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Cornelia Van Resselaer
Date: 1780 - 1844
Remarks: Cornelia Paterson was the daughter of William Paterson, a judge on the U.S. Supreme Court. Miss Paterson married Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839), a member of the prominent New York family. She was his second wife. The couple had nine children: Catharine Van Rensselaer (b. 1803), William Paterson Van Rensselaer (b. 1805), Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (b. 1808), Henry Bell Van Rensselaer (b. 1810), Cornelia Paterson Van Rensselaer (b. 1812, Mrs. Robet J. Turnbull), Alexander Van Rensselaer (b. 1814), Euphemia White Van Rensselaer (b. 1816, Mrs. John Church Cruger), and Westerlo Van Rensselaer (1820-1844).