Ariaantie Vanderpoel Verplanck


Ariaantie Vanderpoel was born in November 1695. She was the daughter of Melgert Vanderpoel and his second wife, Elizabeth Teller Vanderpoel. She was raised in the hillside home of a large combined, mainline Albany family.

In September 1710, an action of the Albany Mayor's Court protected her inheritance (a one-sixth share) from the estate of her deceased father even though the adolescent Ariaantie was not present at the proceeding.

In February 1720, she was named among the heirs and promised "a legacy" from her mother's estate.

In December 1724, Ariaantie was twenty-nine when she married a somewhat older returned frontier trader named Guleyn Verplanck at the Albany Dutch church. By 1739, six children had been christened in Albany.

These Verplancks raised their family in the second ward where Gulyen was a prominent businessman and city official.

Ariaantie lost her husband in July 1749. She lived on for a number of years - being identified as the "Widow Valplantin" on a list of householders drawn by the British army in the summer of 1756. At that time, an occupation was given as "cooper & showmaker." But that reference may have described her sons who were becoming resident adults. Son Isaac had his mother living with him in 1767.

Ariaantie Vanderpoel Verplanck died sometime thereafter.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Ariaantie Vanderpoel Verplanck is CAP biography number 6236. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 11/20/10