Elizabeth Hilton Fryer
Stefan Bielinski

Elizabeth Hilton was born in 1737. she was the daughter of Albany carpenter William Hilton and his wife, Maria Jones Hilton. She grew up on Albany's Southside along the cowpath that later became South Pearl Street.

Elizabeth was identified as a spinster in 1760 when she married her neighbor, Albany weaver Isaac I. Fryer. Over the next decade-and-a-half, their children were baptized in Albany churches. Like her husband, she was a communicant of St. Peter's Anglican church.

These Fryers lived along South Pearl Street surrounded by both of their families. In 1790, their first ward home housed eight family members including Isaac's sixty-year-old sister Catherine Fryer.

Elizabeth Hilton Fryer died in August 1794 a month shy of her fifty-eighth birthday. She was buried in the Episcopal cemetery. Her husband lived until 1802.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Hilton Fryer is CAP biography number 2540. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 11/10/03