James Logan Lanier

29 June 1801–9 April 1855 (Age 53)
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Logan

When James Logan Lanier was born on 29 June 1801, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Sampson Lanier Sr., was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Massey, was 29. He married Elisabeth Mc Quiston in 1820. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1850. In 1850, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as school teacher in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. He died on 9 April 1855, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Oldenburg, Germany.

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Family Time Line

James Logan Lanier
1801–1855
Elisabeth Mc Quiston
1800–1883
Marriage: 1820
Thomas Massey Lanier
1821–
Sampson Lonier
1822–
William A Melbane Lanier
1824–1874
Sarah Jane Lanier
1827–1905
James Franklin Lanier
1829–1916
Julia A Lanier
1831–1918
Mary E Lanier
1831–
Nancy E Lanier
1833–
Rachel L Lanier
1835–1900
Emsley P Lanier
1838–1880
Permelia F. Lanier
1841–1857
Roxanna Adelaide Lanier
1844–1927

Spouse and Children

    Male1801–1855Male

    Elisabeth Mc Quiston

    Female1800–1883Female

MARRIAGE
1820
children

(12)

    Thomas Massey Lanier

    Male1821–Male

    Male1822–Male

    William A Melbane Lanier

    Male1824–1874Male

    Female1827–1905Female

    James Franklin Lanier

    Male1829–1916Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804 · Walton War

Age 3

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • James Lanier, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Lanier in entry for James F Lanier, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • James Lanier, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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