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John Peter Van Ness
Birth: Nov. 4, 1769
Ghent
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1846
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

A United States Representative from New York, he served from 1801 until his seat was declared forfeited in 1803 when he accepted President Thomas Jefferson's appointment as Major of Militia for the District of Columbia. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel Commandant in 1805, Brigadier General in 1811, and Major General in 1813. He served as Mayor of Washington, D.C., from 1830 to 1834, and would serve as Vice President of the Washington National Monument Society (1833), President of the commissioners of the Washington Canal (1834), and President of the National Metroplitan Bank (1814-1846). His mausoleum in Oak Hill Cemetery was designed by architect George Hadfield(bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Van Ness (1734 - 1804)
  Elbertie Van Ness (____ - 1806)
 
 Spouse:
  Marcia Burnes Van Ness (1782 - 1832)*
 
 Children:
  Ann Elbertina Van Ness Middleton (1803 - 1823)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Peter Van Ness (1769 - 1846)
  William Peter Van Ness (1778 - 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: Garver Graver
Record added: Jan 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7050803
John Peter Van Ness
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John Peter Van Ness
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John Peter Van Ness
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