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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Teller Family

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[This information is from pp. 225-226 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

The descendants of William Teller, ninth proprietor, are as follows:

John, the oldest child of William Teller, born in 1641, settled in Schenectady as early as 1659, and on the 18th of August, 1686, married the daughter of Captain Johannes Wendell of Albany. In 1690, on the burning of Schenectady, he was carried away captive by the French and Indians to Montreal, but was ransomed and returned after several months' detention. In 1700 his father, William, in consideration that John had sustained heavy losses by the destruction of Schenectady in 1690, conveyed to him his bouwery and farm at that place. John died May 28th, 1725, aged about eighty-four years, leaving three sons and three daughters, viz:

William, born October 4th, 1695, was married on the 5th of March, 1731, to Catharine, daughter of William Van Allen of Albany. He lived on the Teller bouwery, No. 5, next west of Teller's Killitie and died April 25th, 1757.

John, second son of John, died unmarried.

Jacobus, third son of John, born July 15th, 1698, probably died unmarried.

Margaret, a daughter of John, born February 19th, 1693, married Jacob Schermerhorn.

Maria, another daughter, born December 25th, 1700, married Abraham Glen of Scotia.

Anna, also a daughter, born February 20th, 1704, married Harmanus Veeder.

John, son of William, Jr., married Jane, daughter of John Delamont.

Jacobus, also a son of William, Jr., married Maria, daughter of Joseph R. Yates. In 1764 he was an Indian trader in company with John and Henry Glen, and was killed by the Indians at Detroit, September 27th, 1784. This was the father of William Teller, a talented and prominent lawyer of Schenectady, who died July 19th, 1815, aged forty years, and who was the first surrogate of Schenectady County.

William, also a son of William, Jr., married Helena, daughter of Jacobus Van Eps.

Thus, from the line of his son, John Teller, the blood of the old proprietor, William Teller, circulates through several channels in this community.

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