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Abraham Van Vechten, 1819-1884

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1819
Place of Birth: Albany, NY
Date of Death: 1884
Place of Death:

Identity:

He was the son of Jacob Ten Broeck and Caroline C. Roorbach. He married Eliza M. Hamilton, daughter of Major Thomas Hamilton, and Catherine Whistler (AMW's sister-in-law).

Life:

He graduated from the Union College in 1838, and was admitted to the Bar in 1841. He was appointed Examiner in Chancery in 1841 and City Attorney in 1843. He received a commission as assistant Adjutant General and acting Adjutant General in 1852. He resided at Albany, NY, and was a great friend of Grover Cleveland, while he was Governor of New York. He was an attorney for the New York Central Rail Road at Albany.

Bibliography:

Peter Van Vechten, The Genealogical Records of the Van Vechten's from 1638 to 1896, Milwaukee, WI, 1896, pp. 44-45.