Thomas Brown


In 1800, the census for the first ward in Albany configured the household of one Thomas Brown. In that home were a man and a woman born prior to 1756 and another female aged 16-24. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany. We are unsure if the Reverend Thomas Brown was an antecedent.

This individual is at-risk to have married as three potential marriages were listed in Albany church records beginning in February 1776 when one Thomas Brown wed "Jannetje La Garmay" at the Albany Dutch church.

Perhaps this Thomas Brown is one of two same-named individuals whose households were configured on the Ballstown census in 1790. Those Ballstown residents had been referenced in the records of wartime organizations more than a decade earlier. More than a dozen Thomas Browns were listed on the 1790 census statewide.

In November 1798, a Thomas Brown was identified as a "cartman" on a list of potential jurors for the Albany Mayor's Court.

In 1799, Thomas Brown's personal property was valued modestly on a first ward assessment roll. And, in 1800, his household was configured on the first ward census. That was the last reference encountered during our ongoing sweep of community and Internet-based resources.

Unsure of defining demographics for the many potential same-named contemporaries, we move on for now from the life of this Albany resident named Thomas Brown.

biography in-progress


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

first posted 3/30/16; revised 4/5/16