Margarita Hogan Hun
Stefan Bielinski

Margarita Hogan was born during the summer of 1700 and christened in the Dutch church on August 4. She was the daughter of soldier-turned-innkeeper William Hogan and his wife, Martina Becker Hogan. She grew up in a mid-sized family among the former garrison soldiers who had settled in the first ward.

By 1725, she had become the wife of a somewhat younger Dirck Hun. By 1741, five of their children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church. Later, she joined her husband at St. Peter's Anglican church.

In September 1732, she was bequeathed a share of the testator's "slaves" in the will of her father.

These Huns raised their family on Court Street near the city hall. Dirck was known as a carpenter. They were Albany mainstays for several decades.

Margarita probably had lost her husband by 1779 when the "Widow of Dirck Hun" was listed on a city assessment roll as the owner of a first ward property. A decade later, she was living in the first ward and was identified as widow "Hunn and son John" with Dirck Hun and two others taxed as boarders there as well.

In 1790, that household was configured on the first ward Albany census.

In May 1795, William Hun paid for the burial of his mother. Margarita Hogan Hun had lived in Albany for almost ninety-five years!



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Margarita Hogan Hun is CAP biography number 4374. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted 3/1/03; updated 1/20/16