Rachel Norton Milton
Stefan Bielinski

Rachel Norton probably was b orn during the 1730s. We seek information on her background and early life.

She married widower Henry Milton at the Albany Dutch church on the last day of 1757. By 1776, six of her children had been christened in Albany churches.

These Miltons lived in Rensselaerswyck and later along the Albany waterfront where Henry rented a house and worked at a number of jobs. Chronically in need, his family received subsistence from the Dutch church.

Rachel Norton Milton died in August 1801 and was buried "gratis" in a grave dug by her husband!



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Rachel Norton Milton is CAP biography number 2021. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining information on her origins. Several senarios are possible within Albany Norton families!

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first posted: 3/30/03