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John Lanier, III

Birthplace: Charles City, Charles, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Charles City, Charles, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Lanier, Jr. and Katherine Ellinor Lanier
Husband of Elizabeth Lanier
Father of Bird Thomas Lanier; Lemuel Lanier, I; Robert Lanier; Benjamin Bird Lanier, Sr.; Elizabeth Albritton and 4 others
Brother of Robert Lanier and Sampson Lanier, Sr.
Half brother of Sarah Brewer and Nicholas Lanier

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About John Lanier, III

John Lanier was born in 1680 in Charles City County, Virginia. He married about 1703. He was known to be living in 1720 but his wife, Elizabeth, without his signature sold some property March 4, 1728.



Surname: Lanier

Given Name: John

Suffix: III

Sex: M

Birth: 1680 in Charles City County, Virginia

Death: BEF 4 Apr 1728 in Surry County, Virginia

_UID: 63330D8AD90E84469F3FCDA5B3CA61243011


© copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler

Prince George Co, Va Rent Roll 1704 page 2

LEENIER, Jno............100

In 1717, Surry County, Virginia, John's will was probated. John came to America as a baby. He grew up on the James River, Charles City, Virginia.

Participated in Bacon's Rebellion with his father in 1676.

In 1683 he bought land with Peter Wycke in Parish of Westover. John is a common ancestor of Larry Jones/Bess Chancellor Jones.

There were about 10 Lanier residences on the U.S. census records as of 1790. This had increased to around 18 households by 1800. This number doubled by 1810. This number almost doubled again by 1830. By 1860 there were over 360 Lanier households on the U.S. census.

Today there are over 10,000 residences in the U.S. and only around 500 households in France which was the orginal home of the Laniers. The number of Laniers in Great Britain has dwindled to less than 10.

Only one Lanier lives in South Africa.

(contributed by Bobby Lanier)

Research needed, a future name sake:

Prince George Co, Va Marriages © copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler

John LANIER to Catherine FALLETT---7 Jan 1789

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Change Date: 12 Jul 2003 at 01:00:00

Father: John LANIER Jr. b: 1655 in London, England

Mother: Katherine Elinor SAMPSON b: 1665

Marriage 1 Elizabeth BYRD b: 1682 in Charles City County, Virginia

Married: 1703 in Surry County, Virginia


Elizabeth LANIER b: ABT 1725
Byrd Thomas LANIER b: 1703 in Surry County, Virginia
Lemuel LANIER b: ABT 1707
Robert LANIER b: ABT 1709
Benjamin LANIER b: ABT 1711
Mary LANIER b: in Surry County, Virginia
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John Lanier, III's Timeline

Charles City, Charles, Virginia, USA
Age 23
Surry, Virginia, United States
Age 23
Surrey County, Virginia, USA
Age 27
Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States
Age 29
Age 31
Surry County, Virginia, United States
November 15, 1715
Age 35
Princess Ann Co. VA
November 19, 1715
Age 35
Rothenberg, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
April 4, 1728
Age 48
Charles City, Charles, Virginia, USA
December 14, 1732
Age 48
Brunswick, Virginia

Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Name: Benjamin Lanier
Spouse: Susannah Green
Parents: Bird Thomas Lanier, Mary Madison
Birth Place: Brunswick Co, VA
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1732
Marriage Place: Duplin, NC
Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1759
Death Place: Sereven Co, GA
Death Date: 2 Aug 1817
Source Citation: Birth year: 1732; Birth city: Brunswick Co; Birth state: VA.
Source Information:
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.