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[This information is from Vol. I, p. 484 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(VIII) Justine Van Rensselaer, seventh child of General Stephen Van Rensselaer and Harriet Elizabeth Bayard, was born at Albany, New York, September 18, 1828; in 1911 resided in New York City; married in the Manor House at Albany, February 2, 1853, Howard Townsend, M. D.

He was born at Albany, November 22, 1823; died at his home, No. 15 Elk street, Albany, January 16, 1867, and was the son of Isaiah Townsend, who married Hannah Townsend. Children:

  1. Justine Van Rensselaer, born at Albany, New York, December 5, 1853; died at Paris, France, April 22, 1881; married at Albany, January 23, 1877, Lieutenant Thomas Henry Barber, U. S. A., who was born at London, England, May 6, 1844; died at New York, March 16, 1905, and was the son of Thomas Hunt Barber and Maria Thompson; no issue.
  2. Helen Schuyler, born at Albany, New York, November 17, 1855; died there May 27, 1858.
  3. Howard Townsend, born at Albany, New York, August 23, 1858; attorney practicing in New York City in 1911; married at New York, April 17, 1888 (first) Sophie Witherspoon Dickey, who, was born at New York, January 9, 1864; died at Saranac Lake, New York, January 29, 1892, and was the daughter of Charles Denston Dickey and Mary Witherspoon; children:
    1. Sophie Witherspoon, born at New York, February 5, 1889; married, New York, October 20, 1910, John Adams Dix;
    2. Howard, born at New York, January 27, 1890, died at Thomasville, Georgia, February 17, 1891.

    Howard Townsend married (second), at New York, October 20, 1894, Anne Lowndes Langdon, who was born at New York, October 11, 1865, and was the daughter of Eugene Langdon and Harriet Lowndes; children:

    1. Anne Langdon, born at New York, November 13, 1898;
    2. Howard Van Rensselaer, born at New York, March 25, 1900;
    3. Eugene Langdon, born at Southampton, New York, September 24, 1901;
    4. Philip Schuyler, born at New York, November 3, 1905.
  4. Stephen Van Rensselaer, born at Albany, New York, October 20, 1860; attorney; died at Hempstead, Long Island, January 1, 1901; married, Grace Church Chantry, New York City, May 22, 1888, Janet Eckford King, who was born at Rome, February 19, 1866; died at Quogue, Long Island, August 19, 1899, and was the daughter of Cornelius Low King and Janet De Kay; children:
    1. Janet King, born at New York, March 9, 1889;
    2. Margaret Schuyler, born at Bellows Falls, Vermont, July 19, 1890;
    3. Stephen Van Rensselaer, born at New York, October 21, 1891; died there, September 3, 1893;
    4. Justine Van Rensselaer, born at New York, January 2, 1896.
  5. Harriet Bayard, born at Albany, New York, March 23, 1864; married, New York, April 28, 1886, Thomas Henry Barber, who was born at London, England, May 6, 1844; died at New York, March 16, 1905; children:
    1. Thomas Hunt Barber, born at New York, January 20, 1889;
    2. Justine Van Rensselaer, born at New York, March 30, 1891.

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