Colonel Gerrit G. Lansing    (11 Dec 1760, Albany NY - 8 June 1831, Oriskany NY)
        (son Jacob Gerrit Lansing and Jannetje Waters)
    + (abt 1710, Albany NY)
Mary Antill    (18 Jan 1771, Montreal Canada - 24 Aug 1834, Utica NY)
        (dau Colonel Edward Antill and Charlotte Riverin;
        greatgrandau Governor Lewis Morris and Isabella Graham)

CHILDREN:
    Judge Richard Ray Lansing    (7 Jul 1789, Albany NY - 29 Sep 1855, Detroit MI)
    + (14 Jun 1813, Whitesboro NY)     Susanna Platt    (27 Nov 1793, Whitesboro NY - 14 Dec 1843, Bristol IN)
                                                          (dau Jonas Platt and Helena Livingston)
    + Elizabeth Davenport Livingston    (17 Mar 1805, Poughkeepsie NY - 21 Mar 1886)
                                                          (dau Henry Livingston and Jane Paterson)

    Barent Bleecker Lansing    (17 Jan 1793, Argyle NY - 3 Dec 1853, Brooklyn NY)
    + (8 Jun 1815, Utica NY)     Sarah Breese    (6 Dec 1795, Saybrook CT - 16 Jun 1879, Whitestown NY)
                                                          (granddau Henry Livingston and Sarah Welles)

    Edward Antill Lansing    (bap:10 Jul 1797, Schuylerville NY)

    Charlotta Lansing    (bap:04 Jun 1788, Schaghticoke NY)
    + (21 Mar 1815, Whitesboro NY)     Reverend Samuel Thomas Mills    (d:Aft. 1836)


ORISKANY
The village of Oriskany owes its origin to the enterprising pioneer and manufacturer, Col. Gerritt C. Lansing, who came here from Albany in 1802.

He served with distinction in the American army during the Revolution. The following notice of him, published in 1877, is "from Bagg's Pioneers of Utica."

Gerrit Lansing's house

"Born at Albany, Dec. 11, 1760, Colonel Lansing entered the army at the beginning of the war, and served until its close; was present at several important battles, and at Yorktown, under Col. Hamilton, he led the forlorn hope as lieutenant. In 1802 this gallant soldier and true gentleman of the old school settled at Oriskany, and lived there on his pension and his patrimony until his death, on the 27th of May, 1831. Both in the Army and after his removal to Oneida County, Col. Lansing was distinguished for his high integrity and his enterprise. His wife was a daughter of Col. Edward Antill, an Englishman by birth, but an officer of the Revolutionary Army high in the confidence of General Washington. After her husband's death, she lived in Utica until her own death, on the 24th of August, 1834. She possessed in an eminent degree the qualities that adorn true woman hood."

This house at 109 Dexter Avenue, is located on the site of Col. Lansing's home. The original foundation, still in existence, has walls 18 inches thick.

In these unpretentious graves at Grandview Cemetery in Whitesboro lie Colonel Lansing and his wife, Mary. The plaques were installed by the Oriskany chapter of the D.A.R.

Beneath these twin oak trees, which once bordered the drive leading to Col. Lansing's home, the Marquis de Lafayette was received by Col. Lansing, his compansion in arms at Yorktown, on June 10, 1825. The trees, which have been gone for many years, are marked by a commemmorative placque installed by the Oriskany Chapter of the D.A.R. in 1923.

Here at the entrance of the grounds
of Col. Gerrit G. Lansing
stood the two oaks underneath which
the Marquis de Lafayette,
Col. Lansing's Companion in Arms
at Yorktown
was received on the morning
of June 10, 1825
by the residents of Oriskany

Gerrit Lansing's house
Letters to Brother Abraham and nephew Gerrit Yates
Gerrit 6 Feb 1792Bridge subscription; possible land purchase
Gerrit15 Feb 1792Wheel for sawmill; Jay and other politicians
Gerrit22 Sep 1810Introducing Arthur Tappan, founder anti-slavery society
Gerrit21 Oct 1810Death of Mary, dau of Chancellor John Lansing
Gerrit to nephew1 Feb 1815Son Antill taken POW on Decatur's frigate President
Mary and Gerrit           24 Sep 1827                 Box of fruit arrives; asks for cuttings
Mary and Gerrit23 Apr 1828Grape cuttings arrive; Gerrit has gout
Gerrit10 Jun 1829Details of fishing trip
Gerrit 3 Nov 1830Spending winter with Bleecker; fell in Canal
History of Oneida County
Oriskany Manufacturing Company
Village's First Industry
Was Headed by Col. Lansing

"In the year 1811, the aspect of affairs with Great Britain having become serious, a number of promient gentlemen, urged by patriotic motives, were induced to start the enteerprise of manufacturing woolen goods, and thereby render their country independent of Engladn for a supply of clothing. Among them were Seth Capron, Jonas Platt, Thomas Gold, Newton Mann, Theodore Sill, Nathan Williams, William Tracy, De Witt Clinton, Ambrose Spencer, John Taylor and Stephen Van Rensselear.

