Thomas Bisbrown
Stefan Bielinski

Thomas Bisbrown probably was born during the 1760s.

In September 1789, he married surveyor's daughter Mary (or Margaret) Campbell at the Albany Presbyterian church. Without children christened in Albany churches, the marriage may have been childless.

His name first appeared in Albany annals in November 1787 when the Albany Gazette noted he was a clockmaker working at 8 Market Street. His Market Street household was configured on the census in 1790. In February 1793, he was identified as the husband of Margaret Campbell in the will of her father.

The location of Bisbrown's Market Street home was shown on a street map drawn in 1790.

Thomas Bisbrown did not stay in Albany. Within a decade, he reputedly re-located to Schenectady and then to Nova Scotia where his wife died in 1812.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Thomas Bisbrown is CAP biography number 7338. This baseline sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek more definitive information on his origins and passing!

first posted: 8/20/05