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  • ID: I1491
  • Name: Renselaer Case WORDEN
  • Name: Van Renselaer WORDEN
  • Name: Rans WORDEN
  • Name: Bandar C. WORDEN
  • Note: as recorded in the Family Bible given to the Connecticut Nutmegger
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 08 MAR 2014
  • Birth: 18 AUG 1841 in Milan (Town of), Dutchess, New York
  • Note: . Renselaer had to show an old family bible dated pre-1850 to prove his birth in his Pension Application. His death certificate shows date of death as December 16, 1924, age: 80 years, 3 mos., 28 days which calculates to a birth date of 19 Aug 1844. One family record (from Gladys Borden Chapman's daughter, Helen Robinson) shows his birth date as 1841. He lived in Hyde Park on 21 Sep 1914. 1 2 3 4
  • Occupation: an embalmer/undertaker. He operated the first mortician service in Hyde Park; his son, Ralph continued the business after his death. 5
  • Census: 1850
  • Note: age 9, with Samuel age 55, Catherine age 50, Philander age 14, Alexander age 12, Caatherine age 4. 6
  • Event: Civil War BET 26 AUG 1862 AND 30 JUN 1865
  • Note:
    and enlisted in Stanford, NY. He was honorably discharged at Washington, DC. He served in the following battles:
    Gettysburg, July 2-3, 1863
    Resaca, GA, May 14-15, 1864
    Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
    Kennesaw Mt., GA, June 9-July 2, 1864
    Culpris, FL, June 22, 1864
    Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
    Atlanta, GA, July 21-Aug 26, 1864
    Sherman's March to the Sea, Nov 15-Dec 10, 1864
    Savannah, GA, Dec 10-21, 1864
    Campaign of the Carolina's, July 26-Apr 26, 1865
    Averasber, NC, Mar 16, 1865
    Bentonville, Mar 19-20, 1865
    Bennett Home, NC, Apr 26, 1865
    Renselaer served under Capt. William T. Van Kuren in the 150th Regt. commanded by John H. Ketchum. He was discharged at the end of the war.

    "WORDEN , RENSSELAER—Age , 19 years. Enlisted, August
    29, 1862, at Stanford, to serve three years; mustered in as pri -
    vate, Co. C, October 11, 1862; promoted corporal, February 15,
    1865; mustered out with company, June 8, 1865, near Washington, D. C. ; also borne as Ranslar."
    7 8
  • Census: 1865 9
  • Event: Note 1876
  • Note: A land record shows Renselaer owning a lot in 1876 between Parsonage and Beech Sts. in Rhinebeck and also between East Market St. and Chestnut. 10
  • Census: 1880
  • Note: with Minnie L. age 30, Evina age 12, Nora age 7, and Ralph V. R. 3 mos. 11
  • Event: Note
  • Note: On June 1, 1923, Renselaer suffered a stroke affecting both sides of his body. He also suffered a growth in his bladder. His death was caused by a cerebral hemmorhage and cancer. 12
  • Death: 16 DEC 1924 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
  • Note: Some records show his death took place in Hyde Park. 13
  • Event: Note
  • Note: His death certificate shows date of death: December 16, 1924; age: 80 years, 3 mos., 28 days which calculates birth date: 19 Aug 1844. Sources include: NY Gen. & Bio. Record, Oct. 1955; Marriage record of Reformed Congregation of Old Rhinebeck (974.733.V25R, p. 85); family record of Katherine Mann Kipp; military and pension records (Philander and Alexander, both Union soldiers, died during the Civil War), Renselaer was Commissary Sergeant, promoted to Lieutenant). All siblings and self are buried in Rhinebeck except Elizabeth W. Simmons and Alexander (buried in London Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD). William has no stone. Another source is the International Genealogical Index (IGI 1993 Ed. Vers. Q300): name was Renselaer, born in Milan Township, Dutchess County, NY. Name Van Renselaer is in letter from Isabel Coon Muller to Katherine Mann Kipp; also appears in marriage certificate. In DJW file are: photos of graves and family plot; a marriage certificate for his second marriage to Sarah Augusta Clement (Gildersleeve), his death certificate and military pension papers (widow's pension awarded to third wife, Isabel Quick).

    Father: Samuel Montross WORDEN b: 07 JUL 1794 in Clinton (Town of), Dutchess, New York
    Mother: Catherine SOUTHARD b: 07 MAR 1805 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York

    Marriage 1 Minerva L. LA BONTE b: ABT 02 SEP 1849 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
    • Married: 03 SEP 1866 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
    • Note: at Newell (sic) LaBonte house, Fishing Ground; witnesses were Newell, Eve, Joseph & Mary R. LaBonte. Minerva and her brother James were married together on the same day. 14
    1. Has Children Evina WORDEN b: 06 AUG 1867 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
    2. Has Children Noella WORDEN b: 07 APR 1873 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
    3. Has Children Ralph V. R. WORDEN b: 27 FEB 1880 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York

    Marriage 2 Sarah Augusta CLEMENT b: ABT 1846 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York
    • Married: 29 MAR 1887 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York
    • Note: . No issue 15

    Marriage 3 Isabell Lucas QUICK b: 27 OCT 1857 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
    • Married: 12 APR 1903 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
    • Note: . No issue 15

    1. Title: United States Military Service Record
      Abbrev: Military service record
    2. Title: Church of the Latter Day Saints: International Genealogical Index
      Abbrev: LDS IGI
      Page: IGI 1993 Ed. Vers. Q300: Name was Rensalaer Worden, born in MilanTownship, Dutchess County, NY. Name Van Renselaer Worden is from letter to Katherine Mann Kip from Isabel Coons Muller and also appears in one marriage certificate (Sarah Clement).
    3. Title: Family records
      Abbrev: Family records
    4. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: 1850
    5. Title: Personal knowledge
      Abbrev: Personal knowledge
    6. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Milan, Dutchess, New York; Roll M432_496; Page: 300B; Image: 616.
    7. Title: Family records
      Abbrev: Family records
      Page: Letter from Helen Robinson, Gladys Borden Chapman's daughter, to Ed Goodrich, June's brother.
    8. Title: Web page
      Abbrev: Web page
      Publication: various
      Page:, p. 607
    9. Title: Church of the Latter Day Saints/
      Abbrev: LDS data
      Page: "New York, State Census, 1865," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Dutchess > Rhinebeck, E.D. 02 > image 20 of 34.
    10. Title: Ancestry Web Site
      Page: Source Citation: Collection Number: G&M_7, Roll Number: 7.
      Source Information: U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
      Original data: Various publishers of County Land Ownership Atlases. Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
    11. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York; Roll 825; Family History Film: 1254825; Page: 343B; Enumeration District: 67; Image: 0692.
    12. Title: Chapman Address Book
      Abbrev: Chapman Address Book
    13. Title: Death record
      Abbrev: Death record
    14. Title: Kinship publications
      Abbrev: Kelly (Kinship)
      Author: Kelly, Arthur M.
      Publication: Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY
      Page: Vital Records of the Methodist Churches of Rhinebeck: Marriages 1858-1894, p. 11
    15. Title: Marriage record
      Abbrev: Marriage record

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