Judith Van Buren Ten Eyck


Judith Van Buren was born in April 1735. She was the daughter of Johannes and Eytie (Ida) Van Buren. Her long-lived father is said to have been a farmer of some note and among the early settlers of Schodack/Castleton.

In February 1756, Judike married Albany native Tobias C. Ten Eyck at the Dutch church. At that time, she was identified as a native of "Schotak." By 1765, four children had been christened in Albany.

These Ten Eycks made their home south of Albany on a farm in Coeymans. In 1790, her nine person household was served by ten slaves.

Tobias Ten Eyck died in 1791. His will passed probate in 1792. After that, his widow has not been accounted for in the community-based documents examined so far.

Judith Van Buren Ten Eyck is said to have lived until December 1823. At that time, she would have been more than eighty-eight years old.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Judith Van Buren Ten Eyck has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 6/30/13