Biography of Harmanus Schuyler
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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HARMANUS SCHUYLER

HARMANUS SCHUYLER died at his home in Stiliwater, September 1. 1796. He was a hero of the Revolution, a brother of Philip Schuyler, major-general in command of the Northern Department, who appointed him assistant deputy quartermaster-general. In this capacity he had charge of the workmen engaged in building boats at the fort on Lake George and at Whitehall. He was required to raise an army and make preparations for the invasion of Canada by way of Lake Champlain, but Congress failed to furnish him money or men and he was obliged to use his large private fortune and unlimited credit or he would have failed miserably. By the most indomitable energy and perseverance he succeeded in performing his trust.

Harmanus Schuyler had settled in Stillwater about the year 1770 and engaged in the milling business. His mills were located a short distance below the present village and consisted of a grist, saw, carding and fulling mill. Before locating at Stillwater he had been in bustness in Albany for some years, and was high sheriff of Albany county from June, 1761, to October, 1770. He also served as assistant alderman at Albany for some time.


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