Maria Van Schaick Cumpston


Maria Van Schaick was born in December 1760. She was the daughter of Albany-area residents Andries and Alida Hogan Van Schaick.

In May 1778, Maria was not yet eighteen when she married newcomer army officer Edward Cumpston at the Albany Dutch church. By 1789, five children had been christened in Albany churches.

Cumpston was a merchant whose store and home were located near the Dutch church.

However, the marriage was not a long one as Maria Van Schaick Cumpston was dead by 1796, when Cumpston's second wife gave birth to their first child. Cumpston seems to have left Albany sometime afterwards.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Van Schaick Cumpston is CAP biography number 4049. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/30/07