Elsie Cuyler Ten Eyck


Elsie Cuyler was born in September 1728. She was the daughter of Johannes Jr. and Catherine Glen Cuyler. She grew up in a comparatively small family in a merchant's home in the second ward.

She was past her twenty-seventh birthday when she married forty-two-year-old Barent Ten Eyck in January 1756. The marriage appears to have been childless but both partners were long-time members, pewholders, and baptism sponsors at the Albany Dutch church. These Ten Eycks lived in the second ward where Barent was a silversmith, businessman, and alderman. In 1767, Elsie was named as an heir of her uncle, John Glen.

Elsie Cuyler Ten Eyck died in November 1791. She had lived sixty-eight years. Her husband survived until 1795.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elsie Cuyler Ten Eyck is CAP biography number 521. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/20/07