Philip Van Cortlandt (1749-1831)

Brigadier-General Philip Van Cortlandt, of Van Cortlandt Manor, New York

Associated Houses

Van Cortlandt Manor


He fought as a Colonel of the Second New York Regiment during the Revolution. He commanded troops under Lafayette and was a member of the court that tried Benedict Arnold. After the war, Philip became the first Supervisor of the Town of Cortlandt, a State Assemblyman, a State Senator and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He never married and left no children. He lived and died at the Van Cortlandt Manor at Croton-on-Hudson where he had been joined by his widowed sister, Catherine van Wyck, after the premature death of her husband in 1786. 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 03/04/2019 and last updated on 13/09/2022.