In 1715, Jacob's name appeared on the roster of an Albany militia company.
In 1723, he was appointed city bellman. He was re-appointed in 1726 and 1727. Whether he served in the interim or afterwards is not evident from the extant city records. However, in October 1725, his account was paid from the city treasury.
In March 1726, he purchased a lot on the south side of the city opposite a pasture and west of the street leading to Widow Hallenbeck's. In 1730, he purchased another lot on the east side of Pearl Street.
Jacob Egmont was buried in the churchyard in May 1734. He had lived less than fifty years.
Sources: The life of Jacob Egmont is CAP biography number 7919. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We remain uncertain about the exact origins of the Albany/Rensselaerswyck Egmont family. See also, NYGBR.
first posted: 4/10/11