Henry B. Hallenbeck


Henry B. Hallenbeck was born in October 1766. He was the first child born to the marriage of Albany natives Bernardus and Neeltie Clark Hallenbeck. He grew up in a large first ward family in a modest home perhaps on or near Court Street.

In 1790, the first Federal census showed him alone in a first ward house. That would change after he married nineteen-year-old Rachel Winne at the Albany Dutch church in July 1790. By 1806, seven children had been christened in Albany. The census of 1800 showed the couple and four young children in their household located near his widowed mother and other family homesteads.

In 1796, he was identified as a member of a Southside fire company. In 1813, he was identified as a member of the "council" and as "Inspector of Weights and measures and of bread."

These Hallenbecks lived on family property at what became 61 South Pearl Street in 1814. By 1815, his name was gone from the directory.

Henry B. Hallenbeck was dead by February 1815 when his will passed probate.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Henry B. Hallenbeck is CAP biography number 5281. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 12/20/07; updated 2/11/12