Evert Sixberry


According to traditional sources, Evert Sixberry was born about 1715. He may have been the son of Nicholas and Maria or of "Manassah" Sixberry. We do know that this individual lived in Albany during the middle decades of the eighteenth century.

By 1738, he had married Elsie Egmont. By 1762, nine children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church and one at St. Peter's. His first son was named "Nicholas."

In 1739, he petitioned for and purchased a small piece of land from the city government. In August 1741, he purchased more Albany land.

In 1742, his name was included on a list of Albany freeholders living in the first ward. In 1743 and '47, he was engaged and paid for building and supplying the blockhouse.

In 1767, the second ward house and property of "Mtsr. Sixbury" received a moderately substantial assessment. At the same time, Evert Sixberry was assessed for land in the West Manor of Rensselaerswyck.

Evert Sixberry may have died in New Scotland in 1774.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Evert Sixberry has not yet been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/10/07