Robert Van Rensselaer

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Brigadier General Robert Van Rensselaer

Birthplace: Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Death: September 11, 1802 (61)
Columbia County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Major Johannes Janse Van Rensselaer and Engeltie 'Angelica' Robertse Van Rensselaer
Husband of Cornelia Van Rensselaer
Father of John R. Van Rensselaer; Jacob R. Van Rensselaer; Jeremiah Van Rensselaer; Catherine Schuyler; James Van Rensselaer and 1 other
Brother of Catharine “Kitty” Schuyler; Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, U.S. Congress; James Van Rensselaer; Hendrick Johannes Van Rensselaer and Johannes Van Rensselaer

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About Robert Van Rensselaer



General Robert Van Rensselaer (December 16,1740 - September 11,1802) was a New York militia officer during the American Revolutionary War.

He was born December 16, 1740, at Fort Crailo, New York. His father was Johannes Van Rensselaer, and his mother was Angelica Livingston. His Grandfather was Hendrick van Rensselaer.

From 1775 to 1777 he was a member of the New York Provincial Congress.

On October 20, 1775, he was made colonel of the 8th regiment of the Albany County militia. On June 16, 1780, he was made brigadier general of the second brigade of the Albany County militia. This brigade included the Tryon County militia. He fought at Fort Ticonderoga and at the Battle of Klock's Field.

Robert married Cornelia Rutsen (1747-1790), the daughter of Colonel Jacob and Alida Livingston on April 23, 1765.

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Robert Van Rensselaer's Timeline

December 5, 1740
Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
March 9, 1766
Claverack-Red Mills, Columbia County, New York, United States
September 27, 1767
March 22, 1772
Claverack Columbia County New York
July 6, 1781
December 1, 1784
September 11, 1802
Age 61
Columbia County, New York, United States