Eva Marselis Roseboom
Eva Marselis was christened on January 1, 1726. She was the daughter of Albany residents Johannes and Johanna Beekman Marselis. Their first ward home included several future Albany residents. Her father died in 1746 but her mother appears to have survived at least into the 1760s.
In 1788, widow Eva was listed as the owner of the house in the third ward. In 1790, her household was tended by three slaves. In 1800, she was alone in the house with two slaves and an unrelated free person. In 1804, she promised to free her slave "Peter" upon her death. By March 31, 1811, Peter had been freed.
Widow Eva Marselis Roseboom probably was dead by or before 1810.
Sources: The life of Eva Marselis Roseboom is CAP biography number 699. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/10/07; updated 2/15/12