Matthew Vassar married Catharine Valentine from Fishkill. "In the following summer 1812 [sic] began the world,—that is the buisness world for myself by getting married and begining house-keeping, Renting part of a tenement at $40 pr year, and was severely rebuked by my Father for my extravagence —$25 pr year was as much as he thot I ought to pay...."     Elizabeth Hazelton Haight, ed., Autobiography and Letters of Matthew Vassar