William Talbot


William Talbot (also "Tolbert") seems to have been born before 1755. We seek information on his origins, early life, and path to Albany residency.

During the war years, a William Talbot was listed as an enlisted man on a roster for the first regiment of the New York Line. We seek additional infomation on his wartime service.

In March 1777, he was in Albany when he married Anna (Hannah) Young at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, both partners were identified as young people "of this city." By 1801, at least seven children had been christened at Albany churches.

In 1785 and '86, he was appointed constable for the third ward.

In 1788, his modest personal holdings were valued on the Albany assessment roll in the third ward. By 1790, he was counted among the heads of household in the first ward (probably in the area between Market/Court Street and the river). In 1800, his household was enumerated on the Albany census in the second ward. His household also was on the Albany census in 1810.

City directories listed him as a laborer living on Van Schaick and then Montgomery Streets. In 1813, a Philip Talbot was listed in the directory at 16 Van Schaick. Later, an Elizabeth Talbot lived at the 16 Van Schaick Street address.

William Talbot was dead by February 23, 1820 when letters of administration were issued on his estate.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of William Talbot has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/10/09