Lovin Madison Lanier

16 March 1842–13 June 1915 (Age 73)
Screven, Georgia, United States

The Life 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 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 Bryan, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Georgia, United States in 1870. 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

11 October 1865
Chatham, Georgia, United States


    Marietta Eugenia Lanier


    Lythia Jane Lanier


    Esther C Lanier



    William Arthur Lanier


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 19

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.

Age 21

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

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)

  • Lovell M Lanier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Loving M Lanier, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lovin Lanier, "United States Census, 1860"

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