Schuyler family

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Current regionUnited States
EtymologyPossibly derived from Scheulder [nl], a hamlet near Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands[1]
Place of originNetherlands
Connected familiesBayard family
Livingston family
Van Cortlandt family
Van Rensselaer family
Roosevelt Family
Hamilton family
Estate(s)Schuyler Mansion
Schuyler House
The Grove
Coat of Arms of Philip Piertse Schuyler

The Schuyler family (/ˈskaɪlər/; Dutch pronunciation: [sxœylər]) was a prominent Dutch family in New York and New Jersey in the 18th and 19th centuries, whose descendants played a critical role in the formation of the United States (especially New York City and northern New Jersey), in leading government and business in North America and served as leaders in business, military, politics, and society. The other two most influential New York dynasties of the 18th and 19th centuries were the Livingston family and the Clinton family.


By 1650, Philip Pieterse Schuyler emigrated to New Netherland, settling in Beverwyck. His brother, David Pieterse Schuyler, also emigrated from The Dutch Republic.

The Schuyler family ancestry and ties were factors in several major American families, including the Livingston family, the Oyster Bay branch of the Roosevelt family, the Bayard family, the Bush family and the Kean family, among others. Descendants also exist in some noble families in the United Kingdom (including the Gage family, the Kennedy family, the Bertie family, and the Fitzroy family, among others).[2][3][4][5]

Family tree[edit]

Philip Pieterse Schuyler line[edit]

