Abraham Isaacse Verplanck


Spelled and referred to variously (aka Abram Planck), Abraham Isaacse was born in Europe during the early part of the seventeenth century. He arrived in New Netherland during the 1630s. He is regarded as the patriarch of the Verplanck family in America.

By 1635, he is said to have wed the widow Maria Vigne. By 1668, their marriage had produced at least eight children. Maria was dead by 1671. Abraham Isaacse does not seem to have remarried. Instead, he raised the surviving children in the greater Manhattan area although he is said to have spent time in the upper Hudson Valley as well. At this point, we have not been able to place this individual on the historical landscape that became the city of Albany.

After a long and successful life in New Netherland and New York, Abraham Isaacse Verplanck was dead by August 1691 when letters testamentary were issued to Jacob Kipp (his principal creditor) in New York.

Two daughters and a son became Albany residents.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Abraham Isaacse Verplanck is CAP biography number 1099. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

Abraham Isaacse's career has been profiled in The history of Abraham Isaacse Ver Planck. It is the best source for much of what we have said about him. Unless we can connect him directly to an Albany life, we probably cannot pursue his story.

first posted 8/20/13; updated 1/15/14