Lemuel Lanier

Lemuel Lanier

Birth
Prince George, Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Death 1786 (aged 63–64)
Henry County, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 84647654 · View Source
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Lemuel LANIER B: 12 Apr 1741
Brunswick, Prince George, Va
D: Mar 1786
, Henry Co., Va

Wife
Elizabeth PEEBLES B: Abt 1742
, Surry, Virginia
D: 1810
, Henry Co., Va.

From Lanier Historian Carol Middleton:
Lemuel is the son of Sampson Lanier and Elizabeth Washington

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 rugg 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.

Lemuel married-1st Molly Peebles, daughter of Jehu and Mary Peebles.

Their children:
1. Molly Lanier, born ca 1750, Brunswick Co, VA. Married John King, a Baptist minister. They went to Rockingham Co, NC before 1800. Their children: Sally King (b. 1780 VA; m. Peter Oliver), David King, Polly King (b. VA; m. Jesse Atkinson). John King (b. 1773, Brunswick Co, VA; m. Polly Crittenden), Elizabeth King (b. ca 1775, Brunswick Co, VA; m. Andrew Joyce), George Washington King (b. ca 1777, VA; d. Baldwin Co, GA 1846), Harbert King (b. 2/15/1779 VA; m. Mary "Polly" Owsley; d. 11/21/1848, Lincoln Co, KY)

2. Sallie Lanier, born 1753, Brunswick Co, VA. Married Garrett
Williams. Garrett was a Revolutionary soldier, a First Lt. in the
Virginia Line. Their children: Osborn (b. 5/10/1773; m. Sally Wade
2/27/1797, Henry Co, VA), Elizabeth Williams (b. ca 1775 VA; m. James Taylor), David Williams (b. ca 1777 VA; m. Nancy Larrison), Ephraim Williams (b. ca 1779; m. Sally Hutchings; sold his inheritance to his sister Polly), Lemuel Williams(b. 1780 VA; m. Mary Ritchie), Daniel Williams (b, ca 1783), Polly (b. 785; m. Jesse Atkinson), John Williams (b. ca 1788), Nancy Williams (b. ca 1790 VA; m. before 1811 to Elijah Trent), Sally Williams (b. 1793; m. Martin Scott), Catharine Williams (b. 11/22/1795; m. Samuel Ritchey), Cynthia Williams (b. 1798 VA; m. Seth Williams), Louisa Ann (b. 1809 VA), Garrett Pegram Williams (b. 1811 VA; m. Rebecca ?), James C. Williams (b. 1813 m. Sarah Simpson), Susannah Williams (b. 1815 VA), Alfred Williams (b. 1818 KY). Married-2nd: Winifred Lanier. Sallie died 1807, Cumberland Co, KY.

3. David Lanier, born 1747, Brunswick Co, VA. See his page. Became a Captain in the VA Militia during the Revolution. Married before 1772 Mary Hicks. Bought a plantation in Pittsylvania Co, VA, later Henry Co, VA. They lived in Nelson Co, VA. They bought property from Patrick Henry. Died before 3/12/1806, Henry Co, VA.

Lemuel married-2nd Elizabeth (M?) in 1761.

Their children:
4. Nancy Lanier, born 9/12/1766. Married on 1/17/1752, James Armstrong in Henry Co, VA. James was a Revolutionary soldier in Lt. Col. Henry Lee's Legion of Virginia Troops; James was wounded at Guilford Court House. Nancy and James went from Patrick Co, VA to Hawkins Co, TN, and later to Overton Co, TN. Their children: William Armstrong (b. 3/12/1783; d. 7/16/1784, Henry Co, VA), Elizabeth Armstrong (b. 3/12/1785; m. John Bolling Cross, son of Richard Cross and Ann Maclin; d. 5/15/1836, Jackson, TN).

5. Benjamin Lanier, born 1776, Pittsylvania Co, VA. Married Elizabeth?, died 1860-70.

6. Washington Lanier, born 1762, Brunswick Co, VA. Married Elizabeth Hicks, daughter of James and Frances Hicks in Surry Co, NC. Their children: Martha Lanier (b. 1785, Henry Co, VA; m. Jesse Ashburn, son of Dabney Ashburn; d. after 1860, Fentress Co, TN), Judith Lanier (b. 1747; m. Anderson Ashburn, brother of Jesse Ashburn who married Martha Lanier; d. after 1865), George Washington Lanier (b. 1789; m. ca 1813 to Jane Gunnells; d. before 1850 TN), Tabitha Lanier (b. 1792 VA; m. Thomas Brown), Mary Lanier (b. ca 1796 VA; m. William Brown), Robert (b. 1800 Overton Co, TN; m. Susannah ?; d. ca 1845 McLean Co, IL). Washington Lanier died before 4/4/1829, Overton Co, TN.

In April 1772, Lemuel bought land in the new county Pittsylvania which became Henry Co, in 1777.


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