            • James van Rensselaer (1747–1827)
        • Gertruj Schuyler (b. 1694) m. Johannes Lansing
        • Col. Phillipus Schuyler (b. 1696) m. Margarita Schuyler
        • Pieter Schuyler (b. 1698), a twin of Jeremiah m. Catherine Groesbeck.
          • Pieter P. Schuyler (1723–1753) m. Geertruy "Gertrude" Schuyler (1724–1813), his cousin
            • Cornelia Schuyler (1746–1822) m. Walter Livingston (1740–1797)
            • Pieter P. Schuyler, Jr. (1748–1792) m. Geertruy "Gertrude" Lansing (b. 1748/9)
          • Stephen Schuyler (1732–1798) m. Engeltje Van Vechten (1732–1792)
            • John Schuyler (1768–1843) m. Anna Cuyler m. Maria Miller (1784–1832)
            • Jeremiah Schuyler (1768–1843) m. 1793: Jane Cuyler (1770–1832)
              • Cornelius Schuyler (1795–1876) m. 1817: Harriett L. Hillhouse (1798–1857)
          • Philip P. Schuyler (1736–1808) m. Anna Wendell (1743–1802)
        • Jeremias Schuyler (1698–1753), a twin of Pieter m. Susanna Bayeux
      • Brandt Schuyler (1659–1752) m. Cornelia Van Cortlandt (1659–1722)
      • Arent Schuyler (1662–1730) m. (1) Jannetje Teller, m. (2) Swantje Van Duyckhuysen (1679–1720), m. (3) Maria Walter
        • Margareta Schuyler (b. 1685)
        • Philip Schuyler (b. 1687) m. Hester Kingsland
        • Maria Schuyler (b. 1689), died young
        • Olivia Schuyler
        • Judik Schuyler (b. 1692)
        • Casparus Schuyler (1695–1754) m. Mary Schuyler
          • Arent Schuyler m. 1748: Jannetje Van Wagenen
        • Wilhemus Schuyler (b. 1700), died young
        • Peter Schuyler (1707–1762) m. (1) Hester Walter, m. (2) Mary Walter
        • Eva Schuyler (d. 1737) m. Peter Bayard
        • Adonijah "Adonis" Schuyler (1708–1763) m. Gertrude Van Rensselaer (b. 1714), daughter of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
        • John Schuyler (1710–1773) m. Anne Van Rensselaer (b. 1719), daughter of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
          • Elsey Schuyler Heminover (1760–1848) m. Anthony Heminover (1750/1824), Patriot Soldier From Moravia
          • Mary Schuyler Roosevelt (b.1762) m. Johannes Roosevelt (1751/1820), Great uncle to Theodore
        • Cornelia Schuyler (1715–1785) m. Pierre Guillaume DePeyster (1707–1785)
      • Philipse "Philip" Schuyler (1666–1724) m. (1) 1687: Elizabeth De Meyer; m. (2) 1719: Catherine Schierph (widow of Ritsert Brouwer)
        • Nicholas Schuyler (1691–1748) m. (1) 1714: Elsie Wendell (1689–1744); m. (2) 1744: Mary Stevenson
          • Ariaantie Schuyler (1720–1763) m. Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1717–1781)
          • Harmanus Schuyler (1727–1796) m. Christina ten Broeck
      • Johannes Schuyler (1668–1747) m. 1695: Elizabeth Staats (d. 1737)
        Philip Johannes Schuyler
        • Philip Johannes Schuyler (d. 1745), killed during the French and Indian raid on Saratoga on November 28, 1745.[6]
        • Johannes Schuyler Jr. (1697–1741) m. Cornelia van Cortlandt (1698–1762), (daughter of Stephanus Van Cortlandt his first cousin)
          • Geertruy "Gertrude" Schuyler (1724–1813) m. (1) Pieter P. Schuyler (1723–1753), her cousin; m. (2) John Cochran (1730–1807)
          • Cortlandt Schuyler (1735-1773) m. (1) Francis Fox
          • Stephanus Schuyler (1737-1820) m. (1) Lena Ten Eyck (1745-1818)
            • Stephen Van Rensselaer m. Mary De Bright
              • Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1820-1879) m. Salina Sarah Smith
                • Cortlandt Ten Eyck (1856-1909) m. Anne Fanning Carroll
          • Gen. Philip Schuyler (1733–1804) m. Catherine Van Rensselaer (1734–1803) (see above)
            • Angelica Schuyler (1756–1814) m. John Barker Church (1748–1818)
            • Elizabeth Schuyler (1757–1854) m. Alexander Hamilton (1755/7–1804), the first Secretary of the United States Treasury, and the Senior Officer of the United States Army from 1799-1800.
            • Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler (1758–1801) m. Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764–1839)
              • Stephen Van Rensselaer IV (1789–1868) m. Harriet Elizabeth Bayard (1799–1875)
                • Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1819–1897) m. (1) John de Peyster Douw (1812–1901) m. (2) Wilmot Johnson (1820–1899)
                • Cornelia Patterson Van Rensselaer (1823–1897) m. Nathaniel Thayer, Jr. (1808–1883)
                • Stephen Van Rensselaer (1824–1861) m. Annie Louise Wild
                • Catherine Van Rensselaer (1827–1909) m. Nathaniel Berry (1811–1865)
                • Justine Van Rensselaer (1828–1912) m. Dr. Howard Townsend (1823–1867)
                • Bayard Van Rensselaer (1833–1859) m. Laura Reynolds (1830–1912)
                • Harriet Van Rensselaer (1838–1911) m. John Schuyler Crosby (1839–1914)
                • Eugene Van Rensselaer (1840–1925) m. Sarah Boyd Pendleton (1846–1923)
            • John Bradstreet Schuyler (1765–1795) m. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer (1768–1841)
            • Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768–1835) m. (1) Sarah Rutsen (d. 1805) m. (2) Mary Anna Sawyer
              • Philip P. Schuyler (1789–1875) m. Rosanna Livingston
              • Stephan Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1792–1859) m. Catherine Morris
              • Catherine Schuyler (1793–1875) m. Samuel Jones (1770–1853)
              • John Rutsen Schuyler (1796–1875)
              • Robert Livingston Schuyler (1798–1855) m. Lucinda Waldron "Lucy" Wood (1807–1882)
                • Julia Wood Schuyler m. 1850: Rev. William Orne Lamson (1824–1909)
                • Robert Sands Schuyler (1830–1895) m. 1864: Caroline E. Acker (1840–1905)
                • William Sawyer Schuyler (1840–1864) m. 1859: Florence Miriam Barbour (1840–1895) (niece of Reuben H. Walworth)
              • William Schuyler (1807–1829)
              • Sybil Schuyler (1809–1813)
              • George Lee Schuyler (1811–1890) m. (1) Eliza Hamilton (1811–1863) m. (2) Mary Morris Hamilton (1815–1877)
            • Rensselaer Schuyler (1773–1847) m. Elizabeth Ten Broeck, daughter of Abraham Ten Broeck
            • Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1781–1857) m. (1) Samuel Malcolm m. (2) James Cochran (1769–1848), her first cousin
        • "Madame" Margarita Schuyler (b. 1701) m. Phillipus Schuyler, her first cousin
        • Catalentie Schuyler (b. 1704) m. Mayor Cornelis Cuyler (1697–1765)
          • Johannes Cuyler (1729–1749)
          • Elizabeth Cuyler (1731–1815) m. 1752: Jacobus Van Cortlandt (1726–1781) (grandson of Jacobus Van Cortlandt)
          • Philip Cuyler (b. 1733) m. 1757: Sarah Tweedy (1739–1825)
          • Hendrick "Henry" Cuyler (1735–1803), royalist m. 1767: Catharina Lydius (1743–1818)
          • Elsje "Elsie" Cuyler (1737–1761) m. 1760: Augustus Van Cortlandt (1728–1823) (grandson of Jacobus Van Cortlandt)
          • Margarita Cuyler (1738–1802) m. 1760: Isaac Low (1735–1791), a royalist
            • Isaac Low, became a field officer in the British army.
            • Helena Low m. Dirck Hansen, operator of the Albany-Greenbush ferry
          • Sir Cornelius Cuyler, 1st Baronet (1740–1819) m. 1763: Anne Wendell
          • Abraham Cornelius Cuyler (1742–1810) m. 1764: Jannetje "Janet" Glen
      • Margareta Schuyler (1672–1748) m. Jacobus Verplanck (1671–1771)

