Catharina Waldron Van Deusen
Catharina Waldron was born in September 1722. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Beekman Waldron. This eldest daughter grew up as part of a large family in the first ward home of a mason and local office holder.
This Van Deusen family made its home in the first ward from where Arent followed his father-in-law in masonary work and through a career that would last until almost the end of the century. However, he would be a widower for much of that time.
The "wife of Arent Van Deusen" was buried from the Albany Dutch church in January 1760. Catharina Waldron Van Deusen had lived only thirty-eight years. Her father's will, filed in 1768, provided for Tryntie's two living daughters. Her husband survived until 1792.
Sources: The life of Catharina Waldron Van Deusen is CAP biography number 675. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 10/10/09