Philip Schuyler
Philip John Schuyler was a general in the American Revolution
American Revolutionary War
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 and a United States Senator
United States Senate
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 from New York
New York
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. He is usually known as Philip Schuyler, while his son is usually known as Philip J. Schuyler
Philip Jeremiah Schuyler
Philip Jeremiah Schuyler was an American politician from New York.-Life:He was the son of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler. He lived in Rhinebeck, New York....

Philip Schuyler was born in Albany, New York
Albany, New York
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, on November 20, 1733, to a wealthy colonial family. His family had gradually expanded their holdings and influence in the New World. His father, John Schuyler, Jr., was the third generation of the Dutch family in America, when he married Cornelia Van Cortlandt, connecting them with another prominent family.