Cornelia, the daughter of Justice William Paterson of the U.S. Supreme Court, became the second wife of Stephen Van Rensselaer on May 17, 1802. This miniature portrait of her was a gift to the Society from her great-grandson.
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer V in memory of Stephen Van Rensselaer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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