John E. Lansing


John E. Lansing was born in 1743 and christened at the Albany Dutch church on May first. He was the son of Evert and Anna Cooper Lansing. He grew up on his father's farm on the East Manor.

By the end of 1766, he had married Maria Staats. By 1787, five children had been christened in Albany.

As a number of John Lansings lived in and around Albany during his lifetime, at this time we must integrate information on "John E. Lansing" only. In 1776, John E. Lansing was the adjutant for the Fourth Regiment of Albany County Militia. Afterwards, he received a land bounty right in conjunction with the Fourth Regiment.

In September 1780, "John E. Lansing," identified as a farmer of the East District of the Manor posted bail of 100 with the Albany Commissioners.

In 1790, the first ward household of John E. Lansing was configured on the Albany census. Beyond that, community-based references to him have not yet been uncovered.

Perhaps he was the "John E. Lansing" who settled in Schodack and petitioned for the formation of a Reformed church there during the latter part of the eighteenth century. Perhaps, he was a widower and had a second marriage to a widow about his age in 1807. Perhaps he filed a will in Rensselaer County and died there in 1821.

We seek more definitive and connecting information on the later life of John E. Lansing.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of John E. Lansing is CAP biography number 3751. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 5/10/11