Nicholas Hallenbeck was born in December 1747. He was the son of Isaac and Gerritje Van Woert Hallenbeck. In 1764, he was scheduled to receive a conditional bequest in the will of his grandfather. Apparently, his father had left Albany by that time and did not return.
In 1771, he married Jane Willis at St. Peter's Anglican church. At that time, he was identified as a carpenter. By 1775, the marriage had produced two children. In June 1787, he married Maria Shutt at the Albany Dutch church.
In 1772, he was chosen constable for the second ward. In October 1773, he was examined regarding a disputed election for city alderman. He stated that he was born in Albany and had lived in the third ward for approximately eleven months.
Not thirty at the start of the war, we seek information on his wartime activities. In June 1780, he was identified as a carpenter and a bailsman for John Blackley. A month late, he was discharged (released) from that duty.
In 1779, his real property holdings were valued on city assessment rolls. On both surveys, returns showed two pieces of property - one as part of the larger Hallenbeck holdings on the Southside of Albany. The other lot may have been in the third ward. A decade later, his holdings no longer appeared on Albany rolls.
We seek information on his later life and passing.
Sources: The life of Nicholas Hallenbeck is CAP biography number 5233. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. A number of other same-named contemporaries lived in Albany County.
first posted: 10/25/07