Cornelia Dunbar was born in 1761. She was the first child born to Albany area residents Gerrit and Catharina Bradt Dunbar.
These Mc Chestneys/Chesneys lived on the State Street hill where James was a prominent businessman and chairmaker.
In 1802, she was left a chest by her widowed mother.
Cornelia Dunbar Chestney died in May 1826. She had lived sixty-four years. Her husband lived another twenty-one years.
Sources: The life of Cornelia Dunbar Chestney is CAP biography number 2252. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 05/20/03