelius Peter Van Ness
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As a young child I was taught to love you as we were blood kin. My dad was Edwin Eugene Van Ness his dad was Eugene Montgomery Van Ness of the DC branch of the family. You are & will not be forgotten. I hate that your grave was moved. I was taught that...(Read more)
- Kate Lourine Van Ness McAllister
 Added: Feb. 6, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 26, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013
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