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Rensselaer Westerlo

Birthplace: Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States
Death: Died in Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Eilardus Westerlo and Catherine Livingston Van Rensselaer Westerlo
Husband of Jane Lansing
Father of Katherine Westerlo; Cornelia Lansing Westerlo; Mary Lansing Westerlo; Eliardus Westerlo; Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Westerlo and 1 other
Brother of Catherine Westerlo and Johanna Westerlo
Half brother of Maj. General Stephen van Rensselaer III; Philip Schuyler Schuyler Van Rensselaer and Elizabeth Van Rensselaer

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About Rensselaer Westerlo

Birth: May 6, 1776 Death: Apr. 18, 1851

US Congressman. Elected to represent New York's 9th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1817 to 1819.

Family links:

 Eliardus Westerlo (1738 - 1790)
 Catherine Livingston Van Rensselaer Westerlo (1745 - 1810)

 Jane Lansing Westerlo (1785 - 1871)*

 Eilardus Westerlo (____ - 1859)*
 Cornelia L. Westerlo (____ - 1876)*
 Mary L. Westerlo (____ - 1876)*
 Catherine Westerlo (1806 - 1880)*

 Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764 - 1839)**
 Rensselaer Westerlo (1776 - 1851)
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Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery Menands Albany County New York, USA

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Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jun 30, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7640785

  • 'Genealogical notes of New York and New England families
  • 69.
  • Gerrit J., son of (13) Jacob Gerritse Lansing and Helena Glen, was baptised March 4, 1711 ; married, 1st, Maria, daughter of Johannes Everts and Barentje Pruyn [daughter of Francis Janse Pruyn], (b. October 8, 1713), November 29, 1734, and had
  • Maria, wife of Gerrit J, Lansing, was buried January 27, 1741. He married, 3d, Jane, daughter of John Waters and Sarah Winne (bp. April 13, 1723), about 1748, and had
  • Jane, widow of Gerrit J. Lansing, died March 2, 1810.
    • 151.
    • John, son of (69) Gerrit J. Lansing and Jane Waters, his second wife, was baptised February 3, 1755 ; married Cornelia, daughter of Robert Ray and (243) Sarah Bogart, of New York, April 8, 1781, and had
      • ' 302 Jane, b. January 27, 1785 ; m. Rensselaer Westerlo, May 5, 1805. She died June 15, 1871.
    • Chancellor John Lansing left Albany for New York, and the last that was seen of him was on the 12th of December, 1829, on the pier where the Albany steamboats landed, walking towards the boat. No event had caused a deeper sensation in the city since the death of De Witt Clinton. At an early period of his life he entered the office of Robert Yates, afterwards Chief Justice, as a clerk in the study of the law. He became a member of the military family of General Philip Schuyler, and during the Revolutionary war was a distinguished member of the State Convention that conducted the civil and military operations of the State. Soon after he was appointed Mayor of the City and in 1787 was, with Chief Justice Yates and General Hamilton, delegated by the State as members of the Convention which formed the Constitution of the United States. The latter two withdrew from the Convention and were known as anti-federalists. They opposed the adoption of the Constitution principally because it did not more effectually secure the rights of individual States, and to those men and their co-patriots we are indebted for the ten amended articles which were subsequently made a part of the Constitution. On his return he was made a Judge of the Supreme Court, and finally Chancellor of the State. — [Munsell.
    • Cornelia Ray, widow of Chancellor John Lansing, died in Albany January, 1834.
      • 302.
      • 'Jane, daughter of (151) Chancellor John Lansing and Cornelia Ray, was born January 27, 1785; married Rensselaer, son of the Reb. Eliardus Westerlo and Catharina Livingston, widow of Stephen Van Rensselaer, May 5, 1805, and had
        • 449 Katherine, unmarried.
        • 450 Cornelia Lansing, d. s.
        • 451 Mary Lansing, d. s.
        • 452 Eliardus, d. s.
        • 453 Elizabeth V. R., d. s
        • 454 Joanna, d. s.
      • ' Rensselaer Westerlo died in Albany April 15, 1851.
      • ' Jane Lansing, widow of Rensselaer Westerlo, died June, 15, 1871
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  • 'The Lansing family. A genealogy of the descendants of Gerritt Frederickse Lansing who came to America from Hasselt, province of Overijssell, Holland, 1640. Eight generations
  • 60. Gerrit J.4 Lansing (Jacob3, Gerrit2, Gerrit1) was baptized March 4, 1711. He married Maria, daughter of Johannes (and Barentje Pruyn) Everts, November 29, 1734.
  • Maria, wife of Gerrit J.4 Lansing, was buried January 27, 1741. He married, second, Jane, daughter of John (and Sarah Winne) Waters, about 1748.
  • Gerrit J.4 Lansing resided at Albany, N. Y. His widow, Jane, died March 2, 1810.
    • 143. John5 Lansing (Gerrit4, Jacob3, Gerrit2, Gerrit1) was baptized February 3, 1755. He married Cornelia, daughter of Robert (and Sarah Bogart) Ray, April 8, 1781.
      • ' 306. Jane Lansing, born January 27, 1785; married Rensselaer Westerlo, May 5, 1805. He died April 15, 1851. She died June 15, 1871.
    • John5 Lansing, Lawyer, was member of State Convention during the Revolutionary War; Mayor of Albany, 1787; he was a member of the convention that framed the Constitution of the United States; a Judge of the Supreme Court, and Chancellor of N. Y. State from 1801 to 1814. He disappeared December 12, 1829, while on a trip to New York. His widow, Cornelia, died in January, 1834.
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Rensselaer Westerlo's Timeline

May 6, 1776
Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States
April 15, 1851
Age 74
Albany, Albany, New York, United States