Looking for great grandfather x 3, who was the father of John Pool Schermerhorn, potter,
of Schodack NY and then Richmond VA (1810). Cornelius reportedly was born and died in
Schodack. Approx. date of birth 1745-1765, approx. date of death 1805-1825. J.P. Schermerhorn
may have been an apprentice in NY/NJ as a brickmaker, stoneware maker or potter prior
to relocating to VA. This family may have had Pool or Vanderpoel connections,
though these are not known. Rennselaer/Columbia/Albany Counties New York would
be the central search area. Don't know the name
of any of J.P. Schermerhorn's brother or sisters, aunts or uncles.