Capt. Johannes Schuyler

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Capt. Johannes Schuyler

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Albany, New York
Death: February 27, 1747 (78)
Albany, New York
Place of Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery Menands Albany County New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Phillip Pieterse Schuyler and Margarietje [Grijt] Schuyler
Husband of Elsie Schuyler
Father of Margarita Schuyler; Catalyntje Cuyler and John Schuyler, Jr.
Brother of Geertruyd Van Cortlandt; Alida Livingston; Col. Pieter Philipse Schuyler; Capt. Brandt Schuyler; Captain Arent Philipse Schuyler and 6 others

Occupation: Led an expedition into Canada in 1690; mayor of Albany 1703-06., mayor of Albany, NY
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About Capt. Johannes Schuyler

SCHUYLER, JOHANNES (John), military officer, envoy to the Iroquois; b. 5 April 1668 (o.s.) at Albany, New York, the sixth and youngest son of Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Margarita Van Slichtenhorst; d. February 1747 at Albany.

chuyler obtained land at Saratoga (Schuylerville, N.Y.), 20 miles north of Albany, where he built mills and a small fort and accumulated considerable property. Through his friendship with the Iroquois he was able to obtain information on raids planned by the Indians and warn the neighbouring settlers. In 1695 he had married Elizabeth Staats in Albany. Their grandson, Philip John, became one of George Washington’s generals.

Between 1703 and 1706 John Schuyler was mayor of Albany, and was later a member of the provincial assembly. He also served in Albany as a justice of the peace, an alderman, a lieutenant of a cavalry company, and, beginning in 1711, a commissioner of Indian affairs. Several English governors used him as a courier to the Iroquois because he was liked and trusted by them. In 1724 Lieutenant Governor William Dummer of Massachusetts appointed him a commissioner to negotiate with the Iroquois. He visited Canada in 1713 and again in 1725 (with William Dudley and others) seeking the return of prisoners.

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Capt. Johannes Schuyler's Timeline

April 5, 1668
Albany, New York
October 31, 1697
Age 29
Albany, NY, United States
January 1700
Age 31
March 5, 1704
Age 35
February 27, 1747
Age 78
Albany, New York
April 14, 1959
Age 78
Albany Rural Cemetery Menands Albany County New York