He was born about 1755 and was fifty-years-old in April 1804 when he was freed by Albany businessman and officeholder Abraham G. Lansing. He was married to Catherine and had a son Thomas who was born into slavery in 1799.
Beginning in 1813, city directories identify him variously as a "laborer," cartman, and grocer. In 1815, he was living at 39 Columbia Street. In 1821, "Alicot & Anthony" were listed as grocers at 22 Washington.
In 1818, he purchased the remaining time of his nineteen-year-old son, Thomas, from attorney Stephen Lush.
Subsequent directories list a Thomas Allicot as a "waiter" as late as 1830 - but that may have been his son. Although he was free since 1804, census rolls do not include the name of this prominent Afro-Albanian!
first posted: 1/15/03