Cornelia Ten Eyck Pruyn
These Pruyns lived in the second ward where Samuel Jr. was a prominent trader and skipper.
"Neeltie"or Naltie" Ten Eyck Pruyn lost her husband in December 1785. Briefly, she lived under the household of her son. By 1790, she was identified as the head of a third ward household. In time, her holdings at 24 Maiden Lane included a store and space on the dock. In 1800, her household included three slaves. By 1810, her residence was served by five slaves. City directories called her "Eleanor." She also owned a share of property along Foxes Creek.
The Widow Pruyn died in April 1817. Her will passed probate in June 1817. Neeltie Ten Eyck Pruyn had lived for more than seventy-eight years.
Sources: The life of Cornelia Ten Eyck Pruyn is CAP biography number 4862. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 8/20/07