Ezekiel Tiffany


Ezekiel Tiffany appears to have been born between 1756 and 1774 (perhaps in March 1763). He appears to be the son of Ezekiel of Massachusetts. However, his first name was common within his family thus giving us pause in the assignment of qualitative information.

Perhaps he was the Ezekiel Tiffany who was accorded a lot in the initial partition of property in Cabot, Vermont in November 1786.

A few years later, a man named Ezekiel Tiffany was living in Albany. His wife was named Margaret (perhaps she was the daughter of his neighbor, Charles Newman) - a women of a similar age. Their child was christened in the Albany Lutheran church in May 1789.

In 1788, his name and property were listed on the first ward assesssment roll next to the house of Charles Newman. In 1790 and in 1800, his household was configured on the census of the first ward and charted the growth of his young family. In 1799, his holdings were accorded a modest assessment.

In 1798, he was included on an Albany jury pool and characterized as a "gentleman." Perhaps later Albany resident William Tiffany was his son.

Ezekiel Tiffany died after 1800. Perhaps he was the "Ezra Tiffany" for whose estate letters of administration were issued in March 1803. In 1815, his widow, Margaret, was identified as the head of a household at 107 Fox Street.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Ezekiel Tiffany has not yet been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek definitive information on his origins and passing.

first posted: 4/5/07; updated 11/11/10