Van Auken, David Jr.

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David Van Auken, Jr. was born January 12, 1808, in Knox, Albany, New York, USA, the son of of David Van Auken and Elizabeth Partridge. His brothers and sisters were

Marriage & Children

David Van Auken, Jr. married Maria Haverly on July 1, 1829 in Berne, Albany County, New York. Their children were:


David Van Auken, Jr. died in April 3, 1869 in Knox, Albany, New York, USA


David Van Auken, of Knox, Albany county, died Monday from the effects of a felon on his finger.
Utica Morning Herald and Daily Gazette - About April 9, 1869

Notes: A felon is an infection inside the tip of the finger that can form an enclosed pocket of pus (or abscess) that is very painful as it expands.

David died April 3, 1869, according to April 3, 1869 is a Saturday, which conflicts with the Monday stated in the newspaper.

Additional Media

Albany Evening Journal – Feb 28, 1846

Anti-Rent State Convention

Pursuant to the call of the State Central Committee, the Delegates to the State Convention assembled in the city of Albany, on the 27th day of February, 1846, at the the Mayor’s Court Room in the City Hall, that being a more convenient and comfortable room than the hall at Mr. Lockwood’s.

On motion, Mr. Peter Poucher was called to the Chair, and M??? Calvin Pepper, Jr. and A. G. Johnson appointed Secretaries pro tem. The following gentlemen presented their credentials and took their seats.


Charles Chesebro, David Van Auken, Samuel H. Gallup

Albany Evening Journal – July 11, 1862

Organization and First Meeting of the Citizens War Committee

The Committee appointed by the Governor to aid in raising a Regiment of Volunteers in the Thirteenth Senate District – the county of Albany – met at the Mayor’s Office last evening for the purpose of organization.

On motion of Thom. W. Olcott, Esq, Hon. Mayor Perry was made Chairman, and George Dawnow was appointed Secretary. The Committee named by the Governor, with a request to add to their number, is as follows: -


David Van Auken, Samuel Warner

Albany Evening Journal – Dec. 26, 1867

Central Fenton Club

Club Headquarters, 75 State Street. The following is the list of officers of the Club, elected and appointed for the ensuing Presidential Campaign:


Bordem H. Mills


Peter Schoonmaker David Van Auken

John H. Saddlemire H. Barkley

Jacob H. Crounse

Notes: The Central Fenton Club was formed to support the nomination of Reuben Eaton Fenton, the governor of New York, for vice president of the United States to run with Ulysses S. Grant. The nomination eventually went to Schuyler Colfax.

David Van Auken lived at what is now 66 Beebe Road but at that time the location was Lot 065-K in Knox, NY.