Elizabeth Wendell Hun
Stefan Bielinski

Elizabeth Wendell was born in April 1738. She was the only child of the short-lived marriage of Abraham and Geertruy Bleecker Wendell. Her mother soon died and her father may have remarried before his death in 1753.

In 1761, she was called a spinster at the time of her marriage to Albany merchant Thomas Hun. Possibly because both partners were several years older than the norm, the marriage appears to have produced just two children who were born during the 1760s.

These Huns lived in the heart of the Market Street business district in a large house built by her husband after the War.

Thomas J. Hun named his wife and children as heirs in his will filed in 1800. Her husband died in 1802. Elizabeth Wendell Hun died in April 1810 at the age of seventy-two. Her son and daughter became prominent Albany residents.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Wendell Hun is CAP biography number 2860. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 5/25/04