William Schoon


In 1800, the Albany household of one William Schoon was configured on the census of the second ward. Subsequent information notes that he was born in Scotland. We seek defining information on his specific origins and path to Albany.

His wife was named "Helen." She died in June 1802 and was buried in the United Presbyterian cemetery. Between 1815 and 1819, at least three children were buried there as well.

In March 1810, he was among those who attended a meeting of local "Republicans" held at Jared Skinner's "long room" on Green Street.

In 1813, the first city directory listed him at 53 and in years following at 40 Fox Street. At least thru 1827, the name appeared in the city directories on Fox or at 6 North Pearl Street.

Past diminishing returns and with critical facts still unrecovered, we move on for now from the life of Albany resident William Schoon

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of William Schoon has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

No probate matereial found but other Albany Schoons filed as well.

first posted 2/20/18