Conrad Gansevoort

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Conrad Gansevoort, son of Dr. Pieter Gansevoort MD and Garritje Ten Eyck, was born at Albany, Albany Co., New York, 15 March 1761.1 He died at Bath, Steuben Co., New York, 9 August 1829,1,2 and was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery, Lot 77, Sec. 84, Albany Co., New York.2

Conrad married Elizabeth Roseboom, daughter of Lieutenant John H. Roseboom and Susannah Veeder, at Albany, 28 November 1791.3

Conrad was a member of Isaac DeForrests Company in Col Jacob Lansing Jr.'s regiment, First Albany City militia. He was commissioned 20 October 1775, made ensign 3 Mar 1780 and 20 June made second lieutenant.

After the war had a mercantile business in Minden, Mongomery Co., New York, with a store and house on a knoll at the foot of Sand Hill and was a very respected citizen and businessman. The Reformed Dutch Church of Canajoharie was erected on Sand Hill in 1750, about a mile west of Fort Plain. Conrad had the only cushioned pew in it.

He retired and returned to Schenectady in 1812 and removed to Albany in 1816.4

Family

Elizabeth Roseboom b. 25 Dec 1768, d. 11 Jan 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S386] Jonathan Pearson, Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany, from 1630 to 1800 (1872; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984), 51-52. Hereafter cited as Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany.
  2. [S1566] Albany, New York, Albany Rural Cemetery Interment Records (card file), FHL microfilm 415534 Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereafter cited as Interment Records.
  3. [S145] Catharine Roseboom, J. Livingston Roseboom, Henry U. Swinnerton and Joseph H. White, A Brief History of the Ancestors and Descendants of John Roseboom (1739-1805) and of Jesse Johnson (1745-1832): 1630-1897 (Cherry Valley, New York: Co-operative Press, 1897), 42-47. Hereafter cited as Roseboom, et al., Roseboom Ancestry.
  4. [S145] Roseboom, et al., Roseboom Ancestry, 43.