Maria Van Hoesen Dunbar
Stefan Bielinski

Accoring to traditional sources, Maria Van Hoesen was born about 1695 and was the daughter of Johannes and Jannetje Van Hoesen.

She married innkeeper John Dunbar in April 1724 at the Albany Dutch church. She was his second wife. A month later, the first of their three children was baptized at the Schenectady church. Their last son, Alexander Dunbar, was born in November 1734.

By 1730, these Dunbars had relocated to Schenectady where he kept an inn and made wine.

However, Maria Van Hoesen Dunbar was not mentioned in the will filed by her husband in April 1736.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Van Hoesen (Heusen/Husen) Dunbar is CAP biography number 6412. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 11/5/04