George Hutton, Jr.


George Hutton, Jr. may have been born early in 1774 or perhaps in 1782. However, traditional sources agree that he was the son of George and Anna Marie Viele Hutton and probably was born in New York City prior to the war. By the late 1770s, his parents had re-located to Albany. We seek information on his adolescence and early adulthood.

In January 1801, he was identified as a member of an Albany fire company.

His wife, Elizabeth (perhaps Eliza Smedes), joined the Albany Presbyterian church in 1814. Their names have not been encountered in available documents of other early Albany churches.

His father died in 1806 and George Jr. succeeded him in the Albany-based business George Sr. had built with George's older brother, silversmith Isaac Hutton. However, we cannot be certain that community-based information for "George Hutton" dated before 1806 refers to the father or his son.

As early as 1803, George Jr. was known as a merchant in the city of Albany. The membership lists of the Albany Mechanics Society referred to him as a silversmith. In 1808, he was among those invited to the funeral of an Albany neighbor.

The city census for 1810 configured his household with two boys, five girls, a slave, and George and his wife.

Beginning in 1813, city directories listed his resident next to that of his brother on lower Columbia Street and their store on South Market Street.

By 1820, the name of George Hutton, Jr. had dropped from Albany rolls. We seek information his later life and passing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of George Hutton, Jr. has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/10/11