In 1800, the Albany census first configured the household of one Joseph Bloomer in the first ward. At that time, a boy and four girls under ten, and a male and two females aged 26-45 were living at that address. A decade later, the census showed four boys and four girls under 17, a male over 45 and a female 26-46 (a total of ten people) in the Bloomer household. Following our most recent sweep of community and Internet-based resources, we still seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany. A number of possible birth dates, complicates our assignment of qualitative information of this particular early Albany life.
In 1799, his house, lot, and personal property in the first ward were valued moderately. Beginning with the first edition in 1813, the city directory listed him as a carpenter in the city directory at 22 Union Street. Subsequent listings called him a "ship carpenter" at nearby 30 Hamilton Street. However, following the entry in 1816, his name dropped from the city directory.
Sources: The life of Joseph Bloomer is CAP biography number 7362. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 5/30/18; revised 9/17/18