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 Catherine <I>Van Rensselaer</I> Schuyler

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Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler

  • Birth 1734 Albany County, New York, USA
  • Death 1803 Albany County, New York, USA
  • Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
  • Plot Not known at present.
  • Memorial ID 7275660

Folklore Figure. Wife of General Philip John Schuyler, mother of eight surviving children. Catherine, or "Kitty", is most famous for her bravery in burning her own crops to prevent British troops from acquiring the food resources they could provide. Devoted wife and mother, she was well respected in the society of New York, in which the Van Rensselaers have a deep rooted and long history.

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  • Originally Created by: The Raven
  • Added: 19 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7275660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1734–1803), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7275660, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .