Margarita Livingston Chinn


Margarita Livingston was born in October 1742. She was the daughter of Albany natives John and Catharina Ten Broeck Livingston. She grew up in a large and mobile family that lived in New York, Montreal, Albany, and at places in-between!

In July 1779, she was middle-aged when she married fellow Canadian refugee Edward Chinn at the Albany Dutch church where she had been christened almost thirty-seven years earlier. This late marriage produced no children.

After living briefly in Albany, the couple settled permanently in Claverack where the aged Chinn was a prominent resident.

Margarita Livingston Chinn lost her husband in 1802. After that she was listed in Albany city directories as a widow living at 26 Maiden Lane. She also controlled additional real property in Albany. She died in November 1820 at the age of seventy-eight. She was buried in the Episcopal church cemetery. Her remains later were relocated to the Albany Rural Cemetery.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Margarita Livingston Chinn is CAP biography number 5041. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/15/06