Sander Lansing was a baker. Past his thirty-second birthday, he married a younger Abigail Verplanck in 1753. The marriage produced no children. But a number of Lansing family members named their children for him.
During the 1750s and 60s, he served as a firemaster. During the war for Independence, he baked bread on contract to the Albany Committee of Correspondence. However, his name did not appear on any militia or bounty rolls!
Well-known and moderately successful, Sander Lansing lived on without reknown through the 1780s and 90s. His wife died in 1805. Sander Lansing died in April 1807 a few months shy of his eighty-fourth birthday.
Sources: The life of Alexander/Sander/Sanders Lansing is CAP biography number 3756. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. He is sometimes confused with contemporary kinsman Alexander Lansing of Schenectady!
first posted: 9/20/02