Maria Sanders was born during the 1660s. She was the daughter of Robert and Elsje Van Kleeck Sanders. Her father was a colonial entrepreneur with homes in New York and Albany. His family spent time in both locations.
Only one of her brothers survived to raise a Sanders family. But two of Maria's sisters connected the family to Albany society through marriage.
These Rosebooms lived in Albany's second ward - near other family members whose homes were close to "Roseboom's Gate." Successful members of the Albany business community, they were Albany mainstays throughout a marriage that lasted more than fifty years.
Maria Sanders Roseboom lost her husband in 1739. She died two years later in July 1741.
Sources: The life of Maria Sanders Roseboom is CAP biography number 1434. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 1/5/05