As she lived until 1743, she probably was born about 1650 - making her at least fifteen years younger than her husband. Their marriage during the 1670s may have produced as many as twelve children who further established the Gansevort name in Albany. Like most of her family, Maria probably was a member of the Albany Dutch church where she witnessed a number of baptisms.
Wife and mother, in 1678 she appeared in court to argue a case on behalf of her husband. By that time, these Gansevoorts had become Albany mainstays as Harmen Harmanse successfully followed her father in the brewing business.
Maria Conyn Gansevoort's long life came to a close in January 1743. She was buried in the Albany Dutch church cemetery.
Maria's marriage is more thoughtfully considered in The Gansevoorts of Albany, pp. 25-27.
first posted: 7/30/03; revised 6/17/10