Maj General Philip John Schuyler

Maj General Philip John Schuyler

Male 1733 - 1804  (70 years)    Has 26 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Philip John Schuyler 
    Prefix Maj General 
    Born 20 Nov 1733  Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Nov 1804  Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I323280  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2002 

    Father Col. Johannes John Schuyler, Jr.,   b. 31 Oct 1697, Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1741, Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Cornelia Schuyler van Cortlandt,   b. 28 Feb 1698, Courtlandt Manor, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1763  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1723  Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Family ID F129934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine van Rensselaer,   b. 4 Nov 1734, Claverack, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1803, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1755  Claverack, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Angelica Schuyler,   b. 22 Feb 1756, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1814, NY, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Schuyler,   b. 7 Aug 1757, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1854, Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +3. Margarita Schuyler,   b. 24 Sep 1758, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1801, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Cornelia Schuyler,   b. 1 Aug 1761, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Bradstreet Schuyler,   b. 8 Oct 1763, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. John Bradstreet Schuyler,   b. 23 Jul 1765, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1795, Schuylerville, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     7. Phillip Jeremiah Schuyler,   b. 21 Jan 1768, Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1835, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. NN Schuyler,   b. 17 Jul 1770,   d. 17 Jul 1770  (Age 0 years)
     9. Rensselaer Schuyler,   b. 29 Jan 1773, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1847, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Cornelia Lynch Schuyler,   b. 22 Dec 1775, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1808, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     11. Courtlandt Schuyler,   b. 15 May 1778, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Catherine van Rensselaer Schuyler,   b. 20 Feb 1781, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1857, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F128850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Philip John Schuyler
    Philip John Schuyler

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    • Probably the most prominent member of the renowned Schuyler family of New York.
      Philip John Schuyler was one of four major generals of the Continental Army and instrumental in stopping the British invasion from Canada, which was led by General Burgoyne. Schuyler was also active in politics as a representative of Albany in the New York legislature and in the Continental Congress. After the war be became a leading Federalist and served two terms as US Senator of New York.

      http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/schuyler.html
      Member of New York state assembly, 1768; Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1775, 1777, 1779-80; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state senate, 1780-84, 1792-97; U.S. Senator from New York, 1789-91, 1797-98. Built the first flax mill in America. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., November 18, 1804. Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.

      http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000154
      attended the common schools of Albany and studied under a private tutor in New Rochelle, N.Y.; served in the British Army and was commissioned captain in 1755; appointed chief commissary in 1756; resigned from the British Army in 1757; rejoined in 1758 as a major; sent to England to settle colonial claims in 1758; returned in 1763 and engaged in the lumber business in Saratoga, N.Y.; built the first flax mill in America; member, New York assembly 1768; Member of the Continental Congress 1775, 1777, and 1779-1780; appointed one of the four major generals in the Continental Army in 1775 and resigned in 1779; member, New York State senate 1780-1784, 1786-1790; elected to the United States Senate and served from July 16, 1789, to March 3, 1791; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; member, State senate 1792-1797; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1797, to January 3, 1798, when he resigned because of ill health; died in Albany, N.Y., November 18, 1804; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.

      A member of one of New York's great landed families, was an American general in the American Revolution. During the French and Indian War (1754-63) he fought in the militia and attained the rank of major. He represented Albany in the New York legislature (1768-75) and was a member of the Continental Congress (1775-7 and 1778-81). Named one of the four major generals in the Continental Army in June 1775, he was placed in command of the northern army in New York. General Horatio Gates claimed precedence over Schuyler as commander of the northern army early in 1777, and the resulting controversy was taken up in Congress. Schuyler, meanwhile, had taken effective steps to halt the British invasion from Canada led by General John Burgoyne. When one of Schuyler's subordinates abandoned Fort Ticonderoga in July 1777 without firing a shot, Schuyler was accused of negligence and replaced by Gates in August. Schuyler demanded a court-martial and was acquitted (1778) of all charges, but he resigned from the army in April 1779. An important political figure after the war, Schuyler helped secure New York's ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. He served in the
      U.S. Senate (1789-91 and 1797-8) and was a political ally of his son-in-law, Alexander Hamilton.


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