The census of 1697 showed their new home in Albany's first ward. He joined other Albany residents in signing a loyalty oath to the King of England in 1699. In 1700, his sloop was carrying cargoes on the Hudson for the provincial government. However, within a decade, he had sold most of his Albany property and moved his family across the river to Staats lands near today's Stockport. He maintained a large farmstead and lived there for the remainder of his life. He acquired additional lands in that region.
Calling himself a resident of Claverack, Abraham Staats filed a will in 1731. It passed probate in January 1740!
Sources: The life of Abraham Staats is CAP biography number 4551. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. He was sometimes called "Abraham Staats, Jr." We seek additional information on his life in the country!
first posted: 2/5/03