Henry Milton
Stefan Bielinski

Henry Milton is said to have been born in November 1760. He was the son of Henry Milton and his second wife, Rachel Norton Milton.

He probably grew up on his father's East Manor Rensselaerswyck farm. During the Revolution, he was listed on the roster of the sixth regiment of the Albany County militia.

About 1781, he may have married Rhoda Wickwire. That marriage produced eight children. In 1790, he probably was living in his father's third ward house. In 1800, the couple, another man (could be Henry Sr.), and one child were living separately in the same location. At that time, he also owned or leased a lot on Van Schaick Street.

He was raised in the Albany Dutch church and several of his children were buried there. In December 1806, his his child was buried "gratis!" In 1814 and 1815, a Henry Milton was listed in the Albany city directories as a laborer living at 86 Fox Street.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Henry Milton (the younger) is CAP biography number 2005. This profile is derived chiefly from community-based resources. For his marriage, see the online Wickwire family material. We seek more information on his later life! This Albany resident probably was not the loyalist refugee who died in Nova Scotia after 1818.

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first posted: 7/25/02; updated 5/25/11