Person Page 20135
|Father||Philip Livingston2 b. 15 January 1716, d. 12 June 1778|
|Mother||Christina Ten Broeck3 b. 30 December 1718, d. 21 June 1801|
|Baptism*||August 1745||Catherine was baptized on August 1745 at Albany, New York.4|
|Marriage*||23 January 1764||Catherine Livingston, 18 years old, married Stephen Van Rensselaer II, who was 21 years old, , son of Stephen Van Rensselaer and Elizabeth Grosbeck, 23 January 1764 in New York City, New York.1,4,3|
|!AInfoNew*||Catharina Livingston Van Rensselaer Westerlo |
Catharina Livingston was baptized in the Albany Dutch church in August 1745. She was the third of the nine children born to Albany natives Philip Livingston and his wife, Christina Ten Broeck. She grew up in New York City and in her parent's country home on Brooklyn Heights. Hovever, these Livingstons were frequent visitors to Albany.
Shy of her nineteenth birthday, she married Patroon Stephen Van Rensselaer II in New York City in January 1764. Their first son, Stephen, was born in New York that November. The marriage also produced another son and a daughter.
Before long, the young patroon's family took up residence in a new Manor House built by Stephen in 1765. Catharina gave birth to three children before her husband died suddenly in October 1769. Surrounded by family and supported by servants, the twenty-four-year-old widow would raise her children in the Albany countryside as her world headed into an uncertain future.
From childhood, Catharina had known the comfort of the Dutch Church. Her marriage to Stephen Van Rensselaer II had further elevated her status in the Albany church. In 1769, three seats in the patroon's pew were reserved for the "patrooness!" Her connection to the church became even stronger in 1775 when she married Dominie Eilardus Westerlo. For the next fifteen years, she was the minister's wife - ensuring her new husband's acceptance in the upper echelon's of regional society. By 1783, Catharina had given birth to three Westerlo children.
Her new family lived at the manor house until her eldest son, Stephen Van Rensselaer III, came of age and became lord of the manor. By 1790, the Westerlos moved into the parsonage located on Market Street. Westerlo died in December of that year - leaving Catharina a widow again. For a time, she resided in the parsonage. A few years later, she moved her family to a comfortable home on Pearl Street.
Catharina Livingston Van Rensselaer Westerlo died in April 1810 at the age of sixty-five.4
|Death*||April 1810|| |
Catherine died in April 1810 at Albany, at New York at age 64.4
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