Abraham Sickles, Jr.


This Abraham Sickles probably was born during the latter part of the 1770s. He was known as Abraham Sickles, Jr." - but probably was not the son of the older Albany resident Abraham Sickles.

In October 1800, he married Elisa Johnson at the Albany Dutch church. The marriage is said to have produced fifteen children.

In 1800, his second ward household consisted solely of a young couple and was located near that of Abraham Sr. Subsequent census returns showed his household with five children - aging through the early 1800s.

By 1813, he (no longer Jr. and noted as still alive in 1854) seems to have settled on Liberty Street in the first ward. At that time, he was identified as a baker. Over the next decades, he was identified as a constable, police constable, and high constable at a number of addresses in what became the Fourth Ward.

During the 1800s, he is said to have been a member and officer of Albany's Mt. Vernon Lodge.

Abraham Sickles, "long known as an efficient officer of the city police, died" in May 1861 at the age of eighty-one.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Abraham Sickles is CAP biography number 7031. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/25/09