Abraham Cuyler, Jr.
Stefan Bielinski

Abraham Cuyler, Jr. was born in December 1713 - a younger son of Albany mainstays Abraham and Catharina Bleecker Cuyler.

He was past his thirtieth birthday when he married Jannetje Beekman in the Albany Dutch church in 1744. The short-lived marriage produced only two children.

In 1742, he was named co-executor of his father's estate. He was left a house on State Street, part of a lot in Schenectady, a negro, money, and shares of partition lands in the Mohawk county, in the Hestenbrook patent, in "Hunterfield," and in Albany "on the hill." Two years later, he was granted land at Fort Hunter - presumably as a lease from the city government.

By 1749, he had moved his family to New York, where his second child was baptized. He died there in October. Abraham Cuyler, Jr. lived only thirty-six years!



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The short life of Abraham Cuyler, Jr. is CAP biography number 360. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 12/30/02