The Marselis family of early is descended from legendary New Netherland pioneer Marcellus Jans Van Bommel who came to Beverwyck before 1664 and also from Hendrick Marselis - an Albany resident of the seventeenth century.
By 1697, the two Marselis pioneers and two sons were listed in separate households on the city census. The lines of both first settlers were represented further by the marriages of their daughters into other early Albany families.
In 1756, four Marselis households were listed on the census of Albany householders.
In 1790, two Marselis-named households remained in the city.
Albany-born Marselis women married members of the Hooghkerk, Van Zandt, and Yates families. Hendrick Marselis's daughters married Matthew Hooghteeling and Patrick Mc Gregory.
first posted: 8/20/02; last revised 1/5/04