Biography of Jacob P. Lansing
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Lansing, Jacob P., was born in Schodack, January 1, 1828. He is the son of Garrett and Magdaline (Potts) Lansing, he born in Schodack, the son of Everest O. The grandfather of Mr. Lansing lived and died in Schodack. His father was a farmer. He was supervisor, town clerk, and a prominent man in his town. He died in 1864. His wife died in 1867. Jacob Lansing was reared and educated in his native town and East Greenbush. He follows farming, it was in Castleton for ten years in the freighting business. He owns a place known as the Simeon Ostrander farm and once known as the Bomobarick farm, meaning "Tree Hill." Mr. Lansing has been supervisor for two years, and assessor for eight years, and now holds that office. He was married September 10. 1857, to Pauline D. Ostrander, daughter of Simeon, mentioned in this work. To Mr. Lansing and wife were born four children: Anna (deceased), Lucy A., Maxwell T., and Cornelia.

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


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