By 1675, he had married Abigail Utenbogert and had settled in Albany. By 1700, the marriage produced ten or more children who were christened at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member and regular baptism sponsor.
In 1678, he purchased a house and lot on the hill in Albany from Abraham Van Tricht. The following year, his home was included on the Albany census. In 1689, his first ward property was enumerated on the assessment roll. For several decades he was an Albany mainstay. By 1709, his main property was in the second ward and was of modest value. Previously, he had inherited real property in New York from his father's estate.
He was a shoemaker who actively supported community functions as juror, assessor and collector, and constable. He was appointed assistant alderman under the new city charter in 1686. He was elected and re-elected alderman a number of times afterwards. In 1699, he signed a community-based document pledging loyalty to the king of England.
Isaac Verplanck may have died during the 1720s!
first posted: 6/10/05