Dr. Pieter Gansevoort, MD

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Dr. Pieter Gansevoort, MD, son of Leendart Gansevoort and Catherine de Wandelaer, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Albany, Albany Co., New York, 25 July 1725.1 He died at Albany, 17 March 1809,1,2 and was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery, Lot 77, Sec. 84, Menands, Albany Co., New York.3,2

Pieter married Garritje Ten Eyck, daughter of Coenraedt Ten Eyck and Geertje van Schaick, at Albany 7 January 1751/52.4,1

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated in the Albany 3rd Ward, Albany Co., New York, with 3 free white males over 16, 1 under 16, and 4 free white females, and * slaves.5

Althogh Pieter was a doctor, having studied under a Dr. Cutler of Boston, nothing is known about his characteristics as a doctor. In his memoir, a relative wrote he had "'the reputation of a classical scholar."6,7


Garritje Ten Eyck b. 19 Aug 1728, d. 31 Jul 1782
  • Maria Gansevoort1 b. 3 Dec 1752, d. 1 Aug 1841
  • Gerritje Gansevoort1 b. 8 Apr 1757
  • Catarina Gansevoort1 b. 18 Mar 1759, d. 14 Apr 1802
  • Conrad Gansevoort+1 b. 15 Mar 1761, d. 9 Aug 1829
  • Elsie Gansevoort1 b. 12 Oct 1762, d. bef. 1764
  • Elsie Gansevoort1 b. 28 Aug 1764, d. 14 May 1824
  • Anna Gansevoort1 b. 13 Mar 1766, d. 1828
  • Leendert P Gansevoort1 b. 12 Mar 1768, d. 20 Nov 1803
  • Hendrick Gansevoort1 b. 27 Jun 1770
  • Margarita Gansevoort1 b. 27 Jun 1770
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  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, further 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, further cited as Interment Records.
  3. [S1546] Thomas Dunne, Find A Grave memorial #55431990, added 25 Jul 2010, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Sep 2010, further cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S419] Henry Waterman George, "The Ten Eyck Family in New York," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 63 (Apr - Oct 1932): 152-165, 269-285, 321-334, at 152-163, further cited as George, "Ten Eyck."
  5. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), NY:13, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  6. [S386] Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany, 37.
  7. [S397] Alice P. Kenney, The Gansevoorts of Albany: Dutch Patricians in the Upper Hudson Valley (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1969), 37-38, 42, further cited as Kenney, Gansevoort Family.