The Truax family in early Albany were descended from "Philippe Du Truy," a Walloon who emigrated to New Netherland and died during the 1650s. His daughter, Susanna, married the founder of the Albany Wendell family.
Many spelling variations of du Trieux, Truex, Truax have been encountered in the community's historical record.
In 1790, four Truax households including that of Market Street mainstay Isaac I. Truax appeared on the first Federal census of Albany. Nine more Truax-named households were identified in surrounding Watervliet.
In 1815, only two Truax-named households remained in the city.
Since then, the family and the name of "Truax" is recalled in many ways all across the United States.
Sources: Our work on the Truax family is informed chiefly by family and community-based resources.
Internet resources: Descendants of Philippe du Trieux; Pearson;
first posted: 9/30/05; opened 6/15/06