Van Alstyne


Spelled variously, the Van Alstyne family of early Albany descends from Jan Martense who came to Beverwyck during the 1650s.

Martin Janse and other offspring became Albany-area residents.

In 1720, four Van Alstyne men were counted among the freeholders of Rensselaerswyck. But none in the city of Albany.

By 1790, no Van Alstyne-named households remained in the city. However, five Van Alstyne homes were listed on the Watervliet census.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: This access page for the Van Alstyne family is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. For a number of reasons, comprehending this family is proving difficult and we encourage caution in trying to sort out the Albany Van Alstynes.
Internet resources: HMGFM; Wheatley and her links; The Olive Tree genealogy; Another offering from The Olive Tree should be of interest.

Follow this link to more information on the Van Alstyne family on this website.
Van Alstyne in the index.

first posted: 9/30/07