Abraham G. Lansing
Stefan Bielinski

Abraham Lansing was born about 1663. He was the son of baker and farmer Gerrit G. Lansing and his wife, Elsie Van Den Uythoff Lansing.

In November 1703, he was about forty-years-old when he married a much younger Magdalena Van Tricht at her mother's Albany house. By 1728, nine children had been christened at that Albany Dutch church where he was a member. His bible contains family information spanning more than a century.

Even before his marriage, Abraham was an Albany householder. In 1699, he signed an oath swearing allegiance to the king of England. Community assessment rolls taxed his second ward property modestly. In 1720 and 1742, he was counted among the freeholders of the second ward. In 1715, he was identified as a firemaster and as a private in an Albany militia company. For almost a half century, his home on the corner of Steuben and Chapel was an Albany landmark. He also held lots along Foxes Creek.

Abraham G. Lansing died in June 1745 and was buried from the Albany church.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of this Abraham G. Lansing is CAP biography number 3062. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 1/10/05