Philip Young


Philip Young was born during the 1730s.

In December 1760, he was identified as a feltmaker of the city of Albany when he married Albany native Anna Sickles. By 1771, five children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where both parents received services and were occasional baptism sponsors.

In 1766, his modest holdings were assessed in the west manor of Rensselaerswyck. The next year, he owned a house in Albany's first ward and was living there. By 1779, however he had relocated to the third ward where his real property was valued. However, in 1788, his house and property were listed in the first ward). His household was configured on the third ward census of 1790 and included only a man and a woman. His name was not on the city census in 1800.

In January 1770, he was made a member of the Albany night watch.

Young's name appeared on the muster roll of a Rensselaerswyck militia company in 1767. Later, he was awarded a Revolutionary War land bounty right in conjunction with the Eighth Regiment of he Albany County militia. In 1779, he was identified as a rank-and-file member of Captain John Price's militia company.

Philip Young lost his wife in 1793. He died in June 1800 and was buried from the Dutch church.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Philip Young is CAP biography number 6970. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek defining information on his origins and work activities. We are unsure of a possible connection to Joseph and Peter Young - contemporary Albany residents.

first posted: 12/30/04; recast 8/8/11