Anthony Hallenbeck


Anthony Hallenbeck was born in December 1738. He was the son of Hendrick and Susanna Bradt Hallenbeck. He grew up as a younger son in the very large family of a prominent first ward landholder.

In 1764, Anthony was named co-executor of the will of his father who died two years later. He was among the eight living children who ultimately would share in the substantial estate that encompassed a large part of the South End of Albany.

In 1766 and '67, his first ward house and property was accorded modest assessments.

In December 1767, he married Albany native Cornelia Cooper at the Albany Dutch church. By 1788, eleven children had been christened where both parents were members.

In 1773, he sold a lot near the pastures to Jellis De Garmo.

We seek information on his wartime activities. Afterwards, he was granted a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

Anthony seems to have raised his family in the landmark Pearl Street house of his father. Assessment rolls for the remainder of the century document his first ward holdings. In 1799, the first ward assessment showed two residences under the name of Anthony Hallenbeck.

In 1788, he was among those marching ahead of the Albany cordwainers celebrating ratification of the Federal constitution.

In 1790, his household included ten family members. A decade later, only two small children were living there with the aging parents.

In 1788 and again in 1791, he was identified as a fireman in the first ward.

In August 1797, he was identified as a freeholder and a shoemaker in the first ward.

Anthony Hallenbeck died sometime after 1800. His will passed probate in January 1809. His widow survived until 1846.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anthony Hallenbeck is CAP biography number 5247. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 1/20/11; updated 5/6/18