Medad Cande


According to family-based resources, Medad Cande (also Candee) was born in May 1768. His family probably was from Connecticut.

In any event, by 1800, Medad was married and living in Albany when his first ward household consisting of eight people was configured on the city census. In 1810, his household accounted for nineteen people - including two free persons of color.

His wife was Betsey Bristol. Their son, Lansing, was buried from the Albany Presbyterian church in September 1803.

Beginning with the first issue in 1813, city directories identified him as an innkeeper living at 66 Court Street which became 484 South Market Street in 1815. Subsequent directories identified him as an officer of an Albany Masonic Lodge. By 1820, he no longer was listed in the Albany directory.

By that time, he probably had moved to Stillwater in Saratoga County where he was well-known as a tanner and shoemaker.

Medad Cande died in April 1852. He had lived eighty-four years. Like other family members, he was buried in a family plot at the Presbyterian cemetery north of Stillwater.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Medad Cande is CAP biography number 3320. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/20/09