Joseph Benjamin Lanier

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

The Life Summary 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
Ella Louisa Lanier
Marriage: 19 April 1879
Ira Ney Lanier
Joseph Linton Lanier
Julian Augustus Lanier
Mary Virginia Lanier

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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 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 23
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

(1997: 7208;2007: 15406; 2010: 20997)French: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from Old French lanier, deriving from la(i)ne ‘wool’. This surname is also found in England, but is very rare. Compare Lenear .Altered form of French Lasnier ‘the donkey driver, the donkey keeper’.

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

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Sources (12)

  • Joseph B Lanier, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J B Lanier, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Joe Lanier in entry for Julian Augustus Lanier, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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