James Henry Lanier

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

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Lanier was born on 11 November 1724, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, his father, Sampson Lanier Sr., 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 6 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
1724–1786
Mary Anne Cook
1724–1772
Marriage: 1746
Henry Lanier
1747–
Nathaniel Lanier
1749–1814
Lydia Lanier
1753–1754
Abbie Lanier
1754–1755
Isom " Isham" Lanier
1756–1823
James Lanier Jr
1759–1806
Cynthia Lanier
1761–1837
Mary Lanier
1764–1857
Henry Lanier
1765–1821
Lucretia Lanier
1769–
Sampson Lanier Sr.
1770–1821
Margaret Lanier
1779–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1746
Brunswick, Virginia, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

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.
1776

Age 52

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 52

North Carolina is the 12th state.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lanier Family Bible Transcription
  • James Henry Lanier, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Lanier, 'WikiTree'

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