Mary Price Charles


Mary Price was born during the early 1770s. She probably was not the child of Albany mainstay John Price. We seek information on her background and early life.

She was the wife of Albany resident George Charles. We have not located their marriage in the extant records of the early Albany churches. However, their children were christened at the Albany Dutch church between 1796 and 1803.

Her husband had a landmark tannery at 146 and other addresses on South Pearl Street at least until 1830. He also was a city leather inspector.

In January 1818, she and her husband sold a lot on Liberty Street (formerly Grass Lane).

Mary Price Charles lost her husband in 1848. The newspaper noted that Mrs. Mary Charles died in April 1851 at the age of seventy-four.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Mary Price Charles has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
The subject of this sketch should not be confused with her supposed mother-in-law, Widow Mary Hogan Charles whose household was configured on the census in 1790 and in 1800 and whose property was valued on the Albany assessment of 1788.

privately posted: 1/20/08; online 5/20/10