Lydia Lievers Verplanck


Lydia Lievers was the wife of Albany resident William Verplanck. We seek information on her origins and parentage. Perhaps she was the Lydia who was the last child born to the marriage of Livinius and Catharina Vandenbergh Lievense and christened in Albany in January 1728.

In July 1759, Lydia was identified as a "spinster" at the time that she married Willem Verplanck at the Albany Dutch church. By 1765, three children had been christened in the Albany church where she was a member and pewholder.

These Verplancks raised their family in a middling home in Albany's third ward. In 1790, their household included only three adults and two slaves. In February 1787, both parents were listed as sponsors at the christening of their daughter's son who was named "Willem."

Lydia Lievers Verplanck would have been seventy-two in 1800 and probably did not live into the nineteenth century.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: Without defining demographic information, the life of Lydia Lievers Verplanck has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 12/20/10