A Classification of American Wealth
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   The Greenbush line of Van Rensselaers from Claverack  

are the descendents of Hendrick Van Rensselaer (1667-1740), the second son of "the Groote Director" Jeremias Van Rensselaer (1632-1674). His older brother Kiliaen Van Rensselaer inherited Rensselaerswyck and in 1704, he transferred upon Hendrick and his line, some 60'000 acres known as Claverack, what would become the "Lower Manor of Rensselaerwyck"...


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