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Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny Jr.
Posted by: Charles S. Lewis (ID *****1503) Date: August 14, 2011 at 16:46:34
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According to the "Personal Ancestral file" Genealogy program found on the LDS website.
Using the relationship calculator installed in the program, General Kearny is a 5th cousin 4 times removed.
Our common ancestors are Colonel Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Margaretta Van Slichtenhorst. Their daughter
Geertsee (Gertrury) Schuyler married Stephanus Van Cortlandt. Their 3rd child Anna Van Cortlandt married Stephen de Lancey*,
Their 5th child Anne de Lancey Married John Watts, Sr. Their only son John Watts, Jr. married his cousin Jane de Lancey.
Their daughter Susan Watts married Philip Kearney Sr. 7 Jul 1810.

The General was born 1 Jun 1814, #3 Broadway, NYC, NY.
Died: 1 Sep 1862, Chantilly, Virginia
He was married twice; 1st on 24 Jun 1841 to Diana Moore Bullitt (1819-1906).
2nd to Agnes Maxwell abt. 1856. However, Diana would not grant a divorce until 1858.

Children of Philip & Diana:
Susan Watts Kearny B: Aug 1842 D: May 1843 Age: 9 months
Diana Watts Kearny B: 4 Jan 1844 D: 30 Nov 1904
John Watts Kearny+ B: 25 Jul 1845 D: 27 Jul 1933

Children of Philip & Agnes:
Susan Kearny B: ? D: ?
Unnamed son B: ? D: Feb 1862


John Watts Kearny 25 Jul 1845-27 Jul 1933
married Elizabeth Montgomery Harrison (1869-1921) in mar. of 1898.

Children of John & Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Anderson Kearny B: 16 Dec 1899 D: ?
Peter B. Kearny B: abt. 1901 D: ?

DeLancey & Cooper family connection
To simplify this connection following James only the parents will be listed.

* Stephen de Lancey born "Etienne" de Lancey on 24 Oct 1663
in Caen, Normandie, France. Son of Jaques De Lanci & Marguerite Bertrand.
Married: 23 Jan 1700 to Anna Van Cortlant Daughter of:
Colonel Stephenus Van Cortlandt & Gertrury Schuyler.
Stephen Died 18 Nov 1741, NYC, NY.

Children of Stephen and Anna:

James de Lancey & Ann Heathcote
Peter de Lancey
Susanna de Lancey
Oliver de Lancey
Anne de Lancey & John Watts

James de Lancey & Ann Heathcote
John Peter de Lancey & Elizabeth Floyd
Susan Augusta de Lancey (1792-1852) & James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
(The first American Author).


Due to the large Dutch family of the Schuyler (sky-lar) & Van Slichtenhorst lineage one can also find a
connection of other well known families.

Astor, Bush, Cooper, Hamilton, Kearny, Roosevelt just to name a few.

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