Biography of Lansing Ketcham
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Ketcham, Lansing, born in Pittstown, March 25, 1850, is the son of Francis F. and Elizabeth (Lane) Ketcham. Mr. Ketcham was reared by an uncle on the farm in Pittstown. When a young man he went to Iowa where his mother and family resided, came back to Pittstown and married and returned to Iowa and was for seven years engaged in farming. In 1850 he returned to Pittstown, where he died in 1888. Mrs. Ketcham died in 1889. They gave support to the M. E. church. The maternal grandparents of Mr. Ketcham, Abijah and Irene (Ketcham) Lane, were natives of Pittstown. The father of Irene Ketcham was a pioneer of South Pittstown, where he lived and died. Abijah was a Revolutionary soldier.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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