Pleasant Reid Lazenby

Maleabout 1851–1931

Brief Life History of Pleasant Reid

When Pleasant Reid Lazenby was born about 1851, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas J. Lazenby, was 48 and his mother, Susanna Holland, was 43. He married Susan Elizabeth Holmes about 1876, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Turnersburg Township, Iredell, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Turnersburg, Iredell, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1931, at the age of 81, and was buried in Harmony, Iredell, North Carolina, United States.

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Pleasant Reid Lazenby
Susan Elizabeth Holmes
Marriage: about 1876
Nancy T. Lazenby
Turzy Louise Lazenby
Peary Hardin Lazenby

Sources (10)

  • Pleasant Lazenby in household of Thos J Lazenby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pleasant Reid Lazenby, "Find A Grave Index"
  • P. R. Lazenley in entry for Susan Elisabeth Lazenley, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Iredell, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 2

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 21

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from either of the places called Lazenby in North Yorkshire (one near Northallerton and another near Ormesby), or Lazonby in Cumbria, all of which are named in Old Norse as ‘freedman's farm’, or ‘Freedmen's farm’, from leysingi ‘freedman’ (also used as a nickname and personal name; see Leising ) + ‘farm, settlement’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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