Abraham Quackenbush


Albany resident Abraham Quackenbush probably was born between 1756 and 1774. We move cautiously here with many same-named individuals potentially at risk in the region.

Perhaps, he first married an Elizabeth La Grange at the Albany Dutch church in September 1788. No christenings have been found for them in the available records of early Albany churches. However, their daughter was christened at the Dutch Jerusalem Reformed church in Feura Bush in January 1796. Then, his second (or first) wife may have been Caty Radliff. Their four children (Lawrence, John, Peter, Abraham) were christened in the Albany church between 1795 and 1802 and are accounted for in the survey documents considered below.

In 1799, his personal property of $15 was valued on the first ward assessment under the house and property of Ralph Thompson and near the tannery owned by Lansing & Waters.

In 1800, the city census configured his first ward household with three boys. A decade later, the census taker noted five people (including two adult men and an adult woman) living in his household.

Beginning with the first edition in 1813, Abraham Quackenbush was listed in the city directory as a cooper on Mark Lane or at 44 Dock Street. As late as 1821, the annual directory listed this cooper at 44 Dock Street and his home at 30 Hudson.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Albany resident Abraham Quackenbush.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Abraham Quackenbush is CAP biography number 1969. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

A number of marriage and children senarios are possible for "Abraham" during the second half of the eighteenth century. Unlike the others, the two mentioned here have close Albany connections.

first posted: 10/15/11