Elizabeth Washington Lanier

Prince George, Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Death 1773 (aged 88–89)
Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 84647175 · View Source
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Elizabeth WASHINGTON B: 1683/1684
Surry, Prince George, Virgina
D: 1773
, Pitt Co., N.c.


Thomas LANIER B: 1682/1688
, Charles City Co., Va.
D: 1743
, Brunswick Co., Va.
M: 1705/1706
, Surry, Va

From Carol Middleton:
Elizabeth's grandfather was John Washington of Surry Co, VA. She inherited 200 acres of Surry Co. land from her father. That land was sold 2/19/1734. After Sampson died, she went into NC to live with her son James.

On 22 Nov 1757 Edward Goodrich, Isaac Rowe Walton and John Maclin, gentlemen, laid off and assigned to Elizabeth Lanier, widow of Sampson Lanier, deceased her dower of said Sampson's estate.

Marriage bond, dated 23 July 1758 on file Brunswick Co, VA, shows
Elizabeth Lanier, widow, marrying Cuthbert Smith, and an order dated 27 Feb 1759 appointed Cuthbert Smith guardian of Rebecca Lanier, orphan of Sampson Lanier, and an order dated 5 Sept 1759 appointing Lemuel Lanier as guardian for Burwell Lanier, Buckner Lanier, Winifred Lanier, Martha Lanier and Anne Lanier.

Died: 1773, Pitt Co, NC

Parents: Richard Washington and Elizabeth Jordan

Elizabeth and Sampon's children were:
1. Thomas Lanier, born ca 1707 Surry Co, VA. Ca 1728. He received 150 acres of Brunswick Co. land plus 5 in his father's will; he also
received his father's coopers' tools. Married Anne Maclin, daughter of William Maclin. Their children: Jacob Lanier (b. 1729 Surry Co, VA;
unmarried; d.1788 Greensville Co, Va), William Lanier (b. ca 1731
Surry Co, VA; m. Elizabeth Burch 1755; granddaughter Patsy married
Ephraim Bass, Sr.), Drury Lanier, Benjamin Lanier, Thomas Lanier, Jr. (b. ca 1745).

2. Arthur Lanier, born ca 1709; died between 1725-26.

3. Sampson Lanier, born 1712 Surry Co, VA. See his page. Received in his father's will a slave Mingo. Married ca 1739-40 Elizabeth
Chamberlain, daughter of Samuel Chamberlain. Their children: Martha Lanier (b. by 1740), Burwell Lanier (b. 8/1741 Brunswick Co.; m-1st: Elizabeth Hill 10/1761; m-2nd: Mary Kirby-Colson; was a Revolutionary Patriot; d. 1812?, Anson, NC), Buckner Lanier (b. 1742 Brunswick Co, VA; d. 11/1811 Sussex Co, VA), Rebecca Lanier (b. 12/16/1744 Brunswick Co, VA m. Walton Harris 1760; d. 7/4/1818 Greene Co, GA), Winifred Lanier (b. 1747 Brunswick Co, VA; m-1st: Drury Ledbetter about 3/20/1762; settled in Anson Co, NC; m-2nd: James McClesky in GA d. about 1845), Ann Lanier (b. 1760? Brunswick Co, VA; m-1st: William Moore; m-2nd: Maj. Thomas Vaughn; d. 2/8/1833 Williamsboro, Granville Co, NC), Agnes Lanier (b. about 1750, Brunswick Co, VA; m. William Davis, Revolutionary soldier; d. 2/21/1813 Wilkes Co, GA-- their daughter was Caroline Amelia Davis who married Saunders Walker Faver), Lewis Lanier (b. about 1753-6, Brunswick Co, VA; Patriot--reportedly crossed the Delaware River with George Washington; m. Ann Butler 9/21/1778; d. 2/12/1839). Sampson Lanier died 9/1757.

