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Evert Bancker
Date: 1721 - 1803
Remarks: A member of the Dutch Reformed Church, the subject married Elizabeth Boelen in 1747. He and his cousin Gerard were merchants in New York and also, as barracks-masters, were suppliers to the British Troops stationed there. In reaction to the news regarding the battle of Lexington, New York appointed a Committee of One Hundred, of which evert was a member, to serve as a provisional committee of resistance. In 1776, he was elected to the Provincial Congress of New York, and he was a member of the NY Assembly almost continously until 1788. When lead was scarce during the Revolution over four hundred pounds were taken from the leaded windows of his house in Wall Street. During the 1790's, he was active as a surveyor.