Jacob J. Pruyn
Jacob J. Pruyn was born in January 1749. He was the son of Johannes and Jannetie Van Alstyne Pruyn. He grew up in a shoemaker's home in the third ward. This individual seems to have been known as "Jacob J. Pruyn."
In March 1786, he would have been in his mid-thirties when he married Neeltie (Cornelia or Eleanor) De Foreest at the Albany Dutch church. By 1796, five children had been christened at the Albany church where he was a member.
We believe that Jacob J. Pruyn was an Albany resident - possibly the individual identified as a "mariner" in 1784. Perhaps he lived in the
Although not on any wartime rolls, Jacob J. Pruyn was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.
Perhaps this Jacob J. Pruyn died after 1810!
Sources: The life of Jacob J. Pruyn is CAP biography number 3550. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/30/06