In November 1732, he married Albany native Margarita Radcliff in the Albany Dutch church where he became a frequent baptism sponsor. By 1748, the marriage had produced seven children including five daughters who married ambitious newcomers!.
Jacobus was a carpenter who lived near his wife's family in a modest first ward home. He served as a firemaster in 1738. Over the years, he received payments from the city government for various services.
Sources: The life of Jacobus Van Valkenburgh is CAP biography number 1306. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. His father seems to be the only Schenectady resident in a largely Albany area family! The Olive Tree has presented a useful Internet summary. Provincial military records reference a number of Jacobus Van Valkenburghs - a name often encountered in greater Albany County!
first posted: 3/30/03; revised 12/26/05