Bata Van Woert Easterly


Bata Van Woert was born in January 1753. She was an older daughter in the family of Teunis and Elizabeth Van Deusen Van Woert. She was named for her maternal grandmother and grew up in the family home near the Manor House in Watervliet.

In December 1779, she married newcomer Thomas Easterly at the Albany Dutch church. By 1792, six children had been christened there.

These Easterlys first raised their family in a modest home in the second ward.

Early in 1799, Bata joined with her husband in the sale of a lot on Maiden Lane.

In 1800, their third ward home was included three young children, three young adults, and the aging Easterlys. That was the last reference to their Albany life.

Bata Van Woert Easterly died sometime after 1800.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Bata Van Woert Easterly is CAP biography number 2412. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/15/10