Catherine Gibson Radcliff


Catherine Gibson probably was born during the 1760s. She is said to have been the daughter of Albany resident David Gibson. Thus, she likely was born in Albany as those Gibsons were city residents at that time. However, we seek defining information on her origins and path to Albany.

Catherine was the wife of Albany native Nicholas Radcliff and the mother of a number of children who were christened in Albany churches at least during the 1790s.

These Radcliffs made their home in the first ward and were the long time residents of 6 Union Street.

Beginning in 1800, she and at least two young girls were enumerated in Gibson's first ward home. Catherine Gibson Radcliff last was accounted for on the household census in 1820. Her husband was still the householder of record in 1830.

We seek information on her later life and passing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Catherine Gibson Radcliff does not appear to have been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first opened 11/30/11; online 1/10/16; updated 6/25/16