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 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.
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