Alexander Brice


Spelled variously (Bryce/Brace), Alexander Brice was in Albany at least during the 1780s. He probably was born during the 1750s. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.

In March 1779, the house and lot of Alexander "Brace" was valued on the Albany assessment roll for second ward.

We recognize that this subject would have been at-risk during the War years. Perhaps, we are being confounded by the variable spelling of his name. In September 1778 and afterwards in that year, an Alexander Brice (perhaps from/of Albany) appears to have been serving in Rynier Van Iveren's unit in the Hudson Valley.

After the War, "Alexander Brice" was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the city regiment of the Albany County militia.

His wife was one Elizabeth Cavel(r). On October 10, 1779, the birth of their daughter Mary was noted in the records of the Albany Dutch church. In June 1786, their son was christened at the Albany Presbyterian church. At that time, he was identified as a laborer.

After that, the name of Alexander Brice (including its variants) has not been found during our most recent examination of available community-based record nor in our sweep of Internet-based sources. Past diminishing returns, we move on from the life of this one-time Albany resident.

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Alexander Brice has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 2/10/19