Nancy Cadogen Hilton


Nancy (Ann) Cadogen probably was born during the 1740s. We seek information on her origins and path to Albany.

She was the wife of Albany native Thomas Hilton. A daughter was born in 1779 and a son in 1784. They were christened in Albany churches. Her husband was a member of St. Peter's.

These Hiltons raised their family in a modest house in the first ward. By 1790, their household included six people. By 1800, only two children remained in their home.

Nancy lost her husband when Thomas Hilton died in September 1802. Beginning with the first city directory in 1813, the widow Nancy Hilton's home was listed at the corner of Union and Division Streets (or at 41 Union). Her name appeared in the directory (although not every year) at least through 1821.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Nancy Cadogen Hilton is CAP biography number 684. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 2009; revised 2/8/17