Biography of Jacob T. Lansing
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Lansing, Jacob T., was born in Amsterdam, December 25, 1837, and is a son of Peter and Sophia (Francisco) Lansing, he a native of Albany county ands she of Amsterdam. Mr. Lansing was a millwright and built all the largest mills between Albany and Buffalo, and retired at the age of sixty years; he died in 1888 and his wife died in 1881. The grandparents, Tunis and Maria (Vandenburg) Lansing, were farmers of Watervliet, Albany county. In 1850 Mr. Lansing married Mary J., daughter of Jacob T. and Jane (Mark) Lansing. The parents of Jane Mark were Isaac and Margaret (Haswell) Mark. To Mr. and Mrs. Lansing were born three children: Charles E., traveling salesman; George H., inspector of public buildings; and Jennie L. Mr. Lansing commenced his business career in the mercantile trade in New York city at the age of seventeen, and after about six years removed his business to Albany and engaged in the dry goods business, from which he retired in 1874, and engaged in the cloth department of John L. Myers, remaining with him seven years. Mr. Lansing has a fruit farm of about five acres and cultivates all kinds of fruit.

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


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