Jane Van Schaack was born in 1739. She was the daughter of Kinderhook residents Cornelis and Lydia Van Dyck Van Schaack. She was the younger sister of Albany postmaster-turned-Tory Henry Van Schaack and also of Peter Van Schaack who may have studied in the Albany office of her future husband.
After living in Albany during the 1760s, Jane brought her husband home to Kinderhook where she had inherited some of her father's property. Anchored by Peter's legal practice and connections to the provincial government, these Silvesters flourished in Kinderhook.
Peter Silvester died in 1808. Jane Van Schaack Silvester may have survived him!
first posted 8/25/02; last revised 3/3/19