Elizabeth Visscher Glen


Elizabeth Visscher was born in October 1743. She was the daughter of Johannes and Catharine Van Slyck Visscher. She appears to have been the youngest child in a smallish and mostly Schenectady-based family.

In December 1762, she married Albany native Henry Glen at the Dutch church in Schenectady. By 1785, seven children were christened at the Dutch churches in Albany and Schenectady where both parents were prominent members.

Henry Glen was a land trader who seems to have maintained residences in both Albany and Schenectady.

Elizabeth Visscher Glen died in May 1809. She had lived almost sixty-six years. Her husband survived until January 1814 when he was buried from his Schenectady home.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Elizabeth Visscher Glen is CAP biography number 1903. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

His Albany home showed seven slaves in 1790. In 1800, Glen's household was configured on the census in the second ward of Schenectady with four children and five slaves.

first posted: 10/20/11