The Oriskany Manufacturing Company was incorporated in 1811. The buildings were erected at the village of Oriskany, near the subsequent location of the Erie Canal. Gerrit C. Lansing was named president of the company.

The satinets made by this company sold readily at $4 per yard, and their broadcloths from $10 to $12 per yard but, to counterbalance these prices, for the first four years after they commenced operations they paid an average of $1.12 per pound for their wool.

The machinery used consisted of eight sets of cards, with a proportionate number of spindles and looms. Over 100 hands were employed, and the manufacturers amounted to more than 100,000 yards annually.

After various reverses and successes, the company finally closed business about 1856-7, after which the buildings were purchased by A. B. Buell of Utica, and transformed into a furnace.

History of Oneida County 1977 "Whitestown"
Clarence Webster
Village of Oriskany:
Col. Gerritt Lansing, generally considered the founder of Oriskany, was born in Albany, New York on December 11, 1760. He entered the army at the beginning of the Revolution and served until the end of the war. According to Webster’s “Oriskany”, has had been with the Sullivan campaign in 1779 against the Iroquois in southern and western New York. He was a lieutenant in Washington’s army at Yorktown under Col. Hamilton.

In 1785, he came to this area to survey the Oriskany patent. Impressed by the beauty and richness of upstate New York, he returned in 1802 to buy 400 acres of land southwest of the Mohawk River and west of the Oriskany Creek from the DeLancey tract. Under the Forfeiture Act of 1784 the land of the DeLancey’s, an aggressive Loyalist, had been set aside by the state and put up for public sale.

President of Oriskany Manufacturing Company:
In 1820, Lansing erected a gristmill and a sawmill. In 1811, the Oriskany Manufacturing Company was established to supply clothing for the War of 1812. Gerritt Lansing was made President of this company, and he along with Dr. Seth Capron, a prominent physician, were both sizeable shareholders of the company. Reputedly, this was the first woolen mill in the United States.

Ride on First Erie Canal Boat:
On October 23, 1819, Gerritt Lansing, Oriskany’s first citizen, and 70 others crowded on the first boat in the Erie Canal. On board was Governor DeWitt Clinton. According to an account in the “Utica Patriot”, the canal boat was greeted at Oriskany by the ringing of the mill bell “while little girls were seen throwing flowers and green sprigs into the boat.”

First Postmaster:
In 1821, the first post office was established in Oriskany with Col. Lansing as the first postmaster.

Entertaining LaFayette:
Lansing and the village people enjoyed even greater distinction when on June 10, 1825, the Marquis de Lafayette – who was on a 16 month visit to the United States – stepped from his barge at 6:00 AM and had breakfast at the white pillar Lansing home which is now on Dexter Ave. The two men had become acquainted at Yorktown in the final campaign of the Revolution.

Col. Lansing died May 27, 1831, and is buried with his wife in Grand View Cemetery, in Whitesboro, NY. In his obituary as reported in the Utica Sentinel & Gazette, he was described as “an illustrious example of patriotic and endearing virtues.”

Oriskany Manufacturing Company:
Village's First Industry Was Headed by Col. Lansing

In the year 1811, the aspect of affairs with Great Britain having become serious, a number of prominent gentlemen, urged by patriotic motives, were induced to start the enterprise of manufacturing woolen goods, and thereby render their country independent of England for a supply of clothing. Among them were Seth Captron, Jonas Platt, Thomas Gold, Newton Mann, Theodore Sill, Nathan Williams, William Tracy, DeWitt Clinton, Ambrose Spencer, John Taylor and Stephen Van Rensselaer.

The satinets made by this company sold readily at $4 per yard, and their broadcloths from $10 to $12 per yard but, to counterbalance these prices, for the first four years after they commenced operations they paid an average of $1.12 per pound for their wool.

