Bata Van Deusen Hun


Bata Van Deusen was christened at the Albany Dutch church in January 1741. She appears to have been the daughter of Mattheus and Rachel Van Deusen. However, several potential same-named fathers call her exact parentage into question.

In November 1761, she married Albany native Thomas D. Hun at the Albany Dutch church where church records identified both partners as "of Albany." By 1773, four children had been christened in the Albany church where "Barentje" was an occasional sponsor.

This Hun family made its home in the first ward in a section located south of the city's urban core. Thomas D. Hun was known as a carpenter.

Thomas and Bata appear to have been alive in 1800. Bata Van Deusen Hun probably died sometime afterwards.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Bata Van Deusen Hun is CAP biography number 5506. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/10/11