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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Van Dyke Family

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[This information is from pp. 256-257 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

The Van Dykes are as follows:

Jacobus Van Dyck, physician and surgeon, son of Cornelius Van Dyck of Albany, also a physician and surgeon, married, October 25th, 1694, Jacomytje, daughter of John Alexander Glen of Scotia, where upon, immediately after that, he settled at Schenectady. He was surgeon of the fort there. His house and lot were on the west side of Church Street, fifty feet north of State Street.

Cornelius, son of Jacobus, born August 28th, 1698, became also a physician and surgeon, and married, first, November 12th, 1721, Maria, daughter of Jan Pieterse Mebie, and secondly, Margaret, daughter of Arent Bratt, March 16th, 1738. He died February 15th, 1759, aged about sixty-one years. He left surviving him several children, viz:

Elizabeth, born September 8th, 1722, married Harmanus Bratt.

Johannes, born May 24th, 1724, removed to Canajoharie.

Jacobus, born March 17th, 1726.

Hendricus, born August 29th, 1731, married Engeltje Mebie, daughter of Abraham Mebie, June 8th, 1753.

Jacomyntje, born September 16th, 1733, married John Baptist Wendell.

Cornelius, born October 8th, 1740, married February 20th, 1762, Tannake, daughter of Joseph Yates. In the Revolutionary War he was lieutenant-colonel of the First New York Regiment of Continentals, commanded by Colonel Gosen Van Schaick of Albany, and when Van Schaick became brigadier, Van Dyck was its colonel. During the whole war "this veteran First" was distinguished as one of the best disciplined and most gallant regiments of the whole army, and was engaged in many battles. He is but a tame student of history who cannot follow it through the capture of Burgoyne, the storming of Stony Point, and the final assault on Yorktown. So great was the admiration of General Gates for the heroism of these veterans, that after the surrender at Saratoga, out of his whole army he selected Nicholas Van Rensselaer, one of its captains, to carry the intelligence of Burgoyne's capture to the anxious citizens of Albany. Colonel Van Dyck was the grandson of John Alexander Glen of Scotia, and lived in the old Van Dyck residence on Church Street. He died June 9th, 1792, leaving no issue surviving him.

Cornelius Van Dyck was with Stevens, McGinnis and others, the bravest that Schenectady gave to her country.

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