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Johannis Abeel
Mayor 1694-1695, 1709-1710
John Abeel, second Mayor of Albany, was appointed by Governor Fletcher for one year, from October 14, 1694, and served another term in 1709-10. He was Alderman and Justice before he was Mayor, and also Sheriff of the county. He is named as Recorder in 1702. He was a merchant in New York in 1796, but returned to Albany two years later.

He married Catalina Schuyler, April 10, 1694, and had several children. His tombstone was dug up near the Old Second Dutch Church in Beaver street, on which was the following inscription:
"Here lies the body of John Abeel, who, departed this life ye 28th day of January, 1711, in the 44 year of his age."

From The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, pg 658.

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