Anna Sickles Young


Anna Sickles probably was born during the 1730s. We have yet to connect her to the Sickles family of Albany and greater New York/New Jersey. We seek definitive demographic information on her origins and life.

In December 1760, this Albany native ("Hannah Seckels") married newcomer feltmaker Philip Young at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, she was identified as an "Albany city spinster." By 1771, five children had been christened in the Albany church where both parents were occasional baptism sponsors.

After perhaps a few years on the Manor, by 1767 Philip Young was a resident of Albany's first ward. The couple appear to have raised their family in modest Albany homes.

Philip and Anna were alone in their third ward home in 1790. The "wife of Philip Young" was buried from the church in September 1793. Young lived until mid-1800.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Sickles Young is CAP biography number 1498. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/20/11