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Abraham de Peyster

 
 
Abraham de Peyster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
1. Abraham de Peyster Marker
Inscription.
Abraham dePeyster
Alderman of the City of New York 1685; Mayor of that City, 1691-95.
Member of Earl Bellomontís Council, 1698, Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court, 1698.
Colonel Commanding, Regiment of Militia of City Trained Bands 1700
Chief Justice, 1700, President of the Kingís Council.
and thus, Acting Governor of the Province of New York, 1701.
Treasurer of the Province of New York and New Jersey, 1706-1721.
Born 8th July 1657. Died 2d August 1728.
Johannes dePeyster, Col. Abraham dePeysterís father was Burgomaster 1673
and Deputy Mayor NY 1677. Johannes dePeyster, another son, Mayor N.Y. 1698

Erected by his Gt. Gt. Gt. Grandson
John Watts dePeyster

 
Erected 1895 by John Watts dePeyster.
 
Location. 40° 2.612′ N, 76° 19.259′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Buchanan Avenue east of N West End Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Buchanan Park, near the North Museum of Natural History & Science. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker);
Abraham de Peyster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
2. Abraham de Peyster Marker
Leo F. Hauck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Tilden Sheckard (about 400 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (about 400 feet away); Ambulance Co. No. 111 † 28th Division A.E.F. (about 400 feet away); The Water Towers in Buchanan Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Privy (approx. half a mile away); James Buchanan Home (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
More about this marker. Memorial consists of a 7 foot bronze statue atop an 8½ foot tall granite base.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Abraham de Peyster Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
3. Abraham de Peyster Memorial
Closeup of Abraham de Peyster image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
4. Closeup of Abraham de Peyster
This statue was sculpted by George Edwin Bissell in 1895.
Monument in Buchanan Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
5. Monument in Buchanan Park
Detail on Abraham de Peyster Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
6. Detail on Abraham de Peyster Monument
The relief on the left side of the chair shows de Peyster on horseback reviewing his troops.
 
 
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