John was the son of Robert Van Rensselaer and Cornelia Rutsen. Bapt. March 09, 1766, Reformed Church, Claverack, NY
Married, Angelica Schuyler, October 29, 1797 in Claverack, NY.
John R. Van Rensselaer made his will December 1, 1800, in which he names his “beloved wife Angelica” and his “good and much respected father Robert Van Rensselaer.”
Angelica van Rensselaer Lane
1770–1833 (m. 1797)