By 1779, John Easton had settled in Albany. In that year, he was listed on the assessment roll as a homeowner in the first ward. Two years later, he purchased "freedom of the city" - the right to conduct business in Albany. At that time, he was identified as a cordwainer.
He was married to Janet Rutherford. In 1779, their son was baptized in the Albany Dutch church. Other births followed. In 1788, another son was baptized in the Albany Presbyterian church. Future Albany householder William Easton probably was their older son.
Sources: The life of John Easton is CAP biography number 7912. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. He probably was of Scottish ancestry. An unsubstantiated source calls him the son of William Easton of Burnfoot County, Scotland!
first posted 11/15/02; recast and revised 3/31/17