Abraham Joseph Yates1733 - 1805 (71 years)
Name Abraham Joseph Yates Born 17 Dec 1733 Albany, New York Gender Male Died 10 Feb 1805 Albany, New York Person ID I24179 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 27 Jan 2021
Father Joseph Yates, b. 17 Mar 1695, Albany, New York , d. Aft 1775, Albany, New York (Age > 81 years) Mother Hendrickie Hooghkerk, b. Abt 1695, New York , d. 19 Jan 1750, New York (Age 55 years) Married 28 May 1719 New York Family ID F7643 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Jane Jannetie Bradt, b. 20 Feb 1734, Albany, New York , d. 23 Nov 1804, Albany, New York (Age 70 years) Married 22 Jul 1761 Children 1. Hendrick Yates, b. 28 Sep 1763, Albany, New York , d. Abt 1811, Albany, New York (Age 47 years) 2. Jannetje Yates, b. 17 Jul 1766, Albany, New York 3. Hubertje Yates, b. 12 Jun 1769, Albany, New York 4. Annatie Yates, b. 20 Apr 1772, Albany, New York 5. Daniel Yates, b. 9 Sep 1774, New York , d. 29 Jun 1802, New York (Age 27 years) Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 Family ID F8346 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Abraham J. Yates by Stefan Bielinski Abraham J. Yates was born in December 1732. He was the youngest son of Albany residents Joseph and Henrickie Hooghkerk Yates. He grew up in a modest smith's house in Albany's first ward. In 1761, he married Albany native Jannetie Bradt. They set up their home on the southside of Albany along what would be known as Hudson Street. The marriage produced five children - all baptized in the Albany Dutch church between 1763 and 1774. Abraham J. Yates was a baker - working from his modest frame home. Over the next quarter century, he was able to acquire additional lots near his home and bakery. Like other Yates family members, he was connected to city hall in service positions as a constable, firemaster, inspector, and roadmaster. He also was compensated for contract work. In January 1766, he was named in the will of his childless brother. In March 1770, he took a step forward when he "acquired" the four city docks for the next year. He seems to have held that right to collect rents into the war years. In 1776, he was designated as the "dockmaster" for the next year. In 1775, he was appointed ensign for the first ward watch company by the Albany committee. He also supported the crusade for American liberties with financial contributions. In June 1777, he was elected to and served on the committee for the first ward. Later, he received a land bounty right in association with the second regiment of the Albany County Militia. In April 1778, he was named assistant alderman for the first ward when the city corporation resumed operation. He was elected to that office in September and again in 1779. Following the war, Abraham J. Yates was in his fifties and an Albany mainstay - the head of one of five Yates households in the first ward in 1790. A decade later, his household also included two boys, his wife, a younger woman, and a slave. In December 1794, he filed a will. pronouncing himself in "perfect health, sound mind, memory, [and] understanding," Abraham J. Yates left his entire estate to his "beloved wife" Jannetie Yates. However, she died in November 1804 and he passed three months later. Abraham J. Yates had lived seventy-one years.