Cornelis Van Ness
He appears to have married twice. In April 1654, he wed Anneke Wessels in New Amsterdam. In 1664, he married a widow born Marite Damens. That marriage produced seven children. An affidavit dated November 1665 identified him as her husband and guardian. In 1670, Maritie was able to take possession of her land at Canestagione.
In any event, the name of this Cornelis Van Ness dropped from Albany area rolls by the end of the century.
Sources: The life of Cornelis Van Ness is CAP biography number 887. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek more definitive information on his origins and passing.
first posted: 11/15/05