Elizabeth Tillman James
Stefan Bielinski

Elizabeth Tillman was born in March 1774. She was the daughter of Watervliet residents John Tillman, Jr. and his wife, Mary Barbara Powers Tillman.

In August 1796, she married William James in New York City. Her twins were born in June 1797. However, their twenty-three-year-old mother lived only a few more days.

Elizabeth Tillman James died on June 9, 1797 and was buried in the Albany Presbyterian burial ground. Her husband re-married in 1798!

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The short life of Elizabeth Tillman James is CAP biography number 2133. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 3/15/04