Elizabeth Dox Kane


Elizabeth Dox was born in April 1744. She was the daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Marselis Dox. She probably grew up in the Albany countryside. We seek more information on her family life!

She was the wife of merchant William Kane - although she does not appear to have been married in an Albany church. The marriage produced several children. Into the 1790s, she was a pewholder at the Albany Dutch church while her husband was a Presbyterian.

During the War for Independence, William Kane was suspected of disloyalty by the Albany revolutionaries. Her fate during his troubles is presently not clear.

These Kanes lived north of Albany in Watervliet.

Elizabeth Dox Kane died in September 1793 and was buried from her church. She had lived fifty years. Her husband survived until 1812.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Dox Kane is CAP biography number 551. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 10/30/09