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Philip Schuyler was a Major General appointed directly under Washington at the outset of the Revolution and significant member of the Continental Congress and Senate (later succeeded by Vice President Aaron Burr). He is the father of the three Schuyler sisters, and belongs to the Schuyler family, a prominent military and political family in British America closely intertwined with the Hamilton family.
Philip Schuyler was born in November of 1733 to Cornelia and Johannes Schuyler. He had lost his seat in the senate to young upstart Aaron Burr in 179?. He fell in love with Catherine van Rensselaer, and was married to her in September of 1775. His three daughters were Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy Schuyler. Philip also had a son in law, Alexander Hamilton; he had more than eight grandchildren. Schuyler died of tuberculosis.