Anna Cooper Lansing


Anna Cooper was born about 1714. She was the daughter of former soldier Obadiah and Cornelia Gardinier Cooper. Perhaps she was the eldest of twelve children who would live in the Southside home of a tailor and a daughter of the Albany countryside.

About 1735, Anna married Evert Lansing. Between 1736 and 1744, at least seven children were christened in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were regular baptism sponsors until at least 1754. However, another daughter was baptized to Evert and Anna in February 1756 when Anna may have been in her forties.

During the middle third of the eighteenth century, these Lansings would raise their family in the East Manor on a farm inland from Papsknee Island.

Family traditions tell us that Evert Lansing died in 1768 and that Anna Cooper Lansing lived into the 1790s. We seek documentation on their passings. Their son John E. Lansing was an Albany resident who later also lived on the east manor.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anna Cooper Lansing is CAP biography number 515. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/30/11