Johannes Schuyler, Mayor 1703-06, son of Philip Peter Schuyler and brother of Peter, the first Mayor, was born April 5, 1668. Attached to General Winthrop's army in 1691 was this John Schuyler, then holding a Captain's commission, a man of great bravery and energy of character, and of considerable experience in border warfare. Schuyler was dissatisfied with the decision of the Council of War relinquishing the Canada expedition, which he considered weak and cowardly, and declared that the campaign should not be abandoned so easily. Beating up for volunteers he soon gathered around him a little band of twenty-nine followers, each as bold and daring as himself. To these he added one hundred and twenty Indians, and loading a number of canoes with provisions, proceeded on the 13th of August, 1691, as far probably as Whitehall, where he encamped for the night. Embarking the next day, he reached a point near Chembly on the 21st. On the 23rd he intercepted the enemy coming out of the fort at La Prairie, killed six and took nineteen prisoners. He also killed one hundred and fifty cattle, and prudently hastened his retreat. On the 31st of August he reached Albany in safety with his prisoners. This was at the beginning of King William's War, and records the kind of man he was.
The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, p 659.