Johan Philip Luke who was known as Philip Luke first appeared in Albany County records as early as 1715. He and his heirs would appear in the records of the Reformed Dutch Church, early deeds and wills on file in the Albany County Hall of Records and the Albany County Court House. Other ancient Rensselaerwyck records are held in the archives of the New York State Library. In addition to this there are census records, city directories, cemetery records along with early maps. There are photos of actual records, many documents have been transcribed to the best of my ability, other records have been typed into easy to read formats.
The Albany County Revolutionary War Pensions is dedicated to the militiamen of Albany County. Their pension records have been transcribed to the best of my ability. Captain Philip Luke of the Albany County militia is mentioned several times. He is the grandson of Johan Philip Luke and he did not survive the war. The cause and place of his death is unknown. He left behind a wife and three young sons.