Facts of Angelica Schuyler
|Full Name:||Angelica Schuyler|
|Age:||263 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||May 20, 1756|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Death Date:||March 13, 1814|
|Birth Place:||Albany, New York|
|Father's Name:||Philip Schuyler|
|Mother's Name:||Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler|
|Marital Status:||Not Known|
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Angelica Schuyler is an 18th-century American socialite. She was part of the elite social group and was a prominent member of the social circle wherever she lived. The village and the surrounding parts of the town of Angelica, New York has been actually named after her. Let us today take a sneak peek into the life and see what we can gather from it!
Angelica’s early life and childhood days
Angelica Schuyler was born to Continental Army General Philip Schuyler. She was his eldest daughter. Her birth date is 20 February 1756 and her birthplace happens to be Albany, New York. Her mother was Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler. Angelica’s parents were from wealthy Dutch families. Angelica had seven siblings. These included Elizabeth, Margarita, and Philip. Elizabeth’s husband Alexander Hamilton was her brother-in-law with whom she shared a unique relationship.
Due to the political connections of her father, her house was the seat of many meetings and war councils. There is no data about her education and other childhood details.
Her courtship and elopement
One of the visitors to her father’s home was the British-born merchant John Barker Church who came there in 1776. He used to supply things to the American and French armies. The two met and started courting. Knowing that her father would never bless their marriage, the two eloped in 1777.
Her life with John Church
The two subsequently got married. They had eight children together. In 1783, she left for Europe where she stayed for nearly 16 years of her life with her husband. She used to do brief visits to the US during this time.
Her husband was the US envoy to the French Government from 1783 to 1785 and during this tenure, they resided in Paris. Angelica was part of the social group there and enchanted people with her talks and knowledge.
The family then sailed to England and stayed in London. She now was part of the wealthy and royal class circle which included Prince of Wales (King George IV) amongst others. In 1988, her husband purchased a country house in Buckinghamshire and ran for the elections for the Member of Parliament. He serves as a Member of Parliament from 1790 to 1796. In 1789, Angelica visited her hometown to attend the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the US.
The homeward move
In 1799, the couple with their children made a move to New York. Her husband had loaned some money to his friend Robert Morris and due to the failure to pay the sum, he accepted 100000 acres of land in New York as a mortgage. This land was developed and was named as Angelica. Log cabin homes came up there and also a sawmill and a gristmill.
Her letters and her death
Her letters and other forms of correspondence with eminent figures are preserved in the Library of the Congress. Some of these were purchased by the University of Virginia in 1996. Angelica died at the age of 58 on 13 March 1814 in New York and was laid to rest at the Trinity Church cemetery. After her death, her husband moved back to England where he died in 1818.
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