Jacob Glen was born in October 1703 and christened at the Schenectady Dutch church. He was a younger son of John and Jannetje Bleecker Glen. His father died when he was only three and his middle-aged mother raised a young family in their Pearl Street home. He sometimes was referred to as "Jacob Sanders Glen."
This Jacob Glen was a merchant and trader whose landmark home was near his kin in the second ward. In 1734, he was elected assistant alderman and was re-elected the following year. In 1741, he was appointed firemaster. While serving on the council, he was active as an Indian commissioner.
In 1742, his name appeared on a list of second ward freeholders.
Jacob Glen died in April 1746 and was buried from his church. He had not yet reached his forty-third birthday. His widow survived to raise their children and lived on in Albany for another forty years.
Sources: The life of Jacob [Sanders] Glen is CAP biography number 4927. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/10/06