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Stephen Van Rensselaer, IV

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Manor House, Albany, NY, USA
Death: Died in Albany, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. General Stephen van Rensselaer III and Margaret Van Rensselaer
Husband of Harriet Elizabeth Van Rensalear and Harriet Elizabeth Elizabeth Bayard
Father of Justine Townsend; Cornelia Patterson Thayer; Harriet Crosby; Catherine Van Rensselaer and Eugene Van Rensselaer
Half brother of Rev Cortlandt Van Rensselaer; Philip Stephen Van Rensselaer; Brig. General Henry van Rensselaer (USA) and Alexander Van Rensselaer

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About General Stephen Van Rensselaer IV

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selaer and Dr. Francis Delafield: i. Elizabeth Ray Delafied. ii.

Julia Floyd Delafield, m., November n, 1896, Frederick S.

Crosby. iii. Cornelia Van Rensselaer Delafield. iv. Edward

Ninth Generation from Kiliacn the founder. — Issue of

H. Van Rensselaer Kennedy and Marion Robbins: i.

Rachel Kennedy, ii. Marion Kennedy, iii. Maud Kennedy. —

Issue of Charles A. Van Rensselaer and Caroline

E. Fitz Gerald: i. Charles A. Van Rensselaer, Jr., b.

September 29, 1902. ii. Stephen Van Rensselaer, b. November

28, 1905. — Issue of Elizabeth Van Rensselaer and

John Magee Ellsworth : i. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer

Ellsworth. ii. Matilda Coster Ellsworth. iii. Stephen Van

Rensselaer Ellsworth. — Issue of Frederick Harold Van

Rensselaer and Josephine Lucy Grinnell : i. L. Sylvia Grin-

nell Van Rensselaer. — Issue of Julia F. Delafield and Frederic

S. Crosby: i. Katharine Van Rensselaer Crosby.

9. Cornelia Paterson Van Rensselaer, b. 1812. M., February

16, 1847, Robert J. Turnbull, M. D. Issue: i. Katharine Euphemia

Turnbull.

10. Alexander Van Rensselaer, b. 1814, d. May 8, 1878. M.,

1st, October 21, 1851, Mary Howland, daughter of S. S. Rowland; 2d, June 30, 1864, Louisa Barnewall, daughter of William and Clementina (Rutgers) Barnewall. Issue (by second marriage) : i. Louisa Van Rensselaer. M., June 18, 1887, Edmund L. Baylies. ii. Mabel Van Rensselaer. M., M. V. R. Johnson. iii. Alice Van Rensselaer. 11. Euphemia White Van Rensselaer, b. 1816, d. 1888. M., May 2, 1843, John Church Cruger. Issue: i. Stephen Van Rensselaer Cruger, b. 1844, d. June 23, 1898. M., April 21, 1868, Jullie G. Stprrow. ii. Cornelia Cruger. iii. Catharine Cruger. VII STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER IV., eldest surviving son

of General Stephen Van Rensselaer (by his first wife, Margarita Schuyler), was born on the manor, March 29, 1789. He was graduated from Princeton College in 1808, and in 1839, at the age of fifty, inherited from his father all of the manor lying in Albany County. He made great improvements in the Manor House, which indeed he caused to be largely reconstructed (from designs

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selaer and Dr. Francis Delafield: i. Elizabeth Ray Delafied. ii.

Julia Floyd Delafield, m., November n, 1896, Frederick S.

Crosby. iii. Cornelia Van Rensselaer Delafield. iv. Edward

Ninth Generation from Kiliacn the founder. — Issue of

H. Van Rensselaer Kennedy and Marion Robbins: i.

Rachel Kennedy, ii. Marion Kennedy, iii. Maud Kennedy. —

Issue of Charles A. Van Rensselaer and Caroline

E. Fitz Gerald: i. Charles A. Van Rensselaer, Jr., b.

September 29, 1902. ii. Stephen Van Rensselaer, b. November

28, 1905. — Issue of Elizabeth Van Rensselaer and

John Magee Ellsworth : i. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer

Ellsworth. ii. Matilda Coster Ellsworth. iii. Stephen Van

Rensselaer Ellsworth. — Issue of Frederick Harold Van

Rensselaer and Josephine Lucy Grinnell : i. L. Sylvia Grin-

nell Van Rensselaer. — Issue of Julia F. Delafield and Frederic

S. Crosby: i. Katharine Van Rensselaer Crosby.

9. Cornelia Paterson Van Rensselaer, b. 1812. M., February

16, 1847, Robert J. Turnbull, M. D. Issue: i. Katharine Euphemia

Turnbull.

10. Alexander Van Rensselaer, b. 1814, d. May 8, 1878. M.,

1st, October 21, 1851, Mary Howland, daughter of S. S. Rowland; 2d, June 30, 1864, Louisa Barnewall, daughter of William and Clementina (Rutgers) Barnewall. Issue (by second marriage) : i. Louisa Van Rensselaer. M., June 18, 1887, Edmund L. Baylies. ii. Mabel Van Rensselaer. M., M. V. R. Johnson. iii. Alice Van Rensselaer. 11. Euphemia White Van Rensselaer, b. 1816, d. 1888. M., May 2, 1843, John Church Cruger. Issue: i. Stephen Van Rensselaer Cruger, b. 1844, d. June 23, 1898. M., April 21, 1868, Jullie G. Stprrow. ii. Cornelia Cruger. iii. Catharine Cruger. VII STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER IV., eldest surviving son

of General Stephen Van Rensselaer (by his first wife, Margarita Schuyler), was born on the manor, March 29, 1789. He was graduated from Princeton College in 1808, and in 1839, at the age of fifty, inherited from his father all of the manor lying in Albany County. He made great improvements in the Manor House, which indeed he caused to be largely reconstructed (from designs

by Upjohn) and ent

irely refitted. Soon after his father's death

began

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Anti-Rent" agitation on his property, which in its origin,

as seen above, was mainly due to the unwillingness of his

delinquent debtors to discharge their arrearages. It soon

assumed the character of an economic and political move^

ment against the whole system of leasehold land tenures,

special stress being laid by the agitators upon the burden-

someness, as claimed, of the "quarter-sales" provisions.

Efforts at compromise failed, and the movement, prosecuted

with great acrimony and attended by serious disturbances

and even bloodshed, continued for several years. The questions

involved were finally settled legally by amendments

to the constitution of 1846, which abolished both the leasehold

tenures and the quarter-sales. The lands of the manor

were sold by the proprietor at great sacrific.

To the end of his life he continued to reside in the Manor

House, in the enjoyment of an estate which, while no longer

of vast territorial extent, was of most solid character and

highly productive. He occupied the position of major-general

of militia. Personally he was a man of high attainments,

and was much beloved. He was known as the ' ' Young

Patroon ' ' and sometimes the ' ' last of the patroons. ' '

Died May 25, 1868.

Married, January 31, 1817, Harriet Elizabeth Bayard,

daughter of William Bayard of New York City; she was

born in 1799 and died in 1875 at the Manor House.

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General Stephen Van Rensselaer IV's Timeline

1789
March 29, 1789
Albany, NY, USA
1823
January 24, 1823
Age 33
Albany, NY, USA
1827
1827
Age 37
1828
1828
Age 38
1838
July 3, 1838
Age 49
Watervliet, NY, USA
1840
October 12, 1840
Age 51
1868
May 25, 1868
Age 79
Albany, NY, USA
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Albany, Albany County, New York, United States