Maria Hogan Williams
by
Stefan Bielinski


Maria Hogan was born in June 1697. She was the daughter of Albany innkeeper William Hogan and his wife Martina Becker.

About 1732, she married innkeeper Edward Williams. They had at least two children before he died in 1759. During the 1750s, she witnessed several baptisms at the Albany Dutch church.

Mostly, the career of Edward Williams fell through the many cracks in the community-based record. Following Williams's death, Widow Maria's second ward house was enumerated on the Albany assessment rolls for 1766 and 1767. However, her name disappeared from the community record in the years that followed!

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notes

the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Maria Hogan Williams is CAP biography number 4377. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.



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first posted: 7/5/03; last revised 7/30/03