Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Courtin' We Will Go!

David Quackenboss was born in Albany, New York on June 21, 1702. He was the son of Pieter Quackenboss and was married to Anna Scott, daughter of Captain Scott, of Scott's Patent. The following anecdote was relayed about David Quackenboss which brings to mind the Courtship of Miles Standish.

David, the eldest son of Pieter Quackenboss, after a somewhat romantic courtship, married Miss Ann, a daughter of Captain Scott, and settled on Scott's Patent, where the Montgomery County Poor House new stands.

A young officer, under the command of Captain Scott, request young Quackenboss, then in the employ of the Captain, to speak a good word for him to Miss Ann, which he readily promised to do. While extolling the good qualities of her admirer, he took occasion to suggest his partiality for her himself. The maiden, who had conceived an attachment for Quackenboss instead of the young subaltern, shrewdly asked him why he did not make advances on his own account. He had not presumed on so advantageous a match; but the hint was sufficient to secure his fortune and happiness.

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