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Sarah VanAlstyn

Sarah VanAlstyn

Female 1727 - 1793  (66 years)

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  • Name Sarah VanAlstyn 
    Birth 4 Jun 1727  Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 6 Nov 1793  Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12069  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2022 

    Family Colonel Peter J Yates,   b. 8 Jan 1727, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Sep 1807, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 1780 (Age 28 years)
     3. Jacob Yates,   b. 28 Mar 1755, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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
     5. Catlyna Yates,   b. 7 Jun 1761, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 23 Nov 1845 (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F4865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2023 

  • Notes 
    • 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

      Interment Record for Sarah Yates Name: Yates, Sarah Born: Died or Buried: 06 Nov 1793 Age: 67y Buried: Yates County/State: Rensselaer, NY Notes: town: Schaghticoke husband: Peter Yates

      Sara Van Alstyne Yates by Stefan Bielinski Sara Van Alstyne was born in June 1727. She was a daughter in the small family of Albany-area residents Jacob and Pietertje Van Iveren Van Alstyne. Her father died in November 1730. Sometime in 1749, she married Albany native Pieter Yates. By 1767, seven children were christened at the Albany Dutch church. After raising her young ones in an aspiring smith's house in the third ward, by the late 1770s she had moved with her family to Schaghticoke where her husband became a highly visible American patriot. One source noted that Sara Van Alstyne Yates died in Schaghticoke on November 6, 1793. She was not mentioned in the will filed by her husband in 1807. biography in-progress notes the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Sara Van Alstyne Yates has not been assigned a CAP biography number . This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

      Schaghticoke by Stefan Bielinski Albany was granted a 500 acre tract of land at "Schaghticoke" in its municipal charter of 1686. Initially, the Albany government did not follow up on its obligation to purchase the land from the Schaghticoke Indians. Instead, in 1698 Hendrick Van Rensselaer was authorized to obtain an Indian deed. In 1707, Van Rensselaer then sold his rights to the six square-mile tract east of the Hudson River and north of Rensselaerswyck to the city of Albany. The heart of the Schaghticoke tract was desirable farmland in the Hoosick Valley about sixteen miles northwest of Albany. However, some sources date the first European settlement as early as 1668. detail from a map dated 1776 placing Schaghticoke in its Albany contextIn 1709, the Albany government conveyed lots to Johannes De Wandelaer, Jr., John Harmanse Visscher, Corset Veeder, Daniel Ketelhuyn, Johannes Knickerbacker, Louis Viele, and Dirck Van Vechten - all of whom went there to live. Additional plots later were granted to Martin de Lamont, Wouter Quackenbush, David Schuyler, Wouter Groesbeck, Philip Livingston, Ignace Kip, Cornelis Vandenbergh, Pieter Yates, and others. Initially, these "sales" were leases. Later, leases became ownership deeds. Some of the first Schaghticoke landholders were younger sons of established Albany families. Others were more marginal but long-standing city people seeking a new start in the Hoosick Valley. At the same time, Livingston and others obtained Schaghticoke titles for investment purposes. Permanent settlement of the area was retarded by a bloody incident between settlers and Native peoples in October 1711 that left Albany native Captain Johannes Bradt and members of his household dead and others taken to Quebec as prisoners. Traditionally, the Dutch Reformed Church at Schaghticoke dates from 1714 - although it sometimes relied on missionary service from Albany and elsewhere. The first log church was destroyed during an Indian raid. Its surviving baptism and marriage records date from 1750. A new church was built in 1760. Beginning in 1715, parish burials were made in the Knickerbocker family plot. A number of city residents were married there. A base list of Schaghticoke freeholders in 1720 appears online. Included on that list were Samuel Dox and a number of other former Albany residents. With tenants farming good Hoosick Valley bottomland and paying annual rents in wheat and wood to their Albany landlord, Schaghticoke figured to become a successful agricultural enterprise. But because those farms were vulnerable to Indian attack, after 1745 the agricultural settlement did not flourish. Only the most determined settlers were able to resist the temptation to take refuge in Albany during the darkest days of the colonial wars and the War for Independence.