Nicholas Gouverneur (1753-1802)

Nicholas Gouverneur, Merchant, of Gouverneur & Kemble, New York

He was the father of three sons and three daughters: Isaac, was killed in a duel by William Homer Maxwell. Nicholas the eldest and Samuel the youngest, after inheriting their patrimony, lost the lot by ruinous speculations. Of the daughters, one married Robert Tillotson, who spent almost the whole of her fortune previous to her death, leaving behind her six children almost in a state of destitution. Louisa, another daughter, married Johnston Verplanck, who lived long enough to dissipate the greater part of her property, and then died a confirmed drunkard. Only one of his children (Mrs Maria Cadwalader) retained a portion of her father's large estate, "that remains entire, owing to the excellent management of herself and husband".
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 11/01/2021 and last updated on 29/03/2022.