The machinery used consisted of eight sets of cards, with a proportionate number of spindles and looms. Over 100 hands were employed, and the manufacturers amounted to more than 100,000 yards annually.

After various reverses and successes, the company finally closed business about 1856-57, after which the buildings were purchased by A.B. Buell of Utica, and transformed into a furnace.

Whitestown:
Village of New York Mills

Situated between gently rolling hills, lies a village which is often referred to in the media as “Clean and Beautiful” New York Mills. The community, which was once a green area, sparsely cultivated by some hard working farmers, prospered with the passing of time and became prominent in the manufacture of textiles to which the village owes its economic growth.

Following the American Revolution many New Englanders were attracted to the Mohawk Valley due to its rich fertile soil, which was favorable for farming. The Sauquoit Creek, which meanders through a portion of Lot No. 2, which is a part of the Sadaquada Patent, and purchased by Amos Wetmore, was recognized as a favorable source for waterpower. It is this Sauquoit Creek that greatly contributed to what the village is at the present time. Dr. Seth Capron, a physician by profession, being familiar with mills in Rhode Island, realized the potential of this creek as a source of power. There was local need for production of cotton cloth and New York Mills seemed to be the ideal place. The necessary land was acquired from Amos Westmore. Benjamin Walcott of Rhode Island, the owner of several mills was selected to supervise the mill construction. In 1801, Benjamin S.Walcott, Sr. arrived here followed by Dr. Capron in 1808, and together their industries started spinning yarn in 1809. Also, in 1809, Mr. Walcott returned to his home state of Rhode Island. His son Benjamin S. Walcott Jr. became Superintendent of the mill. In 1810 this company became known as the Oneida Manufacturing Society. And this is the way this historical event happened:

On the 30th of May 1808 the co-partners of the firm of Walcott & Co. met at the office of the Gold Mill, where Mr. William M. Cheever was designated agent of the company to erect a dam on the Sauquoit Creek, procure timber and contract for erecting a 60x25 ft. 3-story building for the factory, 2 dwellings and a blacksmith shop. The building was erected that same year and at another meeting several “co-partners” were appointed to purchase necessary goods for the company. On May 7, 1810, a stockholders meeting of the Oneida Manufacturing Society was held with the following present: Thomas Gold, Theodore Sill, Seth Capron, William M. Cheever, Newton Mann, E. Mosley, Jonas Platt, Samuel S. Breese, Thaddeus B. Wakeman, James Cannahan, Sill J. Doolittle, Benjamin Walcott Jr., G. Lansing, Asher Wetmore, Abel Wilcox, Jr. and Nathan J. Roberts. The company bylaws were drafted and adopted. Capital involved was $200,000.

Letter to William Patterson
Oriskany-Whitestown County of Oneida & State of New York
29th Decemr 1803

Sir

For the liberty I take in addressing to you a Letter without having the honour of a person acquaintance, I trust the following will be considered as an apology.

Among the papers which have been put into my hands as Administrator to the Estate of my late Father in Law Edward Antill I find a Memorandum purporting that he has some time since left in your care a certain Mortgage executed by Lieut. Colol John Morris. If you are possessed of such a Mortgage or can give any information respecting it, I will be obliged by a communication and hope it will not be deemed obtrusive for me, to request a few lines on the subject by Post.

I am Sir
  Your Obedient Humble
    Servant
      Gerrit G. Lansing

(Edward Antill's aunt Elizabeth married Anthony White. Their child, Euphemia, Edward's first cousin, married Governor William Paterson.)

1790 New York Census
Name of head of family: Lansing, Gerrit
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 4
Free white females, including heads of families: 4
All other free persons: 3
The Pioneers of Utica The Second Charter p.332
Fresh from his legal studies at Whitesboro, there came in 18xx the first of two brothers Lansing, who long were prominent in the society and business of Utica. They were sons of Colonel Gerrit G. Lansing of Oriskany, a brother of Chancellor Lansing of Albany, and a heroic participant in the scenes of the Revolution.

Born at Albany, Dec 11, 1760, Colonel Lansing entered the army at the beginning of the war, and served until its close, was present at several important battles, and at Yorktown, under Colonel Hamilton, he led the forlorn hope as lieutenant.

In 1802, this gallant soldier and true gentleman of the old school settled at Oriskany, and lived there on his pension and his patrimony until his death, on the 27th of May 1831.

Both in the army and after his removal to Oneida county, Colonel Lansing was distinguished for his high integrity and his patriotism, as well as for his ability and his enterprise.

