Thomas Lanier

19 June 1846–28 March 1913 (Age 66)
Twin City, Emanuel, Georgia, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Lanier was born on 19 June 1846, in Twin City, Emanuel, Georgia, United States, his father, Allen Allen Lanier, was 23 and his mother, Mariah Jones, was 25. He married Demarius Coleman in 1869. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Colquitt, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 1194, Mitchell, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 28 March 1913, at the age of 66, and was buried in Live Oak Cemetery, Colquitt, Georgia, United States.

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Thomas Lanier
Demarius Coleman
Marriage: 1869
J William Lanier
Polly Lanier
Sarah Lanier
Ada Leona Lanier
Benjamin Franklin Lanier
Richard L Lanier
Daniel Webster Lanier
Nannie Lanier
Asbury L Lanier
Fred Wooten Lanier
Carlie Demaris Lanier

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World Events (8)


Age 15

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 17

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

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Thomas Lanier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Lanier in household of Allen Lanier, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Lanier in household of Allen Lanier, "United States Census, 1850"

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