Cornelia De Foreest Lansing


Cornelia De Foreest was born in October 1733. She was the daughter of Jesse and Neeltie Quackenbush De Foreest. She grew up in a large family living in the third ward.

In March 1764, she would have been almost thirty-one when she married an older Thomas Lansing at the Albany Dutch church where she was an occasional baptism sponsor. It appears that the marriage was childless.

Cornelia De Foreest Lansing witnessed a baptism in March 1783. After that, her name dropped from the community record. In 1790, her husband was alone in his first ward home. He re-married in 1792.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Cornelia De Foreest Lansing is CAP biography number 473. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/15/07