Rep. Philip Jeremiah Schuyler

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About Rep. Philip Jeremiah Schuyler

Philip Jeremiah Schuyler was an American politician from New York. His siblings included Angelica Schuyler Church, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, and Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Renesslaer.

He was the son of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer. The Schuyler family were intermarried with other prominent New York families, including the Van Cortlandts and Livingstons, and his relatives included uncle Jeremiah Van Rensselaer. Alexander Hamilton, John Barker Church, and Stephen Van Rensselaer were all his brothers-in-law. He received his education through private tutors.

Schuyler lived in Rhinebeck, where he managed farms and estates throughout upstate New York which were owned by his and his wife's families. Schuyler served in the New York Militia and attained the rank of major before resigning in 1799.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly, serving in the 21st New York State Legislature, representing Dutchess County, and in the 22nd New York State Legislature, representing Albany County. He was elected as a Federalist to the 15th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1819.

Schuyler married Sarah Rutsen (1770–1803), daughter of John Rutsen (1743–1771) and a descendant of Wilhelmus Beekman, and inheritor of a large portion of the Beekman Patent, which encompassed much of what is now Dutchess County. Together, they had:

Philip P. Schuyler (1789–1875), who married Rosanna Livingston Stephan Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1792–1859), who married Catherine Morris Catherine Schuyler (1793–1875), who married Samuel Jones (1770–1853) John Rutsen Schuyler (1796–1875) Robert Schuyler (1798–1855), who married Lucinda Wood (1807–1882), an 1817 graduate of Harvard and railroad speculator/embezzler. After his first wife died, he married Mary Anna Sawyer (1786–1852), daughter of Micajah Sawyer (1737–1817), a founding member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences[3] and Sibyl Farnham (1747-1842). Together, they had: William Schuyler (1807–1829) Sybil Schuyler (1809–1813) George Lee Schuyler (1811–1890), who married Eliza Hamilton (1811–1863), daughter of James Hamilton. After her death, he married Eliza's sister, Mary Morris Hamilton (1815-1877) He died of tuberculosis, and was buried at New York Marble Cemetery. His remains were later moved to the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

His home, an estate he called The Grove, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Through his youngest son George, he was the grandfather of General Philip Schuyler (1836–1906).[ Schuyler was a prominent society figure who was featured in Ward McAllister's famous The Four Hundred.

US Congressman. He was the son of Revolutionary War Continental Army General Philip John Schuyler and by 1799, he was in charge his family's agriculture business on the Schuyler Estate in Rhinebeck, New York. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1798 and in 1817, he was elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress, serving until 1819. Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed his agricultural pursuits. He died at age 67 of tuberculosis.

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Rep. Philip Jeremiah Schuyler's Timeline

January 21, 1768
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
September 16, 1798
Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, United States
June 9, 1811
Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, United States
February 21, 1835
Age 67
New York, New York, United States