His wife was a daughter of Colonel Edward Antill, an Englishman by birth, but an officer of the Revolutionary army, high in the confidence of General Washington. After her husband's death, she lived in Utica until her own death, on the 24th of August, 18xx. She possessed in an eminent degree the qualities that make true womanhood.

Ontario County
Colonel Gerrit G. Lansing, an officer in the War of the Revolution, and who served gallantly in the "forlorn hope" at the battle of Yorktown, Va.,attached to Colonel Alexander Hamilton's command. Colonel Lansing married a daughter of Edward Antill, who was a granddaughter of Lewis Morris, esq., the first governor of New Jersey, at the city of Albany, N. Y., in the year 1786. Edward Anti11 was also an officer in the War of the Revolution, being the lieutenant colonel of a regiment, the origin and condition of which was different from any *other in the service, it being unattached to the quota of any State, was raised and recruited in Canada, and made up entirely of Canadians, and was known and called "Congress's Own."

Colonel Lansing had by his wife, Mary Antill, three sons, Richard R., Barent B., and Edward Antill.

Utica and Its Savings Bank 1839-1939, p.16
When Lafayette visited America in 1824-25, he was greatly interested in the [Erie] canal. He got a glimpse of the eastern terminal at Albany in 1824, and the next year, toward the end of his tour, he came into the Mohawk Valley from the west, arriving at Rome on June 9. There he was waited upon by a delegation from Utica, among whom was Colonel Lansing who had fought by his side at Yorktown.

He passed the night in Colonel Lansing's home at Oriskany. In the morning, after a reception at Whitesboro, a procession was formed and Lafayette was escorted to Utica.

Land
CONNOLLY'S ORIGINAL RETURN
FIFTH COMPANY - FIRST REGIMENT

Gerrit G. Lansing, ensign - 1150 acres



ONEIDA RESERVATION LAND MAPS, NY STATE ARCHIVES
Map of the Oriskany or Oriskary Patent, Oneida county; by G. Lansing, surveyor, June, 1785.


PROPERTY SALES BY DATE OF RECORDING
Town of Cicero: 1790-1829

1807 Lansing, Gerrit G., Mary to T. M. Wood (G,284), lot 88
1815 Lansing, Sanders, Catharine, Abraham G., Susanna to J. Emmons (Q,79), lot 10
1827 Lansing, Sanders by shff. to J. Lansing, Jr., agt of et al. (II,366), lot 9+
1827 Lansing, Sanders by shff. to J. G. Lansing (II,367), lot 9+
1829 Lane, Ebenezer to E. J. Dennis (PP,24), lot ___
1829 Lansing, Henry, Isaac to J. Hoose (PP,240), lot 32

Gerrit Lansings
There are many, many Gerrit Lansings, and many Gerrit G. Lansings. So here is a bit about them.
Gerrit Jacob Lansing 4 Mar 1711, Albany NY - bef 2 Mar 1810
  + Abt. 1748 Jannetje Waters
  Colonel Gerrit G. Lansing 11 Dec 1760, Albany NY - 8 Jun 1831, Oriskany NY
    + 1 Nov 1786 Mary Antill


Gerrijt "7th" Lansing Netherlands - 1708
  + Abt. 1666 Elsje Van Wythorst b:Abt. 1645
  Gerrit Lansing d:20 Jul 1708
    + 21 Aug 1692 Catryntie Sanderse Glen 23 Mar 1672 - 15 Feb 1731
    Gerrit Lansing 20 Aug 1693 - 1783
      + 23 Oct 1718 Engeltje Van Deusen bur: 6 Oct 1745
      Gerrit G. Lansing 26 JUL 1719
        + 1745 Annetje Yates
        + 1750, Albany Wyntje Van Den Bergh
        Gerrit Lansing bap: 09 SEP 1753


Gerrit Lansing
  + 03 AUG 1745, Schenectady Elizabeth Van Schaik
  Gerrit Lansing 03 AUG 1746, Albany
    + 1768, Saratoga Sara Scherp
    Gerrit Lansing 26 AUG 1771, Schaghticoke


Gerrit A. Lansing 25 Oct 1747 - 27 May 1831, Canajoharie NY
  + 26 Dec 1776 Elizabeth Wynkoop
  Gerrit G. Lansing 20 JUL 1785, Albany

Revolutionary War



Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 3
LANSING Gerrit I 25 mi N of Albany, Lansingville NY 56