David Pieterse Schuyler line[edit]

Schuyler Family Association[edit]

Schuyler Mansion in Albany, built 1761–65 for Philip Schuyler

On 25 March 2020, members of the Schuyler family formed the Schuyler Family Association, with a founding governing board including Charles Neuhauser (chair) and Katherine Rosman. The association periodically publishes items of interest to the family in a newsletter called Kindred.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Schuyler, George Washington (1885). Colonial New York: Philip Schuyler and His Family. Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 100. There is a hamlet called Schuiler [sic], in the district of Valkenburg and province of Limburg... from which it is possible that the family name may be derived.
  2. ^ The Heraldic Journal, Volume III. Boston: Wiggin & Lunt. 1867. pp. 148–151.
  3. ^ Journals of Stephen Kemble. Collections of the New York History Society. 1884. pp. xvii–xviii.
  4. ^ Bolton, Robert (1881). The History of the Several Towns, Manors, and Patents of the County of Westchester: From Its First Settlement to the Present Time, Volume 2. p. 662.
  5. ^ a b c Christoph, Florence A. (1992). Schuyler Genealogy: A Compendium of Sources Pertaining to the Schuyler Families in America Prior to 1800. Friends of Schuyler Mansion. The name Schuyler is from the maternal line. [Pieter Tjercks (son of Tjerck)], like most Dutchmen of the time, had no family name. It was unusual but not unique for sons to adopt their mother's name. In the colonial records of the seventeenth century, the name of Schuyler is used irregularly; references to Philip Pieterse [Pieter's son] being as common as those to Philip Schuyler.
  6. ^ Bielinski, Stefan (April 30, 2005). "Philip J. Schuyler". New York State Museum. Colonial Albany Project (CAP) Biography #1747. Archived from the original on 2017-02-16.
  7. ^ Cowen, Phoebe Strong (1903). The Herkimers and the Schuylers. Albany, New York.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  8. ^ Barker, William V. H. (1986). Early Families of Herkimer County, New York. Baltimore, Maryland.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  9. ^ Calnek, William Arthur (1897). History of the County of Annapolis: Including Old Port Royal and Acadia : with Memoirs of Its Representatives in the Provincial Parliament, and Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Its Early English Settlers and Their Families. Annapolis: William Briggs. p. 575. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  10. ^ Schuyler Family Association on Facebook.