Jacob Winne


Jacob Winne was born in February 1760. He was an older son in the large family of Jellis and Feytie Van Woert Winne. He grew up in the Market Street home of North End mainstays who anchored Jacob's family network into the 1800s.

Coming of age during the War for Independence, we seek information on his wartime activities.

His wife was Susanna Everts (or Hoghson). Between 1778 and 1792, three children were christened at the Albany Dutch church where he contributed to church operations. In 1795 and December 1798, sons were christened at the Heldebergh Dutch church in Guilderland. Their father was called "Jacob Winne, Esq."

In 1788, his house and lot were valued on the third ward census. In 1790, his second ward household included five males and a female.

By 1800, his name no longer appeared on Albany rolls although his father's household still was configured on the city census.

A map of lots in the West Manor was made by a "Jacob Winne" in 1789.

A Jacob Winne was elected to the New York State Assembly from Albany County and served 1799-1801. More than one Jacob Winne was active in the region during the last quarter of the century.

Perhaps this Jacob Winne died or had left the city. His son became a prominent third ward resident. Perhaps his widow, Susanna Winne, died at Schenectady in 1840 at the age of eighty.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacob Winne is CAP biography number 2958. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 12/10/09