Catharina Lansing Yates
Stefan Bielinski

Catharina Lansing was born in February 1742. She was the daughter of Rensselaerswyck residents Evert and Anna Cooper Lansing.

Cahtarina grew up in a large family on her father's substantial South Greenbush farm.

In July 1761, nineteen-year-old Catharina married Albany/Rensselaerswyck blacksmith Christopher J. Yates. Their nine children were baptized at the Albany Dutch church between 1763 and 1779.

This Yates family also lived on the East Manor while Christopher kept a shop and stables in the city of Albany. In 1790, they were living in Rensselaerswyck where their household was served by three slaves. Catharina probably had passed on by 1800. Her youngest son, Christopher C. Yates, became a prominent Albany physician.



the people of colonial Albany The life of Catharina Lansing Yates is CAP biography number 3193. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 12/5/01; updated 5/17/11