Ariaantie Verplanck Pruyn


Ariaantie Verplanck was born in May 1760. She was the first child born to the marriage of Albany residents William and Lydia Lievers Verplanck. She grew up in a small family in a merchant's home in the third ward.

After 1780, she married Albany native John J. Pruyn. Between 1783 and 1793, five children were christened at the Albany Dutch church. In 1790, Ariaantie Pruyn took charge of a Verplanck family pew at the church.

These Pruyns raised their family in a modest home above the Elm Tree corner. During and after the war, John J. Pruyn supported them as a baker.

The wife of "John T. Pruyn" was buried from the Albany church in December 1795. Her husband survived until 1802. Ariaantie Verplanck Pruyn had lived but thirty-five years.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Ariaantie Verplanck Pruyn is CAP biography number 1106. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 8/10/10