Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I330952
  • Name: John Peter VAN NESS
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1770 in Ghent, Columbia Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 6 OCT 1801 AND 17 JAN 1803
  • Event: Elected Mayor of Washington, D.C. BET 1830 AND 1834
  • Death: 7 MAR 1846 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Maj. Gen.
  • Event: Pic John Peter Van Ness
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    VAN NESS, John Peter, a Representative from New York; born in Ghent (formerly Claverly), Columbia County, N.Y., in 1770; completed preparatory studies and attended Columbia College in New York City; studied law and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced; elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Bird and served from October 6, 1801, to January 17, 1803, when his seat was declared forfeited, as he had accepted and exercised the office of major of militia in the District of Columbia bestowed on him by President Jefferson; he then made Washington his home; president of the second council in 1803; promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel commandant of the first legion of militia in 1805, brigadier general in 1811, and major general in 1813; alderman of the city of Washington in 1829; mayor 1830-1834; second vice president of the Washington National Monument Society in 1833; president of the commissioners of the Washington Canal in 1834; president of the branch bank of the United States at Washington, D.C.; first president of the National Metropolitan Bank from 1814 until his death in Washington, D.C., March 7, 1846; interment in a mausoleum at Oak Hill Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Petrus VAN NESS b: 1734
    Mother: Elbertje HOGEBOOM b: BEF 25 MAY 1743

    Marriage 1 Marcia BURNS b: 1782
    • Married: 6 MAY 1802 in Washington, D.C.
    1. Has No Children Anna Elbertina VAN NESS b: 1803
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