Thomas Guest


In 1800, the Albany city census configured the second ward household of Thomas Guest with three children and two adults. In 1802, the second ward assessment roll valued his house and lot on Van Schaick Street modestly. At this point, these seem to be the only references to him in the comprehensive community record. We seek information on his origins and path to Albany.

He probably was born during the early 1770s. Perhaps his parents were John and Sarah Jordan Guest of Middlesex, New Jersey. Perhaps he came to Albany with family members during the era of the American Revolution.

He is said to have married Gertrude Schuyler - perhaps in 1793. At least seven children subsequently were christened in Albany to parents identified as "Thomas Guest and Gertrude Schuyler."

We seek information on the later life and passing of Albany resident Thomas Guest.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Thomas Guest is CAP biography number 8290. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

Marriage: His wife was the daughter of Albany resident Dirck Schuyler although their marriage does not appear in the records of the Albany Dutch church.

first posted 6/10/13