Egbert Egberts


Egbert Egberts was born in March 1711. He was the son of Albany residents Benjamin and Anna Visscher Egberts. He grew up in a businessman's home located in the second ward.

Egbert Egberts married twice. He wed Rachel [ __ ] in September 1727. After having six children christened (between 1728 and 1739) at the Dutch and Lutheran churches, Rachel died and he married Maria Lents. That union produced at least four children between 1743 and 1756.

This Egberts family lived in Albany's first ward. "Capt. Egbers" skippered a sloop and also was known as a "schiper" and mariner. He served the community as a firemaster three times from 1731 to 1749. He was a freeholder and contractor of the city. He also owned real property in New York City that had been acquired by the couple in 1740.

He filed a will in 1760. It named his wife Maria and five living children as his heirs. Egbert (Teunisse) Egberts was buried from his church in August 1760. He had lived fifty-nine years.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Egbert Teunisse Egberts is CAP biography number 4515. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 10/25/06