Mary Price Hilton
Stefan Bielinski

Mary Price was born about 1720. She was the daughter of garrison officer John and Mary Price.

In 1742, she married innkeeper and businessman Benjamin Hilton the Albany Dutch church. However, like her husband she was a member at St. Peter's - where most of her children probably were baptized.

Over the next three decades, Mary raised her children and helped Benjamin Hilton run a popular Southside inn.

By 1779, Benjamin Hilton was dead and Widow Mary Hilton was listed as the owner of a first ward home and an additional lot as well. In 1790, her household was served by four slaves.

Early in 1794, Mary began to liquidate her shares of real estate in her late husband's estate. Mary Price Hilton died in September 1794.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Mary Price Hilton is CAP biography number 8458. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 04/30/03