Jacob A. Ten Eyck
Stefan Bielinski

Jacob A. Ten Eyck was born in February 1772. He was the son of Albany residents Abraham and Anna Lansing Ten Eyck.

He married Magdalena Gansevoort at the Albany Dutch church in April 1795. By 1809, the marriage had produced nine children. These Ten Eycks lived on the Gansevoort estate called Whitehall.

Jacob A. Ten Eyck was a businessman who sold dry goods and other products at various Albany locations. He seems to have been the partner of his brother, Abraham Ten Eyck, Jr. Even before the death of his father-in-law in 1810, he also took charge of the Gansevoort dock and then of the Whitehall property.

[The prominent life of another Jacob A. Ten Eyck (1781-1859), a member of the State Assembly, prevents assignment of substantial qualitative information to this subject.]

Jacob A. Ten Eyck died in July 1862 at his "Whitehall Place" home. He had lived more than ninety years!

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacob A. Ten Eyck is CAP biography number 4822. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Additional family information is available online.

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first posted: 3/15/04