By 1779, John Easton had settled in Albany. In that year, he was listed on the assessment roll as a homeowner in the first ward. Two years later, he purchased "freedom of the city" - the right to conduct business in Albany. At that time, he was identified as a cordwainer.
John Easton died in August 1799 and was buried from the First Presbyterian church. He had lived sixty years. His son was listed on the census of 1800 in the Easton house!
Sources: The life of John Easton is CAP biography number 7912. This profile is derived chiefly from community-based resources. He probably was of Scottish or New England ancestry. An unsubstantiated source calls him the son of William Easton of Burnfoot County, Scotland!
first posted: 11/15/02