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Abraham Ten Broeck

 
 
Abraham Ten Broeck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
1. Abraham Ten Broeck Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Ten Broeck (1734-1810) built this grand mansion in the Federal style after the destruction of his family home on Broadway in the great fire of 1797.

Descended from one of Albany's founding New Netherland families, he was a businessman, landholder, and patriot soldier. He was administrator of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck from 1769 to 1784.

Ten Broeck was elected to the Albany City Council in 1759 and represented Rensselaerswyck in New York's provincial Assembly, where he stood for American rights. He served on the Albany Committee of Correspondence and in 1775 was a delegate to the Provincial Congress, and the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

Throughout the most critical time of the Revolutionary War, he was a major military leader in the upper New York region. He accepted command of the Albany County militia at the outbreak of hostilities, rose to Brigadier General, and led the militia of several Hudson Valley counties. His soldiers fought at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.

In 1779 Ten Broeck was elected to the State Senate and was appointed Mayor of Albany.

Mayor Abraham Ten Broeck welcomed
Marker detail: Portrait of Abraham Ten Broeck,<br>by John Roberts, 1799 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Albany Institute of History and Art
2. Marker detail: Portrait of Abraham Ten Broeck,
by John Roberts, 1799
General George Washington to Albany on June 27, 1782 preceding Washington's troop inspection tour of the region. The grand welcoming ceremonies occurred in front of City Hall, followed by church bell ringing, cannon shots, and great festivities.
 
Erected by New York Revolutionary War Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 42° 39.532′ N, 73° 45.085′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from Ten Broeck Place north of Ten Broeck Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk in the garden on the west side of the Ten Broeck Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany NY 12210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck (within shouting distance of this marker); Ten Broeck Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ten Broeck Family Burial Vault (about 300 feet away); Boardman & Gray Piano Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Patroon Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lil's Diner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Mourned (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Abraham Ten Broeck, Albany,
Marker detail: Albany's former City Hall, built in 1740<br>(also known as the "Stadt House") image. Click for full size.
Courtesy New York State Archives
3. Marker detail: Albany's former City Hall, built in 1740
(also known as the "Stadt House")
It was located on the northeast corner of Broadway and Hudson Avenue.
New York
 
Also see . . .
1. Letter To George Washington from Abraham Ten Broeck, 4 August 1783. "We the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Albany, with the sincerest Pleasure, avail ourselves of this opportunity, to offer your Excellency, our most cordial Congratulations on the formal Recognition of the Independence of the United States, by that Power which has so long anxiously laboured to subvert it..." (Submitted on September 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Abraham Ten Broeck (by Stefan Bielinski). For thirty years, Abraham Ten Broeck was a prominent resident of Albany's third ward. In 1788, his townhouse was assessed on a par with Schuyler and Yates Mansions - the three highest in the city. In 1790, that home was attended by twelve servants. Following the destruction of his Market Street home in the fire of 1797, he began building a grand mansion on Arbor Hill. His family moved there in 1798. In 1800, his household was configured on the Watervliet census and still included ten slaves. (Submitted on September 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Abraham Ten Broeck Marker  <i>wide view<br>(Ten Broeck Mansion gardens in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
4. Abraham Ten Broeck Marker wide view
(Ten Broeck Mansion gardens in background)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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