Elizabeth Wendell


Elizabeth Wendell was born in August 1717. She was the first child born to Johannes E. and Anna Kip Wendell. She grew up in a businessman's home in the second ward.

In September 1740, she married Abraham H. Wendell at the Albany Dutch church. By 1753, seven children had been christened in Albany where she was a pewholder and baptism sponsor.

These Wendells lived on upper State Street where Abraham H. Wendell was a prominent merchant.

Unfortunately, their marriage would not be a long one. Elizabeth Wendell died in May 1757 and was buried from her church. She was a few months shy of her fortieth birthday. Her children were provided for in the will filed by her brother in 1763. Abraham H. Wendell did not remarry but survived until 1800.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Wendell Wendell is CAP biography number 2674. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 4/10/07