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Capt John Lanier

Capt John Lanier

Birth
Death 2 Feb 1846 (aged 82–83)
Burial Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
Plot Next to Cemetery office
Memorial ID 111744660 · View Source
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His is the oldest known gravesite in this cemetery. Per the website...

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vanorfol/CHESAPEAKECEMETERIES.html

Greenlawn Cemetery opened in 1953 so we do not have any burials before that time. Actually I stand corrected, we do have one old burial for Captain John Lanier (an 18th century sea captain) who was born in Surry County, VA in 1763 and died on February 2, 1846. His burial site is in front of our office. Sydney Rivahrat1953@aol.com


Inscription

SACRED
to the memory of
Capt. John Lanier
(A native of Surry Co. Va.)
who departed this life
Feb. 2nd 1846,
Aged 83 years.

The tenor of his life was even; his
purpose and practice were honest.

In thus filling up the measure of his
earthly existence, he secured universal res-
pect, and died lamented by all who enjoyed his
acquaintance.


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  • Created by: Tim Oliver
  • Added: 3 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111744660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Lanier (1763–2 Feb 1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111744660, citing Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Tim Oliver (contributor 47625525) .