Anna (Hannah) Van Zandt was born in November 1722. She was the eldest daughter in the large family of Albany residents Johannes and Sara Hilton Van Zandt. Her mother died in 1743, leaving her the most likely to help raise many youngers brothers and sisters.
By the mid-1740s, she had married her Southside neighbor, Albany slooper and tavernkeeper John Fryer. By 1760, six of her children were baptized at St. Peter's Anglican church where her husband was a member.
Anna Van Zandt Fryer was alive in May 1776 when she was paid by the Albany Committee of Correspondence for services performed by her negro. She was not named in the will filed by her husband in November 1783.
first posted: 11/5/03