He was a prominent Albany personage, a property holder, member of a militia troop, voter, and served as firemaster and then alderman in the third ward. He performed some contract work for the city of Albany. In 1756, his home was configured on an inventory of householders made by the British army.
Jacob Dirckse Visscher lost his wife in 1761. In 1762, he filed a will which divided his estate among several people and freed a "Negro man and woman." He died in October 1763 and was buried from the Dutch church.
Sources: The life of Jacob Dirckse Visscher is CAP biography number 4138. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/30/04