4. Richard Lanier, born 1715 in Brunswick Co, VA. Received in his
father's will a slave woman Juda plus " two cows and calves two cows and pigs one feather bed bolster a blankett and rugg and a pair of sheets two pueter dishes three peuter plates one good chest one iron pott". Married-1st: Lucy Briggs, daughter of Samuel Briggs and Mary Bailey; married-2nd: Ann Petway Mason, daughter of Robert Petway, widow of Isaac Mason; Richard Lanier died 1780-81, Sussex Co, VA.

5. Elizabeth "Eliza" Lanier, born ca 1719. Received in her father's
will a slave woman Mou and her increase. Married ca 1740 John Burch, son of Richard Burch and Jane ?. Their children were: Samuel Burch (b. 1741; m. Elizabeth Holt 5/1/1764; killed in Mississippi Territory 1779), William Burch (b. 1765), Paulina Burch (b. 7/25/1768; m-1st: William Ferguson; m-2nd: 7/31/1806 James Chamberlain; d. 1/19/1849 Jefferson Co, MS), John Burch (b. ca 1770; m. Louisiana Thomas; d. 9/5/1834, Jefferson Co, MS), Washington Burch (b. 1774 in Allegheny Mountains while the family was moving to Mississippi; m. Nancy Stowers; d. 10/4/1839), Samuel Burch (b. ca 1776). Elizabeth Lanier died in 1795 in Brunswick Co, VA.

6. Lemuel Lanier, born about 1722 in Surry Co, VA. Moved with his parents into Brunswick Co, VA. Received in his father's will a slave Agge plus "one feather bed and bolster a pair of sheets a rug and a blankett two pueter dishes and three pueter plates two cows and
calves one heifer one young mare bridle and saddle and all the hogs that is called his and a gang of hoggs that yoused with the same one iron pot and frying pann"; he also received the labor of the slave Randol until his brother James came of age. Married-1st there Molly Peebles, daughter of Jehu and Mary Peebles. Their children: Molly Lanier, Sallie Lanier, David Lanier (see his page; became a Captain in the VA Militia during the Revolution; m. Mary Hicks; they lived in Nelson Co, VA; bought property from Patrick Henry). Married-2nd Elizabeth (M?) in 1761. Their children: Nancy Lanier, Benjamin Lanier, Washington Lanier. In 4./1772, Lemuel bought land in the new county Pittsylvania which became Henry Co, in 1777. Lemuel died 1786, Henry Co, VA.

7. James Lanier, born after 11/11/1724 (the date of his grandfather's will). Received in his father's will a slave Randol plus " two cows and calves two sows and piggs two pueter dishes two pueter plates one iron pott or kettle one young mare one small saddle and bridle one feather bed bolster a pair of sheets a rugg and a blankett". Married 1746 Mary Cooke, daughter of Henry Cooke, in Brunswick Co, VA. Their children: Henry Lanier (b. 10/3/1747; d. young), Nathaniel Lanier (b. 11/15/1749; m. Mary ?; was a Patroler during the Revolution), Lydia Lanier, Abbie Lanier (b. 3/29/1754), Isom or Isham (b. 10/22/1756; m. Catherine Underwood; d. 1823), James Lanier (b.2/2/1759 Brunswick Co,
GA; m. Sarah Chalmers; served in Revolutionary War; went to KY), Mary Lanier, Henry Lanier (b. 1765; m. Lucy Massey, daughter of Thomas Massey, Revolutionary War soldier, and Mary Peebles; moved to Greene Co, GA; d. 1821), Lucretia Lanier (b. 8/28/1769), Sampson Lanier (b. 11/3/1770 in Pitt Co, NC; m. Elizabeth Massey, Lucy's sister; d. 1/31/1823, Rockingham Co, NC). In 4/1760 James Lanier sold his Brunswick Co, VA property where he and Mary were living. In 1761, he began to acquire many grants of land in Pitt Co, NC. In 1778, he acquired a tract of land on Troublesome Creek in Guilford Co, NC. he was a Justice member of the Committee of Safety 1775, member, deputy and later chairman of the Provincial Congress. His will was probated in Pitt Co, NC in 1786; his wife Mary, son Nathaniel, with David Peebles, were executors.. Through their son Sampson, James and Mary Cooke Lanier's great-grandson was the poet Sidney Lanier


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