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Elizabeth Fryer Lansing
(February 1758 – April 1837)
Birth: February 1758, Albany, NY
Death: April 1837
Parents: William Fryer
Hanna Farrell Fryer
Siblings: John W. Fryer (1760's – 1820)
Elizabeth Fryer Lansing (February 1758 – April 1837)
Catherine Fryer Hilton (early 1760's – November 1807)
Partners: John A. Lansing 3754

Elizabeth Fryer was born in February 1758. She was the daughter of William and Hannah Farrell Lansing. She grew up as part of a small family in a baker's home in the first ward.

In February 1776, she married Albany native John A. Lansing at the Albany Dutch church. By 1791, nine children had been christened at the church where she was a member and pewholder.

Elizabeth's new husband served the American cause first as a carpenter and then on the supply side as a regimental quartermaster.

These Lansings also raised their family in a home that became 33 South Pearl Street probably where John also pursued the baker's craft.[1] Although William Fryer had died in 1768, Elizabeth's growing family lived near several Fryer family kin. While the Lansings were Albany's most numerous residents, by the early 1770s, John's father had left Albany to establish a "New City" named Lansingburgh.

In 1800 and afterwards, this Lansing household[2] was configured on the census of the first ward.

Patriot baker John A. Lansing died in 1825. Probated in 1828, his will left Elizabeth in charge of his estate during her lifetime. She lived on in their home at 33 South Pearl Street into the 1830s. In 1836, she applied for a pension based on Lansing's wartime service.

Widow Elizabeth Fryer Lansing died in April 1837 at the age of eighty.[3]

  1. The annals of Albany, Volume 5 By Joel Munsell
  2. 1790: The household of John A. Lansing does not seem to be among the nineteen Lansing-named households listed on the city census in 1790. Several possibilities exist for inclusion in a nearby household. But, with a wife and a number of living children to shelter, this omission is puzzling!
  3. The annals of Albany, Volume 10 By Joel Munsell