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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1640-1641 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(V) Gerrit (5) Lansing, son of Gerrit (4) Lansing (q. v.), married (first) Annatje Yates; (second) Wyentje Van Den Bergh.

(VI) Gerrit J., son of Gerrit (5) and Wyentje (Van Den Bergh) Lansing, was born August 24, 1752, died in Charlestown, Montgomery county, New York. He married, April 15, 1787, Mary Van Dusen, born January 10, 1762, died May 2, 1842. Children: Leah, Helena, Jacob, Cornelius, Helena, Gertrude, Noah and Garrett.

(VII) Gerrit (6), son of Gerrit J. and Mary (Van Dusen) Lansing, married, October 14, 1828, Rebecca Van Vechten Mount. They lived and died in Montgomery county. She was a daughter of Matthias Mount and a granddaughter of John Mount, the pioneer of the family in the county, coming from New Jersey, where the family originally settled. They settled in the town of Glen, where they owned and improved large farms. Children of Garrett and Rebecca V. V. (Mount) Lansing, all born in Charlestown:

  1. Mary, married Isaac Schuyler.
  2. Douw V., a farmer of the town; married Linda Houghtaling and has a son Eugene.
  3. Dr. Benjamin, a leading physician of Rhinebeck, New York, where he died; he married (first) Mary Barrington, who bore him a daughter Molly, now deceased; married (second) Jennie ————; children; Frederick and Florence; his widow survived him and married ———— Bromley.
  4. Jennie, married Philip J. Schuyler; resides on a farm near Syracuse, New York; no issue.
  5. Garrett J., resides on the old homestead of the Lansings in Montgomery county, town of Charlestown; married Amanda Hoag; children:
    1. Helen, married John Ingersoll, a farmer of Glen, and
    2. Frank H.
  6. Matthias Mount, see forward.
  7. Helen, married Rev. John McLaughlin, a minister of the Church of Christ; she survives him, a resident of Charlestown.
  8. Dr. Zachary Taylor, died unmarried at the age of thirty-five.
  9. Horace Greeley, a prominent attorney of the city of Brooklyn, now deceased; married Franc McMasters, who resides in Brooklyn, with daughters, Florence and Jennie, teachers in the city public schools.

(VIII) Matthias Mount, sixth child of Gerrit (6) and Rebecca Van Vechten (Mount) Lansing, was born in Charlestown, Montgomery county, New York, October 10, 1842. When he was thirteen years of age he went to live with his grandfather, Matthias Mount, in the town of Glen, where he was educated and grew to manhood. He succeeded to the ownership of the Mount farm of one hundred and ten acres of fertile land, where he has since lived and carried on the business of a general farmer. He has been successful in his undertakings, and is one of the substantial men of the town. He is a Republican in politics, and a deacon of the Christian Church at Randall. He married, in Randall, town of Root, Mrs. Helen M. Yates, born in Onondaga county, New York, November 7, 1840, daughter of Lewis and Cornelia (Van Valkenburg) Lounsbury. They have no issue.

Lewis Lounsbury, father of Mrs. Matthias M. Lansing, was a son of Lewis and Lucy (Howe) Lounsbury; he was born in Ulster county, New York, July 6, 1813, died November 21, 1895. He became a noted surveyor and civil engineer. While following his profession in Onondaga county, New York, he married and settled a few years later at Randall, Montgomery county. He was a prominent politician and business man of that county. He was past warden of New York City, superintendent of canals and held other less prominent positions; for many years he owned a line of packets that operated on the Erie canal. He married (first) Cornelia Van Valkenburg, born in Schenectady, died at Randall. Children:

  1. Helen M., married Matthias M. Lansing.
  2. John E., born November 29, 1842, now deceased; married (first) Helen Wires; (second) Kate Seeber, of Oneida, New York; both wives are deceased; by the second wife he had sons: Louis E. and George Williard, now real estate brokers of McAllister, Oklahoma.
  3. George H., for many years cashier at the New York City post office; now deceased; he married Jennie Bartlett, of Jersey City, New Jersey, who bore him Georgia B. and Frank B., the latter of Waverly, New York, married Lenna Beekman.

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