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 Minnie <I>Orton</I> Van Rensselaer

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Minnie Orton Van Rensselaer

  • Birth 1850 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 27 Mar 1932 Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 115539564

Minnie Orton b. Abt. 1850 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA; d. 27 MAR 1932 Wayland, Middlesex Co., MA; buried: North Cemetery, Wayland, Middlesex Co., MA; m.#1 Gen. Ely Samuel Parker; m.#2 James Tallmadge Van Rensselaer.

NOTE (surname): Minnie's mother Sarah A. Penton married Thomas H. Orton and died young. Widower Thomas then married Anna Sessilberg. Anna, step-mother to Minnie, married William Sackett after Thomas' death. So growing-up, Minnie was know as Minnie Orton and Minnie Orton-Sackett as she was raised by twice-widowed Anna who lost both husbands in the Civil War.

NOTE (death certificate): Anna Sessilberg is listed as Minnie's mother (rather than as her step-mother) on Minnie's death certificate. Minnie's maiden surname is listed as "Sackett" although it gives her father's name as Thomas Orton.

m.#1 25 DEC 1867 Washington, DC; Gen. Ely Samuel Parker [AKA Do-ne-ho-geh-weh] b. 01 JAN 1828 Tonawanda, Genesee Co., NY; d. 30 AUG 1895 Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT; buried (first): 1895 in Fairfield, CT; reinterred 1897 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Section 12, Lot 1, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

CHILD: Maud Theresa (nee Parker) Bullard 1878-1956

m.#2 15 JUL 1897 NY; James Tallmadge Van Rensselaer b. Abt. 1842 New York City, New York Co., NY; d. 28 AUG 1899 Boston, Suffolk Co., MA; buried (in Van Rensselaer family vault): Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY.

CHILDREN: No known issue.

PARENTS: Sarah Ann Penton b. Abt. 1831 PA; d. Abt. 1851 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA; m. Abt. 1847 PA; Thomas H. Orton



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  • Created by: Kati McSweeney
  • Added: 15 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115539564
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Orton Van Rensselaer (1850–27 Mar 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115539564, citing North Cemetery, Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kati McSweeney (contributor 46899027) .