Future Albany resident David Bromley (aka Bromlee) probably was born during the 1760s or early 70s. At this point, we have not found that he was closely connected to the larger Albany Bromley family. However, his origins appear to have been in New England.
Perhaps he was the David Bromley listed as the head of a household in New London, Connecticut in 1790.
By July 1799, David "Bromlee" had married one Elspy Aikins when their son (Robert) was christened at the Albany Dutch church. In 1802, he rented a pew at the United Presbyterian Church where he also was a trustee. In June 1811, their daughter "Ann Eliza" was buried from that church as was a thirty-year-old namesake in 1829.
Beginning with the first edition in 1813. he was identified as a grocer located at 50 Chapel Street. During those years, a number of grocers were identified by Chapel Street addresses. In 1817, David Bromlee was last listed in the directory at 44 Chapel.
Sources: The life of this David Bromley is CAP biography number 5956. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 9/20/15; updated 2/23/16