Benjamin Van Vechten
Benjamin Van Vechten was born
in September 1720. He was the son of Dirck C.
and Margarita Lieverse Van Vechten.
He probably spent most of his childhood on his father's farm at Schaghticoke.
His wife was Anna Bogardus. In
1745 and 1748, their children were christened in the Albany Dutch
In 1744, he was appointed constable
for the third ward. In 1748, he identified himself as a "merchant tailor."
It appears that he lived with his mother but owned other real
property as well.
Benjamin Van Vechten filed a will
in April 1748. It stated that he was "very sick." It named his wife, son,
and mother as his heirs. He died in August 1749. He had not reached his
twenty-ninth birthday. His widow remarried in 1753 and lived until 1787.
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first posted 8/10/06; updated 10/26/15