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Pierre Van Cortlandt
Birth: Jan. 10, 1721
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: May 1, 1814
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA

Revolutionary War Era Political Leader. He successfully operated Cortlandt Manor as a farm, brewery and manufacturing enterprise. He served in the military briefly during the Revolution. In 1777, he was head of the Kingston convention that adopted New York's constitution. A friend of Governor George Clinton, Van Cortlandt served as New York's first Lieutenant Governor, holding office from 1778 to 1795 and often acting as governor when Clinton was coordinating military efforts against the British. After leaving office he continued the operation of Cortlandt Manor. He was originally interred there, and was later reburied. Sons Philip and Pierre Jr. both served in US House. The town of Cortlandt and Cortland County are named for him. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Children:
  Philip Van Cortlandt (1749 - 1831)*
  Cornilia Van Cortlandt Beekman (1753 - 1847)*
  Pierre Van Cortlandt (1762 - 1848)*
 
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Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
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