Col. Albert Pawling, a native of Dutchess
County, New York, was born April 22, 1750. He died on
November 10, 1837.
He was the son of Col. Levi Pawling, an
officer of the American army. Col. Albert Pawling also
joined the army as second lieutenant in a regiment commanded
by Col. James Clinton and went to Canada, where he served
under Montgomery in the fatal expedition of 1776. In 1776
he was appointed a brigade major under Gen. George Clinton.
As such he served till 1777, when he was made a major
in one of the sixteen additional regiments under Col.
Pawling was a distinguished officer of the revolution,
commanding a company of Swiss for the defense of the New
York frontier. He was the first mayor of Troy, New York;
and one of the first directors of the Bank of Troy. His
brother, Henry Pawling, born April 22, 1752, appearing
as lieutenant Nov. 21, 1776; he was taken prisoner at
the capture of forts Montgomery and Clinton; was confined
in the prison ships of New York harbor for two years;
was released, and appears again as captain May 11, 1780,
and again in 1783. His descendants are settled principally
in Steuben County, N.Y.
Pawling Avenue in Troy perpetuates Albert
Pawling's memory in the city of his adoption.
NOTE: Death notice for Pawling was published
in The Troy Daily Whig on November 11 and 14, 1837.