Martin Everts


Martin Everts was listed on the census of Albany householders taken by the British army in June 1756. At that time, he was identified as a laborer. His modest home was judged able to accommodate only two soldiers "in a pinch," that it had only one fireplace, one room with "fire," and that the family occupied one room.

Spelled variously, Martin "Evers" probably was born during the 1720s or 1730s. At this point, we have not been able to connect him with the branches of the Albany Everts family - although he may have been the son of Johannes Evertse. Incomplete Anglican and Lutheran baptism records have impaired our determination of his origins.

A son named "Johannes" was born to Marten Evert and Catarina Steur and christened in the Albany Dutch church in August 1753. Their daughter, Margarita, was baptized by Reverend Oglivie in December 1755. Almost a decade later, on June 10, 1764, the marriage of "Marten Everts" (Crannel:) and Cathar. Chester, "both of this City," was certified by "banns" in the Albany Dutch church records. His name is otherwise absent from existing Albany church records.

This individual was an Albany resident during the 1750s. His name has not been found in the body of records for greater Albany County for the 1760s. We seek information on his origins and later life.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Martin Everts is CAP biography number 7991. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 11/20/07