Jacob Jo. Lansing


Jacob Jo. Lansing was born in August 1753. He was the son of Johannes J. Lansing and his third wife Catharina Schuyler Lansing. Several same or similarly named individuals are at risk in the Albany area during his lifetime. Several of his siblings were connected by marriage to what became Rockland County, New York.

He grew up in a large combined family in the Market Street home of a long-lived merchant and Albany mainstay who survived until 1808.

This individual served in the Revolutionary army. Afterwards, he was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

About 1783, he married Jannetie Heyer. Over the next decade, at least three children were christened at the Albany Dutch church.

This individual is said to have lived on the west side of Market Street, the fourth door north of Maiden Lane. That source also aludes to a portrait of this indivdual and of his wife, Jannetie.

Substantial community-based information exists for this individual. However, we exercise caution in connecting him to such resources. We are most comfortable with information that specifies "Jacob John Lansing."

Jacob Jo. Lansing died in June 1794 and was buried in the Dutch church plot. A newspaper obituary read: ". . . one of the aldermen . . . died after a short illness, age 40. He was an affectionate relation, a valuable friend, a firm magistrate and above al a man who feared God."

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacob Jo. Lansing is CAP biography number 3734. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 11/20/09