- Pierre Van Cortlandt
Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721 - 1814) was the first
Lieutenant Governorof the State of New York.
He was born in New York, the son of
Philip Van Cortlandt (1683 -1748)(a son of New York Mayor Stephanus Van Cortlandt) and Catherine DePeyster(a grandaugther of Johannes De Peyster— an ancestor of Abraham DePeyster and Arent Schuyler DePeyster). A great uncle Jacobus Van Cortlandtwas mayor of New York City.
Van Cortlandt served briefly in the colonial forces during the
American Revolutionin spite of efforts by British officials to ensure his loyalty to Great Britain.
In 1777, he was the Chairmen of the Committee of Safety of the
New York Provincial Congress. His primary work was to form the political structure of the state during the war. He served as head of the convention that wrote the first state constitution in Kingston, New Yorkand then was its first Lt. Governor until 1795 with his long-time friend and associate Governor George Clinton.
Van Cortlandt was married to Joanna, daughter of
Gilbert Livingston. He died in New York City.
His eldest son,
Philip Van Cortlandt, was a Continental Army General and New York Congressman.
The first wife of his second son (also named Pierre Van Cortlandt) was Catherine daughter of New York Governor and Continental General
George Clinton (politician). A brother of Catherine named George Clinton (congressman)a New York Congressman was also a son-in-law to New York Congressman William Floyd. Another sister of Catherine Clinton named Maria was married to Dr. Stephen D. Beekman-a grandson of Pierre Van Cortlandt and Joanna Livingston.
Cortland County, New Yorkand Cortlandt, New Yorkare named after him.
* [http://www.roadtripamerica.com/places/cortlnd.htm Van Cortlandt Manor]
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