Catharina Cuyler Staats
In March 1789, she married Barent G. Staats. By 1814, at least nine of their children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where she was a church member and pewholder. Her marriage was a long one - lasting until the death of her husband in 1840.
Well into her eighties, the widow Catharina Cuyler Staats died in September 1852 and was buried in the Dutch church burial plot. Her epitaph read: "The decline of her life was like the setting sun, serene and beautiful. Her gentle spirit calmly [a]sleep in Jesus."
Sources: The life of Catharina Cuyler Staats is CAP biography number 382. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 4/20/06