Jacob De Garmo
He also was a shoemaker (sometimes called a "cordwainer") who lived in the first ward. In 1755, he was appointed constable and high constable. In 1767, his name appeared on the roster of an Albany militia company.
During the 1770s, Jacob De Garmo was a lieutenant in the Fourteenth Regiment of the Albany County militia. Later, he was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Third Regiment. In July 1777, he was paid for services by the Albany Committee. By the end of the War for Independence, he may have re-located to eastern Albany County where a Jacob De Garmo was listed on the census for Pittstown in 1790.
Sources: The life of Jacob De Garmo is CAP biography number 807. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 2/20/07