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Dirck Ten Broeck

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Dirck Ten Broeck November 3, 1765 – January 30, 18331 was an American lawyer and politician The first name is sometimes given as Derick


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
    • 31 Descendants
  • 4 References

Early lifeedit

He was the only son of Abraham Ten Broeck 1734–1810 and Elizabeth née Van Rensselaer Ten Broeck 1734–18132 His twin sister died before her second birthday3 His father served as Mayor of Albany from 1779 to 1783, and again from 1796 to 1798 His younger sister, Elizabeth Ten Broeck 1772–1848, was married Rensselaer Schuyler 1773–1847, a son of Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer, making her a sister-in-law to Angelica Schuyler Church, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Peggy Schuyler Van Rensselaer, and US Representative Philip Jeremiah Schuyler4

His maternal grandfather was Stephen Van Rensselaer I the 7th Patroon and 4th Lord of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck and his uncle was Stephen Van Rensselaer II5 His mother and uncle were great-grandchildren of the first native-born Mayor of New York City, Stephanus Van Cortlandt4 His paternal grandfather was Dirck Ten Broeck 1686–1751, who also served as Mayor of Albany from 1746 to 1748 His father's sister, his aunt Christina Ten Broeck 1718–1801 was married to Continental Congressman and signor of the Declaration of Independence Philip Livingston 1716–17784


Ten Broeck was a Lieutenant colonel in the 1st Regiment of the City of Albany1

He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1791 He served on the Albany City Council in 17936

He was a Federalist member representing Albany in the New York State Assembly from 1796 to 1802, and was Speaker of the Assembly from 1798 to 1800 when John Jay was Governor of New York6

Personal lifeedit

On September 6, 1785,7 at the age of twenty, he married Cornelia Stuyvesant d 1825 at the New York City Dutch Church8 She was a daughter of Petrus Stuyvesant 1727–1805 and Margaret née Livingston Stuyvesant 1738–18189 Her father was a great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of New Netherlands10 For their wedding, he gave Cornelia a bracelet made by John Ramage featuring a watercolor painting of cupid7 Together, they had twelve children who were baptized in Albany and several more babies that were stillborn3 Their baptized children were:6

  • Abraham Stuyvesant Ten Broeck 1788–1810, who died unmarried6
  • Margaret Stuyvesant Ten Broeck 1790–1873, who married Rev Robert Gibson 1792–1829,10 son of Robert Gibson of Charleston, SC, on June 11, 18186 Gibson founded the Edgehill School in Princeton11
  • Petrus Stuyvesant Ten Broeck 1792–1849, a priest who married Lucretia Loring Cutter 1792–1861, daughter of Mayor Levi Cutter12
  • Stephen Van Rensselaer Ten Broeck 1793–1793, who died young6
  • Dirck Ten Broeck 1797–1794, who also died young6
  • Elizabeth Maria Ten Broeck 1795–1795, who also died young6
  • Cornelia Ten Broeck 1798–1798, who also died young6
  • Dirck Wessels Ten Broeck 1800–1800, who also died young6
  • Stephan Philip Van Rensselaer Ten Broeck 1802–1866, a physician who married Mary Nielson, daughter of William Nielson6
  • Nicholas William Ten Broeck 1805–1805, who also died young6
  • Elizabeth Ten Broeck 1810–1810, who also died young6
  • Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Ten Broeck 1813–1813, who also died young6

Ten Broeck died in North Castle in Westchester County, on January 30, 1833101


Through his daughter Margaret, he was the grandfather of Dr Robert Phillips Gibson 1819–1890,11 who married Susan Moser 1822–190210 in 18451 They were the parents of many children,913 including Susan Meta Gibson, an artist,14 and Henry Pierson Gibson 1856–1921,10 who was buried at the Ten Broeck vault in St Mark's Churchyard15

