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Transcribed biography of Robert B. Lansing

ROBERT B. LANSING was born January 10, 1810, in Vermont. His is one of four children, living, born to Robert and Martha (Bingham) Lansing, the former a native of New York City, and the latter of Vermont. The Van Rensselaers, of New York fame, and the Lansing's were related. The elder Lansing was in the war of 1812. The city of Lansing, Mich., derived its name, it is said, from the relatives of our subject. When Robert B. was quite young, his parents moved to Ohio. Robert followed mill-wrighting for about twenty-seven years in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He educated himself in advanced studies, and was enabled to teach for five years. In 1849, he came to Chesterton and bought eighty acres of land in Liberty Township, where he farmed until 1880, when he sold out and has since lived in Chesterton. He was Trustee for about four years and Justice of the Peace for about the same time. He has been a strong Republican and an Abolitionist. In 1861, he enlisted in the Thirty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three years under Buell and others in the West, and was injured by an accidental fall while charging breastworks at Green River. He was married, in 1828, to Amy A. Burlingame, a native of Tennessee. Mr. Lansing has three children living - Caroline Dille, Mary J. Young and Isaac.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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