Capt. William Dutcher

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William Dutcher

Birthplace: Philipseburgh, Westchester, New York
Death: October 13, 1794 (53)
Irvington, Westchester, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Duyster and Mynno Duyster
Husband of Catharina Dutcher
Father of William Dutcher, Jr.

Occupation: Captain
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About Capt. William Dutcher

In 1775 organized the Upper Philipsburgh Associated Company of Militia, which he equipped at his own expense and commanded from 13 September 1776 until 16 June 1778 when he was succeeded by Lieutenant Daniel Martling.

In 1785 he purchased from the Commissioners of Forfeitures the 215 acre farm on which he was living (includes most of central Irvington) and was probably the leasehold of his grandfather Pieter BUYS.


  • MacKenzie manuscript lists date of birth as 1 January 1744, but this is undoubtedly incorrect. According to Griffin, citing Tarrytown Dutch Church Record 1024, he was baptized 6 June 1741.18 And calculating birth date back from death as listed on his tombstone, birth should be 14 March 1741.17
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Capt. William Dutcher's Timeline

June 6, 1741
Philipseburgh, Westchester, New York
June 20, 1774
Irvington, Westchester, New York
October 13, 1794
Age 53
Irvington, Westchester, New York