Our Van Ness line is from New York, Kinderhook was the home of our Peter Van Ness a N. Y. Attorney then his son Peter Van Ness who became a Judge.Peter the attorney built a home in Kinderhook in 1797.The home was eventually left to Peter Van Ness Son, Peter Van Ness the Judge.The home was much improved by Peter Van Ness the second and made into a beautiful mansion.When Peter Van Ness decided to sell the home it was purchased by Martin Van Buren who had been President. Martin Van Buren also built onto the home and named the home Linderwald. Martin Van Buren and the Van Ness family had a history and later on one of the Van Ness children would be named Martin Van Buren Van Ness.
Anyone researching this Van Ness family please contact me. Sharon J. Estes