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 Lt. 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 second lieutenant 20 June.

In or about 1785 a general store was set up by the firm of Gansevoort & Fondey, and Conrad is probably the Gansevoort who was senior partner. By 1800 (per the census), he was in Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., New York, where he had a mercantile business in the area later set off as Minden, 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 1816.4,5,6

Conrad left a will dated at Albany, 8 August 1829, and proved at Albany, 26 August 1829. In it he named and bequeathed to:

wife Elizabeth, all the household furniture and 14 shares of stock "in the steam boat Phonix plying on Lake Champlaine," 15 shares of stock in the Schenectady Turnpike Road, and 28 shares in the first Company of the Great Wesstern Turnpike Road

Also to wife Elizabeth for her natural life all the income and profits arising out of the estate. After her death, that would be divided thusly:

to son Henry Gansevoort, $500 annually and that he live with a brother or a sister [presumably he was incapacitated in some way];

to son John R. Gansevoort, several lots of land in a patent "granted to John Glenn and forty four others," and several lots in Schoharie County, an note (and the interest therefrom) for $6000, in consideration that John would take care of the debts of his brother Peter, deceased;

to son Ten Eyck Gansevoort a lot in the city of Albany, and $2000 in bonds, notes, or money;

to daughter Maria, wife of Samuel A. Van Brenkin, the interest, dividends and rents from $8000 in money, 11 shares of stock of the Bank of Albany, a farm in Middlefield, Otsego Co., and another in the town of Warren, "it being the same farm as bequeathed unto my wiife by Henry, Mr Roseboom late of Cherry Valley, deceased. After Maria's decease, the entire bequest to be divided among her children when "they shall have arrived at their years of discretion;"

to daughter Susan Gansevoort the house and lot he occupied on the corner of Montgomery and Columbia Street, and the adjoining lot occupied by Jellis Winne Jr., a farm in Middlefield, Otsego Co., occupied by Joseph Green, a lot in the Village of Waterford currenly leased by Thomas Scott for $2 per annum, and $2000 in Bonds Notes or Money;

to daughter Catharine Elizabeth Gansevoort, a house and lot in Albany occupied by James [Prequa?], one occupied by E. Burt and David Woodworth, also a farm in Middlefield, Otsego Co., occupied by Job Parkhurst, a lot in Waterford occupied by James Taylor for $4 per annum, also $2000 in Bonds, notes or money;

to granddaughter Maria van Renken $200 "the same being a legacy entrusted to me by my sister Maria for her;

to granddaughter Elizabeth Gansevoort Van Ranken five shares of the stock of the Farmers Bank at Troy;

Named as administrators/administratrixes, wife Elizabeth, sons John and Ten Eyck, and daughters Susan and Catherine

Witnesses: Henry Brothers, George C. Edwards, James Read, William Woods.7


Elizabeth Roseboom b. 25 Dec 1768, d. 11 Jan 1850
  • Peter Conrad Gansevoort3 b. 7 Aug 1792, d. 25 Jul 1794
  • Peter Conrad Gansevoort3 b. 6 Aug 1794, d. 7 Jun 1829
  • Maria Gansevoort3 b. 20 Jun 1796, d. 1 Jun 1831
  • John Roseboom Gansevoort3 b. 27 Aug 1798, d. 19 May 1856
  • Henry Gansevoort3 b. 25 Dec 1800, d. 29 May 1831
  • Dr. Ten Eyck Gansevoort3 b. 5 Jan 1803, d. 25 Sep 1842
  • Susan Gansevoort+3 b. 19 Mar 1805, d. 21 Nov 1894
  • Catherine Elizabeth Gansevoort3 b. 18 Jun 1810, d. 5 Apr 1884
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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. [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, further cited as Roseboom, et al., Roseboom Ancestry.
  4. [S145] Roseboom, et al., Roseboom Ancestry, 43.
  5. [S397] Alice P. Kenney, The Gansevoorts of Albany: Dutch Patricians in the Upper Hudson Valley (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1969), 123, further cited as Kenney, Gansevoort Family.
  6. [S1142] United States Census for 1800, Second Census of the United States, Montgomery Co., New York, 46-47, Canajoharie (, digital images by subscription (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005); original data: National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M32, roll 24.
  7. [S2245] Albany County Court, Albany, New York, Wills, letters testamentary, letters of administration, etc., 1787-1902, 7:130, FHL microfilm 468005 img 545, further cited as Albany Co. Probate Records.