James Henry Lanier

9 November 1724–24 December 1786 (Age 62)
Brunswick, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James Henry

When James Henry Lanier was born on 9 November 1724, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, his father, Sampson Lanier, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Washington, was 40. He married Mary Anne Cook in 1746, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 December 1786, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Lanier
Mary Anne Cook
Marriage: 1746
Henry Lanier
Nathaniel Lanier
Lydia Lanier
1753–about 1754
Abbie Lanier
about 1754–about 1755
Isom Lanier
James Lanier Jr
Cynthia Lanier
Mary Lanier
Henry Lanier
Lucretia Lanier
Sampson Lanier Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1746Brunswick, Virginia, United States
  • Children


    +6 More Children

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    +1 More Child

    World Events (3)

    1758 · Mount Vernon
    Age 34
    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
    Age 52
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 52
    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    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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    Sources (5)

    • James Henry Lanier, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Lanier Family Bible Transcription
    • Sampson Lanier; her name. In memoriam: Elizabeth Lanier Clement, May 19, 1904-December 24, 1927

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