Through his son Petrus, he was the grandfather of Cornelia Stuyvesant Ten Broeck 1820–189216 who married George Edwin Bartol Jackson 1829–1891,17 a lawyer from Portland, Maine1819 on May 30, 185320 They were the parents of Margaret Stuyvesant née Jackson White 1855-1939, Elizabeth Deblois née Jackson Merrill 1857-1933, Stuyvesant Ten Broeck Jackson 1860–1940202122


  1. ^ a b c d Greene, Richard Henry; Stiles, Henry Reed; Dwight, Melatiah Everett; Morrison, George Austin; Mott, Hopper Striker; Totten, John Reynolds; Pitman, Harold Minot; Forest, Louis Effingham De; Ditmas, Charles Andrew; Mann, Conklin; Maynard, Arthur S 1912 The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record New York Genealogical and Biographical Society p 92 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  2. ^ "Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Mrs Abraham Ten Broeck 1734-1813" wwwalbanyinstituteorg Albany Institute of History & Art Retrieved 12 September 2017 
  3. ^ a b Bielinski, Stefan "Dirck Ten Broeck" exhibitionsnysmnysedgov New York State Museum Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  4. ^ a b c Reynolds, Cuyler 1911 Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene Lewis Historical Publishing Company Retrieved 12 September 2017 
  5. ^ Bielinski, Stefan "Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Ten Broeck" exhibitionsnysmnysedgov New York State Museum Retrieved 12 September 2017 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Runk, Emma Ten Broeck 1897 The Ten Broeck Genealogy, Being the Records and Annuls of Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck of Albany and his Descendants New York: De Vinne press Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  7. ^ a b "Cupid Bracelet" wwwalbanyinstituteorg Albany Institute of History and Art Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  8. ^ Bielinski, Stefan "Cornelia Stuyvesant Ten Broeck" exhibitionsnysmnysedgov New York State Museum Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  9. ^ a b Aitken, William Benford 1912 Distinguished Families in America, Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke Knickerbocker Press p 116 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  10. ^ a b c d e Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York 1905 Genealogical Record The Society p 65 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  11. ^ a b "Robert P Gibson" The New York Times 28 December 1890 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  12. ^ Batchelder, Calvin Redington 1876 A History of the Eastern Diocese Claremont Manufacturing Company p 75 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  13. ^ Daughters of the American Revolution 1908 Lineage Book The Society p 66 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  14. ^ Leonard, John William 1914 Woman's Who's Who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada, 1914-1915 American Commonwealth Company p 324 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  15. ^ "DIED Gibson" The New York Times 4 November 1921 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  16. ^ Journal of the Sixty-Eighth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Maine Portland, ME: W H Stevens & Co | B Thurston & Company 1887 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  17. ^ Bowdoin College 1902 General Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine Bowdoin College p 79 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  18. ^ American Ancestry: Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence AD 1776 Vol III Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons 1888 p 88 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  19. ^ The Poets of Maine: A Collection of Specimen Poems from Over Four Hundred Verse-makers of the Pine-tree State Elwell, Pickard 1888 p 420 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  20. ^ a b College, Bowdoin 1895 Library Bulletin: Including the Obituary Record and the Reports of the Librarian The Library p 93 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  21. ^ "Prof George S Jackson, 69, Of English Faculty at Maine" The New York Times 3 February 1976 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  22. ^ "WEDDING IS HELD FOR MISS JACKSON; She Wears Gown of India Silk at Marriage in Stowe, Vt, to Robert W Heussler" The New York Times January 13, 1957 Retrieved 2 October 2017 
  • John Stilwell Jenkins: History of Political Parties in the State of New-York Alden & Markham, Auburn NY, 1846, Jenkins writes "Derick Ten Broeck" and erroneously "Derick Ten Eyck"
  • Speaker election result January 1798 at Project "A New Nation Votes", Tufts University Digital Library
  • Speaker election result August 1798 at Project "A New Nation Votes", Tufts University Digital Library
  • Speaker election result November 1800 at Project "A New Nation Votes", Tufts University Digital Library
Political offices
Preceded by
Gulian Verplanck
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Samuel Osgood

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