John Evert Van Alen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 7th district March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1799 District created John C. Brodhead Personal details Born 1749 Kinderhook, Province of New York, British America Died February 27, 1807 (aged 57-58) Defreestville, New York, U.S. Resting place Bloomington Rural Cemetery North Greenbush, New York Citizenship US Political party Federalist Spouse(s) Anne Freyermoet Van Alen Children Everet Van Alen Profession surveyor, merchant, politician
John Evert Van Alen (1749 – February 27, 1807) was an American surveyor, merchant, and politician from the U.S. state of New York. He served as a Federalist member of the United States House of Representatives.
Revolutionary War service record for John Evert Van Alen (1749-1807).
Van Alen was born in
Kinderhook in the Province of New York, the son of Adam and Mary Van Alen. After completing his studies he became a farmer.
He moved to
Defreestville and continued to farm, also serving in local offices including justice of the peace. He also became involved in civil engineering and surveying. 
American Revolution he served as a private in the 7th Regiment (Abraham Van Alstyne's) of the Albany County Militia.  
In 1790, he surveyed the town of
Greenbush where he later operated a general store.
He held various political office in New York, and was assistant judge for
Rensselaer County in 1791. He was elected as a U.S. Representative to New York's newly created  7th congressional district in 1793 and was reelected twice, serving in Congress from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1799.  He then served as a member of the  New York State Assembly in 1800 and 1801. 
Death and legacy
Van Alen died in Defreestville on February 27, 1807 and is interred in Bloomingrove Rural Cemetery in
North Greenbush, New York.
John Evert Van Alen House, constructed while he was sitting in Congress at Philadelphia, is extant in Defreestville, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. 
Van Alen married Anne Freyermoet in 1771. They had one child, Everet, whom they adopted.
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