Jeremiah was born April 14, 1754, the son of Peter Lansing
and Elizabeth Wendell. He was raised in a merchant's house
in the hear of Albany's downtown business district.
In 1779, he entered the public mainstream
when he was appointed firemaster for the first ward. He
later served as an election inspector. In 1793, he was
elected alderman for the third ward. In 1798, he was elected
to represent Albany in the New York State Assembly.
On October 1, 1780, he married Helena Wendell
at the Albany Dutch church where he was a lifelong member.
By 1800, five children had been christened there. His
family lived for a time on Market Street and by 1800 they
had relocated to a comfortable home on what later became
80 North Pearl Street.
Jeremiah Lansing died in October 7, 1817
at the age of sixty-three. He was buried in the church
plot of the Washington Park cemetery.
NOTE: Death notice for Lansing was published
in The Troy Post on October 14, 1817.