John H. Roseboom


John H. Roseboom was born in January 1726. He was the son of Hendrick and Elsje Cuyler Roseboom. He was the first-born son in the small family that made its home on Pearl Street.

His father died in 1754 and John H. became head of their second ward household. During the 1760s, "John H. and mother," "John and sister," and Elsje Roseboom were listed as the owners of second ward properties that were accorded substantial assessments.

One of a number of same-named individuals, this John H. Roseboom does not seem to have married and cannot be connected definitively to existing church information for "John Roseboom."

In 1750, he was appointed constable for the second ward. In 1756 and 1763, he was named firemaster for the second ward. In December 1770, he was identified as a baker and was recommended to be "inspector of flour."

He inherited and held a number of properties in Albany and its environs which later were transferred to his sister, Gerritje, and to her heirs.

For much of the second half of the eighteenth century, imprecise references warn us away from developing this profile further.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John H. Roseboom is CAP biography number 1929. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/10/08