Schenectady County, New York: After the Revolution
Close of the Century
Austin A. Yates

Col. Abraham Wemple
Lieut. Col. Christopher Yates
Quartermaster Gerrit G. Lansing

These officers were all brave, rigid disciplinarians, and brought their regiment to such perfection of drill and soldierly bearing, that the First Veteran New York had not superior in the American army. It is not my intention to follow this old regiment through the early incidents of the Revolution; to speak of their brilliant gallantry at Saratoga and on the plains of Monmouth; but, as derived from actors in the events, such was the estimate of their steadiness and valor, that, on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, Nicholas Van Rensselaer, one of its captains, a grandson of old Patroon Hendrick was deputed by General Gates to carry a captured flag and the news of the surrender to the anxious citizens of Albany. A regiment so brave, that at the storming of Stony Point, July 16th, 1779, General Wayne placed this regiment in the front; and on the storming of the two redoubts a Yorktown, late in the afternoon of the 14th of October, 1781, where, to excite a spirit of emulation, the reduction of the one was committed to the French under the Baron deViomesnil, and the other to the Americans under the Marquis Lafayette. Colonel Hamilton himself, of New York, led the advanced corps of the Americans, selecting for a part of his column a detachment of Van Schaick's veteran regiment, (First New York, under Major Graham). These troops rushed to the charge without firing a gun, and, passing over the abattis and palisades, assaulted the works on all sides, and entered with such rapidity that the redoubt was immediately carried with inconsiderable loss. The redoubt attacked by the French was defended by a greater number of men and therefore occupied more time in its reduction.

ENLISTED MEN
Lansing, Abraham G.
Lansing, Christopher
Lansing, Gerardus
Lansing, Gerrit G.
Lansing, Jacob Joar.
Lansing, John Jr.
Lansing, John A.
Lansing, John S.
Lansing, Thomas
Lansingh, Isaac G.
Lansingh, Jacob G.
Lansingh, Jacob J.
Lansingh, Jeremiah



A History of Schenectady During the Revolution
Individual Records of Service
A History of Schenectady During the Revolution, Willis T. Hanson, Jr.

Lansing, Abraham G.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Lansing, Alexander C.
Baptized September 8, 1751. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga.
Lansing, Cornelius
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Lansing, Gerrit G.
Baptized February 8, 1756. On November 7, 1775, he was elected a member of the second Committee of Safety. On March 4, 1776, he was appointed overseer of batteaumen at Lake George, and on March 5 was objected to by certain persons as being too young to serve, although the objection was not sustained by the Committee. On July 9, 1777, he gave the use of a wagon for the service. He served as a private under Captain Jellis J. Fonda, and as quartermaster in the 2d Albany County Militia.
Lansing, John G.
On May 24, 1775, he was appointed with John Post keeper of three hundred and thirty-eight pounds of gunpowder purchased from Daniel Campbell. On June 23, 1775, he was appointed ensign in Captain Cornelius Van Dyck's company for the defense of Ticonderoga to fill the vacancy caused by the promotion of Cornelius Van Slyck. On July 10, 1775, he was recommended to the Provincial Congress to fill the position of first lieutenant in the recruiting service. On February 28, 1776, he was serving with the New York regiments in Canada with the rank of second lieutenant. On October 7, 1776, he was serving in Colonel John Nicholson's regiment with the rank of first lieutenant. In 1779 he was adjutant in the 3d Tryon County Militia under Colonel Frederick Visscher, serving in September or October of that year at Fort Plank and Stone Arabia.
Lansing, John S.
Baptized March 17, 1745. On September 5, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers.



Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, p.340
Lansing, Garrett G. (N. Y.). Ensign 3d New York, 6th February, 1779; transferred to 1st New York, 1st January, 1781, and served to 3d June, 1783. (Died 27th May, 1831.)



Names of The Members of The Albany Committee of Correspondence

Albany County
Lansing, Henry R.
Lansing, Jacob, Jr.
Lansingh, Rutger
Lansing, Jacob F.
Lansing, Isaac
Lansing, Gerrit, Jr.

Schonectady (Schenectady)
Lansing, Gerrit G.

Schagtekoeke Dis.
Lansing, Jacob

Manor of Rensselaerwyck
Lansing, Abrm. J. Lansing, Jacob F. Lansing, Jacob Ja.



Gerrit G. Lansing's son married the daughter of Jonas Platt's protege





Gerrit G. Lansing's son married the daughter of Arthur Breese



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