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Colonel Peter J. Yates

Colonel Peter J. Yates

Male 1727 - 1807  (80 years)

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  • Name Peter J. Yates 
    Prefix Colonel 
    Born 8 Jan 1727  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 1807  Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12068  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2013 

    Father Christoffel Yates,   b. 16 Apr 1684, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1754, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Catelyntje Winne,   b. Oct 1688, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1760, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1706  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Van Alstyne,   b. 4 Jun 1727, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1793, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1749  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Christopher Peter Yates,   b. 29 Mar 1750, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1815, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Caroline Pistertje Yates,   b. 1752, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780  (Age 28 years)
     3. Jacob Yates,   b. 28 Mar 1755, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1831, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Abraham Yates,   b. 25 Dec 1757, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Catlyna Yates,   b. 7 Jun 1761, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861  (Age 99 years)
     6. Maria Yates,   b. 18 Apr 1764, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Annatje Yates,   b. 2 Mar 1767, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1845  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F4865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • YATES, PETER Ancestor #: A129446 Service: NEW YORK Rank: COLONEL Birth: 1-8-1727 ALBANY ALBANY CO NEW YORK Death: 9-6-1807 SCHAGHTICOKE RENSSELAER CO NEW YORK Service Source: NARA, M881, COMP MIL SERV RECS, ROLL #776; FERNOW, DOCS REL TO THE COL HIST OF STATE OF NY, “NY IN THE REV,” VOL 15 PP 77, 527Service Description: 1) ALSO LCOL, COL GOOSE VAN SCHAICK 2ND REGT 1775; COL, ALBANY REGT 1778 Residence 1) City: ALBANY - County: ALBANY CO - State: NEW YORK Spouse: 2)SARAH VAN ALSTYNE

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Peter Yates Gender: male Birth Year: 1727 Spouse Name: Sarah Van Alstyn Marriage State: of NY Number Pages: 1

      Pieter Yates by Stefan Bielinski Pieter Yates was born in January 1727. He was the son of Albany natives Christoffel and Catalina Winne Yates. He was a younger son in a large family raised in a blacksmith's home in the second ward. He was named for his maternal grandfather - the patriarch of the Winne family. Like his more famous, slightly older brother, this Pieter Yates rose from modest beginnings to prominence - although, like many other Albany boys, he found success beyond the city limits. About 1749, he married Sara Van Alsytne. By 1767, seven children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church. Like his father, he was a smith who raised his family in a good house in the third ward. In 1763, his name was included on a list of Albany freeholders. In 1764, he signed a petition from Albany businessmen regarding the fur trade. In 1766, he signed the constitution of the Albany Sons of Liberty. During the 1750s and 60s, he performed services for the city government and sought and received additional lots near Foxes Creek. As early as the 1770s, he seems to have left Albany. He relocated to Schaghticoke where he lived on a farm for the rest of his life. From the early days of the war, he was an officer in the Revolutionary army and commanded a regiment of the Albany County militia. He was known as "Colonel Peter Yates." In 1800, his household was enumerated on the Schaghticoke census with one younger man and seven slaves. Pieter Yates filed a will in Rensselaer County on August 15, 1807. It left a very substantial estate (mostly farm lands) to his children. His wife, Sara, was not mentioned in the will. However, provision was made for his "present wife" whom he married in October 1796. "Col." Pieter Yates died in September 1807. In 1809, his vacant lot on Columbia Street was valued on the third ward assessment roll as the property of the "heirs of Peter Yates of Schaghticoke - a non resident). biography in-progress notes the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Pieter Yates is CAP biography number 4429. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.