Lovin Madison Lanier

Brief Life History of Lovin Madison

When Lovin Madison Lanier was born on 16 March 1842, in Screven, Georgia, United States, his father, Burrell Lanier, was 31 and his mother, Tabitha Rebecca Aarons, was 36. He married Sarah Frances "Sallie" McElveen on 11 October 1865, in Chatham, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 19, Bryan, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1860. He died on 13 June 1915, in Bulloch, Georgia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bulloch, Georgia, United States.

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Lovin Madison Lanier
Sarah Frances "Sallie" McElveen
Marriage: 11 October 1865
Marietta Eugenia Lanier
Lytha Jane Lanier
Esther C Lanier
Flavius Joseph Lanier
William Arthur Lanier
James Alonzo Lanier
Susan Gertrude Lanier

Sources (11)

  • Lovina Lanier, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lovin M Lanier, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Lovin M Lanier, "United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


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

Name Meaning

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’.

History: This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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