His place in Albany society seemed assured when he married Cornelia Schermerhorn in September 1700. By 1709, the marriage had produced six children who were christened at the Albany Dutch church where he was an occasional baptism sponsor.
Barent Ten Eyck was on his way to becoming an Albany mainstay. In 1699, he joined in a petition pledging loyalty to the King of England. Subsequent assessment rolls valued his second ward property at a substantial rate. He served on juries and was appointed firemaster and surveyor for the second ward in 1708 and 1710.
His rise was cut short when Barent Ten Eyck died in January 1710 at the age of thirty-one. His widow survived for a number of years afterward.
first posted: 9/10/04