Jacob Evertsen


This Jacob Evertsen was born about 1767. We are uncertain about his parentage but would expect him to have been a member of the Albany-area Evertson family.

His wife was Hannah Slingerland - although we still search for her connection to the larger Albany family. Between 1789 and 1807, at least five children were christened in Albany churches.

For several decades from the 1790s until his death, he was an Albany mainliner. In 1798, he was identified as a cordwainer. He probably lived at 22 Fox Street and owned at least three additional lots in the North End of Albany as well. Beginning in 1800, his third ward household was configured on the census.

Listed in the city directory at 22 Fox Street from the first edition in 1813, in 1815 and 1816, his name in the directory listing was italicized - identifying him as a "free person of color." However, subsequent listings carried no such distinction.

Jacob Evertsen died in July 1829 at the age of sixty-two. He was buried from the Dutch church and his stone resides in the church plot. His will passed probate in September of that year. Letters of administration were issued a month later.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacob Evertsen is CAP biography number 7972. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. At this point, we have not connected him to the Albany Everts family.

first posted: 10/15/07