William Capron


The first William Capron first appeared on Albany rolls in 1788, when his modest first ward house and holdings were valued on an Albany assessment roll.

In 1790, census showed his household consisted of a man, a boy, and two females.

A charge for a hearse and two horses in the Dutch church records marked the passing of William Capron on November 12, 1791. Another Albany resident named William Capron (probably his son) died in 1823 at the age of sixty. A third generation William N. Capron lived in Albany until his death in 1835.

We seek information on his origins, marriage and church affiliations, and on his business and other activities.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of William Capron (the elder) has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This outline sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources and only acknowledges his appearance on community survey documents at the end of the century. Perhaps his family came from/through New England.

first posted: 12/30/08