Anna Gerrits Yates
Stefan Bielinski

Anna Gerrits was born in March 1713. She was the daughter of Albany shoemaker Jan Gerritse and his second wife, the widow Maria Winne Gerritse.

In June 1733, she married shoemaker Adam Yates. By 1749, her six children were christened at the Albany Dutch church.

These Yateses lived in the North End along the lower part of Foxes Creek in the third ward.

In 1745, she was named to inherit a parcel of ground and some silver and clothing from the estate of her mother.

Anna Gerrits Yates died in September 1751. She had lived only thirty-eight years. Adam Yates survived for several decades longer.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Gerrits Yates is CAP biography number 6014. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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