Susanna Yates Lansing
Stefan Bielinski

Susanna Yates Lansing was born in 1762. She was the youngest child of attorney and alderman Abraham Yates, Jr. and his wife, Anna De Ridder. She grew up in her father's house on Market Street.

Susanna or "Santje" had not reached her eighteenth birthday when she married Abraham G. Lansing at the Schaghticoke Dutch church in April 1779. By 1808, their thirteen children had been baptized in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were members. Her family was larger than most - probably owing to her relatively young age at marriage.

After initially living with both sets of parents, these Lansings set up their home on Market Street in the new house built by her father who died in 1796. Abraham G. Lansing was a prominent Albany merchant, landholder, and official.

She lost her husband in 1834. Susanna Yates Lansing died in February 1840 at age seventy-eight. Her grave is in the Lansing family plot at the Albany Rural Cemetery.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Susanna Yates Lansing is CAP biography number 4437. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 8/25/02