Joseph Benjamin Lanier

17 June 1847–22 December 1928 (Age 81)
Shellman, Randolph, Georgia, United States

The Life of Joseph Benjamin

When Joseph Benjamin Lanier was born on 17 June 1847, in Shellman, Randolph, Georgia, United States, his father, Thadeus Peter Lanier, was 22 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hudnall, was 22. He married Martha E. Lanier on 10 November 1874, in Jasper, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Jasper, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 December 1928, in Jasper, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Jasper, Texas, United States.

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Joseph Benjamin Lanier
Martha E. Lanier
Marriage: 10 November 1874
Thaddeus Burnell Lanier
Willis Etheridge Lanier

Spouse and Children

10 November 1874
Jasper, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 3

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 23

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

1 French, Dutch, and English: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from an agent derivative of Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’.2 French and Dutch: occupational name, with the definite article, for a pack driver, from French âne ‘ass’, ‘donkey’ (Latin asinus).3 French and Dutch: nickname for a falconer, from Old French lanier, lenier, a kind of falcon.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph B Lanier, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Lanier, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joe Lanier in entry for Julian Augustus Lanier, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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